Multi centre holidays were invented for the West Coast of USA.
At first it was the gold rush that brought people from across the world to the west coast of America. Today the wealth lies in the awsome natural and man-made attractions that can be found. For vibrant cities look at Seattle, San Francisco and Las Vegas and for glorious wilderness spend time in Yellowstone National Park, the Rockies or the spectacular Grand Canyon. Look at our preferred west coast usa hotels including our Las Vegas hotel selection.
Western USA coves a variety of landscapes, and climate conditions are varied. In California around Los Angeles and San Diego, you can expect a pleasant year round climate with long, hot summers, whilst in the northern states around San Francisco and Seattle, you can expect a temperate climate with regular rainfall and frequent coastal mists and fog. Las Vegas and Arizona have a dry, desert climate meaning very hot summers but cool, even chilly evenings in the winter.
Stretching over 900 miles along the west coast of the United States, California is a state of enormous contrasts and amazing diversity. From the golden beaches of the Pacific Coast to the imposing peaks of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, from the foress of towering Redwoods to remarkable Desert landscapes, the topography is as varied as the holiday options.
You have the comfortable option of flying directly, non-stop into California's three main international airports. Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego. Be sure to spend time exploring the gateway cities as well as other areas including California's Capital, Sacramento and spectacular Yosemite National Park.
California is located on the west coast of North America. It is the largest U.S. state by population, and the third largest by area. California offers something for everyone: Southern California is home to such popular attractions as Disneyland, Hollywood and the beaches in Malibu that inspired the television show Baywatch, while the northern part of California offers the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, the hills of San Francisco, the vineyards of Napa Valley, and the capital, Sacramento.
Outside California's major cities you will find some of North America's most rugged national parks, incredible skiing/snowboarding opportunities, and quiet and ancient northern forests including the highest mountain peak in the contiguous USA, Mt. Whitney.
Many rich Americans have chosen California as a place to live and for good reason. Not only does it have one of the best year-round climates in the world, California along with its neighbouring western states of Nevada and Arizona, also have an electric mix of stunning natural wonders; such as the fabled 17 Mile Drive and the sinuously winding Cliffside road around Big Sur, the wonder of Yosemite National Park, home to the giant Redwood trees and the awe inspiring sight of the Grand Canyon and exciting cities such as Los Angeles, home to Hollywood, San Francisco and the 24 hour city of Las Vegas.
Have you considered a USA golden triangle holiday or combining-
or San Francisco with a Hawaii cruise?
and, of course, there's always a New York combination holiday to consider.
Things to do in West Coast USA
Ultimate Experience - It has to be flying over the Grand Canyon either by plane or even better helicopter. Staring down into the abyss that's carved into the Arizona desert, is truly remarkable.
Great Journey - Who hasnt thought about driving Route 66 the most spectacular road trip in the States from Chicago to Los Angeles.
Where to go for Adventure - Travel to the USA's oldest national park. Yellowstone National Park is a wonderland of mountains, plains, goethermal activity and incredible wildlife.
Best Beaches - When it comes to posing then Venice Beach is a must. A meeting place for the bold and beautiful, it gives a fascinating insight into the LA lifestyle.
Live like a local - Take an audio of Alcatraz in San Francisco Bay. As you walk through the cells of the infamous prison you can hear the stories of the most notorious prisoners.
Water Paradise - Crater Lake National Park in Washington State is names after the stunning lake that fills the cone of an extinct volcano.
Splash out - Vegas has some of the most grandest, most extravagant hotels on earth. Try the stylish Encore or the Wynn, or the all-suite eco-friendly Vdara Hotel.
The 'City by the Bay' is arguably the most beautiful city in America - it is a place of unrivalled natural and manmade wonders. Be impressed by the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and the fantastic shopping around Union Square. Travel on the trams in the downtown streets that rise at impossible gradients then head to the harbour and tourist attractions around Fisherman's Wharf with its resident sea lions.
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park is the jewel of the Clifornian wilderness, where the waterfalls, dense forests, winding rivers and an array of wildlife transport visitors back in time. For something different totally different visit Death Valley - at 282 feet below sea level, it is ont fo the hottest places on earth.
Clean, dry air and 350 days of sunshine, Palm Springs desert resorts are perhpas the ultimate California lifestyle destination. Once regarded as the winter playground of the Hollywood elite, the desert resorts are better known today for their golf courses and state-of-the art spa facilities.
Only 2 hours drive from Los Angeles and just 30 minutes north of the Mexico border sits the beautiful city of San Diego. Blessed with a wonderful year-round climate it is California at its best. Not to miss are the prime surfing beaches, rugged cliffs and upscale seaside resort of La Jolla, the yachting marinas of Shelter Island and the laid-back beach resorts of Mission Bay amd Coronado.
'City of Angels' Los Angeles is an essential stop on any itinerary of California and Western USA. Head to Hollywood to see the famous sights associated with the movies, or West Hollywood for the nightlife of Sunset Strip. Beverly Hills and Bel Air are all good for celebrity-spotting, while popular beachside suburbs such as beautiful Santa Monica combine a city break with the relaxed lifestyle that has become synonymous with Southern California.
The entertainerment capital of the world promises excitement for all who visit, with amazing hotels, star-studded shows and non stop gambling in the world's largest casinos. You can win a fortune at the roll of a dice, and then spend the lot in boutique shopping malls, nightclubs and amazing restuarants. No trip to Vegas is complete without a trip to the Grand Canyon.
California Multi Centre options
Includes • Return flights with United Airlines • 11 nights accommodation • 3 Day Essential Yosemite National Park Tour including guided Yosemite Valley or Glacier Point Tour, park entrance fees & return shuttle transfers • 4 Day Essential San Francisco Tour including Half day Deluxe City Tour & return shuttle transfers • 5 day car hire with Alamo, pick up Los Angeles & drop off San Francisco Highlights: Hollywood, Sunset Strip, Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Yosemite National Park, San Francisco, California Wine Country, Napa & Sonoma Valleys
Includes • Return flights with United Airlines • 9 nights accommodation • Car hire for duration with Alamo, pick up San Diego & drop off Los Angeles Highlights: Alpine, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Indio, Palm Springs, Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree National Park, Mojave National Preserve, Furnace Creek, Death Valley National Park, Red Rock Canyon State Park, Los Angeles Why not: Add a 7 day 2-Park SeaWorld & Aquatica California Ticket from £62pp Add Tijuana Tour from San Diego from £49pp Add San Diego City Tour from £36pp
Includes • Return flights with United Airlines • 8 nights accommodation • 4 Day Essential San Francisco Tour including Half day Deluxe City Tour & return shuttle transfers • 6 Day Essential Wine Escape Tour including sightseeing in California Wine Country, car hire for duration & transfer from airport Highlights: San Francisco, California Wine Country, Napa & Sonoma Valleys
Includes • Return flights with United Airlines • 5 nights at 3*+ The Garland, Hollywood • 5 nights at 4* Crowne Plaza San Diego • Car hire for duration with Alamo, pick up Los Angeles & drop off San Diego • 2-Park SeaWorld and Aquatica California Ticket Suggested Highlights: Hollywood, Sunset Strip, Beverly Hills, Bel Air, San Diego, La Jolla, Mission Bay Why not: Add Tijuana Tour from San Diego from £49pp Add San Diego City Tour from £36pp
2 ADULTS & 2 CHILDREN FROM £3,549