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California’s magnificent Sierra Nevada mountain range is home to three national parks, 20 wilderness areas and two national monuments and has been drawing explorers, pioneers and artists throughout its history.
The Big Sur coastline between San Francisco and Los Angeles is also particularly beautiful with miles of dramatic coastline, scenic driving to die for and nine State parks and reserves. With over 1,100 miles of stunning coastline fringing the state it’s no surprise California boasts some incredible beaches. From Santa Barbara right down to San Diego you’ll encounter the classic Californian beaches of Baywatch and the OC, wide open laid back stretches of sand that are the places to see and be seen.
The cities of California are reason enough to visit all on their own. Glitzy Los Angeles abounds with stunning beaches and celebrity spotting opportunities and stunning San Francisco boasts the Golden Gate bridge, Alcatraz and a bay setting to die for. Throw in sun splashed San Diego and Palm Springs and this is city slicker heaven.
OUR HOLIDAYS TO CALIFORNIA
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California's National Parks
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Yosemite and Tahoe Adventure Tour
WHERE TO GO IN CALIFORNIA
California Wine Country
Yosemite & California's National Parks
The California Coast
Lake Tahoe and the High Sierras
OUR RECOMMENDED HOTELS IN CALIFORNIA
We feature a great range of accommodation in California, with something to suit all budgets.
Maybe you’re looking for a lodge in the heart of Yosemite or the best family friendly hotel in San Diego, LA or San Francisco? Or perhaps it’s a romantic hideaway in Big Sur or a luxurious spa retreat in Palm Springs? We can help you with hotels, apartments, villas, private homes, beach resorts, lodges, cabins, spas and ranches all over California.
What you won’t find here are thousands upon thousands of hotels where you have to wade through endless reviews of questionable origin to find the best one. We have done the hard work for you and selected the best places to stay so you don’t have to and our travel consultants are on hand to help, often with first-hand experience.
Fairmont San Francisco
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa
Riviera Palm Springs
THINGS TO DO IN CALIFORNIA
As well as some incredible sights, California is also home to some unforgettable experiences from immersive tours with local guides to exciting ways to exploring the beautiful scenery.
One day you might be cycling over the Golden Gate Bridge, the next enjoying a gourmet lunch on the Napa Valley Wine Train. Whether you are exploring Yosemite's awe inspiring beauty, sailing around San Francisco's gorgeous bay or watching whales off Monterey our collection of unmissable experiences will really help bring your holiday to California alive.
Alcatraz & San Francisco 2 Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Universal Studios Hollywood 1 Day Ticket
Yosemite National Park Day Tour
San Diego Harbour Cruise
America The Beautiful - National Parks Annual Pass
Napa Valley Wine Train with Gourmet Lunch - 1st seating
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Top Tips From Our Experts
On Highway 1, spend some time at Ragged Point - an amazing viewpoint about 15 miles north of San Simeon. It's a great opportunity to see unique rock formations and even better at sunset!
West Hollywood is the place to stay if you want to visit legendary music venues like the Viper Room, Whisky a Go Go and The Roxy. Why not enjoy a drink or two in the bars where The Doors and Jimi Hendrix used to hang out?
Those who are returning to Los Angeles and want more of a local experience should visit Downtown LA. This up and coming neighbourhood is home to bustling Grand Central Market, trendy rooftop bars and modern museums such as the Grammy Museum at LA live.
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