Some of the highlights included are:
- Tour the infamous island prison of Alcatraz in San Francisco
- Explore the beautiful coastline around Monterey
- Relax on the sands in Pismo Beach
- Ride the Ferris wheel on Santa Monica’s famous pier
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- International flights
- 7 nights in 4* hotels & hand-picked accommodation
- 8 days' car hire
- Bay in a day & Alcatraz tour
Need to know
- Arrives: San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
- Time difference: GMT-8
- Visa requirements: British passport holders require an electronic travel authorisation (ESTA), available online
- Language: English
- Currency: US dollar (USD)
- Flying time from UK: around 11 hours direct
- Plug type: 2 flat pins
- Voltage: 120V
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Spend a full day exploring San Francisco Bay on your Bay in a Day Tour, where you’ll hop across to the infamous island of Alcatraz, cross the Golden Gate Bridge, explore Golden gate Park and learn more about daily life in ’Frisco.
4* Pier 2620 Hotel Fisherman’s Wharf
Bay in a Day Tour with Alcatraz
Monterey Jack cheese also originated here, so why not give it a try? Santa Cruz is an easy day trip from Monterey if you fancy having a go at surfing, or simply chilling on the beach with an ice cream. Alternatively, perhaps spend some time in Carmel by the Sea, just 15 minutes’ drive away, where you can admire the quaint chocolate-box cottages.
4* Intercontinental the Clement
Watch the sunset from the pier, try some sea kayaking or take a hummer through the sand dunes. Pismo Beach is a great base from which to explore the parks, museums, galleries and shops of San Luis Obispo or make a day trip of it and call in at Paso Robles to try the local wines at one of over 200 wineries in the area.
3* Seacrest Oceanfront Hotel
Come for fine wines, warm sunshine and the fresh Pacific air, and don’t forget to try the wide assortment of artisanal produce on offer. The blue sky, sun and whitewashed houses combine to give a Mediterranean feel, so take a stroll around town, and indulge in a fine wine or two overlooking the glorious surrounding mountains and rolling hills.
4* Harbor View Inn
A town dotted with over 40 pieces of public street art, it’s a creative place with a fabulous beach. Watch the sun set over the golden sands and wander down to the famous pier, where the Ferris wheel is a classic city icon. The pier can keep you entertained for days, with several arcades, a funfair and an aquarium as well as numerous bars, restaurants and concert venues.
4* Hotel Shangri-La at the Ocean
Depart Santa Monica and return to the UK
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