Welcome to the bright lights and big-city allure of California’s largest metropolis. Here, A-list celebrities really do walk the sidewalks, triple-shot macchiato in one hand, cell phones in the other. While you may bypass much of the city by staying on a network of freeways that crisscross the region, you are missing L.A.’s hidden gems. Turn off onto side streets to discover inviting neighbourhoods, incredible museums, and shopping hot spots. When the sun sets, L.A. comes to life in a whole new way, with clubs thumping to the beat of the latest indie band, a flock of starlets swaying in the front row. Rooftop restaurants, bars, and pools draw slinky-sexy crowds, while searchlights arc through the night sky, announcing the latest silver-screen premier.
There are hundreds of tourists attractions to choose from, including world famous theme parks: Disneyland California, Knottsberry Farm and Six Flags Magic Mountain, and there are just as many VIP Studio Tours you can take such as Warner Bros, Sony Pictures and Paramount Pictures. Combine both a tour of the world’s largest movie studio and also see some of your favourite movies come to life with superb rides and attractions at Universal studios Hollywood. It’s a real treat for movie buffs and theme park aficionados’ alike, non-stop entertainment at your service.
Settle in to the Hotel Angeleno with its warm, friendly service and perfect location. Situated at the crossroads of Santa Monica, Beverly Hills and UCLA, this is a fantastic base to explore the sights and sounds of this fabulous city.
Every guest room includes complimentary valet parking, free wireless internet access and complimentary wine hour each evening in the lobby. West Restaurant is a favourite local haunt serving boutique local wines surrounded by stylish décor with 200 degree views from the downtown skyline to the Santa Monica beaches. Relax at the heated pool, work up a sweat in the fitness centre or simply enjoy a coffee in the lobby café and contemplate your itinerary for the next few days. With chic shopping, fun theme parks, movie star home tours, restaurants and theatres, Los Angeles is an exciting city to explore.
Experience culture, warmth and stunning views at Hotel Angeleno whilst enjoying a relaxed atmosphere, rich design and friendly service making you feel right at home.
Next, spend 4 nights in beautiful San Diego. Perfect for families, with so many popular things to do. Animal lovers will enjoy spending time at SeaWorld San Diego, San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park or SEALIFE Aquarium. The majestic USS Midway aircraft carrier museum is also high on many visitor lists; kids can climb aboard jet planes and helicopters and have their very own audio-tour! Legoland California is perfect for the fun-loving builders in your family. And if you’re visiting in the summer months, be sure to cool off at SeaWorld’s Aquatica Waterpark or LegoLand’s water park with sparkling pools, lazy rivers and thrilling water slides.
San Diego is referred to as “Americas Finest City”, and for good reason! The city is known for its gorgeous hotels, beautiful weather, pristine beaches, abundance of entertainment and its friendly people. San Diego is a holiday favourite travel destination for visitors across the globe, and is able to capture a perfect blend of nature, city, suburbia and tourism. San Diego’s great location means that it is only 2 hours south of LA, making it a perfect twin centre. The city is very well spread out and there are plenty of attractions, beautiful beaches and entertainment facilities to keep you busy. Our insider tip would be to visit Old Town; it’s like little Mexico City and you won’t find a better burrito north of the Mexican border.
The fantastic Polynesian themed Catamaran Resort Hotel is set against the backdrop of Mission Bay and only a short stroll away from the Pacific Ocean. Each of the hotel’s rooms comes with a private balcony or patio and views out over Mission Bay, the Pacific coastline or the resort’s lush tropical gardens. In room home comforts include HD TV with free DIRECTTV, complimentary Wi-Fi, mini fridge, laptop safe, Keurig coffeemaker, iHome™ docking station and bathrooms with full sized tubs and showers. Superb resort activities, exciting Watersports, days by the pool and by the beach are all backed up by a pampering Spa, fitness centre and casual beach view dining ensuring the Catamaran Resort Hotel is a great choice for your stay in San Diego.
Make sure you take the complimentary cruise around Mission Bay aboard the resort’s classic sternwheeler boat the Bahia Belle – it’s a great way to explore the amazing sights of this stunning 4,200 acre aquatic park.
Downtown San Diego is only a short drive away so take the time to visit the Gaslamp Quarter famous for its many restaurants and exciting nightlife. One of the best ways to explore San Diego is aboard the Old Town Trolley; discover how San Diego became the birthplace of California on this two hour, eight stop, and narrated tour.
Combing Los Angeles and San Diego provides an exciting and relaxing trip for all ages and tastes, from golden sandy beaches to city shopping, there’s delights around every corner. Sampling both places will leave you yearning to return and explore just that bit more.