Sunny California, aptly named the Golden State, is hard to beat as a luxury US holiday destination, ideal for honeymoons, family holidays and the ULTIMATE self-drive road-trip.
Conjoined by Highway One, the world’s most spectacular coastal road, the Golden State boasts some of the America’s finest locations. We recommend renting a convertible, getting the roof down and heading for vivacious San Francisco, which sports the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and an invigorating blend of cultures. Alternatively, make for the awe-inspiring valleys, gushing waterfalls and humbling giant sequoias of Yosemite National Park.
Hit the big star cities and drive through sprawling Los Angeles, the birthplace of showbiz and Hollywood celebrities, and visit the superb surf of chilled-out San Diego and the Orange County beaches.
But remember, California is not just about the open road... spot breaching whales from the California headland; snorkel with playful sea-lions in San Diego; grab a board and head for the waves at Venice or scale the tallest peak in Yosemite for magnificent views as far as the eye can see.
Let us point you towards the tastiest clam chowder in San Francisco, the best bottle of wine in Napa and the ideal sundowner spot along California's Big Sur by either taking a look at our selected California road trip itineraries below or by calling our experts on +44 207 337 9010.
If you are thinking of exploring beyond California, why not follow the fall colours in New England on this 11-night rustic refresher through America’s oldest region or go island hopping on the incredible Overseas Highway to the Florida Keys