On this leisurely Holiday Season tour we experience the best of the American Southwest. This region boasts not only a dry, warm and sunny climate, but also a vibrant mix of diverse and picturesque corners of America with regards to history, landscape and culture.
We begin with 2 nights in Las Vegas “The Entertainment Capital of the World”. Our hotel is the First Class Bally’s Resort and Casino. Although the hotel is perfectly located on “The Strip”, it has a tranquil spa area offering a variety of treatments. The outdoor pool is surrounded by lush palm trees and private cabanas.
Next we head over to Flagstaff – the Gateway to the Grand Canyon and Sedon (Red Rock Country) for a 2-night stay.
Our next 4 nights are in Scottsdale (the “Valley of the Sun”), one of America’s most popular vacation areas with spectacular desert scenery, canyons and mountains. Our hotel is the First Class Hilton Garden Inn Old Town, located within one block of Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall and Old Town – a lively pedestrian area with art galleries, boutiques and restaurants.
We continue to Palm Springs for a 3-night stay in this resort area that lures the rich and famous, the nature lover and sunshine seeker. Around Palm Springs are canyons, splendid mountains and countless palm trees. The town’s ideal location ensures warm sunny weather year-round. Our hotel, the Palm Mountain Resort and Spa is located in the heart of town, just steps away from the famed Palm Canyon Drive abundant with great boutiques, restaurants, galleries and casinos. The hotel has a whirlpool and an outdoor heated swimming pool.
Our final 4 nights will be at the seaside town of Dana Point, ideally located between Los Angeles and San Diego on the California Riviera. It is set in a natural cove between dramatic cliffs and the clear waters of the Pacific - the perfect place to stroll in the parks along the shoreline and enjoy the beauty of the ocean. The town hosts a large marina with yachts and pleasure boats, some offering whale watching, as well as 2 tropical-style shopping villages with many restaurants. We will stay at the Marina Inn - a charming, informal hotel with a relaxed atmosphere, perfectly situated close to the water, shops and restaurants. The spacious rooms offer either a balcony or patio close to the heated swimming pool.
All hotels offer spacious rooms with complimentary WIFI, fitness/exercise rooms, heated outdoor pools and some have Jacuzzis.