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£1199 -- 13-Nt California Break w/Flights, Hotels & Car Hire*

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By Martin Cropper

California is described by USA Today as having ''spectacular'' coastline scenery and ''charming towns'', and this deal from Funway Holidays is the perfect excuse to experience it all at your own pace. At £1199 per person -- a reduction of £258 on the regular price -- this 13-night deal includes flights, accommodation and car hire.

In full, you get:

  • Flights from London Heathrow with British Airways to San Francisco
  • Car hire throughout, with fully-inclusive insurance
  • 12-nights accommodation at five hotels
  • Flights from San Diego with British Airways to London Heathrow

Including breakfast for three nights, the Serrano Hotel in San Francisco is a 4-star boutique hotel that's three blocks from the shopping district and park of Union Square and 20 minutes on foot from museums such as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Contemporary Jewish Museum. It is a 10-minute cab ride to the famous Pier 39 -- where visitors can take a ferry to Alcatraz Island -- and from Fillmore Street, which is filled with boutiques, bars and cafes. The hotel has a fitness centre and offers free bicycle hire.

Taking the Big Sur coastline on Highway One, the next part of the trip is for two nights in the seaside city of Monterey in the Days Inn Monterey Downtown on a room-only basis. The hotel is five blocks from Downtown Monterey and Fisherman's Wharf -- which is filled with casual and fine-dining restaurants. The area is noted for its natural scenery, such as McWay Falls in Big Sur and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Parking is free at the hotel.

Days six, seven and eight on the itinerary is in Los Angeles, where Travelzoo subscribers will stay in Hotel Angeleno on Sunset Boulevard. It is on the crossroads between Santa Monica and Beverly Hills (which are both five miles away). It offers free parking, Wi-Fi and a complimentary wine hour each evening.

Approximately 111 miles from Los Angeles is Palm Springs, a desert resort that's famous for its golf, swimming, tennis, horseback riding, biking, and hiking in the nearby desert and mountain areas. Guests will spend two nights at the Riviera Palm Springs Resort, which is a 1km square resort has a spa area, a gym, two pools with bars, two lounges and an intimate dining area.

The last two nights are spent in Bahia Resort in San Diego which overlooks Mission Bay and is a 5-minute drive from SeaWorld. The hotel is approximately eight miles from the centre and the Gaslamp Corner, an ccobblestone area with pathways leading in and out of shops, eateries, ponds and fountains. The hotel has a private beach, an outdoor swimming pool and a 30-person hot tub. There is also free Wi-Fi and parking.

Travelers must pick up the car in San Francisco and drop it off in San Diego. Named drivers should be over the age of 25 and car hire is in an economy 2-door.

It is an extra £20 per person to depart from Manchester or £40 extra to depart from Glasgow.

Travel on 3-9, 13, 15 March from London Heathrow.

*Terms/Conditions:
Accommodation is in the Serrano Hotel San Francisco, Days Inn Monterrey Downtown, Hotel Angeleno in Los Angeles, Riviera Palm Springs Resort and Bahia Principe Resort in San Diego. Restrictions may apply. Subject to availability. The above package is based on two adults sharing a twin/double room. There are no charges for paying with a debit card. Credit card charges are 2% and Amex charges are 2.5%. All packages are subject to availability and can be changed or withdrawn at anytime. Supplements may apply at certain times. Bookings are advance-purchase and are non-refundable and non-transferable. Transfers are shared. Funway Holidays is ATOL and ABTA bonded.