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California's Southern Sun

★★★★ - California
SAVE £195 per person
  • 3 Nights Harbor View Inn, Santa Barbara
  • Four Diamond Luxury Boutique Hotel
  • Ocean View Hotel Close to World-Class Arts and Culture, Parks, Hiking, Shopping & Entertainment
  • 3 Nights Hyatt Regency, Huntington Beach
  • Upscale Beachfront Resort & Spa
  • Great Choice of Well-Appointed Rooms and Suites
  • 3 Nights The Saguaro, Palm Springs
  • Boutique Style Hotel
  • Ideally Located in Downtown Palm Springs
  • Includes 9 Day Hertz Car Hire Intermediate Car + Sat Nav Fully Inclusive 1 Driver

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Description

Santa Barbara - Huntington Beach - Palm Springs
 
Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara’s year-round perfect climate allows outdoor activities to be something that one can take part of anytime of the year. Sailing, surfing, sea kayaking, biking, hiking, stand-up paddle boarding, whale watching, fishing, glider rides, paragliding are a few activities that are offered in Santa Barbara. But, make sure to take your camera; focal points don’t get much better than this.
 
Santa Barbara wine country offers the wine-curious traveler an authentic experience all its own. An easy 45-minute drive over the hill, though, reveals rolling vineyards as far as the eye can see, and a quintessential wine country experience marked by world-class wine, cuisine and hospitality. Amidst a buzzing downtown scene, the urban wine scene is electric, with dozens of tasting rooms and working wineries peppering the city.
 
The fantastic Spanish-Moorish-style Santa Barbara County Courthouse delights the eye with exuberant displays of brilliantly colored tiles and cinematic murals. Above it all the clock tower observation deck offers a spectacular panorama of the city, the mountains, and the harbor. Toward the hills are two pink-tinted towers of the centuries-Old Mission Santa Barbara, hailed as the “Queen of the Missions” for its iconic beauty. Along the way is the Presidio Neighborhood, named for the fort that became the heart of European settlement here.

Harbor View Inn, Santa Barbara
A lovely boutique style hotel placed perfectly with stunning ocean views and close to all the beautiful Santa Barbara attractions. Visit the Santa Ynez Valley and sample some of California’s best wine tasting and spend exciting days exploring the nearby parks, hiking trails, museums, shopping and much more. The stunning resort style Harbor View Inn is a great choice to experience this incredible coastline with charming restaurants along State Street serving delicious local fare.
 
The Four Diamond Harbor View Inn has all the home-from-home comforts with modern guest rooms featuring free HBO, two robes, private balcony or patio and mini-bar. Treat yourself to a suite with a separate living room and city or ocean views. Indulge in a rejuvenating treatment at Spa Beaumontia inspired by the elegant white Beaumontia flower and with a range of pampering delights on the menu. Spend relaxing days soaking up the California sunshine at the outdoor pool and Jacuzzi with poolside service from the tasty pool bar and grill.

Grab a steaming morning coffee at State Street Coffee, just over the bridge, a perfect way to start the day with freshly baked croissants, muffins and bagels. Eladio’s Restaurant and Bar features an unparalleled view of Stearns Wharf and the Pacific Ocean. Dine Al Fresco on the fountain patio with a gentle sea-breeze and stunning views.Fresh fish and Mediterranean dishes are enjoyed by all and with an enticing California wine list and full bar it’s a great place to sip a cocktail and chat over the day’s events. A handy fitness centre is located just steps from the pool and the on-site gift shop is convenient for those forgotten items or gifts for home. A super choice for couples, friends, families and special occasions, the Harbor View Inn is a real gem. 

Huntington Beach
Southern California’s beach culture thrives along this city’s curving shoreline, where you can bicycle down an oceanfront path, play volleyball, and, of course, surf. Surfing definitely sets the tone in Huntington Beach, and even if you never grab a board, there’s shopping at leading surf retailers and great viewing of some of the local dudes riding the waves alongside the landmark Huntington Pier.
 
