San Francisco, Las Vegas and Los Angeles are three of America’s most iconic cities, and together they create the ‘golden triangle’. Visit all three of these unique cities in one trip for the ideal holiday filled with both fun and relaxation.
Begin your American adventure in one of California’s favourite cities, San Francisco. With a warm and charming vibe, it’s easy to spend your days leisurely exploring the buzzy waterfront of Fishermen’s Wharf, soaking up the atmosphere and dining on delicious seafood. But for those seeking more action, San Francisco can deliver too with a ferry trip aroudn the infamous Alcatraz prison.
From San Francisco, you’ll travel down the coast to the glamorous city of Los Angeles, where you’ll rub shoulders with high flying actors and superstar singers. Don’t forget to take a photo with the iconic Hollywood Sign in the background.
Finish your holiday with the neon lights of Las Vegas. Whether you’d like to take in one of the incredible Cirque Du Soleil shows, explore the four mile-long strip or spend your days relaxing by the pool, Las Vegas has you covered. Whatever your holiday tastes, Las Vegas will have an activity or adventure for you.
- Take a traditional cable car ride up and down the hills of San Francisco
- Go star spotting in Beverly Hills
- Enjoy a cruise around the iconic Alcatraz Island
- People watch at 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica
- Take an evening helicopter ride over the Las Vegas Strip
- Spend a night on a ranch on the edge of the Grand Canyon
Start your Journey
With a laid back Californian charm, there’s plenty in San Francisco to keep you occupied.
Fisherman’s Wharf is home to Pier 39, an area that has grown famous due to the increasing number of wild sea lions that have gathered there to snooze and relax. Head to the pier to observe the animals and learn about them in the nearby Sea Lion Centre.
Of course, no trip to San Francisco would be complete without catching a glimpse of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. One of the best ways to view the bridge is by bike. Hire a bike from Fisherman's Wharf and watch as the bridge comes in to view before making the journey over the bridge before stopping at the Golden Gate View Point for spectacular views of the city.
The playground of glitz and glamour, the sprawling city of Los Angeles has something to keep everyone entertained.
Kids and adults alike will adore a day spent at Disneyland Park, with opportunities to ride roller coasters and meet much adored Disney characters. To learn all about the Hollywood movies and how they’re created, head to the Universal Studios for a lesson or two in film studies.
For beachside bliss, head to LA’s famous Venice and Santa Monica beaches. In Santa Monica, you can walk the iconic pier for fairground rides, seafood restaurants and catchy music. In Venice Beach, hire a bicycle to explore the area. You’ll pass by long stretches of white sand, towering palm trees and bohemian beachside stores.
In the centre of the city, search for your favourite star among the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Don’t forget to take that all important snap with the Hollywood sign sitting in the background.
Where better to finish your American adventure than with a trip to one of the world’s most exciting cities, Las Vegas? There is so much to do, and you’re sure to end your holiday on a high.
Spend your days gazing in awe as you explore the grand hotels on the strip, admire the water show of the Bellagio Fountains, try your luck at gambling in the casinos or watch one of Vegas’s renowned shows. Take to the skies to see the neon lights of Las Vegas in all it's glory. You can enjoy the heights from the LINQ's High Roller and Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.
Be sure to make the most of the excellent dining opportunities. Las Vegas is home to some of the country’s top fine dining restaurants and you’re sure to find a favourite establishment serving your desired type of cuisine. Whether you’re looking for a rich and juicy steak, hot and spicy Mexican, fine French or delicate Japanese dish, you’ll find it in Las Vegas.
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