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Relish the waves and wine of California

From sunlit beaches to mountain peaks, California features some of the most diverse scenery in the United States. Travelers looking to visit the Golden State would do well to plan ahead. Whether you want to kick back and enjoy a glass of wine in Napa, or spend time between business meetings at San Diego's waterfront, you'll find that California has so much to offer that winging it could leave much unseen.


Things to see across the state

Thanks to its diverse ecosystem, California's able to sustain the best in both coastal and inland outdoor destinations. If you're into nature, visit one of the national parks concentrated in the northern part of the state. When it's time to head south, extend your appreciation by traveling to SoCal via Big Sur; views from Route 1 are considered some of the most divine in the Western Hemisphere.

The Golden Gate Bridge

Probably the most popular sight in San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge is an iconic piece of architecture. Don't limit your exploration to the bridge alone, though. Round out your trip with a classic Bay Area meal in Chinatown or at Fisherman's Wharf.

Hollywood and the Sunset Strip

Though much-changed since the days of classic films, Hollywood's history is still evident along the boulevard that bears its name. The street is indeed lined with stars, and the Chinese Theater holds the handprints of celebrities both past and present. Both the Hollywood neighborhood and the Sunset Strip offer shopping and dining with the chance to run into an active film set. Some of California's best beaches are just a short drive away.

California Wine Country

California's Central Coast and inland valleys are home to some of the world's finest wineries. During the spring, summer and fall months, travelers can tour wineries and enjoy gourmet food, especially in the Napa County region. Consider signing up for a tasting tour, so you can really see how the region's wineries stack up against one another.

Winter Fun in Tahoe

If you're hoping to ski and snowboard while visiting the west, you need look no further than Lake Tahoe. Featuring Squaw Valley, Northstar and other high-end ski resorts, the Tahoe area is a favorite with winter sports enthusiasts. The resorts are situated just minutes from the Nevada border, so it's not outside the realm of possibility to have a fun night at a casino after a hard day on the slopes.


Traveling to California

If you're headed to California, it's essential to decide what destinations are a must-see before booking airline tickets. Because the state is so large, it's important to fly into an airport that's close to the regions you want to visit; picking the wrong one could send you hours in the wrong direction.

Southern California

Travelers planning a trip to Disneyland, San Diego or California's southern beaches are best served by flying into Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) or Orange County’s John Wayne-Orange County Airport (SNA). While many California hotels are located close to these major airports, be aware that they tend to charge high rates regardless of season, and are generally not close to major destinations.

Central and northern California

Travelers planning to visit the Bay Area or Central Valley can fly into San Francisco (SFO), Oakland (OAK) or San Jose (SJC). A smaller airport in Sacramento (SMF) may seem ideal for those who want to visit wine country, but ticket prices going into Sacramento tend to be significantly higher than those for other airports.

If you want to visit Lake Tahoe and other far north attractions, consider flying into the Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) in Nevada. Located two hours from Tahoe, fares to the airport are reasonable, with the lowest prices seen in early fall and summer.


Travel tips

California is full to the brim with things to do, but visiting every destination on your to-see list may prove challenging. If you're visiting a big city such as Los Angeles or San Francisco, consider taking a city tour or buying a pass that allows access to multiple attractions. Check with professional organizations and membership groups like AAA to see if you can buy discounted tickets to places such as Disneyland before you leave home.

Visiting the Golden State is a great way to unleash your inner nature lover or live out your Hollywood dreams. As it spans most of the country's west coast, California is both varied and distinctive; it's easy to feel like a trip to this state is a handful of mini-vacations packed into one.

Recently booked California hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco - Union Square
Union Square-Nob Hill
1 hour ago 4 stars $139
Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa on Disneyland Resort Property 2 hours ago 4 stars $297
Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel on Disneyland Resort Property 2 hours ago 4 stars $207
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
3 hours ago 4 stars $186
Disneyland Hotel on Disneyland Resort Property 3 hours ago 4 stars $263
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles
Downtown
4 hours ago 4 stars $188
The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
Union Square-Nob Hill
5 hours ago 4 stars $166
Omni San Diego Hotel
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
7 hours ago 4 stars $179
BEST WESTERN PLUS Sutter House
Sacramento Downtown
7 hours ago 3 stars $104
The Citizen Hotel
Sacramento Downtown
7 hours ago 3 stars $149

Recently Rated California Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
4.1 / 5
305 reviews
4 stars $159
Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel
4.0 / 5
240 reviews
4 stars $119
Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island
3.9 / 5
66 reviews
3 stars $132
King George Hotel
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3.6 / 5
220 reviews
3 stars $99
Hotel Whitcomb San Francisco
Financial District - South of Market
3.4 / 5
467 reviews
3 stars $119
Porto Vista Hotel
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
3.3 / 5
278 reviews
3 stars $109
The Monarch Hotel
Union Square-Nob Hill
2.7 / 5
13 reviews
2 stars $86
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
4.2 / 5
262 reviews
4 stars $179
BEST WESTERN PLUS Sutter House
Sacramento Downtown
4.1 / 5
68 reviews
3 stars $104
The Bristol Hotel
Downtown - Gaslamp Quarter
4.1 / 5
168 reviews
3 stars $119

