Experience the Best of California’s Central Coast on this wonderful 6 night getaway that starts with a one night stay in stunning Los Angeles, the home of the Hollywood entertainment industry and ends with another one night stopover in the charming and historic setting of Santa Barbara. In between you’ll enjoy two night stays at Oxnard’s Ventura Beach and San Luis Obispo.
California is America’s third largest state by area and its terrain includes cliff-line beaches, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, redwood forest, the Mojave Desert and the iconic city of Los Angeles.
With its stunning coastline, dramatic deserts, and rugged mountains, California offers wide-open spaces, stunning beaches and spectacular coastlines where scenic road trips and adrenaline-fuelled adventures are enjoyed by all.
The Garland Hotel, Los Angeles
Let’s get started with our first night at the charming and historic Garland Hotel located on seven tree-shaded acres of prime Los Angeles real estate that’s close to lots of LA’s amazing attractions- it’s the perfect jumping off point for our Californian adventure with all the comforts of home and more.
Feel instantly relaxed as soon as you stroll into the tranquil outdoor courtyard, a superb spot to soak up the California sunshine or enjoy the starlit night sky. A sparkling swimming pool and relaxing whirlpool entices guests from their loungers for a refreshing dip and The Lobby Bar is a perfect place to enjoy a cool drink poolside or mingle with friends later on.
The Garland Hotel’s guest rooms feature 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, private balcony, and complimentary coffee and tea.
Visiting the local attractions is a breeze at the Garland with a friendly concierge to recommend popular restaurants, tours and attractions. A complimentary shuttle service to the subway and Universal Studios is a brilliant addition to the many amenities and a great way to explore.
If you’re pining for a more sophisticated take on LA, be sure to go Celebrity Spotting in West Hollywood, or for a memorable shopping experience like no other browse the upmarket brands on offer in Beverly Hills. Other areas to explore include Downtown LA, hosting a more culturally diverse side of LA with its own Chinatown, Little Tokyo and Arts District, home to some of the most renowned art museums, chic bars and innovative restaurants? Discover the unique fusion of modern architecture and historic landmarks such as El Pueblo de Los Angeles, the birthplace of LA. The Garland Hotel’s a great choice and a great start to this wonderful trip.
Ventura Beach Marriot, Ventura
Next stop the seaside city of Ventura and a two night stay at the welcoming Ventura Beach Marriott Hotel conveniently set half way between Los Angles and Santa Barbara and close to local attractions such as The Channel Islands National Park, San Buenaventura State Beach and the Ventura Harbour Village.
The Ventura Beach Marriott’s contemporary guest rooms come with plenty of home comforts including flat screen TV with premium movie channels, minifridges, air conditioning, USB outlets, ironing sets, comfortable pillow top bedding and bathrooms with premium bath products.
The hotel’s fitness centre is the perfect spot for keeping up to date with your holiday workout routines and for something a little less strenuous head to the outdoor pool and kick back and enjoy some poolside downtime in the Californian sunshine.
The Channel Kitchen & Bar, the hotel’s restaurant features locally sourced ingredients wherever possible on its breakfast lunch and dinner menus – good food in a great Ventura Beach setting.
The stunning Californian coastline provides the perfect backdrop for a day by the sea – take the short stroll down to San Buenaventura State Beach for the perfect beachside picnic then take a stroll along to the pier, hire some tackle and see what’s biting. Other outdoor activities include boogie boarding, paddle boarding, kayaking, mountain biking and beach cruisers – hire your bike for the day and explore the local cycle paths and trails on two wheels instead of four for a change.
Other local attractions includes the Channel Island’s National Park, Ventura Harbour Village, Downtown Ventura, Seaside Park and the shops at Pacific View Mall and Camarillo Premium Outlets – the ideal places to pick up some holiday bargains and souvenirs.
Apple Farm Inn, San Luis Obispo
Back on the road, and off to San Luis Obispo and a two night stay at the charming country style Apple Farm Inn conveniently located just a mile from downtown San Luis Obispo and close to lots of popular visitor attractions, historic landmarks and wineries. Cosy and comfortable, the hotel’s rooms come with a host of mod cons and on site amenities include a heated outdoor pool with hot tub, complimentary shuttle, on site bakery and restaurant, and a gift shop that’s perfect for a holiday memento or two.
Take time to visit the historical Mission in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo and stroll through the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, have some family fun at the SLO Children’s Museum, shop and dine on Higuera Street and if you fancy a few holes head on out to Dairy Creek Golf Course for some fun on the fairways. Other local attractions include Bubblegum Alley, the iconic Madonna Inn for the world-famous Pink Champagne cake, or Hearst Castle once the private residence of publishing magnate William Rudolph Hearst and now a National Historic Landmark, and of course the amazing wineries of the SLO Wine Country’s Edna Valley – there’s plenty to keep everyone busy at San Luis Obispo!
Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn, Santa Barbara
Last but not least a visit to stunning Santa Barbara and your home for the final evening, the Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn, a casual Mediterranean style hotel with a convenient location on upper State Street just 3 miles from the beach and 5 miles from downtown Santa Barbara. Head out to the Santa Ynez Valley to sample some of California’s best wine tasting destinations or enjoy exciting times exploring the incredible coastline, nearby parks, hiking trails, museums, and shopping of Santa Barbara and its surrounding area. Be sure to visit the historic Santa Barbara Mission and take a stroll down State Street where you’ll find a host of fancy shopping outlets and trendy restaurants waiting for you to.
The Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn is a casual resorts style hotel where guest room amenities include flat screen TV with free HBO®, DVD player, coffeemaker, refrigerator, complimentary bottled water and cookies, free internet access, wall safe and bathrooms with comfy robes and toiletries.
Other hotel facilities include two outdoor pools, an exercise room, a sauna and the welcoming Treehouse Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge
The amazing setting of Santa Barbara makes for a wonderful end for this Central Californian getaway!