8 Night Pacific Coastal Cruise on Radiance of the Seas from Vancouver, British Columbia San Francisco, California Golden Gate Bridge
The 8 Night Pacific Coastal Cruise from Vancouver, British Columbia visits Victoria, British Columbia; Seattle, Washington; San Francisco, California; Santa Barbara, California; Catalina Island, California; Los Angeles, California. Explore our cruise itineraries and choose from a variety of rooms depending on your needs and budget. Start planning your next cruise vacation by selecting a destination and departure port.
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8 Night Pacific Coastal Cruise
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Explore Radiance of the Seas
Day 1 - Vancouver, British Columbia
Day 2 - Victoria, British Columbia
Day 3 - Seattle, Washington
Day 4 - Cruising
Day 5 - San Francisco, California
Day 6 - Cruising
Day 7 - Santa Barbara, California
Day 8 - Catalina Island, California
Day 9 - Los Angeles, California
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San Francisco, California Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California
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8 Night Pacific Coastal Cruise

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Leaving from
Vancouver, British Columbia
Onboard
Radiance of the Seas
Day Port
1
Vancouver, British Columbia
Departs at 4:00 PM
2
Victoria, British Columbia
From 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
3
Seattle, Washington
From 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
4
Cruising
Day at sea
5
San Francisco, California
From 12:30 PM - 8:00 PM
6
Cruising
Day at sea
7
Santa Barbara, California
Tendered from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8
Catalina Island, California
Tendered from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9
Los Angeles, California
Arrives at 7:00 AM
*Port sequence may vary by sailing date.
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Radiance of the Seas
A five-course epicurean extravaganza at Chef's Table. A stage-side spectacular of song and dance in City of Dreams. Movies by the pool and mini golf right on deck. Radiance of the Seas® transports you to far-off discoveries on land and at sea.

WANDER THE WORLD OVER

Adventure is waiting around every corner onboard Radiance of the Seas®. Join a game of mini golf or reach new heights on the Rock Climbing Wall. Then unwind with a movie on the poolside screen or check into Vitality℠ at Sea Spa and Fitness Center.

FEED YOUR INNER EXPLORER

Prepare to fuel up on fare that's as thrilling as the destinations you'll visit, like authentic Tuscan flavors at Giovanni's Table and exotic Asian eats at Izumi. For contemporary steakhouse dining with a twist, head to Chops Grille℠. Or sit down to a five-course culinary journey at Chef's Table.

Day 1: Vancouver, British Columbia

Day 1
Vancouver
British Columbia
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Bridge to the City, Vancouver, British Columbia
Bridge to the City, Vancouver, British Columbia
Things to do in
Vancouver
Departs at 4:00 PM
Alive with the hum of high-energy adventure, Vancouver is a sophisticated cityscape on the edge of British Columbia’s wild interior. This multicultural city offers a bit of everything: big city buzz, sky-high mountains and Pacific beaches. If you’re a history buff you can view First Nations artifacts at the Museum of Anthropology. Take little ones to meet over 50,000 aquatic creatures at the Vancouver Aquarium, or get a bird’s eye view of old-growth forest at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Horseshoe Bay salmon fishing… Granville Island paddle boarding… Grouse Mountain’s aerial tram— discover loads of outdoor adventure in Vancouver, from the bay to the backwoods.
Gastown Mason Square, Vancouver, British Columbia
Gastown Mason Square, Vancouver, British Columbia

BUBBLING WITH ADVENTURE

Walk the cobbled streets of Gastown, admiring 20th-century brick buildings and taking a selfie with the whistling Steam Clock. Explore Maple Tree Square, site of ‘Gassy Jack’ Deighton’s first tavern, and then stroll under the elaborate Chinatown Millennium Gate. Eat Asian delights— or escape the bustle amid Dr. Su Yat-Sen’s peaceful gardens.
Insider tip
Canadians are known to offer a polite smile and “hello” when even greeting strangers.
Stanley Park Urban Greenspace, Vancouver, British Columbia
Stanley Park Urban Greenspace, Vancouver, British Columbia

