California Highlights (Until Dec 2016)
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From the ridiculously flashy Vegas ‘Strip’ to the outdoor capital of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, this change of scenery will bring you and the crew back to nature again.
Hungry for In n Out Burger? Dumb question. Get your fast food fix on this West Coast takeaway fave, then sit back and relax as we head to our next destination.
We'll make a quick pitstop as we blaze through the Mojave Desert and its iconic Joshua trees on the way to blissful Bass Lake.
This afternoon you’ll become enamored with the tranquility of Bass Lake. Wind down in your chalet after a long day of travel, taking in your picturesque surroundings. Later on, kick back and enjoy the view from the chalet deck - it is nothing short of spectacular. Take a dip in the pool, warm up in the jacuzzi and breathe in the fresh mountain air while getting some much needed R & R after fast and furious Vegas.
This beautiful mountain paradise is perfect for relaxation and recuperation but it certainly isn’t a one trick pony. Bass Lake offers plenty of watersports and adventurous options, seasonal weather permitting.
After a good nights sleep you’ll be ready and raring to spend a full day in the Yosemite National Park. Famous for its black bears, deer and coyotes, you will need to be poised and ready to capture these creatures on camera. Grab your lunch and hike to a spot for one of the best lunchtime views on the planet, and jump in for a dip if you wish. You could also bike along the many trails featuring plunging waterfalls, woods and towering mountains. Fact: you can even walk to the tallest waterfall in California (or North America as the tale is told). Tonight, you'll go to sleep with a fully ticked bucket list.
Back at our Bass Lake base, there'll no doubt be a need for that jacuzzi and a night of staring up at the starry skies. This is what we call living.
Today we bid farewell to this achingly picturesque spot full of nature and tranquility and look forward to a very different experience as a crew of city slickers once more.
Colourful characters, freethinkers, and artists have all descended upon San Francisco to make this place what it is. Via Oakland, we will descend upon the treasure of beatnik culture, cable cars and the Golden Gate Bridge. Tonight really does give #NOREGRETS its meaning, as we take you on an included cruise of the city's Bay and under the famous bridge. Sipping a drink and toasting your group to the good times had and yet to come as the sun sets, is a truly unforgettable moment.
You have a whole two days here in San Francisco, so better make the most of it. A renowned foodie city that brought us the likes of sourdough, fortune cookies and chowder, it would be wrong not to eat and drink yourself silly at just some of the 3000 cafes, restaurants, food trucks and more. Stuffed to capacity, why not work it off by scaling the hilly streets or simply jump in a cable car for a spot of sightseeing without the effort.
Now that you have the city sussed you can dive a little deeper and tap into what you didn't tick off yesterday with a full free day to do your thing. See the sea lions of Pier 39, explore the thriving street food scene, grab an Irish coffee at Buena Vista cafe, kick it in Chinatown or take a ferry ride across San Francisco Bay to Alcatraz. As the old saying goes 'I left my heart in San Francisco' will ring true as you prepare to depart tomorrow.