Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco
The first port of call is the well-appointed Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman’s Wharf – the hotel’s wonderful setting in the heart of the lively Fisherman’s Wharf district puts you within easy reach of lots of San Francisco’s world famous attractions. Get ready to explore Pier 39, a popular tourist destination built on a stunning pier, with a vast range of dining options and shops with spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island and stunning San Franciscan skyline. You can even spot Californian sea lions from the pier, who love to frequent San Francisco Bay- and it’s easy to see why they love calling this lively city their home. Why stop with just views of the Golden Gate Bridge when you could cycle on it? Local bike rental companies nearby will help you to arrange a bike hire to complete an unforgettable journey over the 1.7 mile long bridge, with sweeping views of San Francisco Bay and the city’s gleaming skyline.
Monterey Tides Hotel, Monterey
Next stop is the chic boutique stay at Monterey Tides Hotel, this sophisticated hotel which echoes its beachfront location far beyond the spectacular glass-walled lobby area, with peaceful views of the Pacific Ocean. Inspired by its location, the hotel’s rooms have been designed to incorporate a sophisticated beach styling, reflected in the soothing blue hues and plush furnishings. Rooms are available with either in-land views or magnificent panoramic views of the ocean, with deluxe or premium variations available. Families are welcomed with rooms offering two queen size beds. In the rooms, guests are offered Wi-Fi, HD TVs, a coffee maker and safe, as well as ultra-comfortable mattresses.
Beyond the rooms, there is the hotel’s collection of amenities. Guests have exclusive early access to the beach, a heated outdoor pool, bonfire and s’mores kits, bike rentals, an on-site coffee shop and oceanfront eateries, offering a unique Spanish twist on coastal dining.
Monterey Bay is bursting with things to do. A popular tourist destination is Monterey Bay Aquarium, with spectacular exhibits including The Open Sea exhibit, which has recently welcomed the arrival of two new ocean sunfish. There’s also a Monterey Bay exhibit, which is perfect for seeing Monterey Bay’s wildlife from a completely different perspective. Playful sea otters are always popular, and you can watch them from both above and below the surface at the aquarium.
Seacrest Hotel, Pismo Beach
Next up is the glorious oceanfront Seacrest Hotel, with its calming views of the Pacific Ocean. Families would be perfectly suited to their twin Queen rooms or family suites. Each family room comes with a private patio or balcony, air conditioning and heating, complimentary continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi access, 32” flat screen HDTVs, Keurig coffee maker and iPod docking stations. Family suites also offer guests a complimentary snack and drink; $10 credit for the Thirst Aid beverage service (wine and beer delivered to your room), 42” flat screen HDTV and separate King size and twin bedrooms, as well as beautiful views of the pool and the Pacific Ocean’s soothing blues.
Make the most of the superb oceanfront location by enjoying the idyllic long, sandy beaches. If you’re feeling adventurous and want to experience the Pacific Ocean from a new outlook, why not learn to surf? For hours of family fun under the golden California sun, you’ll make memories you will never forget. Set on top of a bluff, there’s the Dinosaur Caves Park, 11 acres of parkland with playgrounds, perfect for a fun-filled afternoon with fabulous ocean views.
Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn, Santa Barbara
Next, it’s off to Santa Barbara to enjoy the comfortable, plush rooms at the Pepper Tree Inn, offering a laid-back, resort experience from a convenient location near Santa Barbara. You’ll be welcomed by its friendly staff, on-site restaurant, pools, and spa, complete with a massage room. The modern rooms offer a tea and coffee maker, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, refrigerator, TV with cable channels and HBO, DVD player with complimentary movie rentals and complimentary fruit, cookies and bottled water.
For a fun-packed afternoon, hire some bikes and cycle along the palm tree-lined promenade. Alternatively, for a day full of animal action, head to Santa Barbara Zoo. From giraffes to gorillas, there are loads of animals to see. For more animal adventures, head out on a dolphin or whale watching cruise, and see some of the Pacific Ocean’s most wonderful creatures in their natural habitats.
The Garland, Los Angeles
The charming, historic Garland Hotel, located on seven tree-shaded acres, is a perfect choice for a relaxing Los Angeles holiday with all the comforts of home and more. A tranquil garden setting with Spanish mission-influenced architecture makes the Garland a unique, beautiful hotel with a relaxed ambience and located centrally to all the fantastic LA attractions. Contemporary guest rooms and a host of on-site amenities will make it difficult to prise yourself away – a real treat.
