Call Our Luxury Travel Specialists

01244 897 221expand_more

UK opening times today: 08:30 - 18:00
Call Our Luxury Travel Specialists

  • Caribbean & Mexico 01244 897 991
  • Europe & North Africa 01244 897 771
  • Indian Ocean, Arabian Gulf & Middle East 01244 897 881
  • Luxury Villas 01244 897 441
  • The Americas (Canada North & South America) 01244 897 221
  • Ski & Snowboard01244 897 331
  • Africa 01244 897 111
  • Luxury Cruise 01244 897 200
  • Asia & Australia 01244 897 551
  • General Enquiries 01244 897 505

Call One of Our Luxury Travel Specialists


Elegant Resorts

Itineraries

15

nights

A Classic Californian Adventure for Families

For more information, please call our Luxury Travel Specialists on:01244 897 221 Request A Quote

Itinerary Highlights

Ideal for families, this journey along the famed California coastline includes a huge variety of activities that showcase the state’s many sides – from an eco-raft ocean safari in Monterey, to a VIP guided tour of Universal Studios Hollywood. With your own hire car, self-driving between your stops enables you to take in the breathtaking sights and savour it all at your own pace, before unwinding together at our hand-picked luxury hotels.

Luxury Beach Holidays Luxury City Breaks Luxury Family Holidays
Perfect for:

Families with children aged 9-12 years old wanting to discover dynamic California

Guide Price:

On request

compass

Your itinerary at a glance

  • 1
    3 nights San Francisco, United States of America
  • 2
    2 nights Carmel, United States of America
  • 3
    1 night Pismo Beach, United States of America
  • 4
    2 nights Santa Barbara, United States of America
  • 5
    4 nights Los Angeles, United States of America
  • 6
    3 nights Orange County, United States of America
Best Time To Travel

  • JAN
  • FEB
  • MAR
  • APR
  • MAY
  • JUN
  • JUL
  • AUG
  • SEP
  • OCT
  • NOV
  • DEC
Best

 California is a state that can be visited any time of the year. Summers are warm and dry, and generally the best time to visit, while winters are mild and can experience some rain.

Fly to San Francisco

Fly from London to San Francisco, and take a private car transfer to Fairmont San Francisco.

1

3

nights

San Francisco, United States of America

Staying at

Fairmont San Francisco

expand_more

From the family-friendly Fairmont San Francisco, join a local guide to explore the many distinct neighbourhoods and sights of the city. As the sun sets behind San Francisco’s iconic skyline, sail to Alcatraz Island for an evening tour of the infamous prison, learning all about its turbulent history and notorious inhabitants. You will also enjoy a guided cycling tour past the iconic Golden Gate Bridge along the waterfront to charming Sausalito, an area renowned for its artisans and artwork.

Highlights

Grand interiors, exquisite dining at two of San Francisco's most notable restaurants and spa facilities ensure your family-friendly base within the city is on par with the impressive array of attractions nearby.

View Your Accommodation

Pick up your rental car and drive along the Pacific Coast to Carmel Valley Ranch

2

2

nights

Carmel, United States of America

Staying at

Carmel Valley Ranch

expand_more

From the adventure playground that is Carmel Valley Ranch, speed through the waters from Moss Landing (around 30-minutes north of Carmel) on a private eco-raft ocean safari with an experienced captain, spotting whales, dolphins and sea otters. Then, get set for a private tour of the historic Monterey Bay Aquarium. Go behind-the-scenes with an expert guide who will tailor the experience to your family’s aquatic interests. The aquarium is home to over 35,000 species of plants and animals!

Highlights

This iconic ranch provides a children's club and an array of activities for all the family to enjoy - such as golf, tennis, horse-back riding, hiking trails and vineyards tours.

