LA and the Big Sur on a California road trip

It’s the Big Trip from the Big Country. You want a road trip? Try cruising through the nation that invented them.

And there’s only one state where you do it in the way it was meant to be done: California. So put the top down, put your sunglasses on, and ramp up the music. You’re heading for the Big Sur – 90 miles of the best sun-kissed Californian coastline.

Along the way, you’ll come across quaint towns, expansive vineyards, wilderness, extraordinary wildlife including whales, and spectacular American history.

The great thing about a road trip is you can tailor your itinerary to whatever you’re in the mood for. If it’s just you and you’re looking for historical heritage then the Olde Town in San Diego is your starting point. But if you’ve got the kids on the back seat, start off with LA: Hollywood, Sea World and Universal Studios will be on top of your list.

But there’s only one highlight of the trip: the drive to Cambria via the Big Sur, which is a stunning 90-mile stretch of coastline. Along the way you might see majestic grey whales, usually from December to April, migrating to Alaska with their new-borns by their side.

Driving on towards Santa Barbara you will be able to hit the American Riviera, which is known for its astonishing Moorish architecture, colourful history and exquisite beauty.

From there, head to Monterey, which has a rich history of seaside community life with its charming small town American scenery.

Ending up in San Francisco you can take epic photos of the Golden Gate Bridge and see the island-sited Alcatraz prison then taste the cuisine of one of the first Chinatowns established in the western world. Then, if you have time, you can drive over to Napa to taste some of the best American wines as a treat to round off the trip.

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The Classic West Fly Drive

Destination: The Classic West
    The Classic West Fly Drive Begins in Los Angeles, California and ends San Diego, California This 15 night all year round fly drive follows the beautiful roads, staying at upscale hotels in the very best locations. Prices from £2485 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request. Your fly drive includes: • Round trip scheduled flights • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation • Accommodations as stated • Personalised Road Book Day 1 – Arrive Los Angeles Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Los Angeles. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel. Hotel: The Garland Day 2 – Los Angeles Take the day to explore the many sights and sounds of the Los Angeles area. Downtown Los Angeles, Malibu, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills and Marina del Rey – the list of possibilities is almost endless! Hotel: The Garland Day 3 & 4 – Las Vegas Today your journey will take you through the middle of the Mojave Desert to Las Vegas. En route, you may want to visit Calico Ghost Town.Viva Las Vegas! Try your luck in the casinos, relax by the pool, explore The ‘Strip’, shop or take in a breathtaking show. Whatever you desire, Las Vegas has it all – and more! Hotel: Vdara Hotel & Spa Day 5 – Bryce Canyon An early departure from Las Vegas takes you via the shore of Lake Mead and through Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon. Explore some of the earth’s most colourful rocks, moulded into spires by years of erosion Hotel: Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Day 6 – Lake Powell Having marvelled at the splendour of Bryce it’s now time to admire the spectacle of Lake Powell, a man-made lake created when the Glen Canyon Dam was built. Hotel: Lake Powell Resort Day 7 – Grand Canyon Why not start the day with a boat trip on Lake Powell before taking your short drive to the awesome Grand Canyon? Hike to the canyon floor, take a birds’ eye view by helicopter or venture out onto Skywalk, a glass walkway with amazing views into the canyon. Hotel: Yavapai Lodge Day 8, 9 & 10 – Scottsdale Head south through Oak Creek Canyon and the red rock area of Sedona to the Valley of the Sun – Scottsdale. Play golf, relax in the spa or by the pool, or perhaps go shopping. We suggest an early morning flight over the desert by hot air balloon, a memorable way to see the area’s beauty. Hotel: Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Day 11 & 12 – Palm Springs Today’s journey will take you through the high desert areas to Palm Springs and the Palm Springs Desert Resort of Indian Wells, a sun-worshipper’s paradise as well as a golfers oasis! Relax and enjoy the laid-back desert lifestyle. A choice of magnificent dining awaits. Make sure you visit the Aerial Tramway, El Paseo for upscale boutique shopping, take a jeep ride to explore the area’s geological wonders and spend and evening in downtown Palm Springs. Hotel: Palm Mountain Resort & Spa Day 13, 14 & 15 – San Diego Today you leave the desert behind and head for the beautiful Pacific Ocean and the southern California resort of San Diego. Relax and enjoy some California sunshine or visit San Diego Zoo, Sea World or the Old Town State Park. Play some golf or perhaps take to the water to see the city, be sure to spend some time on the beach. With golden sands and warm lapping waters, it’s the perfect way to end truly memorable holiday. Hotel: Kona Kai Resort & Spa Day 16 – Journey home Time for some last minute shopping or sightseeing before you return your rental car to the depot and check-in for your flight to the UK. Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this amazing offer to The Classic West Fly Drive and for further information.
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The Classic West Fly Drive
Destination: The Classic West

