There’s a reason they say the West Coast is the best coast! From the Golden Gate Bridge to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the West coast of America is home to countless bucket list attractions.
Dreaming of a family California holiday? American Holidays have put together a fantastic package that combines stays in San Francisco, Los Angeles and more, with 8 days car hire in between so you can drive down this stunning scenic coast-way and experience a true West Coast road trip with the family. Book your 2021 family holiday with peace of mind with American Holidays’ new Book and Travel with Confidence promise, giving you up to three free amendments, and free cancellation up to 10 weeks before departure, should you need to make any changes.
- Direct flights from Dublin to San Francisco, return from LA
- 3 nights San Francisco, Intercontinental Mark Hopkins
- 1 night in Monterey, Comfort Inn Monterey Bay
- 1 night in San Luis Obispo, Apple Farm
- 2 nights Los Angeles, Hilton Garden Inn Hollywood
- 3 days intermediate car hire
- Based on 2 adults & 2 children sharing | Travelling August 2021
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Your California family holiday begins in San Francisco, famous for its steep hills and old-style cable cars. Explore this beautiful hilly city on foot or on its iconic cable cars! Learn about the history of America’s most famous prison, Alcatraz, and enjoy incredible views of the Golden Gate Bridge on the ferry ride from Pier 33. Explore Fisherman’s Wharf, known for its range of shops, delicious restaurants and beautiful waterfront setting or pay a visit to the enormous redwood trees in Muir Woods.
From here, pick up your hired car and travel to the beautiful seaside town of Monterey. Less than a two-hour drive from San Francisco, Monterey is the perfect destination to continue your family road trip. Pay a visit to Pinnacles National Park, offering a range of walking trails suitable for hikers of all ages. Enjoy some down-time at the beach or get up close and personal with Californian marine life on a whale watching tour. Explore the ocean even further from the comfort of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the most admired aquarium in the United States. Feeling peckish? Take a stroll down Cannery Row, home to numerous tasty restaurants, souvenir shops and entertainment options for all the family.
Next up on your California road trip is San Luis Obispo. Here, explore Elfin Forest, a 1.5-mile boardwalk meandering through the beautiful coastal woods. This route offers incredible views over Morro Bay Estuary and is a great walking route for the little ones too. When the weather is good, hit the beach! San Luis Obispo is home to several family-friendly beaches such as Morro Bay or Pismo Beach. Why not take a dip in the water or try out paddle boarding, surfing, or body boarding?
The final stop on your family road trip is the City of Angles. L.A. is one of the biggest cities in all of America so, it’s no surprise that there’s no shortage of things to do here. Get your adrenaline pumping on the exciting rides and enjoy the entertaining shows at Disneyland and Universal Studios. Head to the bright lights of Hollywood and follow the stars down Hollywood Boulevard’s Walk of Fame, shop ‘til you drop on Rodeo Drive and spot celebrities in Beverly Hills. Let your imagination soar at Griffith Observatory as you peer through telescopes, explore exhibitions, enjoy planetarium shows and, of course, take in some stellar city views. Stretch your legs with a hike to the iconic Hollywood sign, the most kid-friendly route is the 5km Hollyridge Trail. The entire trail follows fire roads and paved road, so even smaller members of the family can make this trip!
Take time to soak up the sun on your L.A. holiday at Santa Monica Pier, which is now easily accessible via metro from the city. This legendary area is famous for its warm waters, golden sand, numerous restaurants and cafes, and great entertainment! The Pier is also home to Pacific Park, a family-friendly amusement park boasting twelve thrilling rides suitable for kids both big and small! Fancy a break from the beach? Stroll down Third Street Promenade. Enjoy the entertainment of street performers and shop ‘til you drop on this pedestrianised street, home to big-name brands and high-street favourites, from Louis Vuitton to the Disney Store!
Enjoy the family trip of a lifetime in 2021 on a California Fly Drive with American Holidays from €1199pp / £1,089pp.
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