California Timeshares: 4 Castles to Visit for The Royal Summer

published on July 8, 2011 by .

The California Travel & Tourism Commission (CTTC) has put out a press release trumpeting the summer of 2011 as “The Royal Summer” in California, in honor of the official visit by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, July 8-10, 2011.

While the royal couple only gets 3 days to sample the delights of the Golden State, you can rent a California timeshare and indulge in any number of “Royal” offerings from one end of the state to the other.

“We are beyond thrilled that California is the destination of choice for the Duke and Duchess on their first official visit to the United States,” said Caroline Beteta, CTTC President and CEO. “Their recent wedding captivated two billion people around the world and their visit inevitably shines a spotlight on California.”

“With heightened interest in travel to California, it is our goal to make the royal experience accessible to all visitors. The best part is you don’t have to be royalty to tap into the incredible sense of possibility our state inspires – visitors can make their California dream a reality on any budget,” noted Beteta.

One of the fun “Royal” activities the CTTC suggests is to check out the many Castles that California has to offer.

  1. Castello di Amorosa
    When you rent a Napa Valley timeshare in California’s beautiful wine country north of San Francisco, you can tour the 107-room Castello di Amorosa, a winery built in the style of a Tuscan medieval castle. This one is complete with moat and drawbridge and took over 15 years to build.
  2. Vikingsholm Castle
    Rent a Lake Tahoe timeshare and head to Emerald Bay State Park on the south side of gorgeous Lake Tahoe to see this rare masterpiece of Scandinavian architecture, with details including dragonheads inspired by Viking fortresses. It even has a secret hideaway.
  3. Hearst Castle
    Rent a timeshare in the Monterey Bay area and enjoy a beautiful drive of stunning ocean vistas on your way to San Simeon. Here publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst built one of the largest private residences in the United States. When it was completed in 1922 it comprised 90,000 square feet of interior space spread over three buildings. There are 56 bedrooms, 61 bathrooms, 41 fireplaces, 19 sitting rooms, 3 swimming pools, a movie theater, and even a zoo. How’s that for a real California Castle?!
  4. Sleeping Beauty Castle
    And don’t forget California’s most iconic castle – known the world over. Rent an Anaheim timeshare and head to Disneyland! Based on Neuschwanstein, a 19th-century Bavarian castle, it has been the resort’s landmark since the park opened in 1955. It’s surrounded by a moat and topped with turrets, and inside the castle you can climb through narrow stone passageways as you view the unfolding story of Sleeping Beauty.

For more ideas on fun Royal activities in California go to CTTC’s

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