There is so much more to the West Coast of the USA than theme parks and beaches. Join us on this Cosmos Golden West Adventure tour where you’ll visit charming towns and picturesque green spaces. Read on to find out why this Western USA holiday is calling your name.  

Explore The Original Farmers Market in Los Angeles 

Original Farmers Market, Los Angeles
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With humble origins starting as a dairy farm, then oil fields, the Original Farmers Market began as it is today in 1934. On this Western USA tour, you’ll have time to explore the stalls and chat to local vendors about their wares. The market currently holds a whopping 140+ shops and restaurants.  

Tick off Old Town Scottsdale 

Scottsdale Old Town
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Step back in time to get a taste of the Wild West in Old Town Scottsdale. You’ll feel like you’re right in the heart of the era of outlaws and saloons with its wooden beams, wagon wheels and cowboy hats a-plenty. Explore the Western storefronts to your heart’s content with free time here.  

Free day in San Francisco 

Chinatown, San Francisco
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There is so much to see and do in San Francisco that an entire day at leisure is just the ticket to explore as you wish. An avid museum goer? Check out the California Academy of Sciences with well over 46 million specimens. Fancy yourself a foodie? Visit the oldest Chinatown in the US to have your fill of freshly made dumplings, crispy Peking duck, and hand cut noodles. An avid historian? Make sure you’ve booked a ticket to Alcatraz well in advance. Love to explore on foot? San Francisco is the city for you.  

See the panoramas of Big Sur 

California Redwood
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Sandwiched between the Santa Lucia Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, it comes as no surprise that Big Sur is a prized gem in Western USA with its breath taking coastline scenes. This tour includes Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park where you’ll marvel at mountains that meet the sea, and majestic California Redwoods.  

Experience a slice of Europe in Solvang 

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One step in Solvang and you may just think you’re in Europe! Known as ‘Little Denmark’, delight in its Danish-style architecture, windmills and flower-lined streets. We especially love the authentic Danish food that is on offer – think smørrebrød (open-faced sandwiches) and kanelsnegl (a cinnamon snail pastry). Yum!  

This is why this Western USA holiday is calling your name! Embark on our Golden West Adventure with Cosmos this year or take a look at our range of North America tours.  

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