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Top places to visit in California

Cheap flights to California from $79 One Way, $86 Round Trip

$86 return flights and $79 one-way flights to California were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

Flights Review

Jun 10, 2020

Krep up the good service

Mar 20, 2020

I could not get the app to work for in flight entertainment. that was super sad :(

Mar 16, 2020

Brendon was especially helpful and kind.

Mar 16, 2020

Thank you for accommodating my husband to the emergency row for his comfort. Staff was wonderful!! GO UNITED!!

Mar 16, 2020

ANA is great, the seats were a little weird, instead of the back reclining the seat would slide forward. Still, excellent airline.

Mar 15, 2020

Thanks to get change my flight beacuse of the Covid-19..Ican be safe back home earily.

Mar 15, 2020

Checkin agent was great

Mar 14, 2020

Was unhappy because we were unable to upgrade, even though seats were open

Mar 14, 2020

Great pilot Smooth landing

Mar 14, 2020

Very easy and comfortable flight. Would fly Alaskan Airlines again

Mar 14, 2020

Thank you. Staff was very friendly. Great flight!

Mar 13, 2020

Checking in to flight home from Lihue was a bit time-consuming and chaotic. We had to remind ourselves this is a regional airport, not LAX. Other than that, experience was pleasant, and we were happy to fly 'the only airlines that still serves complimentary food and beverages'.


Deals For This Weekend's Flights

Origin Destination Travel Dates Flights From*
LAX Oakland May 22 - May 24 $86
SEA San Jose May 21 - Jun 4 $146
SEA Santa Ana May 21 - May 24 $151
DFW Palm Springs May 22 - May 26 $157
LAX Palm Springs May 22 - Jun 9 $207
SFO Reno May 22 - Jun 2 $254
JFK Reno May 21 - May 22 $257
ISP San Francisco May 23 - Jun 6 $277
JFK San Diego May 21 - May 23 $290
BOS San Jose May 21 - May 24 $301
JFK Palm Springs May 22 - May 29 $321
JFK Los Angeles May 22 - May 26 $323
JFK Los Angeles May 22 - May 26 $323
JFK Sacramento May 22 - May 23 $367
EWR Oakland May 21 - Jun 12 $467
*Prices include taxes and fees

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Cheap Flights to California

The Golden State is one of the most visited in the US, with a range of activities, cities and natural attractions unrivalled across the country. From the sun-kissed beaches of the south to the misty giant redwoods and stunning national parks of the north, California is a state of incredible contrast.

When to Book Flights to California

This vast and varied state is a great destination at any time of year but it’s what you’re planning on doing that determines the best time to book flights. When heading to the beaches of the south, May to June and September to October are cooler and more pleasant.

To save money on accommodation and avoid the crowds in the big cities, late-November and early-December are best.

If wine is your thing, the Napa and Sonoma Valleys burst into life in September, with the northern vineyards better in March through May.

Skiers and snowboarders should look for Cheap Flights to California in December through to February but, to avoid the big freeze in the National Parks, it’s best to give the winter months a miss.

Prices for flights and accommodation will vary according to the season in specific locations across the state, so plan ahead and book early to get bargain flights to California.

How to Find the Best Flight Deals to California

Booking early always gives you more options, however, you can always find a big selection of Cheap Flights to California with Orbitz.

Use the ‘Nearby airports’ option to broaden your search, both to and from other convenient airports. Likewise, select ‘My dates are flexible’ and you will see the cheapest flight deals to California for a range of days. Prices can differ from day to day, with the middle of the week often cheaper, so you may be able to make big savings.

To further refine your search by airline, departure and arrival times and more, use the filters on the left-hand side of the page and the drop-down menu at the top.

Main Airports in California

Los Angeles International is better known by its airport code, LAX, and is located around 18 miles southwest of the downtown area. Handling 85 million passengers a year, it’s one of the top five busiest airports in the world and more visitors begin and end their trips here than at any other airport on the planet.

San Francisco International is a major gateway to Europe and Asia. Located 13 miles to the south of the city center, ground transportation options are good, with the BART and CalTrain stations connecting you to the rest of the state.

San Diego International is the busiest single runway airport in the US, dealing with more than 20 million passengers every year and 500 scheduled operations each day. It’s located very close to the city center, with excellent public transport options and a dedicated rental car facility.

Which Airlines Fly to California?

Most of the main US airlines operate direct flights to the major airports in California from other cities.

These include:

  • Delta
  • Southwest
  • American
  • United
  • JetBlue

How to Get Around in California

Wherever your plane lands in California, renting a car is always a good idea. America’s third largest state boasts one of the country’s most extensive highway systems. At ten hours’ drive from north to south, there are plenty of miles to cover but, luckily, you can do so on some beautiful roads, with the coastal route 101 a real highlight. Even in cities like Los Angeles, having a car is the most convenient way of getting around.

The state’s various rail services are relatively affordable and connect some of the major cities and suburban areas. Companies such as Amtrak, CalTrain and BART operate both statewide and local train services.

The bus is also a functional way of covering the miles, with Greyhound having 100 statewide locations.

Places to Visit in California

Los Angeles

Home to iconic locations such as the Hollywood sign, the Walk of Fame and Beverly Hills, few cities can match the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles. You can also find miles of sandy beaches and a thriving arts and culture scene in the city.

San Francisco

Another of the state’s most recognizable destinations, San Francisco is set against a backdrop of the towering Golden Gate Bridge and rolling green hills. If you want to visit the famous Alcatraz prison island, then it’s best to book as far in advance as possible, as spaces are limited.

San Diego

Visit the world-famous zoo and safari park, wander the charming streets of the Gaslamp Quarter and renovated downtown, or just take in a ball game.

Tips for Traveling in California

California is huge, at around 800 miles in length, so choose your airport carefully or you could face a long drive.

The time in the state changes between Pacific Daylight Time and Pacific Standard Time depending on the time of year, so it’s worth double checking before you fly.

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