This journey through California and Nevada will take you through some of the iconic sights and landmarks of the states. From the glamour of Hollywood and bright lights of Vegas to the beautiful Mammoth lakes and awesome Grand Canyon. Relax on some of America's popular beaches, explore cities and journey through rugged wilderness and eerie desert landscapes. This Grand West Tour offers a wonderful varied mix of America's iconic West.
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Distance: 121 miles
San Diego is California's second largest city, the state's oldest and the birthplace of all that is Californian. Many of its key attractions are within a short distance of lively downtown San Diego's attractive bayfront area. Don't just think of this region as a fabulous beach destination, the activities go way beyond that. There is even the chance for a day trip to Tijuana, Mexico from San Diego.
Distance: 141 miles
Here you'll find designer shopping, endless golf courses, top class shows, a wide choice of eateries (we love the Mexican food here) and world class hotels and resorts all set against an amazing backdrop. If you can plan your visit to Palm Springs between May-October, you can take advantage of incredible prices in stunning 4/5 star hotels. From Palm Springs Bon Voyage can pre-book a jeep adventure into the desert and along the San Andreas fault.
Distance: 280 miles
Vegas is also a great base from which to explore the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the incredible Valley of the Fire. Speak to Bon Voyage about the options available to you here.
Distance: 330 miles
It's a place of rugged beauty, where giant sawtooth mountains drop into vast deserts of the Great Basin. In winter it provides the finest skiing and snowboarding in California. Once the snow melts, that's when the fun begins, and the incredible scenery emerges.
Distance: 100 miles
Continue to climb through the Sierras and into Yosemite National Park via the Tioga Pass. Take all day to cross the pass marvelling at the waterfalls, giant Redwoods, lakes and meadows before arriving at your accommodation at the western edge of the park.
Distance: 190 miles
Perched on 43 hills, everybody’s favourite city has the most diverse neighbourhoods. Try North Beach settled by the Italians and still home to pasta restaurants and cappuccino bars. Or stumble upon beatnik and flower power haunts dating back to the 50s and 60s including Haight Ashbury, the spiritual home of 1967's Summer of Love. Then there's the lively Mission District, favoured by Latin Americans and Japantown with its sushi bars, Japanese baths and karaoke lounges. And don't miss San Francisco's Chinatown, the largest outside Asia.
When your feet have had enough hop aboard a cable car to vibrant Fisherman’s Wharf and then the true heart of the city, Union Square. San Francisco’s charms are great and small. You won’t want to miss Golden Gate Park, The Palace of Fine Arts, a cable car ride over Nob Hill or views of the thundering Pacific from the cliffs of Lincoln Park.
Bon Voyage can pre-book many excursions for you whilst in San Francisco such as Alcatraz, walking tours of Chinatown, Bay Cruises, helicopter trips and Bike The Bridge. Perhaps you would like to extend this tour further? Why not take a flight to one of the beautiful Hawiian Islands for a relaxing break before you head home?
Call the travel experts at Bon Voyage to discuss your dream Grand West Tour.