CALIFORNIA

SOCAL COAST

From Santa Barbara and its offshore neighbor, the Channel Islands, to San Diego, sun and fun rules year-round on the Southern California Coast. With its pleasant climate, miles of celebrated beaches, historic neighborhoods, ritzy shopping boulevards and vast farmland yielding the freshest organic produce, the Southern California Coast is a no-brainer vacation spot.

Take in the natural splendor and serenity of La Jolla & Del Mar, or ride the thrilling surf in Orange County on your SoCal Coast Vacation. Get your cultural fix in and take in panoramic views of the city on a tour of LA’s contemporary Getty Center or its ‘gateway to the cosmos,’ the Griffith Observatory. If you’re taking a Southern California family vacation, bring smiles to everyone’s face with excursions to the San Diego Zoo, Disneyland, Legoland, or all three!

In a region offering such a variety of experiences, let our team of locals lead you to matchless, unforgettable memories on your SoCal Coast vacation.

HIGHLIGHTS

LOS ANGELES, BEVERLY HILLS & SANTA MONICA


LOS ANGELES, BEVERLY HILLS & SANTA MONICA

With its year-round sun, natural good looks and (let’s face it) celebrity appeal, Southern California is laid-back luxe. During your Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica vacation, spend a day riding the iconic – and solar-powered – Ferris Wheel and strolling the oceanfront Strand in Santa Monica (pack a lunch from one of the many farmers’ markets in town). As opulent as one might imagine, Beverly Hills beckons with its promise of posh shopping on Rodeo Drive and the fragrant and historic Beverly Gardens Park. And nowhere is bright lights-big city allure more evident than California’s largest city, Los Angeles, where there are tucked-away neighborhoods, incredible museums and sexy rooftop bars awaiting your discovery.

WHAT WE REVEAL
In a city as vast as Los Angeles, it’s a lifesaver to have a local on your side. We’ll be there throughout your Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica vacation to edge you toward the lesser-known and, for that matter, more memorable experiences. Step out of your luxury LA accommodations and enjoy a VIP experience at Universal Studios Hollywood, exploring areas not generally open to the public, with a private lunch cooked by Universal’s own executive chef, and followed by a personally led afternoon at Universal’s theme park. You will be escorted to the best seats and head to the front of the line at all of Universal’s rides. Shop indulgently along Rodeo Drive or the Sunset Strip. Stroll or cycle along the Santa Monica boardwalk or wile away the hours on Venice Beach with the local residents (and perhaps a celeb or two!). If you’re craving the Pacific, learn the art of stand-up-paddleboarding in the pristine waters of Marina del Rey, then reward yourself with fresh seafood at one of the many beachfront restaurants.

COMBINE WITH
> Palm Springs
> Joshua Tree National Park

SAN DIEGO


SAN DIEGO

With its winning climate, natural seaside beauty and laid-back vibe, Southern California is home to celebs galore, that famous mouse, up-and-coming chefs who create everything from the tastiest fish tacos to locally sourced red-wine burgers, and creative thinkers responsible for an influential music scene, innovative art and the area’s eclectic architectural landscape. One can’t help but feel invigorated by all that energy – and that sea air – so we’ll help you make the most of your San Diego vacation, from the studios of Hollywood to the beaches of San Diego.

WHAT WE REVEAL
Surf style is everywhere in San Diego, so while the downtown district and historic Gaslamp Quarter are enticing, your San Diego vacation isn’t complete without taking advantage of the coast. There are more than 60 beaches to explore – we’ll match your travel style to the best swath of sand for you – dramatic hiking trails and incredible resorts where you can sit back, sunglasses on, novel in hand, and drink in the Pacific views. Visit the renowned zoo, the museums of Balboa Park and Legoland (for the littlest and biggest Lego fanatics, alike!). Venture, with our guidance, a bit farther afield to neighboring La Jolla, where the Museum of Contemporary Art, The Birch Aquarium and the La Jolla Playhouse await your arrival. With a small town feel thanks to a collection of character-filled neighborhoods, San Diego deserves its self-appointed moniker: “America’s Finest City.”

COMBINE WITH
> Los Angeles, Beverly Hills & Santa Monica
> Palm Springs

SANTA BARBARA & CHANNEL ISLANDS


SANTA BARBARA & CHANNEL ISLANDS

It’s almost a tease, trying to capture all of nature’s bounty in one Santa Barbara and Channel Islands vacation. But no matter how much you pack in, there will almost certainly be more for next time. Here on America’s Riviera, you’ll bike along the waterfront to the historic Mission, snack on fresh avocados and strawberries fresh from the farmers’ market and hike in the San Rafael Mountains. The Channel Islands are eight picture-perfect adventures waiting to happen – explore sea caves and kelp forests by boat or snorkeling. Need more? You’re welcome to camp overnight on the island of your choice.

