Explore cosmopolitan San Francisco with its iconic sights like the Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street, Chinatown and Alcatraz. Sample wonderful fresh seafood at Fisherman’s Wharf and then ride the cable car up to Union Square for a bit of retail therapy. The city is home to some fantastic Victorian architecture, lots of clubs, bars and great restaurants. If you fancy a change of scene, venture across the bridge to the beautiful town of Sausalito, with its quaint shops, art galleries and waterfront restaurants. Arrive in dazzling Las Vegas, the ultimate entertainment capital of the world. Explore this flamboyant, exciting city, with its themed hotels, spectacular shows, world-class shopping and gourmet restaurants. And maybe try your luck in the casinos and experience the cool nightclubs and bars.
San Francisco is home to both familiar sights and some great local neighbourhoods, which are off the beaten track. You will be amazed by the choice of photo opportunities as you explore this colourful city, either on foot, by bike or on the world-famous trams. You will definitely leave your heart here.
Fly daily from London Heathrow to San Francisco with Virgin Atlantic.
Full of recognisable sights, San Francisco has a lot to offer. You can explore by renting a bike to ride along the famous Golden Gate Bridge, take a ferry to Alcatraz and jump on a tram nearby your hotel at Fishermans Warf to Union Square for a spot of shopping. Maybe not all in one day though!
Fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas.
Vegas is home to the biggest casinos and the most spectacular shows in the world, where you can travel to New York, Egypt, Paris and Venice in a day and get married by Elvis. What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.
One of the many appealing sights of Las Vegas is the amount of theme hotels and casinos, you could spend all day travelling up and down The Strip exploring each one and it's offerings. Don't forget the historic downtown Freemont Street with its LED canopy lightshow you can zipline under.
Fly home from Las Vegas to Gatwick with Virgin Atlantic.
Set foot on the notorious ‘Rock’, following in the footsteps of Al Capone, George "Machine Gun" Kelly, or Nicholas Cage. You can get ahead of the curve (and the inmates… sorry, crowds) with this early-access experience. Set sail on one of the first ferries out to Alcatraz and explore this infamous prison, without the hustle and bustle. Immerse yourself in the audio tour, featuring commentary from former inmates and guards, and discover the island at large with its beautiful bay views. Escape to enjoy a spot of sightseeing around the city in a converted classic cable car. Capture those beautiful city sights around Chinatown, North Beach and the Golden Gate Bridge, leaving yourself time to enjoy an evening of freedom.
Staying in Las Vegas? The Grand Canyon is so close that it would be verging on criminal not to see it with your own eyes. This exceptional experience offers a magnificent change of scenery from the glittering distractions of The Strip – a helicopter ride that gives you spectacular aerial views of the Mojave Desert, Hoover Dam and adjacent Bypass Bridge, and Black Canyon. And all of this as a prelude to an exhilarating flight below the rim of the Grand Canyon itself. You’ll also land at Grand Canyon West for a two-hour visit, where you can meet members of the indigenous Hualapai Tribe and visit the scenic West Rim for yet more amazing photo ops.
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