California is known around the world for its chic and beachy attitude and a visit to the laidback west coast state could be just the tonic you need if you're after a bit of rest and relaxation.
Whether it's California fly drive holidays, enjoying the natural wonder of Yosemite National Park, taking in one of the famous theme parks in Anaheim, spending time in the southern city of San Diego or hoping to rub shoulders with the stars in Los Angeles, Bon Voyage can help you plan your perfect break on the Pacific coast.
Fly and drive the California coast
Fly drive California holidays could be the perfect way to explore all the state has to offer.
The Pacific Coast Highway – also known as Highway 1 – is among the most famous stretches of coastal road in the world, spanning the distance between San Francisco and Oxnard. Whether you stop to take a break in the beautiful seaside town of Santa Barbara, hunt for clams at Pismo Beach or stop for a look at Hearst Castle, you are sure to discover something unique and exciting.
You'll also be able to spot plenty of marine life as you travel down the coast – including sea lions and elephant seals – and you'll want to have your camera at the ready as you pass through the rugged and picturesque Big Sur.
Live like the stars in Los Angeles
What would a California holiday be without a stop in Los Angeles? The City of Angels is a must-see destination for movie fans, celebrity spotters and sun worshippers alike and there is plenty to explore.
If you have stars in your eyes, Hollywood is the place for you. Whether you want to see the famous sign nestled in the hills, pay a visit to Mann's Chinese Theatre or hunt for your favourite star's name on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, this area can't be beat for true California glamour.
Shoppers are sure to find something perfect in Beverly Hills, which is home to some of the most luxurious retail space in the world. The elegant boutiques of Rodeo Drive are ideal for exploring and when you're finished splashing your cash, you can relax and unwind on La Cienega Boulevard – also known as Restaurant Row.
And if all that shopping and star spotting has left you in need of a little rest and relaxation, Los Angeles' numerous beaches are great for soaking up the sun. You can choose from stylish and picturesque Malibu, cool and crazy Venice Beach or world-famous Santa Monica – among many others – to catch some rays and mingle with the laidback locals.
Fall in love with San Francisco
With its famous Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco is a great city to spend time in while on your California holiday.
The urban area's many diverse neighbourhoods are situated on a total of 43 hills and are filled with fabulous eateries, cappuccino bars and Japanese baths. Whether you're spending time in Haight Ashbury – the home of the Summer of Love – or the city's world-renowned Chinatown, you're sure to soak up plenty of culture.
A stop at Union Square and a visit to the Palace of Fine Arts can round out your San Francisco stay – and for a truly memorable experience, why not take a cable car ride over Nob Hill?
Whether you're after a taste of world cultures or simply some world-class seafood, San Francisco is definitely worth a visit on your west coast adventure.
Booking your California adventure
Booking your holiday to California couldn't be easier with Bon Voyage.
Our team of experts can help you tailor-make your trip so it is exactly the way you want it.
Whether you're after a fly and drive holiday, a city break or a combination of the two, we're sure to plan an adventure you'll remember forever.
Our many years of customer service experience, as well as the protection of the Bon Voyage Holiday Promise, ensure you'll have a pleasant booking experience. Simply get in touch online, by email, on the phone, or by dropping in to our Southampton office to plan your California holiday today.