FULL OF FRESH AIR

Breathe in the 1,000-acre greenspace of Stanley Park, one of the largest urban parks in North America. Hike red cedar forest trails, relax beachside, take a horse-drawn carriage ride, or view the Brockton Point totem poles. Then walk along the Seawall, with the downtown skyline as your backdrop.
Victoria Castle Empress Hotel Craigdarroch Castle Sunset, Vancouver, British Columbia
Victoria Castle Empress Hotel Craigdarroch Castle Sunset, Vancouver, British Columbia

COLONIAL CHARISMA

Take a scenic ferry ride to Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. Get lost in the romance of its English-inspired traditions with proper tea at the Empress hotel. Wander Butchart Gardens’ gorgeous topiaries and admire Craigdarroch Castle’s Victorian architecture. Victoria Public Market is an excellent dining and shopping spot.
Cuisine Dumplings Chinese Food, Vancouver, British Colombia
Cuisine Dumplings Chinese Food, Vancouver, British Colombia

LOCAL CUISINE

Vancouver’s cultural diversity is the key ingredient to its unique culinary scene. Dozens of food trucks, street food carts and farmers’ markets offer something for every taste. Farm-to-table dishes feature Fraser Valley duck and spot prawns. Enjoy an assortment of Asian cuisine, from Chinese dim sum to Japanese ramen. Then sip Okanagan Valley wine or Granville Island beer from Canada’s first microbrewery.
Totem Pole, Vancouver, British Columbia
Totem Pole, Vancouver, British Columbia

SHOPPING

Head to Robson Street for mainstream chain stores, or hit the quirky indie shops of Gastown, Main Street and Commercial Drive. Lonsdale Quay Market is home to 80 unique shops, while Granville Island’s art studios sell First Nations carvings and jewelry— plus its public market is known for gourmet goods.

Day 2: Victoria, British Columbia

Day 2
Victoria
British Columbia
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Craigdarroch Castle, Victoria, British Columbia
Craigdarroch Castle, Victoria, British Columbia
Things to do in
Victoria
From 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Victoria delivers a delightful blend of British pomp and outdoor adventure. Here you can admire Victorian architecture at Craigdarroch Castle and eat your way around Canada’s oldest Chinatown. Explore “Garden City” floral displays or go biking in the “Cycling Capital of Canada”. From orcas whistling in the harbor to glow-in-the-dark scorpions at the Bug Zoo, Victoria has every adventure covered.
Parliament Victorian Architecture, Victoria, British Columbia
Parliament Victorian Architecture, Victoria, British Columbia

WALK TO REMEMBER

Step out for a stroll along the boat-lined Inner Harbour, home to Victoria’s most notable landmarks. Check out First Nations tribal artifacts at the Royal British Museum. Admire the neo-baroque stylings of Parliament Buildings where the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia gathers. Then marvel at Thunderbird Park’s ornate totem poles.
Insider tip
It’s mandatory in British Columbia to wear a helmet when bicycling.
Garden City Flowers Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia
Garden City Flowers Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia

ADVENTURE EDEN

Enter the colorful and aromatic world of Butchart Gardens to wander its 55 acres of flower-lined paths. This National Historic Site bursts with bright blooming tulips, daffodils, roses and hyacinths. Explore its manicured themed gardens— and don’t miss a ride on the hand-carved Rose Carousel.
Insider tip
Restaurants typically include a 12% harmonized sales tax to the bill — add 15% extra for exceptional service.
Empress Hotel Afternoon Tea, Victoria, British Columbia
Empress Hotel Afternoon Tea, Victoria, British Columbia

