Hotel Rui 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, including Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square, Alcatraz Island, the Wax Museum, San Francisco Cable Car lines and many more. Plenty of nightlife is within easy reach with lots of restaurants and bars to explore and popular North Beach, known as “Little Italy”, right next door with plenty of mouth watering Italian style restaurants to choose from.
Head to the Napa Valley and the River Terrace with its refined charm and innovative features the casually elegant hotel provides the perfect balance of urban hospitality and wine country serenity. The Inn’s fantastic riverside location within easy walking distance to the Napa Valley Wine Train, and downtown Napa makes this Napa Valley retreat a popular choice.
Blending modern convenience with classic comfort, the spacious accommodations at River Terrace Inn provides a tranquil and comfortable retreat for your stay in Napa Valley. All of the guest rooms feature a mini bar, complimentary high speed internet access, designer bath products, coffee / tea maker, air conditioning, iPod docking station, premium bedding and laptop compatible in room safes. Rooms come with either Napa Village or riverside views and many have their own private balconies. Treat yourself and choose one of the Riverview Deluxe Whirlpool rooms with its jetted hot tub and scenic views of the Oxbow Park Preserve and river.
At River Terrace Inn guests are offered breakfast, lunch and dinner at The Terrace Café restaurant with menus specialising in locally sourced comfort foods. Set on the idyllic Napa River Walk, overlooking the Napa River and Oxbow Park Preserve, the Terrace café is the perfect place to eat, drink and relax on the charming outdoor patio.
Your next stop is the stunning Yosemite, one of America’s oldest and most famous national parks. Attracting over four million visitors annually, visitors are drawn to the park by the rugged natural beauty of the area and the abundance of activities and world famous destinations scattered throughout.
Iconic landmarks include the awe inspiring El Capitan, the world’s tallest granite monolith and world famous climbing destination, the Sequoias trees at Mariposa Grove, Yosemite Falls the tallest waterfall in the USA, Half Dome one of Yosemite’s most recognisable geological features and of course Glacier Point with its stunning panoramic views of Yosemite Valley and much more. Popular activities in Yosemite National Park include hiking with over 800 miles of hiking trails available there’s the perfect hiking trail for you and your travelling companions. Fishing in a multitude of mountain lakes and permanent streams provide anglers with a superb choice of world class sport and fly fishing throughout the season. Rock climbing from beginner to expert Yosemite has a fantastic range of challenging climbing destinations available. Other popular leisure pursuits include camping and backpacking, wildlife and birdwatching, river rafting, kayaking, horseback riding, zip lining, skiing and other winter/summer sports and more.
Set in California’s High Sierra close to Yosemite National Park, Tenaya Lodge is an elegant recreational retreat offering guests a fantastic range of onsite amenities and activities geared towards lively family fun. The Resort is only a short drive from the south entrance of Yosemite National Park, just two miles from the Sugar Pine railroad and only 15 miles from Bass Lake, filled with trout, kokanee and salmon. Tenaya Lodge is your gateway to a stay filled with Yosemite adventure!
Tenaya Lodge Resort has a great choice of accommodations available, the recently refurbished Lodge Rooms and Suites feature deluxe baths, comfortable downy beds and flat screen TV’s, whilst the new spacious adults only suites feature fireplaces, private patios and dry bars with refrigerators and microwaves. Cottage Rooms and Suites offer a serene retreat amongst the evergreens with a fireplace, a private balcony or patio and additional amenities including refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, flat screen TV with cable TV and movies on demand and climate control.
There are five on site restaurants at the resort, Embers is the resort’s most elegant restaurant geared towards adults, serving fish, beef and game dishes made from locally sourced ingredients – order the Flaming Coffee and Bananas Diablo for the ultimate meal time show.
The final stop on this multi-centre adventure is Santa Cruz and a two night stay by the north western tip of Santa Cruz at Chaminade Resort & Spa, a mountaintop haven with stunning views of Monterey Bay and the breath-taking Santa Cruz Mountains. Relax amongst serene landscaped gardens, forests and Eucalyptus, savouring world-class service and superb amenities, including the resort spa, featuring natural-inspired décor and calming aromas, and the resort pool, the perfect place to soak up the Californian sun. Alternatively, refocus at a yoga or Pilates class, or get your muscles moving at a Zumba class, in the fitness centre or on the resort’s three miles of hiking trails with unparalleled scenic views.
Dining at Chaminade Resort is a real treat, with two delicious dining options: Sunset Restaurant, serving award-winning cuisine and Sunday Champagne Brunches with unforgettable views; Linwood’s Bar & Grill, serving signature dishes, including family-friendly meals against Monterey Bay views. If you want to savour the resort’s dishes from the comfort of your room or the soothing pool area, enjoy the convenient food delivery service from wherever you are on site.
With great surf, fantastic beaches, world class wineries and a laid back atmosphere, the Santa Cruz area is a fantastic choice for the middle section of our trip. Enjoy a leisurely walk, bike ride or Segway trip along the West Coast Drive and savour the spectacular coastal views and attractions that Santa Cruz has to offer and watch the sun setting over the Pacific Ocean.
After an adventurous day embracing Santa Cruz’s finest activities, shops and restaurants, head back to your chic guestroom, with an effortless, bohemian style inspired by Californian living. With either two Queen-size beds or one King-size bed, rooms are perfectly suited to families and couples alike. Each guestroom has been designed with modern living in mind, featuring a mini-fridge, hair dryer, complimentary Wi-Fi access, coffee maker, ironing facilities and luxurious robes, as well as calming forest or resort views. Family rooms also include a plush corner sofa, fold-out single bed and plenty of living space for everyone to have their own space to unwind.
Chaminade Resort & Spa is the perfect place to unwind and enter the vacation state-of-mind before the rest of your Californian adventure. Well-situated near the hustle and bustle of the vibrant Santa Cruz centre and beaches yet nestled in a picturesque mountain setting, enjoy the best of both worlds with action and relaxation easily within reach.
Such a stunning multicentre combination will allow you to experience the very best of north California, from cultural centres such as San Francisco to the blissful beaches at Monterey Bay, this fabulous combination offers everything from escapism to exhilaration.
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