Epic Southern California

San Diego, Palm Springs & Laguna Beach

From £5000 per person in low season
From £5800 per person in high season

based on 9 nights & selected experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • International economy flights and taxes subject to availability

  • Accommodation

  • Car rental

  • Whale Watching in Laguna Beach

  • Joshua Tree National Park Private Jeep Tour

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  • Travel Easter time or Autumn for less crowds or cooler days

  • An unbeatable combination of Southern California city, desert and beach life

  • Visit Joshua Tree National Park on an unforgettable jeep tour

  • Play tennis, join fitness classes and spa at Rancho Valencia

  • Surf, paddle board and whale watch at picture postcard Laguna Beach

  • Shop Rodeo Drive, hike the Hollywood Hills and dine with the Stars in LA

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San Diego and Palm Springs have a year-round climate. Summer (June - September) is the peak-tourist season in San Diego, Los Angeles and Laguna, this is when the weather is at its hottest and the cities can be over crowded. Palm Springs is busiest in Spring or Autumn where the weather is temperate.

If you are visiting in May or June watch out for the 'marine layer', a cloudy overcast, almost fog-like cloud which may affect the beach and first mile or so of the coastal strip, especially in the mornings.

For less crowds and sunny days, March and April are super, as are September and October, although the summer months in between are ever popular due to the perfect summer climate.

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Insider's View

Rancho Valencia is exquisite - every member of staff knows you by name, the kitchen staff explain the provenance of the locally sourced ingredients every morning, the couples massage lifts the soul of the most jaded of travellers and its just 20 minutes to the beach for Pacific surf

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3993 8245 to start planning your holiday.


The perfect SoCal trip that begins with relaxation at one of California’s most exclusive retreats, followed by an injection of beach life at quirky Laguna, onto the desert oasis of Palm Springs and finish with some time in cosmopolitan Los Angeles.

  1. Days 1-4: San Diego

    Your holiday starts in San Diego, to stay for three nights in the exclusive Rancho Valencia, among the polo fields and farms of the San Dieguito Valley. There Zorro-hacienda style casitas, patios shaded by palms and draped in bougainvilleas and outdoor hot tubs await. A gourmet restaurant serving locally sourced and organic food and exquisite tequila bar will remind you of your proximity to Mexico, while a luxurious spa, pro-level tennis club and wellness facilities will rejuvenate even the most travel weary.

    Accommodation: Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa (3 nights)

  2. Days 4-7: Palm Springs

    Then it is desert bound to the palm filed oasis of Palm Springs. Stay at the trendy Parker Palm Springs, a full-service boutique resort deigned in whimsical fashion by Jonathan Adler. Dine at Mr Parker's, lounge on the garden hammocks, drop in for a cocktail at the fresh lemonade bar, or play a games of boules. When you're not soaking up the desert sunshine we have included a Jeep tour of Joshua Tree National Park.  Or you could play a round of golf, shop until you drop on El Paseo, or take a modernist architecture tour – perfect for anyone with an interest in art, design, history of the mid-century.

    Accommodation: Parker Palm Springs (3 nights)

  3. Days 7-10: Laguna Beach

    From here, it is a short drive across to the Montage Laguna Beach, one of Southern California's most prestigious and relaxing locations, where you will instantly feel at ease and where pampering is very much on the menu. This lovely hotel perched above the Pacific Ocean has glorious views, and flawless service, as well as a great spa and exquisite cuisine. If you are the exploring type, then Laguna Beach itself has a thriving artistic and quirky boutique community, and you can also try your hand at surfing or we have included a whale watching trip, so you can hopefully spot blue whales and bottle nose dolphins.

    From here you will fly back from Los Angeles, with amazing memories of these beautiful parts of  California.

    Accommodation: Montage Laguna Beach (3 nights)


San Diego, Palm Springs & Laguna Beach

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