 

 

The Classic West Fly Drive
Begins in Los Angeles, California and ends San Diego, California

This 15 night all year round fly drive follows the beautiful roads, staying at upscale hotels in the very best locations.

Prices from £2485 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

Your fly drive includes:
• Round trip scheduled flights
• Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
• Accommodations as stated
• Personalised Road Book

Day 1 – Arrive Los Angeles
Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Los Angeles. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel.

Hotel: The Garland

Day 2 – Los Angeles
Take the day to explore the many sights and sounds of the Los Angeles area. Downtown Los Angeles, Malibu, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills and Marina del Rey – the list of possibilities is almost endless!

Hotel: The Garland

Day 3 & 4 – Las Vegas
Today your journey will take you through the middle of the Mojave Desert to Las Vegas. En route, you may want to visit Calico Ghost Town.Viva Las Vegas! Try your luck in the casinos, relax by the pool, explore The ‘Strip’, shop or take in a breathtaking show. Whatever you desire, Las Vegas has it all – and more!

Hotel: Vdara Hotel & Spa

Day 5 – Bryce Canyon

An early departure from Las Vegas takes you via the shore of Lake Mead and through Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon. Explore some of the earth’s most colourful rocks, moulded into spires by years of erosion

Hotel: Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand

Day 6 – Lake Powell
Having marvelled at the splendour of Bryce it’s now time to admire the spectacle of Lake Powell, a man-made lake created when the Glen Canyon Dam was built.

Hotel: Lake Powell Resort

Day 7 – Grand Canyon
Why not start the day with a boat trip on Lake Powell before taking your short drive to the awesome Grand Canyon? Hike to the canyon floor, take a birds’ eye view by helicopter or venture out onto Skywalk, a glass walkway with amazing views into the canyon.

Hotel: Yavapai Lodge

Day 8, 9 & 10 – Scottsdale
Head south through Oak Creek Canyon and the red rock area of Sedona to the Valley of the Sun – Scottsdale. Play golf, relax in the spa or by the pool, or perhaps go shopping. We suggest an early morning flight over the desert by hot air balloon, a memorable way to see the area’s beauty.

Hotel: Hyatt Regency Scottsdale

Day 11 & 12 – Palm Springs
Today’s journey will take you through the high desert areas to Palm Springs and the Palm Springs Desert Resort of Indian Wells, a sun-worshipper’s paradise as well as a golfers oasis! Relax and enjoy the laid-back desert lifestyle. A choice of magnificent dining awaits. Make sure you visit the Aerial Tramway, El Paseo for upscale boutique shopping, take a jeep ride to explore the area’s geological wonders and spend and evening in downtown Palm Springs.

Hotel: Palm Mountain Resort & Spa

Day 13, 14 & 15 – San Diego
Today you leave the desert behind and head for the beautiful Pacific Ocean and the southern California resort of San Diego. Relax and enjoy some California sunshine or visit San Diego Zoo, Sea World or the Old Town State Park. Play some golf or perhaps take to the water to see the city, be sure to spend some time on the beach. With golden sands and warm lapping waters, it’s the perfect way to end truly memorable holiday.

Hotel: Kona Kai Resort & Spa

Day 16 – Journey home
Time for some last minute shopping or sightseeing before you return your rental car to the depot and check-in for your flight to the UK.

Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this amazing offer to The Classic West Fly Drive and for further information.

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