An iconic US road trip by Volkswagen Van
Ever dreamt of discovering California from your very own Volkswagen Van rental? Crossing the iconic Route 66 while blasting Dolly Parton/Beach Boys, cruising down the coastline imagining you're Lauren Conrad while singing along to 'Unwritten'. Going through the full Britney discography while desert sands turn into the skyscrapers, neon-signs and casinos of Las Vegas. WE FEEL YA! This jackpot trip includes all your wildest Cali dreams. After all, there’s a California girl in all of us. See the iconic Hollywood sign up close, check out where the Kardashians live, see your fave late-night host live, discover the wonders of the breathtaking Californian National Parks, try your luck at the world’s most famous casinos, and explore the mysterious Alcatraz island. This trip is all about living your life with arms wide open. Today is where your book begins. The rest is still unwritten 😉.
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You and your best mate will be flying high with return business class flights from London to LAX
We’ve all seen the road trip films where the main characters drive till they can’t anymore (queue falling asleep at the wheel scene) and then pull over to a random Motel to slum it for the night. Yeah, this isn’t that...like not at all. You’ll be staying in double or twin rooms (with breakfast) at your choice of the finest 5-star hotels every step of the way starting with the incredible Andaz West Hollywood Hotel, located just 5 minutes’ walk from the Sunset Strip. Tuck in to seasonal “market to table” Californian cuisine at the onsite restaurant, sip a Cali mimosa at the RH Bar, dive into the rooftop pool or sweat out your sins in the fitness center. Up next is the world-renowned Kinney Hotel. Located literally 3 minutes from Venice Beach, this ultra-hip hotel offers bicycle rentals, an outdoor area with a fire pit, ping pong tables, fitness center and an outdoor heated pool on top of its one-of-a-kind location.
Over in San Francisco, you’ll get the chance to stay in the stunningly elegant boutique Hotel Kabuki where west gives a nod to east with Japanese-inspired backdrops, a Zen garden, as well as a brand-new lobby bar that is globally inspired and out-of-this-world cool. Located in the heart of Japantown, you’ll be treated to an incredible on-site restaurant specialising in Thai dishes, a state-of-the-art fitness center and the best of the city right on your doorstep.
Get to Las Vegas and experience the best of France at the Paris Las Vegas Resort and Casino. Located on the Las Vegas Strip, this hotel and casino features a rooftop pool, indoor mall, 11 (yes, 11) restaurants, 5 bars, full-service spa and gym and replicas of several Paris attractions including the Eiffel Tower. Our favourite part? The Napoleon’s Dueling Piano Bar featuring a full-service bar and dueling piano players.
Located on the iconic Route 66 is our last, but definitely not least, option – The Wigwam Motel. Considered a landmark, this incredible Motel features a series of individual rooms shaped like tee-pees as well as an incredible outdoor pool to cool down after a day under the blazing Cali sun.
Seen a hotel or AirBnB you’d prefer? No worries! Just let us know and we’ll try our hardest to get it booked for ya.
We’re pretty sure there isn’t a place on earth that has more to offer than California. Although we couldn’t fit every single thing in to this trip, we certainly came close. For the foodies, we’re including dinners at some of the finest restaurants in the US including Nobu Malibu, Cole’s restaurant in LA, Saison in San Fran, Smith & Wollensky in Vegas and Bistro Don Giovanni in Nevada (subject to availability on your chosen dates.)
For the adventurers, we’ll cover your entry into some of the most breathtaking national parks on earth including Yosemite, Joshue Tree, Sequoia and Kings Canyon. Adrenaline Junkies? We got you too with entry into both Universal Studios and Disneyland.
Fancy a little culture? No probs! We’ve included tours of Hollywood, Alcatraz and/or Haigh Ashbury in San Francisco, and Las Vegas. You’ll also get a taste of the glitz and glamour Cali is famous for with tickets for a late-night show of your choice as well as a Vegas Residency Show of your choice (think Celine, J-Lo, and Brit Brit).
We know what you’re thinking: how could we possibly include anything else?! Well, we’ll also cover your transfers, VW van rental for 14 days with £2,000 parking credit AND pad your pockets with £1,000 casino credit just in case you find yourself feeling a little lucky in Vegas.