California Luxury Dream Honeymoon - Los Angeles,San Francisco, Yosemite

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A Dream Honeymoon to California offers all the key ingredients, an intoxicating mix of splendid scenery, incredible landmarks, fantastic cities, culture and glorious beaches, the perfect destination for a luxury bespoke honeymoon.

We would highly recommend a self drive tour of California as roads are easy to navigate and car hire reasonably priced. Renting a Motorhome ( R.V.) for some or part of your trip is also a popular and fun option for couples who are looking to explore independently.

Experience city life in San Francisco, home to the Golden Gate Bridge and infamous Alcatraz Island. San Francisco offers diversity, culture, fabulous shopping and a wonderful vibrant nightlife. Travel onto the wine countries of Napa Valley or Sanoma, before continuing on to the breathtaking Lake Tahoe, where you can simply enjoy the scenery or take up one of the many outdoor activities on offer. Move onto the great Yosemite National Park to take advantage of the trails and one-off views.

For those couples who prefer the ocean, then the drive down Highway 101 between San Francisco and L.A is an absolute must. Typically clients would choose to break the journey and stay a while in Carmel or Monterey to surf or watch the seals, before heading on to the famous Hirst Castle or Santa Barbara for a few days at a luxury beach retreat.

For those couples who prefer the ocean, then the drive down Highway 101 between San Francisco and L.A is an absolute must. Break the journey in Carmel or Monterey, where you'll find a superb selection of luxury honeymoon retreats; stay a while to surf or watch the seals, before heading on to the famous Hirst Castle or Santa Barbara for a few days beach retreat.

A popular final destination for a luxury fly-drive honeymoon around California is Santa Monica, as it offers an ideal base from which to explore Los Angeles and the surrounding spots. There are pedestrianised shopping streets and a long stretch of beach, home to the famous Muscle Beach and a lively pier which boasts a lovely old Ferris wheel. Nearby attractions are Malibu, Venice Beach, Marina del Rey and Beverly Hills.

If you have a few extra days then San Diego is a great extension to any luxury dream honeymoon; key highlights include some great museums, Sea World and the famous San Diego Zoo.


DIRECT FLIGHTS FROM UK:
  Los Angeles
  San Diego
  San Francisco
  Las Vegas ( Nevada)

FLYING TIME:
  10.5 hours

TIME DIFFERENCE:
  -8 hours

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL:
  California is a year-round honeymoon destination, but deciding when to travel will very much depend on what you want to do and what you want to see.
  JUNE - AUGUST tend to be the most popular months for honeymoon couples visiting California, especially if keen to spend some time at the beach.
  MARCH - MAY is a marvellous time to visit particularly if you want to spend time at some of the awesome national parks or explore the desert areas; temperatures are much more pleasant during spring than they are in the heat of summer.
  SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER is a good time to beat the crowds and it is an especially good time to see Northern California and visit the beautiful wine regions. San Francisco, often shrouded in fog during the peak summer months, sees some of it's sunniest days during September and October.
  DECEMBER - FEBRUARY if you plan to ski then this is the time to visit the Sierra Nevada.

POPULAR HONEYMOON ITINERARIES:
 10 Nights - 4 nts San Francisco, 3 nts Napa Valley, 3 nts Lake Tahoe
 10 Nights- 2 nts San Francisco, 2 nts Yosemite, 2 nts Monterey, 2 nts Santa Barbara, 2 nts Los Angeles
 14 Nights - 3 nts Las Vegas, 1 nt Sierra Navada, 2 nts Yosemite, 3 nts San Francisco, 2 nts Pacific Coast, 3 nts Los Angeles

PLACES TO GO & THINGS TO DO:
  Carmel + Monterey - Art Galleries, Golf, Shopping, Seal Watching, Surfing
  Death Valley -  Hiking, Mountain Biking, Scenic Drives
  Lake Tahoe - Biking, Fishing, Golf, Hiking, Sailing, Skiing, Watersports
  Los Angeles - Beverley Hills, Disneyland, Hollywood, Rodeo Drive, Universal Studios
  Napa Valley - Wine Tasting Tours
  Palm Springs - Golf
  San Diego - Sea World, Zoo
  San Francisco - Alcatraz, China Town, Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Bridge, Union Square Shopping
  Santa Barbara - Beaches, Botanic Gardens, Museums, Paddle Boarding, Surfing, Zoo
  Yosemite - Biking, Hiking, Photography.