WHAT WE REVEAL
When we show off a new destination, we like to get right down to the local level. And what better way to experience the A-listers favorites of Santa Barbara than with a drive down the iconic Pacific Coast Highway and a guided sunset bike ride down Sulphur Mountain. Need to feel like a celebrity yourself? We’ll arrange for a private guided coastal horseback ride, with the waves crashing around you and the gentle wind caressing your skin. Nature lovers eagerly anticipate a ferry ride to Channel Islands National Park, where sunny days are spent kayaking to Painted Cave on Santa Cruz Island, snorkeling with rainbow-hued fish, hiking and meeting the many marine mammals who reside here – it’s an American Galapagos. Keep an eye out for the tiniest foxes you’ll ever see – they weigh just five pounds! Much-ado restaurants, world-famous resorts, boutique shopping, wine country nearby and rugged natural beauty make a Santa Barbara and Channel Islands vacation charmingly contagious.

COMBINE WITH
> Big Sur
> Los Angeles, Beverly Hills & Santa Monica

LA JOLLA & DEL MAR


LA JOLLA & DEL MAR

Beautiful beaches, adventurous outdoor activities, unique shopping, fine dining and so much more – a La Jolla and Del Mar vacation is a fantastic introduction to California’s North County Coast. Within a half-hour of San Diego, La Jolla’s charms are many, from its immaculate parks to its white-sand coves. Del Mar, La Jolla’s exclusive neighbor, sandwiched between two calm saltwater lagoons, woos visitors with its unhurried, civilized lifestyle, a world-famous thoroughbred racetrack, the charming San Diego County fair and its exceptional weather.

WHAT WE REVEAL
Our on-the-ground expert guides will show off the very best of La Jolla and Del Mar, from its family- (and dog-) friendly beaches to the best spots to learn how to surf. Settle into the relaxed SoCal vibe as you peruse one-of-a-kind galleries, treat yourself to a souvenir from a high-end boutique, tee off at renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course or hike into Sunny Jim. Swim with leopard sharks in La Jolla Cove, go whale watching, try stand-up paddleboarding, kayak the Sea Caves, picnic at Ellen Browning Scripps Park, cycle along the breathtaking Pacific Coast Highway and fish for yellowtail and marlin in the Del Mar beachbreaks. Oceanfront restaurant are plentiful and choice spots to toast to another day in paradise while you take in the sunset.

COMBINE WITH
> San Diego
> Palm Springs
> Los Angeles, Beverly Hills & Santa Monica

ORANGE COUNTY


ORANGE COUNTY

When it’s beach towns you seek, it’s beach towns we’ll deliver – and Orange County is full of them. Cruise the coast from Seal Beach to San Clemente, taking time to stop in Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach and others – all while drinking in glorious Pacific views. An Orange County vacation is the very epitome of endless summer, whether that means whale-watching at sea or mouse-spotting at Disneyland.

WHAT WE REVEAL
Whatever your interests or energy level, our on-the-ground experts will unveil the best of Orange County – from must-have Park Hopper Passes at Disneyland to a customized tour of Beverly Hills and Bel-Air’s most striking homes and beaches. Spend an hour exploring Mission San Juan Capistrano’s history, lush gardens and Spanish colonial architecture. Join the locals at Old Towne Orange, a nostalgic look at OC with a smart selection of antiques and vintage clothes shops and eateries. Tour the Richard Nixon Presidential Library. Set off on whale-watching and sport-fishing excursions from dreamy Dana Point. Channel a taste of the Riviera lifestyle at Laguna Beach, home to numerous art festivals and galleries, as well as charming arts-and-crafts architecture. Heading south from LA County, Seal Beach is your first intro to Orange County’s beach scene and boasts a mile-and-a-half of pristine beach cradled next to a handful of independent shops and a friendly Main Street. From the choicest spots for the freshest seafood, to behind-the-scenes tours of Disneyland and California Adventure, to the most romantic sunset views, we have your Orange County hits-list ready to go.

COMBINE WITH
> Los Angeles, Beverly Hills & Santa Monica
> San Diego
> La Jolla & Del Mar

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