From the pier, it’s just a short walk to Main Street’s stylish boutiques and restaurants, many with sidewalk tables or decks that let you bask in Huntington Beach’s fresh ocean breezes and sun-soaked afternoons. It’s the unmistakable look and vibe of a California surf town, places that live and breathe for that next big break. Come, get a new bikini or board shorts, put your toes in the sand, and watch the action, or maybe catch it from your oceanfront balcony of your room or waterfront seat at lunchtime. Better yet, go for it yourself, and take a surf lesson. 
 
Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa, Huntington Beach
With a fantastic location on the famous Pacific Highway, the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa Huntingdon Beach overlooks the sparkling sands of Huntingdon Beach and the Pacific Ocean. This lively Mediterranean themed family friendly resort combines coastal charm with lively entertainment and comfortable and stylish accommodation making it the ideal base for your Pacific Coast adventure.

The well-appointed accommodations features grand Hyatt beds, 42 inch flat screen TV, private balconies or patios, free internet access, marble bath, hairdryer, Iron and ironing board, coffee making facilities, in room safe, mini refrigerator and iPhone stereo with iPod docking station. Upgraded rooms and suites include separate living and sleeping areas whilst clubrooms provide access to a comfortable lounge serving continental breakfast and evening snacks. Larger suites also have additional bathrooms with whirlpool tubs.

There’s plenty of fun for all the family at this resort. Mum’s and dads can relax and chill out on the landscaped sundecks by the lagoon style pool while the kids can play with their new friends on the waterslides and splash pools at Slyder's Water Park. Private cabanas with flat screen TV and wireless internet are available for hire -  there a great place to grab some relaxing R & R poolside. Kid’s love Camp Hyatt the resort’s year round kid’s activity programme where they revel in a varied range of supervised educational and entertaining themed activities available. Other fun daily activities include fish feeding, sandcastle building, on-land introductory surf lessons, kite flying, jumbo Jenga, poolside Plinko, and airbrush tattoos. 
 
Dining is a breeze at Hyatt Regency Huntingdon Resort, enjoy contemporary coastal cuisine and classic American favourites at Watertable the resort’s signature restaurant or kick back and try the fish tacos and juicy burgers in the more relaxed atmosphere of Pete’s Sunset Grill. Poolside snacks and refreshments are available from Mankota’s Grill and Shubee’s Poolside Café offering casual fare, fresh fruit smoothies and full adult bar services. Surf City Grocer’s the resort’s convenient grocery store has everything needed for your picnic on the beach, your trip to one of the local theme parks or an evening by the fire pits on the beach. 
 
Hit the gym any time night or day - the 24 hour fitness centre features the latest cardio and weight training equipment including treadmills, elliptical machines, exercise bikes, weight stations and workout mats. At the end of the day soaking up the warm Pacific sunshine treat yourself with a trip to the resort’s Pacific Waters Spa featuring luxurious sauna and steam rooms, waterfall showers private whirlpools and outdoor relaxation areas. There’s a great choice of treatments available including massages, facials, and body treatments as well as a full range of salon services.
 
The resort’s fantastic location right across from the beach and close to the downtown area means that there’s easy access to loads of local landmarks and attractions for all the family to enjoy. Just across from the hotel you’ll find the golden sandy beach and its popular walking, jogging and cycling trail and if you're ready to learn how to surf then why not book a session with the professionals at “Toes on the Nose” the resort’s surf school partners. Beginner or expert it doesn’t matter - just get ready to experience the thrills and spills of Southern California surfing!
 
The Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach resort is just 23 miles from California Disneyland and no visit to the local area would be complete without a trip to this wonderful theme park resort. There’s fun for all the family with an exciting range of interactive attractions, exciting rides, parades and fireworks displays. At the end of the day take a stroll along the vibrant promenade at Downtown Disney with its distinctive dining, wonderful shopping and exciting evening entertainment. Seasonal shuttle buses operate between your Hyatt Resort and this iconic attraction. Other popular attractions and landmarks close to hand include Catalina Island, Aquarium of The Pacific, Legoland California Resort, Pacific City, South Coast Plaza and Knot’s Berry Farm Amusement Park.

