Encounter the power of your adventurous side with a luxury holiday to California, the Golden State. An almost mythical land that welcomes rolling stones and free spirits alike, all who venture here become infatuated with the beauty of the eight-hundred-mile-long coastline and majestic natural heartland. Here, the concept of the lifestyle was invented, and mastered, like nowhere else. Running much deeper than yoga lessons and kale smoothies, you cannot help but feel rejuvenated by the beauty of the great outdoors and endlessly bright sunshine, while your soul will be replenished by divine gastronomic journeys of freshness and flavour. You’re bound to leave with a spring in your step, and a reinvigorated take on the world.
This is a state of many personalities. The north coast is rugged and wild, where staggering redwood trees dwarf all who crane their necks upwards to comprehend the magnitude of these natural wonders. San Francisco, the ‘city by the bay’, needs no introduction. Buzzing with culture, here you can taste the international flavour of the state, from the vibrant Chinatown to mouthwatering Mexican street food. In the south, Los Angeles presides over the legacy of old Hollywood glamour, while San Diego, rapidly becoming one of America’s favourite cities, is youthful and optimistic.
The beaches each have their own characters, too, from surfers’ paradises and sandy stomping grounds of ever-tanned volleyball teams, to laid-back coastal towns and energetic bays, welcoming families and friends, alike. The call of the wild beckons the adventurous from inland, where there are no fewer than thirty-two breathtaking national parks, and with Universal Studios, Disneyland, Six Flags Magic Mountain and a number of word-class zoos to chose from, families will be endlessly thrilled. A foodie favourite, the rolling vineyards of wine country and the trendy craft beer scene will send your palate on a voyage of discovery before you’ve even been shown to your seat at one of countless Michelin Star, celebrity chef-run restaurants. A trove of adventures and delights, the allure of the Golden State never fades. Why not come and experience its splendour for yourself?