California – Pacific Coast Highway
San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge and the 1,000 acres of surrounding Golden Gate Park lead you into the cultural capital of California. Must-sees include Fisherman’s Wharf and Union Square and you won’t want to miss a tram ride up and down the city’s roller-coaster hills. Head south for historic Monterey, home to an outstanding aquarium, before taking the famed 17-Mile Drive and reaching charming Carmel, with its quaint antique stores, galleries and boutiques. Ocean front Santa Barbara will enchant you with its tiled terracotta roofs and white stucco buildings whilst the altogether more hip San Diego, home to Sea World, has a hint of Mexican flavour. Greater Los Angeles ticks all the boxes with some of the best beaches from Malibu and Santa Monica to Long Beach as well as glamorous Hollywood, Beverly Hills and the entertainment centre of Anaheim, where the original Disney theme park awaits.
‘What a fabulous job Debbie did for us organising our trip to California. Debbie’s first-hand experience of travelling in California was such a help and her recommendations were spot-on. She was even able to suggest some lovely simple things to do including a great highlight for me which was our day spent hiring bikes and cycling around Santa Monica and along the canal paths of Venice Beach – what fun it was - thank you.’