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The Golden State basking in a golden glow

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Whatever you think you know about California is absolutely correct, and then some. The constant sunshine that basks the state in a golden glow, the Hollywood glamour, the innovative cities and the uber-healthy lifestyle are a reality that you’ll find it hard to tear yourself away from. Read more...

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Explore the coastal cities & diverse landscapes of California

California is home to some big names – Los Angeles, San Francisco, Napa Valley, Yosemite – and, as a result, you’ll find a diverse landscape here that’s entirely intoxicating.

Los Angeles is the most common association, a destination that seems to be high-achieving in almost every category, from looks, landmarks and culture to its sheer size. This vibrant, health-conscious city is a magnet for models, actors and singers; celeb-spotting is practically an activity in itself. But there’s more to LA than just the locals; there’s the food culture, the shopping malls and the beaches.

California’s second major city is San Francisco – a melting pot of a city that makes for a liberal and welcoming environment. A slender region of the northern Californian coast, San Francisco is really beautiful and a slight change from what you’d expect from this state – more cultured, a cooler climate and charming quirks which punctuate the landscape.

Of course, you can’t talk about California without mentioning the topography – there is a rugged side to this destination that will appeal to those in search of outdoor pursuits. Yosemite National Park, the Central Coast and the redwood-lined North Coast all play host to some beautiful natural wonders. Rolling hillsides and jagged mountains intersect the coastline for a really beautiful combination of cityscapes, palm-studded deserts and fertile national parks.

Five reasons to visit California

  • The diversity of the landscape is a real draw, with a blend of beaches, cities, national parks and iconic attractions to explore.
  • The weather - it's consistently amazing. California has around 290 days of sunshine each year, so your travelling window is a lot more flexible if it's the classic Californian sunshine you're hoping for during your stay.
  • There's a great choice in terms of holiday types you could opt for here - why not take part in a beach break, a self-drive holiday or an escorted tour where you can take in the very best sights?
  • The food - it's varied, fresh and delicious. Californian people really value the local produce that grows around them and that's represented in the diverse selection of cuisines which use organic and local ingredients.
  • The nightlife is fantastic, particularly in places like Los Angeles, Malibu and San Francisco.

California Information

There are a wide variety of things to see and do whilst staying in California. Check out our travel guides for some of the highlights, top tips and travel inspiration from our American Sky Experts, along with some essential information you may need for your holiday.


Useful Facts Useful Facts
Everything you need to know before you plan your adventure to the Golden State, from how long it takes to fly from London, transportation whilst you're there, and much more.
A beginner's guide to California A beginner's guide to California
There's no shortage of coastal cities and inland towns to explore in California. Read our beginner's guide to the Golden State's best locations.

Laguna Niguel beach holidays Laguna Niguel beach holidays
Located in the affluent Orange County area of southern California, the community of Laguna Niguel overlooks the blues of the Pacific Ocean and has been the home to some of the county’s wealthiest residents.

Top 10 things to do in Redwood National Park Top 10 things to do in Redwood National Park
If you're keen to see what all the fuss is about or just fancy finding out a little more about what there is to do in and around the old growth redwoods of northern California then read on and get ready to explore the great outdoors in the company of giants.
Eating, Drinking & Nightlife Eating, Drinking & Nightlife
Come find out how California locals like to eat, which drink the state is world-renowned for, and which city is best of exciting nightlife.
Things To Do and Excursions Things To Do and Excursions
It's not just road trips in California, so come and discover what other fun stuff you can do whilst visiting the state, from wine tours to water sports.

Attractions Attractions
Hollywood is certainly a popular choice, and California has even more thrilling attractions to see, too.

California Photo Gallery

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California Weather

Here is a guide to the temperatures throughout the year and current outlook for the next 5 days.

TODAY 31ºC
SAT 32ºC
SUN 33ºC
MON 34ºC
TUE 38ºC
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average Temperature (Celsius) Average Rainfall (Inches)
14ºC
17ºC
21ºC
25ºC
30ºC
34ºC
37ºC
37ºC
34ºC
28ºC
20ºC
14ºC
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1
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Average Temperature (Celsius) Average Rainfall (Inches)

Jan
14ºC
2
Feb
17ºC
2
Mar
21ºC
2
Apr
25ºC
1
May
30ºC
1
Jun
34ºC
0
Jul
37ºC
0
Aug
37ºC
0
Sep
34ºC
0
Oct
28ºC
1
Nov
20ºC
1
Dec
14ºC
1

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