RAISE A CUPPA TO TRADITION

Indulge in the city’s time-honored British heritage with classic Victorian afternoon tea at the world-renowned Empress hotel. A beloved tradition for over a century, this quintessential Victoria experience includes a fabulous menu of fine loose-leaf teas served with house-made finger sandwiches, scones and clotted Empress cream.
Local Cuisine Shepherd's Pie, Victoria British Columbia
Local Cuisine Shepherd's Pie, Victoria British Columbia

LOCAL CUISINE

Victoria’s West Coast cuisine showcases local ingredients from the Saanich Peninsula and Cowichan Valley. Savor shellfish fresh from Pacific waters and shepherd’s pie in an English-style pub. Eat Asian noodles in Chinatown and hit Victoria Public Market for handmade cheese and smoked salmon. With over a dozen craft breweries, cider houses, artisanal distilleries and wineries, you certainly won’t go thirsty.
Fisherman's Wharf Shopping Houses, Victoria, British Columbia
Fisherman's Wharf Shopping Houses, Victoria, British Columbia

SHOPPING

Waterfront Wharf Street satisfies all your souvenir needs, while Government Street is known for funky boutiques, First Nations art galleries and famous hand-knit Cowichan sweaters. Lower Johnson Street, nicknamed “Lo-Jo”, houses local designer boutiques and indie stores galore. Check out Victoria Public Market for epicurean goods.

Day 3: Seattle, Washington

Day 3
Seattle
Washington
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Seattle, Washington Downtown Skyline
Seattle downton skyline with Space Needle and Mount Rainer in Seattle, Washington
Things to do in
Seattle
From 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Seattle is a young city, but it's short history is part of the landscape and charm. Cruise to Seattle and check out the Hiram Chittenden Locks in the Ballard neighborhood — this impressive feat of engineering passed its first ship through in 1916, and today, it's one of the busiest lock systems in the U.S. Then, stroll through the nearby Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Gardens, an English-style landscape garden with over 1,500 varieties of plants. Or head to Gas Works Park, on the grounds of the former Seattle Gas Light Company: This former business is now a prime vantage point to view the Seattle skyline. And don't miss the famous Space Needle: From the top, you can take in clear views of the bay, the Cascade Mountains and Mount Rainier.
Seattle, Washington Space Needle
View of the Space Needle from below in Seattle, Washington

Seek Out the Center

The Seattle Center was home of the 1962 World's Fair, which portrayed a mid-century view of the Land of Tomorrow. Since the fair, this 74-acre park has remained a cultural hub within the city. Get a good look at Seattle with a 360-degree view from the observation deck of the Space Needle, or check out the Museum of Pop Culture, which has exhibits on popular music as well as science fiction and fantasy in film and television.
The Needle City Views , Seattle, Washington
The Needle City Views , Seattle, Washington

Waterfront Wonders

The Seattle Center complex encompasses an assortment of impressive attractions. View colorful masterpieces by glassblower Dale Chihuly at the Chihuly Garden and Glass museum. Explore the Pacific Science Center or the Museum of Pop Culture. Then take in sweeping city views from the top of the 605-foot-tall Space Needle.
Seattle, Washington Underground
Tour of Seattle's underground level in Washington

Relive the Gold Rush

The Seattle Underground tour takes you under the city to the Gold Rush-era streets of Seattle, before the city was rebuilt on top of itself. Then, head to Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Pioneer Square, where you can get even more info on the Gold Rush and how it shaped the city.
Seattle, Washington Crab Legs
Assorted Dungeness crab legs with butter mustard sauce and fresh lemons in Seattle, Washington

Local Cuisine

Seafood is king in Seattle. Geoduck clams, Penn Cove mussels and Dungeness crab are some of the most sought-after local specialties. At Pike Place, pick up curried beef bao, a Chinese-style dumpling best eaten by hand. For a snack or breakfast, head to Coyle's Bakeshop and pick up a cretzel, a pretzel-croissant combo that's all the rage among locals.
Seattle, Washington Marketplace
Kiosk selling jewelry in a markeplace in Seattle, Washington

Shopping

Shopping in Seattle means a visit to Pike Place Market — first opened in 1907, the historic marketplace is the go-to spot not only for fresh produce but also for artisan crafts ranging from handmade jewelry to ceramics and beauty products. During your Seattle cruise vacation, head to Ballard Avenue NW for hip boutiques, and shop for big brands downtown.

