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Hotel Bel-Air Bel-Air, Los Angeles 1 night stay from £2492 per person Recently open after undergoing a two year transformation, the iconic Hotel Bel- Air, Dorchester Collection has become an oasis of extravagance and tranquillity. Nestled on 12 acres of the Bel-Air Estates neighbourhood, this Spanish mission style hotel provides the highest quality of luxury through newly renovated guestrooms, and a famous restaurant, bar, catering and in-room dining all managed by the highly acclaimed master chef Wolfgang Puck. Prices based on 2 persons sharing an Deluxe Guest Room on a room only basis and valid for a 7 night stay. Return flights from Glasgow via Philadephia. Prices shown are for guidance only and are subject to availability.
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California Why California o Vibrant fast paced land of dreams o All year round great weather o Superb dining and shopping o Family fun and adventures o Stunning nightlife o Fabulous beaches and surfing o Flights from: Glasgow and Edinburgh
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Shutters Hotel Laguna Beach, Santa Monica 7 night stay from £2911 per person The beautiful and elegant Shutters on the Beach boasts upmarket beach house style as well as a prime location. From the simple understated luxury of the lobby with magnificent ocean views to the spacious pool deck, charm and flair oozes from this hotel. The rooms are all decorated just how you would want your beach house to be. Treat yourself by booking an ocean view room - pull back the famous white shutters and listen to the Pacific Ocean lapping at the shore. Offer is subject to availability, Based on 2 sharing a Superior King room on a room only basis with return flights from Edinburgh for 7 nights. Rates are subject to change may vary on certain days of the week. Image showing deluxe room with ocean view.
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Travel Guide Weather California's climate is often compared to that of the Mediterranean, due to warm, dry summers, and mild, wet winters. On the coast, average yearly temperatures range between the low 40s°F (4.4°C) and in the high 70s°F (21.1°C) and 80s°F (26.7°C). Farther inland, summers are hot and dry, and at higher altitudes the weather is more typical of a four- seasons cycle with cold, snowy winters. The contrast is clear in two of the state's largest cities, where you’ll find very different weather patterns. San Francisco is famous for its fog — especially in the summer, and Los Angeles is known for its consistently sunny, desert-like, coastal climate. Currency Currency – US Dollar About California is a year-round travel destination, with weather that will please everyone from snowbirds to sun worshippers. The best time to visit really comes down to what you want to do and what you want to see. Most people visit California between mid-June and August. It's summertime! Summer in California is undeniably delicious, but there are some things to consider: The state's top attractions and parks can be very crowded with visitors paying top dollar for lodging and waiting in long lines for popular sites. That said, it's never hard to hop off the beaten path and have forests, fields and even beaches all to yourself. If you're planning on visiting the Sierra Nevada high country, you have no choice but to wait until summer: roads above 8000ft (2450m) are often closed until late June or early July. Spring (March through early May) is a marvelous time to visit California. Although it can still be cold at higher elevations, temperatures are comfortable throughout much of the state. The hillsides are green, the air is fresh, and wildflowers are blooming. During these months, you'll also encounter shorter lines and better deals: Many of the state's top tourist attractions are still operating at a slower pace, and hotels often charge low-season rates until June. California's desert areas are much more pleasant during spring than they are during the scorching heat of summer. Fall (September through November) is another good time to beat the crowds, and it can be an especially beautiful time to see Northern California and the state's wine regions. San Francisco, often shrouded in fog all summer long, sees some of its sunniest days during its "Indian Summer," which generally lasts from September through October. If you plan to ski, visit between December and February, when the Sierra Nevada almost always has snow. It's not uncommon for ski resorts to open by late October, but the snow is rarely as good as it will be later in the season. Lift lines are mobbed between mid December and the first week of January, when everyone hits the slopes during their holiday break.