California Dreamin' Overview
Embark on a travel adventure along America's west coast
Embark on a dream travel adventure in the west coast of America. Admire all things bold and beautiful in Los Angeles and turn hedonist in Las Vegas where sinners come to flirt with chance. Make a mission to see the epic Grand Canyon, experience the scorch of the sun in Death Valley and then soak in the serenity of the Yosemite National Park. Pay a visit to the bohemian breeding ground of San Francisco and enjoy the beauty of Santa Barbara's coastline. A dream realised, this Californian adventure is a must for the young at heart.
What's included in this trip
California Dreamin' SummaryAdd to Shortlist
Arrive early to walk down the star-studded streets of Hollywood and Beverly Hills or go shopping on Rodeo Drive.
Stop by some of the major attractions in San Diego such as Balboa Park and the historic Gaslamp Quarter or simply sun yourself on one of the golden beaches at Mission Bay.
Enter the scorching Joshua Tree National Park, home to a host of unusual plants including cacti, Mojave yuccas and, of course, Joshua trees.
Witness the gigantic red expanses of the Grand Canyon – a true monument of the gods. Perhaps take a helicopter flight to get a true sense of the canyon's incredible size.
Head west on the famous Route 66 and cross the Mojave Desert to reach the neon lights of Las Vegas. Dance with Lady Luck with a spin of the roulette wheel, catch a show or rub shoulders with A-listers at one of the many heaving nightclubs.
Feel the mercury rising while crossing through Death Valley, one of the hottest deserts on earth.
Travel onwards through the heart of the Sierra Nevada and enter into the wilderness of Yosemite National Park. Be awed by majestic waterfalls, giant sequoia groves and magnificent granite cliffs.
Arrive in the cultural melting pot of San Francisco. Catch a tram to visit the waterfront, feast like a king in Chinatown or peruse zany artwork in SoMa.
Cruise through Monterey and visit Cannery Row, the setting of John Steinbeck's famous novel. Continue on south down the magnificent coast to the rugged cliffs and redwood forests of Big Sur.
Amble along beach roads and spy surfers and sea lions enjoying the Californian coast. Enjoy a stay in Santa Barbara where rollerskating, bicycling, hiking, beach volleyball or just relaxing in the sun are all possible.
Take the scenic route along the coast back to the bright lights and fast pace of Los Angeles. Perhaps visit the famous Santa Monica Pier or go people-watching on Venice Beach.
More trips like this...
Our small group style of travel means you’ll stay under the radar, travel the local way, eat the local way and sleep the local way.
Small groups, big adventures.
Create your account today to manage your subscriptions and user preferences in one place.
Your travel home online.
Log in here
For groups of all sizes, organise a special departure of one of our pre-existing adventures, or tailor-make an itinerary to one of our destinations around the world.
TICO #50020269 Intrepid Travel is a member of the Travel Council of Ontario