Day 4: Cruising

Day 4
Cruising
At Sea
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Girls Diving in the Pool
Girls Diving and Swimming in the Covered Pool
PLAY ANY WAY YOU LIKE
Navigator of the Seas Adventure Ocean
Girl Playing with Dolls at Adventure Ocean

Adventure Ocean®

“Are we there yet?” is a thing of the past. We keep every kid entertained with games, events, age-appropriate activities and more in our award-winning youth program.

Solarium

Slip away to this adults-only indoor and outdoor retreat. The Solarium is your slice of paradise, with soothing whirlpools, warm sunshine and a refreshing water mist.
Whirlpool at Night
Beautiful Night on the Pool Deck

Whirlpools

It’s easy to let every thought melt away while relaxing in a whirlpool, especially when you’re soaking up ocean views, too.
Vitality Spa Woman Relaxing
Vitality Spa Woman Relaxing

Spa & Fitness Center

A luxurious sanctuary offering signature treatments, medi-spa services, and a full-service salon to make you glow from the inside out. Browse our spa menu for pricing.

Day 5: San Francisco, California

Day 5
San Francisco
California
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San Francisco, California Painted Ladies
View of Painted Ladies from Alamo Square in San Francisco, California
Things to do in
San Francisco
From 12:30 PM - 8:00 PM
California's City by the Bay is a melting pot of cultures and natural beauty waiting to be explored. Stroll Fisherman's Wharf and see the sea lions gathered to soak up the sun at Pier 39. Cruise to San Francisco and take the ferry out to Alcatraz to learn about the history of one of the nation's most infamous prisons — the ride offers some of the best views of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Or explore one of San Francisco's unique neighborhoods: Head to the Mission and fuel up on house-roasted pour-over coffee as you peruse the hip bookstores and record shops. Or check out the impressive Palace of Fine Arts, surrounded by waters frequented by ducks, geese and swans.
San Francisco, California Marin Headlands
View of Golden Gate bridge from Marin Headlands

Wander the Marin Headlands

Cross the Golden Gate Bridge to the Marin Headlands for the best views of the famed bridge. Park a bit up the road and wander down the path for different perspectives. End up at Battery Spencer Park and snap a photo of the landmark that looks good on any day.
Insider tip
Wear your walking shoes: San Francisco is full of hills, so comfort is key.
San Francisco, California Castro District Rainbow Crosswalk
Castro District Rainbow Crosswalk intersection in San Francisco, California

Mission Possible

From Castro Street to Clarion Alley, the streets are full of color in the Mission. Spend a few hours walking around this quirky neighborhood, and discover brightly painted murals and creative street art. Stumble into one of the local shops near Castro Theater for an afternoon espresso.
Insider tip
Make sure you have cash or a One-Day Passport before boarding the Cable Cars. Conductors will not accept credit card.
San Francisco, California Alcatraz Aerial
Aerial view of the prison island of Alcatraz in San Francisco, California

Afternoon at Alcatraz

Board the ferry to Alcatraz from Fisherman's Wharf and walk the cell blocks that were once home to America's most notorious criminals, including Al Capone. Spend a few hours experiencing the Rock's mystique by visiting the Cell House and gardens, and hear firsthand experiences of time spent at the infamous prison.
San Francisco, California Sour Dough Bread Soup
Sour Dough Bread Soup with cheese, famous in San Francisco, California

Local Cuisine

San Francisco has a lot of delicious food — but you've got to grab something in a sourdough bread bowl. Fill it with clam chowder or chili, and wash it down with a frosty Anchor Steam, one of the first American craft brews after Prohibition. If you've still got room left, head to the Mission: Feast on carne asada burritos, or try the cult classic bread or sticky buns at Tartine bakery.
San Francisco, California Turquoise Jewelry
Turquoise jewelry in Union Square, San Francisco, California

Shopping

Shop till you drop in Union Square. Home to massive department stores like Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's, Bloomingdale's and more — it's the shopaholic's dream location. Jump onboard a San Francisco cruise and head to Fisherman's Wharf to pick up a souvenir from one of the many gift shops in the tourist district.

