Enchanting, magical and home to Disneyland, California is an action-packed wonderland just waiting to be explored. Ideal for families, groups of friends and couples, expect nothing less than a luxury holiday from touch down ‘til departures.
With an array of hotels to choose from in the state, you’re somewhat spoilt for choice when it comes to finding somewhere to rest your head. From glamorous décor in LA, to the amazing beachside locations in Santa Monica you’re in for a true treat in Cali.
Being the top provider of the nation’s fresh produce, food is a big deal to Californians. Organic is more than a word to locals, it’s a way of life. Whether you want seafood fare at Fog Harbour Fish House in San Francisco or Italian fare at Bestia in Los Angeles, you’re sure to be tasting flavours you never knew existed from local farmers doing their bit for the world.
This same love of the environment can also be seen with its countless national parks and varying landscapes. Whether you want to trek through Yosemite National Park, north of Los Angeles or admire Dante’s View in Death Valley to the east of the state, you’re sure to have an adventure of a lifetime.
We can’t discuss California without mentioning the A-List crowd in Hollywood and LA. A mecca for actors, if you’re into your films then you simple have to visit Universal Studios Hollywood, the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood and the Hollywood Walk of Fame… it would be a crime not to.
Calling all shopaholics, we haven’t forgotten about you! If you’re in LA, Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive are sacrilege thanks to the abundance of high-end designer boutiques and VIP shopping experiences on offer including private lounges and appointment-only hotspots. If you’re a department store fanatic, then head to Union Square in San Francisco and shop ‘til you drop in Bloomingdales and Barneys. Alternatively, Seaport Village in San Diego offers some of the best coastal boutiques.
The Californian sun is just waiting to be soaked up and what better way to do so than on the beach? For families, Santa Monica Beach doesn’t disappoint. Be sure to check out the pier which hosts a Ferris Wheel and rollercoaster as well as restaurants and shops.
With hundreds of pristine-white sands to explore, get your surfboard, swimming costume and sun lotion, California is calling.
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Wine lovers will be in their element thanks to the plethora of vineyards and wineries found in the state. More than 300,000 tonnes of grapes are harvested every year making it one of the top industries in the area. Be sure to check with your hotel, especially if staying in Santa Monica and San Diego, if there are any trips and hopefully you will get to sample a glass or two.
Good to know
- Capital: Sacramento
- Currency: USD
- Must See: Disneyland
- In A Word: Action-packed
Best Time To Travel
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|Jul: 22°c||Aug: 22°c||Sep: 21°c|
|Oct: 18°c||Nov: 17°c||Dec: 14°c|