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Elegant Resorts

Itineraries

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Sunshine and Family Fun in SoCal

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Itinerary Highlights

Sunshine, fun and a huge variety of activities await on this laid-back, self-drive itinerary, handcrafted to guarantee that dreamy Southern California is enjoyed equally by both little ones and parents. SoCal has a trove of delights on offer, that is bound to delight families of all ages. From a private helicopter ride over LA and environmental endeavours amid the Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve, to a whale and dolphin watching tour and bespoke visit to San Diego Zoo, a luxury family holiday to California with Elegant Resorts is a must do for a fun-filled trip at any time of year.

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Active families seeking a fun-filled itinerary in the sun

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Your itinerary at a glance

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    3 nights Santa Monica, United States of America
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    2 nights Laguna Beach , United States of America
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    2 nights Del Mar, United States of America
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    2 nights San Diego, United States of America
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Southern California is a destination that can be enjoyed around the year. The summers tend to be  dry and warm, while there may be short-lived spells of cold weather in wintertime and some rain. California summers are hot and dry, while winters are mild and slightly rainy. LA smog is at its worst from July to September, while mornings on the coast can be hazy during the summer.

Fly to Los Angeles

Fly from London to Los Angeles and pick up your rental car to drive to Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows.

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Santa Monica, United States of America

Staying at

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

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From the family-friendly Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows, soar over the city by private helicopter, spotting a range of spectacular sights - including the famed Hollywood Sign, Beverly Hills, world-famous Santa Monica Pier and beautiful beaches of Malibu. Enjoy a snack and champagne toast as you take in the unforgettable views before your pilot brings you back to landing. The next day, you can all learn more about the fascinating prehistoric past of L.A with a private guided tour of the La Brea Tar Pits Museum. Once a vivacious location for animals of all shapes and sizes, the fascinating, yet deadly La Brea Tar Pits trapped now-extinct exotic animals such as saber-toothed cats, dire wolves and ground sloths, and preserved their fossilized remains for thousands of years.

Highlights

After a busy day exploring, retreat to your luxurious hotel, take a dip in the attractive outdoor pool and dine, alfresco style, in the California sunshine

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Self-drive to Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel

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Laguna Beach , United States of America

Staying at

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

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Great for little ones, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel offers a variety of children’s programmes throughout the year. From here, explore the underwater world with an expert guide as you all go behind the scenes at the renowned Ocean Institute. They will engage your family with hands-on games and activities that are designed to spark curiosity about the ocean and its conservation.

Highlights

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel offers surfing and stand up paddle boarding lessons, which are great family entertainment. The hotel also runs various children's programmes throughout the year, including the Eco Adventure Center, for children aged 5 years old and over, summertime movies and teddy bears' picnics

Staying at

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

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Dana Point’s stunning cliffside location makes The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel a natural Orange County beauty. Perched upon a 150-foot-high bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean and nestled between Los Angeles and San Diego, the hotel mixes old-world charm with modern elegance. Guest rooms and suites are decorated in muted, seaside-inspired colours flushed with plush fabrics and subtle modern details. Spend your days lounging on the lawn, while evenings lend themselves to orange-coloured sunsets and exotic cocktails from the bar. Alternatively, take the shuttle bus to Laguna Beach (which runs throughout July and August) or make dinner reservations at the hotel's Raya restaurant, where you can savour delicious Pan-Latin cuisine.


  • Type:Luxury Hotel
  • Summary:Beachfront hotel between Laguna Beach and Dana Point
  • Feature:Set on a 150-foot-high bluff, the sunset views are superb
  • Rooms:396 rooms and suites
  • Location:United States of America
  • Nearest airport:Los Angeles International Airport
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Self-drive to Fairmont Grand Del Mar

On the way, stop for a VIP experience at the one-of-a-kind LEGOLAND® California Resort. Let your private host lead the way, granting you priority access to all the rides, attractions, and shows. Choose the behind-the-scenes adventure to best suit your family, whether it be a special building experience in the workshop, or a private tour of the factory where the Lego is made.

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Del Mar, United States of America

Staying at

Fairmont Grand Del Mar

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After settling into the Fairmont Grand Del Mar, head out on an unforgettable whale and dolphin watching adventure in the Pacific Ocean. Surrounded by the beauty of Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve, the hotel is brilliant for families, offering environmental endeavours for little adventurers. Don stout boots and trek through the beautiful scenery with a local naturalist, or enjoy a day on the beach with transport, chairs and a picnic provided. Tennis, horse-riding and swimming to underwater music are just a few more of the fabulous family activities on offer here.

Highlights

The Explorer's Club offers younger guests endless discovery, hosting fun stuff indoors and out – including treasure hunts, arts and crafts and sports

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Self-drive to Beach Village at the Del

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San Diego, United States of America

Staying at

Beach Village at The Del

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Nestled in the sparkling golden-sands of Coronado Beach, Beach Village at The Del is the perfect place to end your SoCal adventure. Toast marshmallows beside a bonfire on the beach or watch movies at a cinema beneath the stars. While in San Diego, join a personal guide on a trip to the fantastic San Diego Zoo. Explore exclusive off-exhibit areas and get up close to the animals on this private guided, fun and educational VIP tour. Completely customizable, visit areas of the zoo that most interest your family, before a sit-down lunch at one of the restaurants.

Highlights

The charming coastal resort of Beach Village at The Del will become your child's playground with the exciting activities and adventures on offer at the DelVentures activity centre

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Fly to London

Drive to the airport and drop off your rental car, for 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

Our expert Luxury Travel Specialist, Vicky says ...

Our Experts

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With so much on offer, it's often difficult to know where to start! The California coast is perfect for a family adventure - the outdoor lifestyle is so attractive, the healthy cuisine is delicious and the range of entertainment is simply superb. My personal highlight was joining the locals and cycling along the pretty coastal path from Santa Monica - a perfect Sunday morning outing, before savouring a relaxing brunch.

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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 254 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.