Palm Springs
Fed by underground springs, the desert comes alive here, not only with signature palms, but also with a string of resort communities, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, and others, as well as the namesake town of Palm Springs, sporting a cool, mid-century modern vibe and countless ways to relax. Back in the 1950s, stars like Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley built sleek estates, played rounds of golf at championship courses, and wined and dined the desert night away. Today, the region still has plenty of retro hipster swagger but also next-gen energy, with hot new restaurants, luxury lodgings, and fabulous shopping. Plus, there’s the beauty of the California desert all around. Step away for a moment and gaze up at a million stars, nothing but you, your thoughts, and the sound of the desert wind.

Got 10 minutes? That’s all it takes to go from the hot desert floor to cool, piney highlands, thanks to this engineering marvel. Spinning slowly as it ascends, the tram rises 2.5 miles in one smooth ascent to 8,516 feet at Mountain Station, on the flanks of towering Mount San Jacinto. On the ride up, you’ll be Instagramming nonstop as you take in incredible views of jagged cliffs and canyons (keep your eyes peeled for waterfalls in spring). Celebrated naturalist John Muir once wrote that “…the view from San Jacinto is the most sublime spectacle to be found anywhere on this earth,” and he wasn’t exaggerating.
 
Up top, there’s access to more than 50 miles of trails into the Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness Area. The tram operates through winter, and don’t be surprised if fellow tram riders are carrying snowshoes or cross-country skis to explore the snowy backcountry (rentals are available at Winter Adventure Center, at Mountain Station). Tip for outdoor lovers: it’s a short hike to Round Valley, offering picturesque campsites, even in winter. But you don’t have to hike or ski to have fun. At the top there are two restaurants (fine dining at Peaks Restaurant; cafeteria fare at Pines Cafe), a bar (aptly named The Lookout Lounge), an observation area, natural history exhibits, and a small theater showing documentary films.
 
The Saguaro, Palm Springs
A colourful, boutique style hotel featuring chic deco, trendy events and lots of fabulous amenities. Located in downtown Palm springs, the Saguaro offers free transfers to destinations within a 5 miles radius, including the Palm Springs Convention Center, Baristo Park and Palm Springs Stadium. For your convenience, during limited hours a free airport shuttle service is available. There's plenty to explore around the hotel, with Moorten Botanical Garden and Cacterium located just 1 mile away, and Rimrock Shopping Center two miles from the resort.  Along with everything this incredible location has to offer and its great accessibility, The Saguaro itself has plenty of amenities for guests to make the most of. A generously-sized outdoor swimming pool provides hours of fun for all ages, whilst two hot tubs complete with lounge seating allow adults to relax and unwind. For a range of massage, facial and body treatments look no further than The Saguaro's full-service spa. Indulge in limeade hydration or the signature oxygen infusing and skin plumping treatment. A health club is also on hand for guests to keep in shape over the course of their stay. Weekly poolside entertainment including DJ sets, live music and movies can be enjoyed by all the family. Superior service includes a front desk open all hours, friendly staff always on hand to help, the customer service is high priority and top notch.
 
There are a range of dining options at The Saguaro Hotel for guests to treat themselves too. At Tinto, chef Jose Garces dishes inspired by the renowned Basque region of Northern Spain and Southern France are served with flair. With a modern approach to traditional Basque tapas and huge range of wines and cocktails, this restaurant is the perfect option. For drinks and a spot of lunch, the ten-seat bar offers a variety of light snacks including salads and tacos, and hearty main dishes are also on offer for you to share with friends.
 
When you stay at the The Saguaro Hotel you can choose your ideal view, from looking onto the pool and its vast entertainment, to a choice of scenic views including mountains and city lights. Complete with Wi-Fi access and a spacious living area, all rooms include a 32" HDTV, docking station and a private balcony or patio. Get that home-from-home feel with organic bath products and plush linens in your choice of room or suite. The Saguaro Hotel offers both a lively atmosphere and relaxed vibe, with a tasty choice of dining options and rooms available, you can plan your ideal getaway. Fabulous attractions nearby and easy access via free shuttle services, along with the hotels upscale amenities, this resort is perfect for a well rounded Palm Springs experience.

Lead in Price Based on: 1st January - 29th March 2018
Other Available Travel Dates: 1st September - 28th October 2017 from £1079 per person

Based on 2 Adults & 2 Children sharing
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