Day 6: Cruising

Day 6
Cruising
At Sea
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Izumi Table with assorted dishes
A top-down view of assorted dishes on a table at Izumi on a Royal Caribbean ship
LET THE FLAVOR FEST BEGIN
Raddiccio Caesar - Giovanni's Table
Romaine lettuce tossed with radicchio, herb croutons and cheese. Cruise fine dining at Giovanni's Table Italian restaurant.

Giovanni's Table

Every meal at Giovanni’s Table is a family-style celebration of rustic Italian flavor. You’ll find all your favorite Old-World classics on the menu here, like house focaccia served with marinated artichokes, olives and pesto, fluffy gnocchi tossed in a thyme-scented sauce of lamb and root vegetables, traditional risotto finished with porcini and truffle mushroom tapenade, and veal osso buco paired with creamy cheese polenta, ripe tomatoes and sautéed green beans.
Girl Ordering a New Drink, Windjammer
Girl Ordering a New Drink, Windjammer

Windjammer

The Windjammer is your go-to restaurant for tantalizing global flavors served complimentary. Like just-pressed paninis packed with all your favorite meats and cheeses. Flaky pastries fresh from the oven and omelets any way you like them. And hearty mains that run the gamut from crispy buttermilk fried chicken to Vietnamese braised Ho Chi Minh pork.
Room Service Bottle Glass
Room Service Bottle Glass Champagne and Strawberries

Room Service

Want to savor a meal in the comfort of your stateroom? Order delicious in-room dining any time — day or night. Tuck into breakfast in bed with a fresh omelet or a steaming stack of pancakes. Or enjoy an intimate date night in after a long day of adventure onboard and ashore. Room service makes it easy to treat your taste buds without having to set foot outside your door.

Day 7: Santa Barbara, California

Day 7
Santa Barbara
California
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Santa Barbara, California, Point Conception
View of Point Conception in Santa Barbara, California
Things to do in
Santa Barbara
Tendered from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Known as "The American Riviera," Santa Barbara is home to endless hills that line the ocean's edge of central California. The glittering waters off of Leadbetter Beach, the sunny skies glistening off the Pacific Ocean and the red-tiled rooftops of Spanish-inspired homes make for unforgettable Californian sights. At first glance, it might seem like a relaxed coastal town, but life is anything but routine in Santa Barbara. Between visiting the two-dozen tasting rooms of the downtown Urban Wine Trail, kayaking through caves in Channel Islands National Park or stepping into the past at the Old Mission Santa Barbara, a historic landmark established in 1786, this city offers something for every discerning traveler year-round.
Santa Barbara, California, Old Mission
The Old Mission is Santa Barbara, California

Local La Historia

Founded by Europeans in 1786, Santa Barbara teems with centuries of history. To learn about the first inhabitants of the American Riviera, the Chumash Indians, visit the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and the Santa Barbara Historical Museum, both of which are located downtown. If you're looking for Spanish inspiration, head to Old Mission Santa Barbara, the city's chief cultural landmark that was established in 1786.
Insider tip
While you can easily access downtown Santa Barbara by foot, you'll likely need a car to reach the surrounding areas like Montecito or Mission Canyon.
Santa Barbara, California, Channel Islands National Park
Santa Barbara, California, Channel Islands National Park