California hotels

Featured California Hotels

From $297

1 Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa on Disneyland Resort Property

4 stars
4.4 / 5 173 reviews

Anaheim, California

Save up to 25% on rooms at the Disneyland® Resort

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa in Anaheim is a luxury resort displaying marvelous American Craftsman architecture. This style of design flourished during the late 1800s and early 1900s,... More

From $186

2 Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

4 stars
4.3 / 5 236 reviews

San Diego, California

Rate includes breakfast

Stunning panoramic views of the bay, harbor and city skylineThe San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina is the centerpiece of the beautiful San Diego harbor and bay. Boasting 1,360 guest rooms,... More

From $187

3 Omni San Francisco Hotel

4 stars
4.5 / 5 234 reviews

San Francisco, California

Save 10% on your stay

Historic Nob Hill hotel blends old and new with top-notch steakhouse The past is new again at this circa-1926 hotel atop Nob Hill. Originally built as a bank, the property features classic... More

From $188

4 The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles

4 stars
4.1 / 5 307 reviews

Los Angeles, California

Save 15% on your stay

Downtown iconic landmark satisfies both business and leisure travelers This landmark hotel, located in downtown L.A., gives guests central access to the city's major attractions, beaches and... More

From $159

5 Hyatt Regency Sacramento

4 stars
4.2 / 5 60 reviews

Sacramento, California

Save 12% on your stay

Front row view of California’s State Capitol building in SacramentoNothing beats the Hyatt Regency Sacramento convention hotel for proximity to the famous State Capitol building. Popular with... More

From $263

6 Disneyland Hotel on Disneyland Resort Property

4 stars
4.3 / 5 156 reviews

Anaheim, California

Save up to 25% on rooms at the Disneyland® Resort

From its humble beginnings as a motor lodge and one of the original lodgings on the Disney property, Disneyland Hotel on Disneyland Resort saw a great expansion in 2010. Nowadays, it allows... More

From $159

7 Hilton San Diego Bayfront

4 stars
4.1 / 5 305 reviews

San Diego, California

Stay 3 nights & get the 3rd free

High-rise luxury along San Diego BayWhen the Hilton San Diego Bayfront opened in 2008, the property quickly became one of the tallest hotels in San Diego. Today, the glass-and-steel edifice towers... More

From $159

8 Orchard Garden Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 255 reviews

San Francisco, California

Advance Purchase - Non Refundable

Eco-friendly San Francisco hotel with organic dining near Union SquareThe Orchard Garden Hotel represents San Francisco's first generation of truly eco-friendly hotels, built to national standards... More

From $143

9 Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza

4 stars
4.2 / 5 117 reviews

Los Angeles, California

Rate includes Valet parking

Downtown Los Angeles luxury business hotel with on-site dining and spaThe Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza is the only 4-diamond convention hotel downtown. It is surrounded by landmarks,... More

From $125

10 Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 49 reviews

Sacramento, California

Save 20% on your stay

Historic California building with modern touches in downtown SacramentoThe Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel offers a rare chance to stay in a 1920s-era Beaux-Arts building. A preserved facade at the... More

From $207

11 Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel on Disneyland Resort Property

4 stars
4.1 / 5 217 reviews

Anaheim, California

Save up to 25% on rooms at the Disneyland® Resort

Renamed the Disney Paradise Pier Hotel Anaheim in late 2000 after five years as the 'Disneyland Pacific Hotel,' the grounds reflect the grand seaside resorts of an earlier era, with beach... More

From $179

12 Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

4 stars
4.2 / 5 262 reviews

San Diego, California

2 tickets for Old Town Trolley Day Tour

Elegance along the San Diego waterfrontFormerly known as the Grand Hyatt San Diego, the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego is under new ownership. It boasts a spectacular waterfront location right in... More

From $123

13 The Stanford Court

4 stars
4.3 / 5 194 reviews

San Francisco, California

Free, Fast and Reliable WIFI in your room!

Welcome to the New Nob Hill. Standing as a perfect reflection of the distinguished Nob Hill area in which it resides - elegant, timeless, celebrated, and now, with a $35 million dollar renovation,... More

From $215

14 JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE

4 stars
4.4 / 5 60 reviews

Los Angeles, California

Rate includes breakfast

A jewel among Los Angeles hotels Stay close to the action at JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE. The hotel offers a front seat to L.A. LIVE, the STAPLES Center, world class dining and the rest of... More

From $139

15 The Westin Sacramento

4 stars
4.7 / 5 3 reviews

Sacramento, California

Save 10% on your stay

Set in the heart of Californias capital, The Westin Sacramento is a peaceful getaway on the banks of the Sacramento River. Downtown—home to the state capitol and the convention center—and Old... More