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California Holidays

A bastion of liberalism with the sixth largest economy in the world, California stretches from the snow-capped Sierra Nevada Mountains to the warm seas of the Pacific Ocean. Home to historic cities and famous theme parks, towering redwoods and barren deserts, magnificent national parks and the greatest coastal road in the world, California truly is a country within a country. This larger-than-life state has so much to offer. Walk the colourful streets of San Francisco, visit Alcatraz and gaze at the Golden Gate Bridge, cross the bay to the winelands of northern California or visit the gold rush towns of beautiful Lake Tahoe. Follow the iconic Highway 1 on the ultimate road trip as it winds its way along the stunning Pacific Coast from Monterrey and Big Sur to Los Angeles and San Diego or, for lovers of the great outdoors, explore the other-worldly landscapes of Death Valley and Yosemite National Parks.

With so many wonderful places to travel to in California, contact one of our USA specialists who would be delighted to assist you. For ideas on what you'd like to do on your trip explore our California trip ideas below. 

When to visit California

Best Times
Good Times

California is a year-round destination with weather similar to the Mediterranean – think warm, dry summers, and mild winters. Whilst there is no bad time to visit the Golden State, the best time to travel to California is generally considered as spring – typically March through early June – where the mountains are covered in lush greens grass and wildflowers, the deserts are awash with colourful blooms and the expensive summer prices have yet to kick in. July and August tend to be hot months with very high number of visitors and increased prices. Early autumn – September and October – are also great months for a trip to California, especially the wine regions such as Napa and Sonoma as it is grape harvest time. San Francisco and the North Coast see some of their sunniest days during this time of year too.

What is a Tailor-Made Holiday?

We create a holiday tailored to your specific requirements, including:

  • When you go
  • Duration
  • Time spent in each place
  • How much you want to spend

We offer our experience and knowledge to help create your perfect, tailor-made itinerary

What to do in California

Vibrant and diverse, California boasts iconic cities, breathtaking landscapes, world-class resorts, and a wonderful wine region. If you are looking to explore the region’s natural beauty whilst on a California road trip, why not incorporate one of the state’s spectacular national parks. From the waterfalls and forests of Yosemite to the desert-like landscapes of Joshua Tree, there are nine national parks to choose from. The Golden State is also home to some stunning coastal scenery – Highway 1 that runs along most of the Pacific coastline of California offers breathtaking viewpoints, quaint seaside towns and beautiful wild beaches. City wise – head to LA for a spot of shopping and star spotting, or cosmopolitan San Francisco to explore the city’s iconic landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge or Alcatraz. Families and thrill seekers may wish to visit some of the world’s best theme parks whilst in California which include Disneyland and Universal Studios, or why not incorporate a visit to San Diego which houses many attractions suitable for children.

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