There's a lot to love in the west coast state of California, from theme parks to wine country, star-studded cities to scenic coastal highways read more...
Southern delights in Los Angeles
California's sunny south is where the action is – hear the whoosh of the Matterhorn at the original Disneyland, the whir of the paparazzi combing Hollywood's boulevards and the applause as Shamu makes his big splash at SeaWorld San Diego.
You are spoiled for choice when it comes to Los Angeles hotels. Sleep like the stars in Beverly Hills at the likes of the Hilton or Crowne Plaza, with tonnes of choices around Santa Monica Boulevard, Sunset Boulevard and Rodeo Drive. If you're just in LA for a quick trip, consider staying near LAX at the Radisson, Marriott or Four Points Sheraton.
Stay by the bay in San Francisco
The colourful, cultural San Francisco constantly ranks high on travel wish lists. Beyond the sloping streets and Golden Gate, the wider San Francisco Bay area also encompasses Silicon Valley's San Jose and the well-known wine region Napa Valley.
If you're planning a stay around the Bay area, San Fran hosts a wide array of accommodation – especially within the Union Square, Chinatown and Fisherman's Wharf precincts – with major chains such as the 5-star Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton and the Marriott in tow. If San Jose is more your scene, the Downtown district presents offerings from the Hilton, Sheraton, Fairmont and more.
Back to nature on the West Coast
The sprawling length of California totals about 14 hours of driving time. It makes sense, then, that the state is gifted with incredibly diverse scenery, from world-class ski slopes in the North to the beautiful Big Sur hanging off the Central Coast cliffs and cactus-covered desert edging its way towards Nevada and Arizona.
Make the most of this great, open land by staying somewhere like Fresno, the "Gateway to Yosemite", where a comfy inn isn't hard to come by, or forget the madness of Mardi Gras with Palm Springs offering a great alternative, home to some of the best gay and lesbian resorts around!
Knotts Berry Farm Resort Hotel
Full service Hotel adjacent to Knott's Berry Farm and 6 miles north from Disneyland Resort. Restaurant & bar, pool, spa, kids water toys, free Disneyland Shuttle. Room services, coffee makers, free wi-fi, in-room safes, hair dryers, irons and boards.
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 1 - 31 May, 18 August - 1 October 2018.
Dunes Inn, Sunset
This Hotel is located one half block east of the 101 freeway in the heart of Hollywood on the famous Sunset Boulevard of Los Angeles. Within two miles of the hotel, guests can enjoy the following attractions: Hollywood Walk of Fame, Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood and Highland Centre , Kodak...
Travel Dates: 01 - 31 October 2018
Clarion Hotel Anaheim
Just two blocks from the Disneyland Resort, in the heart of the Anaheim Resort; the Clarion Hotel Anaheim Resort is a deluxe, full-service hotel with 284 spacious guestrooms. An Outdoor Heated Pool awaits, Gift Shop, new Palm Tree Cafe, new Fitness Center, The Sports Lounge, new Business Center (...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 29 July - 2 September, 27 September - 26 October 2018
Welcome to San Francisco's historic Hotel Whitcomb, an early 20th-century masterpiece that is a favourite among travellers. When you walk through the front doors of the landmark Hotel Whitcomb from bustling Market Street, you'll discover an elegant boutique hotel with high cathedral ceilings and ...
Travel Dates: 1 - 30 November 2018
The Marker Hotel - Union Square
A San Francisco boutique hotel, in Union Square, The Marker Hotel - Union Square invites you to indulge your senses at the award-winning four star hotel, where warm service and elegant surprise take you a world away. A romantic San Francisco hotel with an adjacent French restaurant, The Marker Ho...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 1 June - 5 July 2018