11 nights/12 days itinerary in United States of America
Southern California and Desert
for 2 adults
Slow down the pace with this deep dive into Southern California and Palm Springs. Often lesser travelled than other parts, south of Los Angeles offers some stunning scenery and coastline and should be discovered sooner rather than later. Start off by flying into Los Angeles - traditionally more famous for the film industry and all that it entails; we love it's multitude of attractions outside of this - Santa Monica, Malibu and hiking Runyon Canyon are all highlights plus the more traditional pursuits of shopping on Rodeo Drive and hitting the bars in West Hollywood. You will be doing this trip in the comfort of a convertible to maximise the 360 days of sunshine a year. After LA you will head down to the relaxing pleasures of Orange County for 2 nights before heading inland to the desert town of Palm Springs. End the trip in laid back style in the relaxing coastal city of San Diego - with sand between your toes you will enjoy some great farm to table cuisine and relax on the beach with a beer in hand. This trip provides a relaxed way to take in Southern California and the desert – we love the pace of San Diego and atmosphere of Palm Springs – both provide a lovely contrast to Los Angeles.
- Arriving into Los Angeles international airport you will pick up a convertible car at the airport – yours for the duration of your trip
- Beginning in West Hollywood, you will spend 4 nights in the Petit Hermitage
- You will leave LA and drive down the Pacific Coast highway to your next stop in Orange County
- You will stay for 2 nights in the Resort at Pelican Hill , Orange County – a great base from which to explore Southern California
- Driving inland to Palm Springs, you will stay for 2 nights
- After leaving Palm Springs you will head to San Diego to explore for your final 3 nights before heading home
Petit Ermitage, West Hollywood
Demi Suite | Room only | 4 nights
This Mediterranean style boutique hotel is located in the heart of West Hollywood. It's residential location is perfectly placed for walking to and from the sights and sounds of Sunset Boulevard whilst the rooftop and pool give a relaxed atmosphere, perfect for taking in the famous city views. The hotel has 79 suites and is also only a 15 minute drive to nearby Beverly Hills so you are perfectly placed to enjoy a few of LA's attractions.
The Resort at Pelican Hill, Newport Beach
Garden View Bungalow King Room | Room only | 2 nights
This is a spacious, Tuscan-inspired property which benefits from a prime Orange County location. Built into the hillside it boasts spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and is only 15 minutes’ drive away from Crystal cove - a beautiful spot offering one of the best beaches in California. The property is sprawling giving a relaxed, laidback atmosphere and has 332 rooms, suites and villas to choose from with 3 restaurants on offer.
Parker Palm Springs, Palm Springs
Estate Room | Room only | 2 nights
This pretty property benefits from Jonathan Adler design plus a natural backdrop of the Sant Jacinto Mountains. The property is 5 miles from downtown Palm Springs and has 13 acres of space; we love the way the outdoor space offers palm trees and flowers in abundance making it feel particularly oasis-like. There are 144 rooms plus 3 restaurants and a spa offering 18 000 sq. foot of space.
Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego
Tower Cabana King Room | Room only | 3 nights
This historic property was opened in 1888 and sits on Coronado Island which is a 15 minute ride over Coronado Bridge from downtown San Diego. Many of the original Victorian features remain and there are 679 rooms on offer. It benefits from a very pretty beachfront setting on the island and as you would expect from a property of this size there are 7 restaurants to choose from , plus a sizeable outdoor pool and onsite spa.
*Price shown does not include flights