If time permits, an extension to Las Vegas is always a great way to start or round off this fantastic luxury, dream honeymoon. Themed resorts, great weather all year round, helicopters to the Grand Canyon and jeep rides across the desert are just some of the things to do.

Please see below just a few of our suggested luxury honeymoon hotels in California.

To plan the Best Luxury Dream Honeymoon to California call our Specialist Travel Agents 01932 863300

 



CALIFORNIA LUXURY DREAM HONEYMOON HOTELS

The Fairmont San Francisco California
Located atop Nob Hill, this opulent turn-of-the-century landmark hotel never fails to impress. A short walk from Union Square and Chinatown and with easy access to Fisherman's Wharf by the cable car which stops right outside.It's breathtaking lobby leads to individually furnished guest rooms with the signature suites offering unparalleled views of the bay.
Experience all the excitement of an indoor rainstorm at The Tonga Room and Hurricane Bar, or more elegant Northern Californian dining at the Laurel Court Restaurant. Club One at Nob Hill Health Club offers massages, body treatments and a state-of-the-art fitness centre.
The Rooftop garden provides a perfect refuge to enjoy California sunshine in a peaceful setting.
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The Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe California

As part of an active luxury honeymoon tour, a stay at Lake Tahoe would offer the perfect retreat. Vast snow capped mountains, the backdrop against the expansive blue lake. Watersports, sailing, skiing, hiking and biking whatever your interest the opportunity is here and the Hyatt Regency located right on the shoreline with its own beach and pier offers the perfect high standard of service and facilities to appeal to those discerning couples looking for quality, luxury and flexible accommodation.
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The Tenaya Lodge a Luxury Family Holiday California

The Ahwahnee Yosemite California

The Ahwahnee is Yosemite National Park's premier hotel, an elegant, historically important luxury retreat. The site was originally chosen because of it's sunny location, offering stunning views of Yosemite's icons- Half Dome, Yosemite Falls and Glacier Point, making it a perfect base for any dream honeymoon.
Accented with original Native American designs, the rooms are either in the main building, with it's great granite facade, beamed ceilings and grand stone hearths, or in cottages in the wooded grounds.
Yosemite is an outdoor playground with breathtaking scenery, so you can choose to be as relaxed or adventurous as you desire. The recreational facilities within the resort are also extensive and include an outdoor heated pool, two tennis courts and hiking trails.
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Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur California

Drive 'Route 1' along the dramatic Big Sur Pacific shoreline, twist and turn amongst endless rolling vista's, before arriving at your dream honeymoon haven.Perched high above the Pacific Ocean on the cliffs of Big Sur, this is an award winning sanctuary, the ultimate in romance and luxury. Organic architecture embraces the dramatic beauty of the California coastline. Accommodations combine rustic elegance with luxury and comfort, featuring slate spa bathtubs, wood-burning fireplaces and decks with awe-inspiring views, some with outdoor hot tubs. Luxuriate in the spa, indulge in a massage and bask in the Jade infinity pool.Unforgettable cuisine is accompanied by wine selections from one of the most extensive cellars in North America.
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The Resort at Pelican Hill Newport Coast California

Perched on the famous Newport Coast in southern California, The Resort at Pelican Hill offers  exquisite style and sophistication, with expansive views across the Pacific Ocean. This luxurious resort, a Leading Hotel of the World, offers 5* Bungalow or Villa accommodation, complimented by state-of-the–art facilities and exceptional service levels. Inspired to provide a relaxed and informal luxury experience, Pelican Hill exceeds these intentions. For those looking for a little activity, then the 36 holes of golf will no doubt impress, or visit the Irvine Ranch Land Reserve with fantastic opportunities for riding and walking. If however relaxation is your main honeymoon criteria, then tailor made treatment programmes can be arranged at the Mediterranean-style spa or take a cabana at the Coliseum Pool.

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