*I was invited to an event held in Leeds by eShores but all opinions are my own
If you have been a reader here for a little while you will know that I have a love for the USA and visit a couple of times a year. I have written about it here and here. So when eshores invited me to take a look at their new multi city itinerary, I couldn’t turn it down. So where should your first multi city trip take you?
A multi city trip is what is says on the tin. You get to see multiple places on one trip. Rather than staying in 1 hotel for 2 weeks you can go and explore. Route 66 was my favourite multi city trip. But the new eShores multi city sound really good too.
Multi city – Las Vegas, San Francisco to Los Angeles
I had a fab time over the space of a few hours and was treated to a meal where each course was dedicated to a stop on the multi city USA trip.
What to do in Las Vegas
I love Las Vegas, I even got married there in May this year. There is glitz, glamour and adventure. The saying goes ‘what happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas’. The experts at eShore can help you pick activities but here are my recommendations;
This is old school las vegas, where it all began. The Golden Nugget casino is somewhere you have to visit, even if it is just for the discounted beer.
The neon museum is home to 100s of old neon lights that are held in a ‘bone yard’. They have found their way there casinos of bygone eras. There is something about walking through the history of vegas that is magical. You can join a tour and learn the stories of las vegas.
I had to throw this one in. Eloping to las vegas is easy to do. All you need is love and maybe $200 for a basic wedding. A quick trip to the marriage licence bureau to get your wedding licence and then off you pop to a chapel.
What to do in San Francisco
San Fran is a city I have yet to make it too. I have itchy feet and would love to explore and vintage shop. Maybe soon I will get to visit. Highway 1 is the next road trip I would love to do. So instead here are eshores suggestions. Bonus fact: The San Fran fog even has its own instagram
Alcatraz Island is home to the prison that once held such criminals as Al Capone and the ‘Birdman of Alcatraz’. Sitting just over a mile off the coast of San Francisco, tourists can book a day trip to explore this formidable jail, which has twice been voted America’s number one landmark. Time slots are given daily, so make sure you get there nice and early to enjoy this one.
The San Francisco Bay is a haven for marine life, making it the perfect place for a whale watching tour. You’ll sail under the Golden Gate Bridge, before heading out to discover the plentiful wildlife in the bay, including whales, dolphins, porpoises and much more. It’s a truly memorable way to take in all the iconic sights from the ocean.
Photograph the Painted Ladies
Just across from Alamo Square Park stand the famous Painted Ladies of San Francisco. This row of colourful Victorian houses is one of the most photographed locations in the city. I would suggest you get there really early to avoid the majority of the tourists.
What to do in Los Angeles
I have been to the city of lights a couple of times. The first was at the end of a long 18day drive and the second after a slightly shorter 10 day drive. I didn’t fall in love with the city as a whole. Maybe I need to go again? Santa Monica did steal my heart though.
Visit Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a cool hip area that has a pier filled with rides and an amazing sunset view at the end of the day. You should also take the time to visit muscle beach, hire a bike and ride the canals, then go grab a fresh fruit juice from a stall on the beachfront. (the photo was taken on Santa Monica pier at sunset in 2015 when we drove Route 66)
I love anything space themed I even went to a space festival but that’s besides the point. The observatory offers not only great views of the Hollywood sign but the planetarium is a great way to avoid the LA heat for a few hours.
Less than an hours drive from Downtown LA is Disneyland. It is the first ever Disney park built in 1955. I haven’t made it there yet but maybe next time I am in Los Angeles I will get to go.
If you got to the end of this massive post well done! Do you feel ready to book your first Multi city USA adventure? If you do, to celebrate eshores are give you lucky readers £100 off your next holiday! Just use the code: USA/LeedsEvent