The Garland guest rooms are as splendid as the rest of the hotel, with contemporary furnishings and cosy balcony-patios with breath taking views of the surrounding region. Designed as special havens to relax in, every room includes free Wi-Fi, 37” flat screen TV’s with HBO, Disney, ESPN and more, in-room dining, private balcony, complimentary coffee and tea. Treat yourself to a spacious suite with a living area and plush bathrobes. Popular with families, kids find the KidSuites a real joy. A partitioned section offers privacy for parents and kids with the kids section equipped with bunk beds and 21” flat screen TV with DVD/CD player. The parents section features a 37” flat screen TV and KidSuites also have a refrigerator, microwave and private balcony. For families needing extra space, the Deluxe KidSuites are a must.
Los Angeles includes the famous shopping district Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Rodeo Drive embodies all the glam of the big screen. Flagship locations for some of the most prestigious brands in the world. A trip to LA would not be complete without a walk along the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Learn more about the world’s most famous sidewalk and the celebrities it honours! If you want the chance to see the celebrities in action, then why not visit the world’s largest working movie studio at Universal Studios Hollywood and do a tour of their infamous backlot where iconic Hollywood movies, such as Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, were made.
The Garland is the ultimate family run hotel, complete with first class amenities in a stunning, peaceful setting of gardens and with fabulous resort style amenities. Raved about for years, the Garland lives up to its reputation – a special experience. Call one of our travel experts to book today!
Hyatt Regency, Huntington Beach
Southern California’s beach culture thrives along this city’s curving shoreline, where you can bicycle down an oceanfront path, play volleyball, and, of course, surf. Surfing definitely sets the tone in Huntington Beach, Surf City USA, and even if you never grab a board, there’s shopping at leading surf retailers and great viewing of some of the local dudes riding the waves alongside the landmark Huntington Pier. From the pier, it’s just a short walk to Main Street’s stylish boutiques and restaurants, many with sidewalk tables or decks that let you bask in Huntington Beach’s fresh ocean breezes and sun-soaked afternoons. Enjoy the picturesque sunsets with s’mores on the beach and savour the precious, peaceful moments together.
Day trips to Disney Anaheim will certainly provide plenty of excitement for all of the family. Discover the magic of the only Disney park created under the watchful eye of Walt Disney himself, from rollercoasters to the interactive animation academy.
With a fantastic location on the famous Pacific Highway, the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa Huntingdon Beach overlooks the sparkling sands of Huntingdon Beach and the Pacific Ocean. This lively Mediterranean themed family friendly resort combines coastal charm with lively entertainment and comfortable and stylish accommodation making it the ideal base for your Pacific Coast adventure.
The well-appointed accommodations features grand Hyatt beds, 42 inch flat screen TV, private balconies or patios, free internet access, marble bath, hairdryer, Iron and ironing board, coffee making facilities, in room safe, mini refrigerator and iPhone stereo with iPod docking station. Upgraded rooms and suites include separate living and sleeping areas whilst clubrooms provide access to a comfortable lounge serving continental breakfast and evening snacks. Larger suites also have additional bathrooms with whirlpool tubs. Dining is a breeze at Hyatt Regency Huntingdon Resort, enjoy contemporary coastal cuisine and classic American favourites at Water table the resort’s signature restaurant or kick back and try the fish tacos and juicy burgers in the more relaxed atmosphere of Pete’s Sunset Grill.
Hilton Hotel Mission Valley, San Diego
With 350 guest rooms and 22,000 square feet of meeting space, Hilton San Diego Mission Valley is central to all the best that San Diego has to offer, Hilton San Diego Mission Valley is just minutes away from San Diego International Airport, Sea World, the San Diego Zoo and in proximity to the finest shopping, dining and entertainment in town. On-site, the Polanco Kitchen & Bar with Latin-style cuisine has a twist of Baja flavour, Polanco Kitchen & Bar offers Mexican-infused dishes as well as authentic 100% blue agave margaritas.
Our unique Ultimate Family Adventure will create many memories you will cherish in the years to come. Providing the perfect balance of thrills and relaxation, this multi centre combination is a splendid choice for families on the move who want to squeeze every ounce of holiday fun out of the West Coast of the USA. Call one of our travelplanners 020 3542 8888 to book today this Ultimate California Family multi centre holiday.