Family California: Sun and surf in Orange County

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8 Nights | from £2,350pp

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  • Kick back in the hip OC -glamorous yet laidback and family friendly
  • Relax in your own bungalow or villa at the spectacu-lar Pelican Hills resort
  • Let little kids loose at Camp Pelican, while teens can try surfing, kayaking and more
  • Find thrills and spills at an array of iconic theme parks, all on the doorstep
  • Visit ultra-cool Santa Monica, star-studded LA and welcoming San Diego

Day 1 London / Los Angeles
Fly direct from London to LA and hop straight into a spa-cious SUV, perfect for families. It's a short, scenic drive into Orange County to the stylish town of Newport Beach -home for the week.
The Resort at Pelican Hill | Meals: Room Only

Days 2 - 3 Pelican Hill
Blue skies, beautiful places, beautiful people... you can't help but fall for Southern California (or SoCal, to those in the know). Drenched in sunshine, and offering attractions galore, it's the perfect place for a family adventure -and The resort at Pelican Hill, just south of Newport Beach, is the perfect base. Its Italianate villas and beautiful bungalows come in sizes to suit all groups, and perch amid gardens and trees right on the Pacific. There's no need to even leave the leafy complex if you don't want to: Pelican Hill has two top-class golf courses, an indulgent spa, six restaurants and a huge pool. Young kids can join Camp Pelican, which offers an endless menu of games and activities;teens will love the Adventure Programme, which might see them surfing, cycling or kayaking with colonies of sea lions. Or you could simply get together for a family stroll along the rugged coast.
The Resort at Pelican Hill | Meals: Room Only

Days 4 - 5 Newport Beach (Pelican Hill)
If you can drag yourself out of Pelican Hill, hip Newport Beach is right in the doorstep. With its white sandy shores, yacht-filled harbour, outdoorsy vibe, fantastic shopping and world-class food, it's not surprising many celebrities call the place home. It's easy to spend time here, whether you want to browse the massive mall, join the surfers and boogie-boarders catching waves, tuck into fresh-off-the-boat seafood or watch a super sunset. If you're here in the right season (December-April) you can go whale watching too.
The Resort at Pelican Hill | Meals: Room Only

Days 6 - 7 Pelican Hill (Southern California)
There's so much more to SoCal beyond Newport Beach. This sun-kissed enclave, which stretches from LA to San Diego is focused on fun, fun, fun! The challenge is choosing where to go first. From Pelican Hill all the highlights are accessible: treat your inner child at Disneyland, go behind the scenes at Universal Studios Hollywood or pick from a bottomless list of other wild, white-knuckle and wonder-sprinkled theme parks. There are cities to explore too: you could stroll with the stars on LA's Walk of Fame or meet the critters at San Diego's iconic zoo.
The Resort at Pelican Hill | Meals: Room Only

Day 8 Los Angeles / London
After a week of family fun at Pelican Hill, head back to LAX for your flight home.

Want to stay longer? Hit the Pacific Coast Highway Why not continue your Californian adventure with a world-class road-trip, following Highway 1 north along the Pacific Coast to Big Sur or even San Francisco.

At A&K all of our journeys are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. As a guide, this 8 day suggested holiday will cost from £2,350 per adult and £1,725 per child (under 12 years) sharing one bungalow, including international flights.

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At 38 times the size of the UK, there is always a part of the country having great weather. The peak season is from June to September.

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