Take in the diverse state of California with its iconic landmarks and attractions, then rest wandering city feet and soak up the sunshine on a picture-perfect beach, as calming waters lap against the sandy shoreline in the balmy Bahamas.
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California is known for its rugged beauty, with stunning Pacific coastlines, vast deserts, and breath-taking national parks. Of course, there are iconic and lively cities too, from Los Angeles to San Francisco, perfect for those who want a faster pace. Discover the Californian way of life and – trust us – you won’t want to leave.
From the long stretches of golden sands at Malibu and Laguna Beach, to the lively piers at Santa Monica and Newport Beach, to the rugged coastline of Monterey – there’s more to California beaches than meets the eye. Pack your sun cream and enjoy a day of ocean breeze and Pacific waters.
California is home to nine national parks – more than any other US state. Each has their own appeal, from the ominous Death Valley to the charm of Joshua Tree. Yosemite is perhaps its most famous, attracting millions of visitors each year. It boasts some of the best hiking trails and views in the country.
There’s more to California than beaches and parks though; the state’s cities are well worth a visit (although, granted, most are coastal cities offering the best of both worlds!). From Los Angeles and San Diego to the state’s capital, Sacramento, or the excitement of San Francisco, get ready to explore.
Picture California and you’ll likely think of at least one of the state’s famous landmarks, from the Hollywood sign in Los Angeles to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. But there are lesser-known landmarks to discover too, including Hearst Castle on Highway 1 and Glass Beach in Fort Bragg.
The Bahamas are known for their picture-perfect beauty and impressive diversity, with an extraordinary tapestry of natural marvels waiting to be explored. From ethereal beaches to kaleidoscopic marine life, plunge into turquoise depths, discover coral reefs, and dance the night away as you immerse yourself in the vibrant rhythm of Bahamian culture. It’s an exhilarating fusion of relaxation and adventure that has something for everybody.
Picture-perfect beaches, with the backdrop of the stunning turquoise of the Atlantic, define the archipelago. The Bahamas are world-renowned for their powdery white sand beaches and hidden coves, and it’s hard not to be seriously impressed by its stunning stretches of coastline.
Diverse Marine Life
The Bahamas are renowned for diverse marine life, and so are a fantastic choice for those who want to try their hand at some snorkelling and diving. From vibrant coral gardens to the mesmerising blue holes, tropical fish, rays, and sharks, the archipelago has some incredible aquatic experiences.
Beyond the famous beaches lies a whole other realm of natural beauty. Explore lush landscapes, hidden blue holes, and the striking contrast of deep blue waters against extraordinary coral reefs. With diverse ecosystems and lush vegetation, it’s a nature-lover’s paradise.
Get into the Bahamian spirit when you dive into the Bahamas' lively culture - a spirited fusion of music, dance, and vibrant Bahamian flavours. From rhythmic Junkanoo parades to delicious conch delicacies, you can feel the warmth of the Bahamian people and culture, where every interaction stands as a celebration of the islands' rich cultural tapestry.
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California and Bahamas Holiday FAQs
California and Bahamas Holiday FAQs
California and Bahamas Holiday FAQs
Our California and Bahamas multi-centre holidays are ideal for the sun worshippers amongst us, as the summer months (June to August) are the hottest periods in both destinations. Top up your tan as you explore California, with an average summer temperature of 29°C, then arrive in the Bahamas to balmy forecasts that rarely dip below 27°C, with highs of 35°C. Make sure you pack plenty of SPF, as well as sunglasses and a hat to keep sunstroke at bay!
If you’re looking for the best time to visit California but you’d prefer to explore without contending against super-high temperatures, then plan your multi-centre trip between the spring (April to June) and autumn months (September to November).
In the Bahamas, visiting during the winter months (December to April) will give you an opportunity to relax before the main summer tourism influx. Planning your break during the winter months will also place you outside of hurricane season, which typically runs from June to November. The peak of the season is from August to October, so it’s worthwhile noting that you should be mindful of potential weather-related disruptions during this period.
Choosing the perfect time for your California and Bahamas twin-centre holiday really depends on what you’re looking for - if it’s wall-to-wall sunshine, then the summer months will serve you best.
California is typically 3 hours behind the Bahamas. Most of California follows the Pacific Time Zone (PT), which in turn abides by Daylight Saving Time - this ends in November when the clocks ‘fall back’. In the Bahamas, the Eastern Time Zone (ET) is followed, and this also includes Daylight Saving Time, observed in November, too.
