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The USA’s Golden Triangle is a trilogy of fabulous all-American cities: San Francisco, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. We wouldn’t want you to miss out a single one of them, especially when we are offering a tour of all three from just £1,199 per person.
Selected departures from May till December 2014
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For any dates in 2015, please call us on 0208 872 4372
Renowned as the world’s most free-spirited city, a holiday in San Francisco sends one on a roller-coaster ride of fun in keeping with the trams that traverse its steep, hilly streets. From its diverse neighbourhoods to its bay front pleasure-land and the offshore bulk of the Alcatraz prison, overlooked by Nob Hill, it is a city of unique charm and character. The weather in San Francisco stays a stable ‘cool to mild’ throughout the year, though fog can put a damper on things in the summer and if you holiday in San Francisco during winter pack an umbrella, because rain is likely. There is thus no best time to visit, and San Francisco welcomes visitors all year round. The most attractive of American cities and regularly voted the best city in the USA, San Francisco is adored because of its colourful history, dramatic setting and its laissez-faire atmosphere, a quality missing from synthetic Los Angeles. It is a regular trendsetter in everything alternative, from flower-power to ‘free love’ and gay liberation; it prides itself on being individualistic, down-to-earth and cultured. Streets rollercoaster up and down the hills, and when not swathed in the city’s trademark fog, there are superb vistas of San Francisco Bay, spanned by one of the world’s most famous sights, the Golden Gate Bridge. Surrounded by hills and urban development, traversed by bridges, dotted with sails and 14 small islands, including the notorious Alcatraz, the bay is the largest inlet on the Californian Coast. Fisherman’s Wharf at the edge of the bay is a popular place to eat, stroll and shop, with its resident seals a favourite photographic subject.
The only place in the world where you can gamble in Ancient Egypt, float along the canals of Venice, and party in Ancient Rome in one night, the glittering, hedonistic extravaganza that is Las Vegas never wanes in popularity Bright, brash and lavish, there is no reason to holiday in Las Vegas other than the pursuit of pleasure and entertainment, because that is why this city in the Nevada desert exists. Travel to Las Vegas to discover a city of fun and fantasy, filled with mega-resort casinos. Vegas has been dubbed the entertainment capital of the world, and its ‘wow factor’ continues to grow along with its building budgets. No longer is a holiday in Las Vegas just for gamblers. The casinos flourish, of course, but the city is now a well-rounded destination which offers everything from wildlife viewing to theme park thrills, from world class shows to spectacular night clubs. This is truly a destination for everyone and anyone who is just out to have fun. Even if one never enters a casino, the shopping, the lavish resorts, the restaurants, the theme parks, and the famous nightlife, will keep the excitement at boiling level for the duration of a holiday in Las Vegas. Anytime is a great time to holiday in Las Vegas, which is situated in a desert and therefore bathed in sunshine all year round. Summers, between June and August, but never fear, everything indoors is air-conditioned. Las Vegas has 18 out of 21 of the largest hotels in the world and walking down ‘The Strip’ visitors will see the skylines of New York and Paris, discover the canals of Venice and the Pyramids of Egypt and, at Treasure Island, see a full-on sea battle between a pirate ship and a British Galleon. Despite these excesses, room rates and restaurant bills are said to be some of the lowest in the western world – all subsidised by gamblers intent on a free holiday.
There is surely no one in the world that would not choose to holiday in Los Angeles if given the chance, for this is where celebrities and movie stars pound the pavements and the sights are familiar icons to all. Los Angeles neighbourhoods like Beverly Hills and Hollywood are legendary and draw hordes of tourists to this megalopolis. People also travel to Los Angeles to enjoy its miles of sea-front suburbs which each have their own unique sun-bronzed beach culture. High season for travel to Los Angeles is during the hot, sunny months of July and August, but those who prefer to avoid crowds and high prices are better advised to choose the months either side of peak season to holiday in Los Angeles. Winter can be wet but temperatures fairly mild. Millions of visitors arrive each year in Los Angeles eager to experience for themselves the epitome of the American Dream: to find the self-indulgent living soap-opera lifestyles, experience firsthand the images that are strangely-familiar thanks to the ‘big screen’, and walk in the footsteps of the stars. The fantasy worlds of Disneyland and Hollywood, the famed extravagance of Beverley Hills and Malibu, and the sun-soaked beach culture are just some of the attractions within this ‘City of Angels’. Los Angeles is not really a city but rather a sprawling metropolis constituting more than 80 smaller city areas woven together by a daunting network of traffic-congested freeways without a clearly defined centre. LA is just one of these cities with Downtown at its heart, and lying outside the city limits is the surrounding conglomeration of cities that comprises LA County. Los Angeles offers a dazzling variety of attractions and world-famous amusements. Downtown is a mixture of cultures and local communities: the traditional herbalists of Chinatown’s Bamboo Lane; Little Tokyo with its sushi bars and Japanese gardens; and the narrow Latino-influenced Olvera Street. Los Angeles County is endowed with a rich diversity of backgrounds and is a mix-and-match of people from 140 countries speaking 96 different languages, of those who have left home to seek acceptance for ideas or unconventional lifestyles not tolerated in the more conservative parts of the country, and would-be stars with dreams of fame and fortune. Underneath the huge ‘Hollywood’ sign on the crest of the Hollywood Hills, the high energy and pleasure-seeking atmosphere, bold billboards, sexy sun-bronzed people, bright lights and fancy cars are images of a city that everyone loves to hate; but whether one likes what one finds or not, Los Angeles must be experienced at least once in a lifetime.
Prices subject to availability based on 2 sharing & may change without any prior notice. Prices based on London Heathrow departures and several regional departures are available at an extra supplement. CCC 2.5% & DCC Free. Local tours, excursions and experiences can be added to the booking at extra costs. Please call Kreative Holidays on 0208 872 4375 for more information on the dates, live availability and prices.
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