Family California Fly Drive

San Francisco • Monterey • San Luis Obispo • Los Angeles • San Diego

Dreaming of a family California holiday? We have put together a fantastic package that combines stays in San Francisco, Los Angeles & San Diego with 8 days car hire in between so you can drive down this stunning scenic coast-way and experience a true West Coast road trip.

Your California holiday begins in San Francisco, famous for its steep hills and old-style cable cars. Take a stroll around Fisherman’s Wharf, known for its shops, restaurants and waterfront setting, then head to Union Square, the 2.6-acre public plaza in downtown San Francisco, for more dining and shopping options. The ferry ride to Alcatraz Island from Pier 33 is a great opportunity to see the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. From here you will pick up your hired car and spend the next three days travelling along the iconic California coast towards Santa Monica. Driving down California’s famous Pacific Coast Highway on State Route 1 promises breath-taking scenery, interspersed with interesting stops in picturesque seaside towns and villages as you make your way along one of the most impressive coastal driving routes in the world.

Your holiday ends in San Diego, a city which boasts the world-famous SeaWorld and San Diego Zoo for animal lovers and many great museums, such as the USS Midway Museum, for history fans. Balboa Park offers a great combination of green open spaces and cultural attractions and activities. With a massive collection of galleries, theatres, gardens, Spanish-inspired architecture and museums it is a great place to finish this amazing holiday.

From €1349pp

What's Included

  • Flights from Dublin to San Francisco, return from San Diego
  • 3 NIGHTS San Francisco, Hotel Zephyr
  • 1 NIGHT Monterey, Hilton Garden Inn
  • 1 NIGHT San Luis Obispo, Apple Farm
  • 2 NIGHTS Los Angeles, Millennium Biltmore
  • 3 NIGHTS San Diego, Handlery Hotel
  • 8 days car hire included
  • Based on 2 adults & 2 children sharing | Travelling May 2021
  • Quote Ref 52473880

Staff Tips

San Francisco - Hop on one of San Francisco's vintage F-Line streetcars, and for $1.50 take a grand tour of downtown and Fisherman's Wharf by rail.

Angel Chua

Travel Expert

Los Angeles - LA’s best burger chain has a secret menu known only to locals. And now you. In-n-Out Burger is a true LA phenom, as the cars jamming the drive-through can attest. Burgers, fries, soda, shakes – that’s all it offers under the yellow-and-red roof but fresh and simple works, as does the burgers’ tasty sauce.

Sarah McCormick

Travel Expert

More Great Fly Drive Holiday Deals...

  • From
    €2169pp

    Lovers Lane Fly Drive

    Flame reds and fiery russets, rich gold’s and deep ochres blend into a breathtaking backdrop on this colourful New ...
    • More Detail
  • From
    €1543pp

    Sunshine Trails Fly Drive

    This road trip of the Sunshine State of Florida begins and ends in Miami and in between takes in such highlights as K...
    • More Detail
  • From
    €1899pp

    Heartland of America Fly Drive

    This fly-drive is an exciting opportunity to explore Kansas and Oklahoma in its entirety.
    • More Detail

Blog

By Sharon Kelly

Best Boutiques in LA

By Diane Williams

Top things to do in San Diego

By Kristin Skinner

Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip Itinerary