View Your Accommodation

Drive along Highway 1 to Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa

3

1

night

Pismo Beach, United States of America

Staying at

Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa

expand_more

Located on California's Central Coast, Pismo Beach is renowned as an area of outstanding natural beauty. Grey whales can sometimes be spotted from the sandy shores, while from October to February, thousands of tiny monarch butterflies migrate to Pismo Beach, finding shelter in the Monarch Butterfly Grove. After a night in Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, spend your morning with a family surfing lesson in Pismo. Your 90-minute lesson is good for everyone young and old, experienced or novice.

Highlights

Great for families, suites at Dolphin Bay feature separate bedrooms, dressed in the finest linens, lounge and dining areas, fully equipped kitchens, laundry facilities and a spacious balcony. Some suites also have a private pool.

View Your Accommodation

Drive to Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

On the way, stop for a leisurely guided horse ride along the pristine coastline.  Your private guide will set you up with the right horse for your stature, and your journey will begin. Trot along the beautiful beaches as waves crash around you, while gazing out at the beautiful blue sea.

4

2

nights

Santa Barbara, United States of America

Staying at

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

expand_more

From the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara, ferry over to Santa Cruz Island for a scenic guided kayak tour surrounded by beautiful kelp forests and rugged cliffs, dotted with enchanting caves. Your guide will provide an engaging insight on the area’s marine ecology, before a picnic lunch. You can also head beneath the surface with the snorkeling equipment, before returning to Santa Barbara.

Highlights

This historic and family-friendly Four Seasons retreat nestles amid lush coastal gardens, in which you can join an expert chef on a guided tour, picking herbs and creating your own herb-infused olive oil.

View Your Accommodation

Drive to Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

On the way, stop for a guided tour of the La Brea Tar Pits Museum, dedicated to showcasing the region’s prehistoric past. This adventure will take you out to explore Hancock Park, where your guide will show you multiple tar pits, including Pit 91, which the museum is currently excavating. While walking through the park, learn about the various animals whose fossilized remains have been found here, as well as how the paleontologists excavating the site go about their field work.

5

4

nights

Los Angeles, United States of America

Staying at

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

expand_more

Check-in for your stay at the lovely Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows. The world’s largest working movie studio, you can explore Universal Studios Hollywood with an exclusive-access VIP tour by private trolley. Learn how your favourite cinema scenes come to life, before skipping the queues for the rides and attractions. A private gourmet lunch is also included. While in the city, you will also enjoy a tailored tour of LA’s most renowned sights and a paddle boarding lesson in Santa Monica.

Highlights

Miramar Beach Club is complimentary for hotel guests and is a great place for families to retreat to during the day, with complimentary transfers provided by the hotel's open-top Jeep (though its only a five-minute walk away). While at the club, children have access to beach toys and boogie boards.

View Your Accommodation

Drive to The Resort at Pelican Hill

6

3

nights

Orange County, United States of America

Staying at

The Resort at Pelican Hill

expand_more

End your Californian escape at The Resort at Pelican Hill on the Orange County coast. Here, Camp Pelican’s specialist camp leaders encourage creativity and imagination with daily-changing children’s activities for little ones aged 4 to 12 years. Themed days - ranging from 'Under the Sea' to 'Carnival' - include talent shows, movie nights, outdoor pursuits and more! There is also a dedicated children's pool offering a bubble jet fountain, sand play areas and charming child-sized loungers.

Highlights

At Pelican Hill, guests young and old can enjoy varied outdoor pursuits, ranging from hiking and horse-riding, to surfing and kayaking from Newport and Laguna Beach.

View Your Accommodation

Fly to London

Drop off your hire car at Los Angeles Airport and board your flight to London.

Make an enquiry for this itinerary from one of our expert Luxury Travel Specialists

Request A Quote or please call our Luxury Travel Specialists today on: 01244 897 221

Independent Reviews

Although our awards and long history stand testament to our success, independent reviews from our clients via Feefo further support our unrivalled travel experiences.

Elegant Resorts have achieved an average score of 4.9 / 5 based on 270 independent reviews.

We are proud to have been awarded the Feefo Gold Service award. This independent seal of excellence recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers. Trusted Service is awarded only to those businesses that use Feefo to collect genuine ratings and reviews and achieve an overall score of 4.5 or more.