Southern California Charms
What do Californians do when they need a quick, quiet getaway? They pack their loudest plaids for Palm Springs, their fluffiest towels for Santa Barbara, and their biggest bills for Beverly Hills. This laid back tour of Southern California explores these popular Golden State getaways and more, getting you closer to the sunny stretches of coastline, the golden age of Hollywood, and the smaller towns that truly shine. Visit the 18th-century mission in San Juan Capistrano, tour the Rat Pack’s mid-century modern homes in Palm Springs, and taste today’s perfectly aged reds and whites in the picturesque wine regions of Temecula and Paso Robles (featured in the cult classic wine movie Sideways). You’ll also feel the wind in your hair on a Jeep tour through Joshua Tree National Park, the sand in your toes along San Diego’s 70 miles of beaches, and your inner movie star emerge as you strut down Rodeo Drive. Test
Highlights of Southern California Charms
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We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from hand-selected hotels to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!
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Southern California Charms
Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select North America dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.
Southern California's Charms
Breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
ARRIVE IN LOS ANGELES/BEVERLY HILLS Welcome to L.A.! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.
BEVERLY HILLS BEVERLY HILLS Guided sightseeing includes Hollywood, the Sunset Strip, and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Free time this evening. (B)
BEVERLY HILLS–SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO–CORONADO SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO Visit Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano with a Local Guide followed by lunch at a local restaurant. Continue to the San Diego resort community of Coronado.CORONADO Free time this evening. (B,L)ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Coronado with dinner at the historic Hotel del Coronado. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
CORONADO. EXCURSION TO SAN DIEGO SAN DIEGO Sightseeing tour includes Coronado Island, the Gaslamp Quarter, Old Town, and a walking tour of Balboa Park with a Local Guide. Lunch and a [LF] margarita tasting at an Old Town restaurant. Free time this evening. (B,L)
CORONADO–TEMECULA–PALM SPRINGS–PALM DESERT TEMECULA [LF] Wine tasting at a local vineyard.PALM SPRINGS Sightseeing with a Local Guide.PALM DESERT Free time this evening. (B)
PALM DESERT. EXCURSION TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK 4-wheel-drive Jeep tour.PALM DESERT Free time this evening. (B)
PALM DESERT–PASO ROBLES PALM DESERT Scenic drive through the fertile valley to Paso Robles.PASO ROBLES Special dinner and wine tasting at the resort. (B,D)
PASO ROBLES–PISMO BEACH–SANTA BARBARA PASO ROBLES Free time this morning. Scenic drive to Pismo Beach.PISMO BEACH Free time followed by scenic drive to Santa Barbara.SANTA BARBARA Free time this evening. (B)
SANTA BARBARA SANTA BARBARA Sightseeing includes a visit to the Botanical Gardens with a Local Guide. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant this evening. (B,D)
SANTA BARBARA–LOS ANGELES SANTA BARBARA Morning drive to Los Angeles.LOS ANGELES Your vacation ends at Los Angeles International Airport. Schedule departing flights after 1 pm. (B)
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|1||The Beverly Hilton||Opened in 1955 by Conrad Hilton, the Beverly Hilton combines the excitement of Hollywood with the prestige of Beverly Hills. Nestled at the crossroads of the iconic Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards, the hotel features a 24-hour fitness center, gift boutique, CIRCA 55 Restaurant & Bar, and Hollywood's favorite outdoor pool.||Beverly Hills||9876 Wilshire Boulevard||Superior First-Class|
|2||Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa||With views of the San Diego skyline and Coronado Bridge, the Coronado Island Marriott Resort and Spa is ideally situated to provide easy access to Coronado Beach and San Diego attractions. The resort features three pools, a wellness center and day spa, multiple dining options, and spacious guestrooms.||Coronado||2000 2nd Street||Superior First-Class|
|3||JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa||Surrounded by the beauty of the Palm Desert just a short drive from downtown Palm Springs, the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa features multiple outdoor pools, golf courses, and tennis courts as well as a day spa and on-site restaurants.||Palm Desert||74-855 Country Club Drive||Moderate Deluxe|
|4||Allegretto Vineyard Resort||Situated on 20 acres of the rolling landscapes and picturesque vineyards, Allegretto Vineyard Resort evokes the character and charm of a European-style retreat with Tuscan-style architecture and museum-caliber artwork. The expansive resort offers meandering walking paths, manicured Mediterranean gardens, and wine-grapes, olives, and fruit orchards as well as a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant and wine tasting room.||Paso Robles||2700 Buena Vista Drive||Moderate Deluxe|
|5||Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort||The hotel is located on one of Southern California's most beautiful coastlines and near shopping, dining, sightseeing, and wineries. Just a few sandy steps put you on the beach where you can enjoy swimming, sailing, and other water sports. The hotel features an outdoor pool, hot tub, tennis courts, fitness center, game room, concierge service, gift shop, guest laundry, business center and Internet access.||Santa Barbara||633 East Cabrillo Blvd||Superior First-Class|