The beach resorts of Greater Los Angeles have recently been under the spotlight in a whole host of US films and television programmes, providing great exposure of their boutique shopping, chic dining and of course superb beaches. If you want to wake each morning to the sound of the surf and enjoy days in a seaside atmosphere, yet still have easy access to Los Angeles’ attractions, one of California’s beaches is an ideal choice.Click here to take a virtual tour of Huntington Beach.
Cool & Casual California
15 Days/14 Nights
Begins and ends in Los Angeles.
Your fly drive includes:
• Round trip scheduled flights
• Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
• Accommodations as stated
Day 1 Arrive Los Angeles
Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Los Angeles. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to the Andaz West Hollywood, your hotel for the next three nights.
Hotel: Andaz West Hollywood
Days 2 & 3 Los Angeles
Los Angeles is a wonderfully diverse city, with so much to see and do we suggest you plan your schedule before you arrive so you don’t miss anything. Visit Hollywood; home to the Chinese Theatre, Kodak Theatre and the Hollywood Walk of Fame, where the stars and handprints of famous celebrities can be found along the pavement, and take a tour to see the fabulous hill-top homes of the rich and famous. If shopping is your idea of bliss then Rodeo Drive and Melrose will not disappoint; with famous stores and boutiques frequently visited by Hollywood’s celebrity residents. Santa Monica is definitely worth a visit too. Wander down the famous pier, dine on fresh seafood and enjoy more fabulous shopping. For those seeking fun and thrills, both Universal Studios and Disneyland are definitely worth a visit.
Hotel: Andaz West Hollywood
Days 4, 5, 6 & 7 Indian Wells, Palm Springs Desert
Driving distance: 134Mi/216Km
Today’s journey takes you inland to Palm Springs Desert, where you will spend the next four nights at the Hyatt Regency in Indian Wells. With seven outdoor pools and 18 holes of championship golf, the Hyatt is a sun-worshipper's paradise and a golfer’s oasis. Make sure you visit the Aerial Tramway, browse the upscale boutiques on El Paseo, take a jeep ride to explore the area's geological wonders and visit The Living Desert which is a zoo and botanical garden dedicated to desert life. Head to downtown Palm Springs where you'll find an array of fabulous dining. If you can visit on a Thursday evening you’ll enjoy VillageFest, where live entertainment and stalls selling food and gifts line Palm Canyon Drive.
Hotel: Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa
Days 8, 9 & 10 San Diego
Driving distance: 125Mi/201Km
Today you leave the desert behind and head for the Pacific Ocean. Once in the southern California resort of San Diego you can do as much or as little as you choose. We suggest visits to world-famous San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, Legoland, Balboa Park and Old Town State Park and recommend a night in downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, where quirky bars and restaurants, often featuring live music, line the streets. Your hotel is located in the Mission Bay area, and offers a choice of three outdoor pools with sundecks, an array of watersports, an eco-friendly spa and a selection of dining options which includes the ocean front Red Marlin Restaurant.
Hotel: Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina
Days 11, 12, 13 & 14 Huntington Beach
Driving Distance: 93Mi/150Km
Following a short drive north the time has come to relax on the beach! Your base for the next four nights is ‘Surf City – California’, Huntington Beach. The Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach is ideally located facing some of the best surfing California has to offer and is also just a short stroll from its quaint Main Street. Why not take a day to pamper yourself in the hotel’s wonderful spa, spend a day relaxing by the pool and head across to the golden beach where you can watch with amazement as the surfers ride the waves. You may even decide to have some surf lessons during your stay!
Hotel: Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa
Day 15 Journey Home
Driving distance: 38Mi/61Km
Spend your last morning relaxing before taking the short drive back to Los Angeles Airport, where you return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.
From £1948 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.
From £1615 per adult and £799 per child, based on two adults and two children (under 11 years) sharing a standard room.
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