Natural Wonders

There is never a shortage of natural inspiration on this stretch of the California coast. Comprising five islands to the west of mainland Santa Barbara, the Channel Islands National Park is the perfect place for all types of adventure, from hiking the trails of Torrey Pines Forest on Santa Rosa to snorkeling among elkhorn and feather boa kelp underneath the Pacific waters. If you're on the lookout for local wildlife during your Santa Barbara cruise, join the Condor Express for a whale-watching adventure or hike the Romero Canyon Trailhead for a chance to catch a glimpse of the world's fastest flying bird, the peregrine falcon.
Insider tip
If you're traveling to Santa Barbara during the winter months, pack accordingly — even sunny California can get cool and rainy during these times.
Santa Barbara, California, Pier
View of Santa Barbara, California from the pier

Beach Bummin'

While the whole state of California is known for its beautiful beaches, the stretch along the Santa Barbara coast is particularly pristine. Head east from State Street, the main avenue for dining and shopping in the city, to easily access the clear blue waters of East Beach. If you're looking to reel in some fresh fish, head to Stearns Wharf, the oldest working pier in California. ExploreArroyo Burro Beach, Butterfly Beach in Montecito and Leadbetter Beach for surging, boogie boarding and paddle boarding adventures.
Insider tip
If you have extra time, rent a car to drive the scenic Route 1 Pacific Coast Highway, which leads straight up the coast of California.
Santa Barbara, California, Tamales
Two corn tamales on a colorful plate

Local Cuisine

As a world-class foodie destination, Santa Barbara will exceed your expectations in the food and wine category. Take a sip of full-bodied Californian Cabernet and Pinot Noir at each of the two-dozen stops along the Urban Wine Trail of downtown Santa Barbara, or head to State Street to taste the fresh delicacies of the Californian coast. Cruise to Santa Barbara to visit The Lark for half-shelled oysters and grilled Spanish octopus straight from the sea. Take a trip to La Super-Rica Taqueria, a location discovered by Julia Child herself, for their much-lauded corn tamales and tacos with handmade tortillas.
Santa Barbara, California, Shopping Center
Santa Barbara, California, Shopping Center

Shopping

With the Santa Ynez mountains providing a stunning backdrop, State Street offers all the shopping you could ever hope for during your vacation. From linen clothing to Mexican chocolate, you can find anything along the bustling street. For souvenirs and keepsakes, head to Paseo Nuevo, one of Santa Barbara's open-air malls.

Day 8: Catalina Island, California

Day 8
Catalina Island
California
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Point Vicente Rancho Palos Verdes Los Angeles California
Point Vicente Rancho Palos Verdes Los Angeles California
Things to do in
Catalina Island
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Located off the coast of California, Catalina Island is a little paradise, perfect for a day of unwinding and exploring. Everything is within walking distance, so have fun with the family exploring the town of Avalon or grab your hiking shoes and hit the trails. If you're looking to relax by the seaside, head to Descanso Beach Club, which is considered the nicest beach on the island, or set sail on a catamaran to circle the island and take it all in.
William Wrigley Botanic Gardens Near Avalon Catalina Island
William Wrigley Botanic Gardens Near Avalon Catalina Island

Walk Through the Wrigley Memorial

William Wrigley, Jr. was the one responsible for developing beautiful Catalina, so why not spend the afternoon paying tribute to him? Hike up about 30 minutes from the beach to the Botanical Gardens and Wrigley Memorial, where you can stroll through 37 acres of Californian plants and admire the 130-foot tower that was built to honor the man who brought life to the island.
Insider tip
There are no cars for tourists on this island! If you want to get around quickly, rent a golf cart.
Avalon Bay Catalina Casino Catalina California
Avalon Bay Catalina Casino Catalina California

Art Deco Appreciation

"Casino" is derived from the Latin word for "gathering place" and that's exactly what Catalina Casino is. Opened in 1929, this Art Deco masterpiece is one of the most famous attractions on the island, but you won't find any gambling in here. Instead, take a tour back in time to explore the world's largest circular ballroom or catch a flick in the original movie theater.
Insider tip
A free shuttle runs from town to Descanso Beach every half-hour. However, you should check the schedule to make sure it's running on the day you're visiting.
Palms Beach Blue Ocean Catalina Island Descanso  Beach Avalon California
Palms Beach Blue Ocean Catalina Island Descanso Beach Avalon California

