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Follow the Sun to California

The Golden State awaits.
Pacific Coast Highway, California
City of Angels

Los Angeles

Discover quintessential California, from sunny Santa Monica to the star power of Hollywood.

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City by the Bay

Find Your Heart in San Francisco

Discover the delights of San Francisco: An iconic bridge, stunning waterfront views and world-class culture and cuisine.


Frequently Asked Questions

Lace up your hiking boots, grab your water bottle, and set off on a trail that promises breathtaking views and a chance to relax and recharge.

From bungee jumping to skydiving, there's a wide range of activities available for the fearless.

For art and culture enthusiasts, visiting a museum or gallery should be on your list. Immerse yourself in a world of masterpieces, historical artifacts, and thought-provoking exhibitions.

From street food to fine dining, there's something to satisfy every palate. Research local delicacies, book a food tour.

Go on a safari, spot exotic birds, or get up close and personal with majestic creatures. Unwind, rejuvenate, and let all your worries melt away as you indulge in massages, facials, and other therapeutic treatments.

1. Yosemite National Park: Nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Yosemite is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Towering granite peaks, jaw-dropping waterfalls, and tranquil meadows.

2. Big Sur: This iconic stretch of coastline along Highway 1 is characterized by rugged cliffs and panoramic views.

3. Lake Tahoe: Sparkling gem known for its crystal-clear waters.

4. Napa Valley: For wine enthusiasts, offers a picturesque landscape of rolling hills and lush vineyards.

5. Joshua Tree National Park: This stunning desert landscape is famous for its unique Joshua trees and vast, starry skies.

6. Big Bear Lake: Located in the San Bernardino Mountains, Big Bear Lake is a serene retreat offering a myriad of outdoor adventures.

7. Death Valley National Park: The lowest, driest, and hottest place in North America, Death Valley will leave you in awe of its otherworldly landscapes. 

8. Redwood National and State Parks: Home to the world's tallest trees, the ancient redwoods, this park is a reminder of nature's grandeur.

9. Santa Barbara: Known as the American Riviera, Santa Barbara boasts beautiful beaches, Spanish-inspired architecture, and a vibrant arts scene. 

10. Lake Shasta: Tucked away in Northern California, Lake Shasta is a scenic wonderland. 

11. Mammoth Lakes: Mammoth Lakes is renowned for its stunning alpine scenery and world-class skiing.

12. Point Reyes National Seashore: Rugged coastline, pristine beaches, and wildlife. Explore rocky cliffs, spot migrating whales, or visit Reyes Lighthouse.

13. Monterey: Monterey boasts breathtaking coastal beauty. Visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium or drive along 17-Mile Drive.

14. Santa Cruz: The iconic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk adds an extra dash of charm to this coastal gem.

15. Sierra Nevada Mountains: A paradise for hikers and skiers. 

16. Santa Monica Pier: An iconic landmark in Southern California, Santa Monica Pier offers stunning ocean views, thrilling rides, and vibrant street performers. 

17. Channel Islands National Park: A hidden paradise just off the coast of Southern California, the Channel Islands are pristine and relatively untouched. 

18. Catalina Island: A short boat ride from the bustling metropolis of Los Angeles, Catalina Island. 

19. Palm Springs: Known for its mid-century modern architecture and desert beauty, Palm Springs is a glamorous desert oasis. 

20. San Francisco: This iconic city is renowned for its stunning bay views, hilly streets, and famous landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge.

21. Anza-Borrego Desert State Park: Escape to the vastness of the Anza-Borrego Desert, the largest state park in California. 

22. Hearst Castle: Located on the Central Coast, Hearst Castle is a captivating estate that showcases exquisite architecture and stunning gardens.

23. Lake Arrowhead: Escape to this picturesque mountain resort town nestled in the San Bernardino Mountains.

Whether you seek awe-inspiring natural wonders, charming coastal towns, or cosmopolitan cities, this eclectic state promises to leave a lasting impression on you.