California

California encompasses some of America’s most loved cities, coastlines and car journeys, from the streets of Santa Barbara to the surfing beaches of Malibu and snaking roads of Route 1.

See the sights in San Francisco, a city famed for cable cars, Alcatraz and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, or visit Los Angeles, the ‘City of Angels’, where the footprints and handprints of celebrities are literally stamped in the streets and the glittering Hollywood stars shine bright. Be sure to soak up the sun on Venice Beach, ride the big wheel on Santa Monica’s boardwalk and walk the cobblestone paths beside pretty houses in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Away from the cities you can watch the sun set across the Big Sur, where the dramatic coastline stretches along winding roads above sheer cliffs, or hike along the trails and beaches to observe whales just off shore. Enter every wine connoisseur’s paradise with the vineyards of Sonoma and Napa Valley, where stunning sweeping landscapes are a true treat for the senses. Journey the scenic 17-mile drive of privately owned road at Pebble Beach or explore the beauty of Yosemite National Park and the waters of Lake Tahoe. Dotted between the hills of San Francisco and the beaches of fun-filled San Diego, you will find wonderful cities, towns and rural spots with a wide variety of activities and attractions. There is so much to see and enjoy in California that when it comes to planning your trip, let us help you find the perfect combination of the obvious and the not so obvious.