Bushbaby Travel: Inspiring travel for life
Mum and Son Florida Beach, Credit Shutterstock

California Dreaming, Young Adventurers

This iconic journey takes you down the West Coast of the USA, starting in San Francisco and ending in Los Angeles. This road trip is certainly an experience to be enjoyed once in your lifetime and sharing the famous sights with your children will make for an action packed trip!

Mum and Son Florida Beach, Credit Shutterstock

Take your day time flight to San Francisco where you will stay for 3 nights, perhaps with views over the famous but often foggy Bay. Visit atmospheric Alcatraz by boat, drive or cycle across the Golden GateBridge, take a traditional tram and include a stop at the California Academy of Sciences complete with multi-level rainforest! We also recommend a stroll along the waterfront to sample some of the excellent speciality of Chowders and before having some traditional fun on Pier 39 (think carousels and mirror mazes!).

After your time in Friscco, head East to Yosemite National Park (approx 3 hours) for 2 nights where you can hug a giant redwood, climb waterfalls, take a dip in snow melt and scale trails to be rewarded by some spectacular views! After all that fresh air, head back to the coast and Monterey (approx 3 hours) for 2 days laid back time on the beach and a visit to the renowned Aquarium, one of the best in the world and both fun and fascinating for all ages.

Spectacular scenery unfurls as you drive the famous ‘Big Sur’ with the road hugging the coastline as you head to Los Angeles for a further 4 nights. En-route hang out with the Elephant Seals and perhaps take a stop night around San Luis. Upon arrival there are plenty of sights to experience including Hollywood, Rodeo Drive, Universal Studios and perhaps Disneyland or spend time watching life on the beach pass you by before taking your overnight flight home.

recommended duration:
12-14 nights
pricing:
From £2,250 per adult and £700 per child under 12 sharing including flights, car hire, 10 nights 4 star hotels (Room Only) travelling at Easter.
call:
0845 1244455
email:
info@bushbaby.travel

suggested extensions

If you would like to include longer beach time on your journey to LA, we recommend a stop in Santa Barbara. This very pretty town has a relaxed vibe and is the perfect place to just unwind, watch the pelicans from the pier or even learn to surf! San Diego is also only a few hours down the coast from LA and home to the famous San Diego Zoo and Sea World as well as home to some interesting cultural heritage. You could even consider flying home via Las Vegas so you can finish your adventure with a trip to the Grand Canyon!

recommended accommodation

  • Fire Pit

    Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square

    bushbaby rating:
    Five stars

    Set on San Francisco’s dynamic waterfront this atmospheric property - a former chocolate factory - features stunning upscale residences where you can soak up the views of

    ...

    read more
  • Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore

    Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

    bushbaby rating:
    Five stars

    Situated on the beautiful American Riviera this historic property, boasting Spanish colonial architecture and 22-acres of tropical gardens, was once the preserve of movie

    ...

    read more
  • Intercontinental The Clement Monterey

    Intercontinental The Clement Monterey

    bushbaby rating:
    Four stars

    With stunning views overlooking the National Marine Sanctuary of Monterey Bay and a fabulous location in the heart of John Steinbeck’s historic Cannery Row this fabulous

    ...

    read more
  • Shutters Exterior

    Shutters on the Beach Santa Monica

    bushbaby rating:
    Five stars

    If you’ve ever dreamt of owning your own laid back designer beach house manned by attentive staff where you can unwind and soak up the ocean views from dawn til dusk Shutters

    ...

    read more
  • The Ahwahnee Yosemite Exterior

    The Majestic Yosemite Hotel

    bushbaby rating:
    Five stars

    Immerse yourself completely in the Yosemite experience in this historic landmark lodge located in the very epicentre of the park. The original Yosemite National Park lodging,

    ...

    read more

sign up for inspiration and special offers

follow us on social media