We’re able to provide a price guarantee up to 36 months ahead of your California and Bahamas multi-centre holidays, and the quote you receive will be valid for our low deposit options. You’ll secure your holiday with a flexible, low deposit, and the remaining sum will be paid off over a monthly instalment plan. This way, you can look forward to your getaway without worrying about finances!
Our team is here to answer any queries that you may have in relation to your holiday payment. Simply contact us for further guidance on any of our combination holidays.
Only a select few of the UK’s major airports offer direct flights routes to California - namely Manchester, London Gatwick, and London Heathrow. Other main airports offer routes with 1-2 stops, typically in Dubai or Singapore, including Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Liverpool.
When planning your trip, you’ll likely fly into major airports including San Jose International Airport (SJO), San Diego International Airport (SAN), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).
The main airport for International arrivals in the Bahamas is Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS), and there’s plenty of transport links from here.
While California is famed for many man-made sights and attractions, the state also has its fair share of mesmerising beauty spots.
If you’re looking for nothing but expanses of open, unspoiled terrain, then a trip to the Yosemite National Park deserves a spot on your California multi-centre itinerary. This breathtaking natural wonder is best known for its towering granite cliffs, cascading waterfalls, and lush meadows. The park is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, and there’s plenty of ways to make the most of your time here - from conquering new heights on challenging hiking trails, putting your appetite for adrenaline to the test with a spot of rock climbing, or observing some of the wildlife that call this awe-inspiring landscape home.
Similarly, the Redwood and Sequoia forests are home to some of the world's tallest and oldest trees; walking amongst these ancient oaks is an experience in itself. There are a handful of signposted walking trails, suitable for all ages. This is a total retreat away from the materialistic glamour that California is often synonymous with, so experience the other side of this diverse state by visiting this abundant area.
Located on the Central Coast of California, Big Sur is best defined by its dramatic and rugged shoreline that runs along California's Highway 1, with towering cliffs that plunge into the Pacific Ocean. The area is best known for its pristine beaches, secluded coves, and panoramic vistas, making it a dream destination for those seeking the best of Californian coastal beauty.
Death Valley is a land of extremes, featuring vast salt flats, scorching temperatures, and a strikingly diverse landscape that includes sand dunes, and colourful canyons. It's a place of otherworldly beauty, offering visitors a glimpse into the wonders of the Californian desert.
Lake Tahoe, nestled in the Sierra Nevada mountains, is known for its crystalline waters. There’s year-round outdoor activities to get involved in, from skiing and snowboarding in the winter to hiking, watersports, and golfing in the summer, all in a picturesque, alpine setting.
It makes sense that the Bahamas is a haven for honeymooners, with its string of gorgeous, white sandy beaches and turquoise waters. Some of the best places for honeymooners in the Bahamas include Nassau, Paradise Island, Exuma, Eleuthera, and the Out Islands. These destinations capture the romance of the scenery perfectly, and there’s plenty of luxurious resorts to stay in. It could even be the perfect spot for an unforgettable engagement, against the backdrop of a fiery sunset - make sure the champagne is chilled and ready once you’ve popped the question!
Ensuring that your Bahamas multi-centre itinerary runs seamlessly, you should account for the fact there are limited instant public transport options available. You’ll be swapping Ubers for jitneys, and you have to flag them down if you want them to stop! For venturing around inland, renting a car is the most effective and convenient option, allowing you to explore at your own leisure. If you’re heading further afield, there are a handful of domestic airlines that charter flights to many of the Bahamas’ idyllic islands. As an alternative, certain routes will be covered by the water taxis, and the journey offers panoramic views of this picture-perfect destination.
The taxis that do operate in the Bahamas should be approached with caution, as fares don’t run by a metre. Instead, the government issues set costs, so it’d be beneficial to determine what this will be before you set off.
The Bahamas hosts several annual traditional festivals and events, including Junkanoo, a colourful and lively celebration that takes place on Boxing Day and New Year's Day. Other festivals include the Eleuthera Pineapple Festival and the Andros Crab Festival, celebrating the local culture and cuisine.
The beauty of a multi-centre holiday to California and Bahamas is that you won’t need to pack dramatically differently for either destination if you’re visiting during the summer. Light, throw-on layers will suffice, and these will come in handy when you’re exploring cities or touring along California’s breezy coast.
In the Bahamas, you’ll likely be enjoying endless beach days, so you’ll get by with plenty of bikinis and swim shorts! The UX index can be pretty high in the Bahamas too, so SPF, a hat, and sunglasses will be non-negotiables if you want to enjoy the sun safely!