Davenport Beach
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Bixby Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge
View of Big Bear Lake in southern California
Californian highway
Lake Tahoe
Los Angeles at night
Beautiful lake in Yosemite National Park
Palm Springs
Santa Barbara palms
San Diego skyline
Shell Beach in San Luis Obispo

Inspiring guides for your holiday to California

Ah California – the classic All-American destination synonymous with road trips, gorgeous coastlines, cool cities and swaying palms.

You may think you know all there is to know about the Sunshine State, but we can guarantee our expert tips and insights will give you something new to excite you. From national parks to explore, to the best places to eat, there’s more than meets the eye here.

Jade Pearson
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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

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.

Top 10 things to do in California

California dreaming…with so much to do and see in this beautiful, sunny State, it’s no wonder people dream of travelling here. From indulgent wine tours and fascinating Alcatraz tours, to exploring Yosemite National Park and walking the Golden Gate Bridge, California is the place to be.

Road tripping coastal California

Wind down the windows and enjoy a laidback road trip down the Californian coast, stopping by our favourite locations along the way.

Exploring California’s Wine Country destinations

From rustic, family-run wineries tucked into chic converted barns to exciting urban wine trails where clandestine tasting rooms are hidden away in the most unexpected places, California’s viticulture is just as eclectic, varied and enticing as the state itself.

Top 10 national parks in California

There’s no denying that California is full of natural beauty, so choosing our favourite national park at number 1 was no mean feat.

Exploring the best hiking locations in California

Grab your walking boots, California is full of incredible hiking trails filled with natural beauty, and a deep sense of adventure.

Top 10 most photogenic locations in California

Get your cameras ready – California is so full of incredible photogenic locations, we think you’ll need more than one memory card.

Explore the best film locations in California

Love watching the iconic Top Gun? Or maybe you’re a fan of Back to the Future? Head to California and you’ll find plenty of awesome film locations like these.

Top 10 most photogenic urban highlights in California

Grab your camera and get exploring with our top 10 most photogenic urban highlights in California - including the very best of Palm Springs, San Francisco and LA.

Top 10 coastal towns in California

Beautiful beaches, succulent seafood, quaint streets, and even amusement parks, California's coastal towns are certainly worth exploring.

Top 10 non-coastal towns in California

From romantic vineyards in St Helena, to delightful Danish architecture in Solvang, here are 10 of our favourite non-coastal towns in California.

Top 10 national monuments in California

From exploring Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains’ 200 miles of hiking trails, to discovering rugged caves in Lava Beds, California’s top 10 national monuments are legendary.

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.

A beginner's guide to Death Valley National Park

Once the busy hub of gold and silver mining, discover what makes this now unique, inhospitable land so alluring to travellers.

A beginner's guide to Joshua Tree National Park

Explore the history of this fascinating National Park, including the legend of Johnny Lang and the history of the iconic Joshua tree.

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.

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

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

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

Top 10 things to do in Los Angeles

Movie stars, sunshine and surfers. Those are the things that probably come to mind when you think about Los Angeles and while there’s definitely a lot of those, this county has so much more to offer.

Top 10 things to do in Palm Springs

This unique desert city is perfect for those hoping to see something totally from the norm. With such amazing arid landscapes, you might be surprised to learn what can be done in Palm Springs.

Santa Monica beach holidays

Catch the waves and join in with the laidback Californian vibe at Santa Monica beach, full of colourful lifeguard huts, fitness fanatics, family-fun and delicious bars and restaurants.

Jade Pearson
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01342 331798 Call us Mon-Sun 9am-9pm