Our Pacific Coast Highway road trip begins in San Francisco where you can enjoy the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, experience Alcatraz Prison and the lively Pier 39. You’ll pass through Santa Cruz and Monterey before you drive along the winding coastal road to Big Sur. The roadtrip continues into Los Angeles stopping at the Danish village of Solvang on the way. This trip can be extended as far south as San Diego, just north of the Mexican border.
Trip 4 - Florida
Photograph in "The Sunshine State"
Florida is well known for beautiful beaches through its 1250 miles of coastline and of course the theme parks such as Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. But when you take your Florida holiday there’s more, a lot more to the Sunshine State such as the amazing Everglades National Park, trendy Miami and the stunning Keys.
Less well known are St Pete and Clearwater, an area on the Gulf Coast which was recently named as one of the world’s top “places to go” by the New York Times. The beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel, Bradenton or perhaps Naples are all great holiday locations on the Gulf Coast of Florida.
Few roads are as well known as Route 66. Often known as “The Mother Road” or “Main Street of America”, Route 66 was established in 1926 as the first true interstate highway and soon became a busy route from Chicago to Los Angeles during the Great Depression as people travelled west in the hope of prosperity in California. As you will learn during your trip, these migrants often set up home along the route with cafes, gas stations and other businesses suited to the weary traveller.
Covering almost 2500 miles and eight US states, driving Route 66 is a road trip holiday like no other: it isn’t as much about reaching the destination, it is more about the journey itself and the people you meet on the way. You’ll drive through ghost towns which are now just a shadow of their former glory, you’ll drive narrow and rough roads and you’ll eat and perhaps stay in some restored buildings along the route which existed back in its heyday.