Jet off to the west coast of the USA to do the golden triangle of San Francisco, Las Vegas & LA in one holiday. Contrast the City by the Bay with the adults on playground in the desert and the city of the stars. Sample the fresh seafood of Fisherman's Wharf, get banged up on Alcatraz and roll the dice to try your luck in the casinos of Vegas. Then relax in the sunshine to enjoy beach life on the Mexican Riviera.
San Francisco: No visit to San Francisco would be complete without a ride on the famous street cable cars and a visit to Alcatraz. Boats to Alcatraz depart from the lively Fisherman's Wharf area packed with lots of bars, fishing boats and restaurants. Visit the entertainment complex on Pier 39 and admire views of the Golden Gate Bridge. The Street cable car is the perfect way to link to the shopping central at Union Square in Downtown San Francisco just over the hill past the Coit Tower built in the shape of a Fire hose nozzle to commemorate the heroism of the fire-fighters in the great fire of San Francisco in 1906. perhaps visit the Castro to explore a lively local neighbourhood or wander through the many attractions of the Golden Gate Park.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico: One of the premier resort destinations in the Western Hemisphere, Cabo San Lucas – or “Cabo” – is known for its pristine white sandy beaches and beautiful transparent waters that offer some of the best snorkelling in the Mexican Riviera.
Mazatlan, Mexico: The Colonial City on the beach! Enjoy the rich art and culture of this city that was founded in the 1500´s, and still preserves most of its historic buildings in the original architectural style. This ‘Pearl of the Pacific’ has breathed new life into its historic centre, resulting in a wonderful colonial old town district only a short walk from a 20km-long crescent of sandy beach. There are a number of small museums and lots of boutiques.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico: This wonderful beach destination is surrounded by the impressive mountains of the Sierra Madre and the sparkling waters of Banderas Bay. Los Muertos beach is located next to the Old Town and is a wonderful place to watch the sun set. Here you will a variety of restaurants, bars, galleries, boutiques and souvenir shops. Las Gemelas are a pair of small beaches distinguished by their fine white sand, clear blue water and gentle onshore waves ideal for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, walking and sunbathing under a cluster of palm trees. Perhaps climb the rocks that divide the beaches and wade through the rock pools to spot crabs and minnows. Los Arcos National Marine Park is situated next to Las Gemelas where there are further opportunities to boat, snorkel, or Scuba-dive through the deep tunnels, caves, colorful reefs and arches of these amazing islands.