California Coast - Family Discovery
The Central California Coast is the perfect choice for an action-packed family holiday. Our flexible California Coast Family Adventure takes in the best this well-travelled route has to offer. Stay sea-side at Santa Monica and stroll along the promenade watching street entertainers and on to the famous Santa Monica Pier. Spend a day at Universal Studios Hollywood, a real working film studio where you can go back stage and watch how movies and television productions are created. Be stunned at elaborate stage and stunts shows and get your heart pumping on movie-themed thrill rides.
For a calmer and more sedate experience, sit back and enjoy the relaxed Mediterranean scene at Santa Barbara, with historic missions, fabulous beaches and quaint tree-lined shopping streets. While here learn to surf. The famous Big Sur coastal drive starts for real at Pismo Beach, before starting the scenic drive, spend time racing around the dunes and beach in a dune buggy.
The Big Sur on California's rugged central coast offers one of the world's most dramatic coastal drives. there are many opportunities to stop and take in the breath-taking vistas and unique experiences such as Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery. At family focused Carmel Valley Ranch you are free to enjoy the amenities, there is time to take a horseback ride across the meadows and redwood forests as well as become a bee-keeper at the resorts bee-hives.
Get aboard a unique low water sea vessel for a small group whale watching cruise, get up-close to sea otter, sea lions and dolphins and watch whales breach in the distance. In San Francisco hop on and off wherever you wish on the famous Big Bus Tour, travel across the Golden Gate Bridge and walk cell-lined corridors of the former high-security prison of Alcatraz.