Sit and Sip

It's your vacation, so grab your swimsuit and towel and find a spot on the soft sand at Descanso Beach. It's the only beach where you can legally drink on the island, so you can order your ice-cold treat of choice from the nearby beach club, then dig your toes in the sand as you soak up the view.
Juicy Cheeseburger California Avalon
Juicy Cheeseburger California Avalon

Local Cuisine

From enjoying a three-course meal at Mt. Ada (William Wrigley Jr.'s old mansion with views of the harbor) to grabbing a burger and fries from one of the casual joints in Avalon, there are great dining options for everyone.
Beach Sun Hats Local Shopping
Beach Sun Hats Local Shopping

Shopping

Wander down the waterfront and explore the shops and boutiques. Pop into one of the many stores for fun souvenirs to take home for the whole family. If you're looking for something unique to the island, the Avalon General Store should top your list.

Day 9: Los Angeles, California

Day 9
Los Angeles
California
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Los Angeles, California, Downtown Cityscape
The downtown cityscape in Los Angeles, California
Things to do in
Los Angeles
Arrives at 7:00 AM
The trend-setting global metropolis of Los Angeles has it all. Get to know the Entertainment Capital of the World: Stroll the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and take a drive down cinematic Sunset Boulevard. But there's a lot more to explore in LA than its star-studded heritage. Enjoy the 75 miles of coastline: Wander the famous canals of Venice Beach, or drive out to the more remote Malibu coast. Get your culture on at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, home to everything from ancient Islamic artifacts to contemporary American art. Or stretch your legs with a hike at Runyon Canyon Park — it offers great views of the surrounding hills and the iconic Hollywood sign.
Los Angeles, California, Point Dume
View of Point Dume in Malibu, California

Explore the Outer Beach Towns

Santa Monica, Venice, Malibu and Long Beach are four of Los Angeles' most popular beach destinations. Of the four, Malibu is the most remote and least urban — head here for surfing and stand-up paddleboarding. Depending on traffic, you can get to Long Beach in 40 minutes, while the others take around an hour.
Los Angeles, California, Famous Hollywood sign
The famous Hollywood sign in California

Star-Studded Trails

Snap a pic of the Hollywood sign, stroll down the Sunset Strip and the Hollywood Walk of Fame, or visit Paramount Studios. You can see all of these and more on the Grand City Tour by StarLine Tours which operates two times a day, seven days a week.
Los Angeles, California, View from Runyon Canyon Park
The view of Los Angeles, California from Runyon Canyon Park

Hit the Hills

LA isn't only about urban adventure — the locals love the outdoors, too. Hike the hills at Runyon Canyon Park, where they also offer free outdoor yoga classes. Or hit the Griffith Park trails: Here, you can hike to Bronson Canyon, the entrance of which appears as the mouth of the Batcave in the 1960s version of "Batman."
Los Angeles, California, Chorizo Tacos
Chorizo tacos on a white plate with a sliced lime

Local Cuisine

As international and unique as its residents, the cuisine in Los Angeles is an experience all of its own. Indulge your sweet tooth with unique ice cream flavors like chocolate caramel potato chip cupcake at Salt and Straw. Stop by one of the many food trucks for carne asada tacos. Or head to high-end Nobu for classic sushi or new-school tuna sashimi tacos — it doesn't get more LA than that.
Los Angeles, California, Famous Rodeo Drive
View of Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California

Shopping

LA is known for its shopping, and the city's most iconic spot for retail is Rodeo Drive. Browse through high-end fashions, and maybe spot a few celebrities while you're there. Head to the Grove for more budget-friendly designer offerings, and stroll down Melrose Avenue if you're looking for boutiques and vintage items. For bargains on clothes, shoes and textiles, check out the Los Angeles Fashion District.

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