Of all the hotels that we were staying at on our USA trip, The Venetian, the Venice of Las Vegas, was the one I was most looking forward to, I was told it is one of the best family hotels in Las Vegas. The Venetian was at the end of our road trip from San Francisco through San Diego, Los Angeles, the Grand Canyon and then into Las Vegas. We stayed there for 3 nights and I couldn’t have been happier.
Visiting Universal Studios Hollywood with kids requires careful planning. It was a non-negotiable addition to our itinerary as directed by our oldest daughter Alannah. She had visited Universal Studios Japan with me last year and had been blown away by The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
When I started looking for family friendly hotels in San Francisco, I was looking for something central, well priced and would allow us options to utilise public transport to get around. We only had two full days in San Francisco and I wanted to ensure I used them wisely by choosing one of the great hotels in San Francisco with kids.
When we decided we would kick off our White Christmas tour of the USA in San Francisco I knew that I wanted to ride a bike over the Golden Gate Bridge. There are a number of companies for Golden Gate Bridge bike hire and we chose Blazing Saddles. When I started researching I couldn’t believe how easy it was going to be to organise. The only thing I couldn’t rely on was the weather and being December, there was a chance it could go either way.
I thought it was about time I gave you another update on our plans for a white christmas which we have been planning for over 2 years now. I can’t believe it’s finally here and that we can really start planning and setting things in motion. I do have some great news though, our return flights from Melbourne to San Fransisco have been booked and in true fashion, we had major issues!! So without further adieu let me fill you in on the dramas!!