San Francisco & Los Angeles City Breaks
Whether you are looking for a long weekend with a difference, a stopover en route to Hawaii or you're planning a wider touring holiday of the West Coast, these two completely different, energetic Californian cities have something to suit almost every taste.
San Francisco's main attraction must be its diversity of peoples and its tolerance for alternative lifestyles. These all point to a multicultural and multiethnic society that thrives on the progressive, socially conscious people that make the city their home. Each area of the city has formed its own neighbourhood, each with its own identity. Enjoy the exotic bustle of Chinatown, relax into the cafe life of North Beach and shop until you drop around Union Square.
Take time to really get to know 'The City'. Pick a walking tour and stroll around the fascinating neighbourhoods, hop on and off the cable cars to get you up the long hills, get a great view of the city from Coit Tower, cruise over to Alcatraz or take a classic 1955 Mack Fire Engine tour of the city. Stroll around Fisherman's Wharf with its waterfront marketplace and many attractions including Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square and The Cannery.
By contrast Los Angeles is a vibrant, vast and sprawling city, made up of five main areas – Downtown, Hollywood, Westside, Coastal and the Valleys. There is so much to se and do in this city. Take a tour of Hollywood, or a tour of the Stars Homes, stand in your favourite stars footsteps at Manns Chinese Theater, visit Universal Studios, the Hollywood Bowl and have you your picture taken at the famous Hollywood sign on Mt. Lee. Drive round the extravagant residences of Beverly Hills and spend some money in the designer stores of Rodeo Drive.
You can also stay in Anaheim, the home to Disneyland since 1955. In nearby Buena Park there is also Knott's Berry Farm, an alternative and excellent theme park. Alternatively, stay on the beach and explore the long ocean pier and arty shops of Santa Monica, the small-craft harbour of Marina del Rey and the innovative architecture of Venice. Stroll along the Ocean Front Walk in Venice to see the non-stop bustle of skaters, street artists and entertainers.
Whatever you decide to do, San Francisco & Los Angeles are great places for your next City Break!
WHAT'S CURRENTLY HOT - SAN FRANCISCO
Handlery Union Square: This 8-storey hotel comprises a total of 337 rooms, which includes 36 suites. Amongst the facilities count a foyer with a 24-hour reception desk, a lift, a safe and a cloakroom in addition to a hairdresser's salon, an excellent new bar, the Daily Grill restaurants, conference facilities and public Internet access.
From £104.00 per room per night incl tax
Warwick Regis - 490 Geary Street: The Warwick Regis Hotel, an elegant and popular downtown San Francisco hotel, lies in the heart of San Francisco's fashionable theatre district, just two blocks west of Union Square and the famed San Francisco cable cars, world-class shopping and dining. Also within easy walking distance from the hotel you will find popular San Francisco travel destinations such as the Moscone Convention Center, Yerba Buena Gardens, Chinatown and San Francisco's financial district.
From £134.00 per room per night incl tax
Hotel Adagio: Formerly the Shannon Court, Hotel Adagio has reopened after a 6-month renovation in December 2003. The hotel features a fresh design that bridges its Spanish Colonial Revival architectural roots to a clean and contemporary design aesthetic. Located in the heart of the city's theater, dining and shopping districts, the hotel offers a pace and atmosphere that is luxuriant and aromatic.
From £108.00 per room per night incl tax
Sheraton Fishermans Wharf - 2500 Mason Street: Located in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf close to Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square shopping and The Cannery. Regular boat tours of the Bay Area and Alcatraz leave from Pier 39. The Cable Car stop is within walking distance, which provides easy access to Union Square and other downtown attractions. Conveniently located just 2 miles from the San Francisco Cruise Terminal.
From £107.00 per room per night incl tax
WHAT'S CURRENTLY HOT - LOS ANGELES
Holiday Inn Hollywood: Conveniently located in the heart of Hollywood and within walking distance from Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood Walk of Fame and Mann's Chinese Theatre.
From £85.00 per room per night incl tax
Hollywood Roosevelt: This historic Hollywood hotel has beautifully appointed rooms, handpainted ceilings, Spanish wrought iron balustrades and is across the street from Mann's Chinese Theatre and close to Universal Studios Hollywood. The area's major attractions including, Beverly Hills and exclusive Rodeo Drive and some of Southern California's finest beaches are all within easy driving distance.
From £149.00 per room per night incl tax
Best Western Gateway Santa Monica: This four story hotel is located in trendy Santa Monica. Close to the beach, shops, restaurants, and Third Street Promenade. 2001 winner of the Best Western Excellence Award. Spacious and immaculate guest rooms.
From £96.00 per room per night incl tax
Crowne Plaza Beverly Hills: This modern 12 story high rise hotel is located in the heart of Beverly Hills, within walking distance to exclusive Rodeo Drive. For shopping and dining, Century City is close by and all the major L.A. attractions are within easy reach.
From £115 per room per night incl tax
Doubletree Westwood: The exclusive neighbourhood of Beverly Hills, featuring the home of the rich and famous, as well as world famous shopping and restaurants, is only one mile from the hotel. This is a boutique-style hotel where you'll experience friendly and professional service.
From £114.00 per room per night incl tax
Holiday Inn Santa Monica: Located just 1 block from Santa Monica Beach, the world famous Santa Monica Pier, and the excitement, shops, dining, and exotic street performers of the Third Street Promenade. Many restaurants are within walking distance. Malibu and Pacific Palisades are a mere 5 to 15 minutes drive to the north. Venice Beach is a mere 30 minutes walk on the bike path.
From £135.00 per room per night incl tax
For a full quotation please email or telephone (01892) 779900