A better way to fly to Southern California
Yes, we know, "something for everyone" is super cliché, but Southern California really does encompass it all. A holiday to Los Angeles with stops in Ojai, Huntington Beach and Palm Springs will tick all your boxes, and then some. L.A. is all about being footloose and fancy free – a quintessential adult’s playground. Ojai allows you to be at one with nature, smell the fresh air and hike to natural hot springs. Palm Springs exudes hipster swagger making it perfectly Instagram worthy. Huntington Beach is perfect for those who want to relax, unwind and chill. And, of course, for the outdoor adventurers Big Bear is a definite must do!
Luckily, we can get you to the gateway of Southern Cali in just 11-hours, flying direct daily from London Heathrow to Los Angeles. Catch our newly refurbished 777-300ER and you’ll leave London in the afternoon, arriving in L.A. early evening, just in time for dinner and drinks. Our friendly, dedicated crew will welcome you from the moment you arrive at Heathrow and will ensure that you touchdown in L.A. feeling relaxed and refreshed. To top it off, not only are all our cabins brand spanking new but you can sit back and enjoy free poured New Zealand wine and order on demand snacks and drinks from your inflight entertainment screen throughout the flight.
Southern California is calling, when are you going to take off?
One of the world’s most dynamic and diverse destinations, Los Angeles is comprised of more than 30 neighbourhoods and considered the cultural hub of the Pacific Rim.
Home to near-perfect weather, 75 miles of jaw-dropping shoreline, and more museums than any other U.S. city, Los Angeles presents endless possibilities that keep its more than 47 million annual visitors entertained. L.A.’s diverse culinary landscape boasts some of today’s most acclaimed chefs and restaurateurs. Shopping options are limitless among an eclectic mix of shopping districts, retail stores and leading fashion designs. And let’s not forget L.A.’s dynamic nightlife and endless entertainment from rooftop bars and iconic must-sees to lesser-known hidden gems, L.A. has something for every taste and interest.
Southern California’s Ojai Valley has a lot going for it, from the rustic, charming town of Ojai to the picturesque landscape dotted with small family farms. Due to its great climate, Ojai has a reputation for being the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate in one of the many spas, with treatments being inspired by the surrounding orchards and the ocean.
Boasting natural beauty and fabulous year-round weather, there really is something for everyone to enjoy. From an array of outdoor activities such as golf, cycling, hiking and horseback riding to the more chilled ways to enjoy yourself such as wine tasting, shopping and museums. What’s not to love?
With nine cities in one stunning oasis, Greater Palm Springs is a sun-soaked paradise. With endless sunshine, even in the winter, visitors can enjoy amazing arts and culture and incredible outdoor adventures. Home to the star-studded music festival, Coachella, and the glitz and the glam of Palm Desert, this Southern California destination knows how to have a good time.
Easily accessible, Greater Palm Springs is a relaxing drive from major gateway cities such as Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix and Las Vegas.
Huntington Beach is Surf City USA®. Surfs up’ is a phrase you’ll hear over and over in Huntington Beach. With 10 miles of gorgeous beach and the most consistent waves on the West Coast, it’s clear to see how this Southern Californian town is a draw for surfers the world over. Surfing however, isn’t the only thing on offer for visitors at ‘Surf City’ - late-night beach bonfires, bike rentals and awesome restaurants with amazing beach views are just a way of life here.
Worlds away, but close to everything. Get away from it all on 16 kilometres of pristine coastline, drive the iconic Pacific Coast Highway, then visit Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Universal Studios, Hollywood attractions, and other famous Southern California locales just a short drive from your hotel.
When it comes to outdoor activities Big Bear leads the charge. This mountain wonderland is the ideal destination to escape from the city - situated just two hours from Los Angeles. With activities for all the seasons, Big Bear has something to offer visitors the entire year. Best known for its alpine adventures, Big Bear’s Snow Summit is a big draw for skiers and snowboarders, with over 240 acres of skiable terrain. Big Bear also delivers in the summer months with a plethora of mountain trails suitable for all levels, rental options, so visitors can explore the lake their way, and for the thrill-seekers, glide among treetops on a zip line tour.
Newport Beach isn’t just a town with miles of gloriously sandy beaches and baggy short clad surfers, it has a sophisticated side with oceanfront mansions and a yacht-lined harbour. This beach side town is the perfect place to relax and unwind, and enjoy a picturesque sunset or two. Visitors can dock and dine with a unique dinner cruise or take to the water for a spot of surfing, kayaking and body surfing – a firm favourite with the locals. With long stretches of boardwalks, bike routes and trails, the possibilities for fun are endless in Newport Beach.