The flight time to California from the UK is around 11 hours. The time difference is 8 hours. You will most likely be a bit jet-lagged when you arrive and only want to get to your hotel a.s.a.p. The quickest way to do this is with clicktransfers.com. Your personal driver will meet you in at the airport with his limo, load your luggage into the 'trunk', and take you in comfort and style to your hotel. What a way to arrive. Your clicktransfers.com personal transport is all paid for in the UK, so there's no need to worry about having US Dollars when you arrive, just sit back and relax, have a wash and brush up at the hotel, get changed, and hit the town!
California is nicknamed the Golden State because this is where the gold rush began in 1848. Located on the Pacific Coast, the weather is comparable to the Mediterranean - mild wet winters and warm dry summers - so anytime of the year could be a good time to visit.
Los Angeles, in the south of the state, is where Disneyland and Universal Studios theme park are. Great for adults and children and visiting each is a full day out. Walk around the Venice Canals - unique houses, bridges, canals, trees, parks, and then head down to Venice Beach to watch the evening sunset. Rodeo Drive and Hollywood Boulevard are the places to shop, or watch the celebs shopping (much cheaper that way!).
Walk the Walk of Fame outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre. Measure your hands and feet in the imprints of Hollywood stars past and present. Take a 20 minute tour of the theatre and learn about the history of Hollywood. Sunset Strip is full of boutiques, restaurants and nightclubs and is definitely the place to see and be seen. In the evening, enjoy a concert in the world famous Hollywood Bowl. Classical music or pop concerts - see what's available. And if you book, enjoy a pre-concert picnic in the hills surrounding the Bowl.
Ride on a cable car up and down the busy hilly streets in San Francisco. The tourist area of Chinatown is full of shops, restaurants, cafes and markets, but a good place to order a cup of coffee, relax and people watch. Don't forget, whilst you're in San Fran, to walk over the Golden Gate Bridge. Take your camera. If you visit between April and October, there's a free concert on Sunday afternoons in the Golden Gate Park.
The notorious prison of Alcatraz is located in San Francisco Bay. Book your tickets online before you visit so that you're not disappointed. It's a very popular attraction.
San Diego has LEGOLAND, (with a waterpark), Sea World (with a Killer Whale show!), Safari Zoo (lots of rare animals), Segway tours, golf courses - more than enough to keep you busy for a month. Join in a free historic tour of the city and learn about California's history.
Lake Tahoe, with its beaches and clear azure water, is in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Enjoy a bit of skiing, snowboarding, alpine golf, water skiing or fishing. Wonderful scenery, great place to hike, breathe in the clean fresh air, and take some stunning photos.
When you've done with excursions, museums, activities and sightseeing, relax on one of the glorious beaches, have a swim, and enjoy yourself! Bliss!