At the heart of California lie a million clichés –riding waves, mingling with celebrities and bathing on golden, sun-soaked Californian beaches. While some of these are true, the state of California is much more than a few move-magic clichés and, with its diversity and playful aura, it’s the ideal destination for a luxury family holiday.
Luckily for you, our Original Travel experts have done it all.
From the misty forests' of the North to the beaches of SoCal
(pro-tip: Californians love shortening terms), our specialists have
scoured the state, uncovering all of its great family-friendly
activities. Whether you'd like a journey along the breathtaking Big
Sur coastline, or a night's stay in a hand-picked luxurious hotel
or resort, we can cater your luxury family holiday in California to
suit all of your family's needs.
It goes without saying that a luxury family holiday to
California isn't complete without heading to the sun-kissed cities
Angeles and San Francisco
which are so incredibly different but each iconic in their own
right. For the tween spirits, explore Hollywood, home of Paramount
Studios; and, for a dose of sugar, graffiti and counter-culture,
the renowned Santa Monica Pier. If you're after cultural
enrichment, wind up San Francisco's steep and undulating terrain
via tram, stopping nearby the Golden Gate Bridge or (if you're into
sea lions) Fisherman's Wharf, which gives an exceptional view of
the Harbour. For accommodation, you're spoilt for choice - from
mingling alongside Hollywood elites in Beverly Hills hotels to
seaside resorts, you're sure to find somewhere to suit.
Away from the clichés, get lost in one of our top,
child-friendly lodges bordering Yosemite.
Made for energetic and active types, you'll discover kids' camps
packed to the brim with all sorts of outdoor activities - from
hiking to horse riding and more.
If you get tired at any point of adventuring through this
beautiful state and you need a change of scenery (unlikely, but who
knows), our expert local guides and concierge team are on hand to
help with recommendations, whether it's family down time or local
lunch recommendations. To keep boredom at bay during car, plane or
train rides (or just on a quiet afternoon) our Sharky & George
children's packs, filled with informative and educational
activities, will keep the children engaged and entertained.