Visiting California – Help Us Plan
DoinDubai is visiting California this summer and needs to plan an itinerary. Help us plan, there is nothing better than personal recommendations! All our trip will be shared on the site via posts and on all the social media channels while we’re there. So where do you think I should go, what are the best places to EAT and SLEEP? So far I’ve heard the following from fellow Dubaians who visit regularly:
BEFORE VISITING THE ATM DUBAI 2015 I THOUGHT:
Recommendations for visiting California so far
That the SLS hotel in Los Angeles is a very happening place and a cool venue to stay, it has some must try restaurants like Tres. I’ve heard Urth cafe is somewhere we must try to eat. A Lebanese friend swears by the Four Seasons, again in Los Angeles but I’ve heard the Sofitel is good too, what do you say? Share your thoughts, I’m visiting the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai next week to get some more ideas. Watch this space!
The Big Sur is somewhere to stop for a night or two, do you agree? Luckily organisations like the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention board and San Francisco Travel will be exhibiting at the ATM so they should be able to provide me with some insights. I highly recommend visiting the ATM Dubai to get some helpful insights into where you’re travelling from people who are based there.
Who would you choose to fly with from Dubai if you were visiting California?
Do you know how much it costs to go Premium Economy on Virgin Atlantic to Los Angeles from Dubai ? Do you think it’s more or less expensive than Emirates normal economy?! Check it out! Oh and don’t forget the FREE stop off in London with Virgin !
UPDATE MAY 2015
AFTER VISITING THE ATM DUBAI 2015 I THOUGHT:
Visiting the ATM was SO worth it! Really helpful staff at the Beverly Hills tourism office, the LA tourism board helped me plan out a whole route and gave me LOTS of helpful suggestions other than the ones I have above!
These links will be really useful if you’re visiting California’s main tourist spots: They are the links to the Tourist Organisations of each place we will visit between Los Angeles and San Francisco, all in ONE PLACE!
I found hotels in San Francisco the most difficult to find and then organise, so if you like my recommendations for well located, fabulously designed places to stay, look on Hotels.Com for best rates.
Listen to the podcast at the ATM
So our itinerary looks a bit like this:
- Dubai to London on Virgin Atlantic
- London to LA on Virgin Atlantic
- Santa Monica
- Beverly Hills
- Carmel and Monterey
- San Francisco
What have we missed?
Let me know and SUBSCRIBE to the blog by email if you want to read about our honest experiences in California and listen to the Ticket on Dubai Eye 103.8 to hear more, I’ll be reporting from along the way, don’t leave your holiday to just happen! Get it Right..! Will tell you about the best places we found to EAT, DRINK, SEE and SLEEP!