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Which are the best holiday destinations in California?

No matter what you are looking for, California has it all. The Golden State is home to some of America’s best beaches, Los Angeles steals the show when it comes to glitz and glamour, San Francisco is full of character and San Diego is incredibly diverse.

Venture away from these iconic cities and you’ll soon discover so much more. The backdrop, along with the climate, can dramatically change depending on which direction you drive. Chic coastal areas like Carmel are hard to resist, while vast deserts cover the landscape out to Palm Springs and beyond. As towering pines rise above Yosemite National Park, lush vineyards spread across the Napa Valley and Sierra Nevada’s snow-capped mountains provide the perfect setting for skiing in the Lake Tahoe region. Any of our holidays in California offer an ideal location from which to explore.

The touring possibilities are endless

Drive to the National Parks in California.

Los Angeles fly-drive

Whether you decide to explore the vast expanse of the Mojave Desert or decide to head straight to Las Vegas, a fly-drive opens up a wealth of opportunities.

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Golden Gate Bridge.

San Francisco fly-drive

Head for the Napa Valley, then drive to Yosemite National Park to see its towering pines and cascading waterfalls.

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Gaslamp district

San Diego fly-drive

Driving is made easy around this urban metropolis, cruise along the Pacific coastline to the beautiful beaches or head Downtown to the thriving Gaslamp Quarter.

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Our top things to do in California

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The VIP Experience at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Be treated like a movie star with the VIP Experience. Enjoy an extensive guided tour of Universal Studios Hollywood℠ and its motion picture studio. Your VIP guide will take you via exclusive VIP entrances, giving you access to areas of the studio that the general public never sees. You’ll be escorted to the park's most popular rides and attractions, where you’ll then enjoy time to explore the vast park on your own. Skip the queues at every attraction, get the best seats in the house for every show and enjoy a delicious gourmet lunch.

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Los Angeles City Tour And Movie Stars Homes Tour.

See where the stars live, shop and hang out in Los Angeles' secluded hills and around Beverly Hills' streets. You will see Hollywood Boulevard, cruise along the famous Sunset Strip, visit shopping paradise Rodeo Drive - where you will find such exclusive shops as Chanel, Fred Hayman, Gucci, and Bijan. Before heading on the Movie Stars' Homes Tour around Beverly Hills and Bel Air, passing the former estates of Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra, plus some of your favourite TV and movie locations too.

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San Francisco Hop on Hop off Ticket and Alcatraz Tour.

This is a fantastic and easy way to see all the sights San Francisco has to offer, over two memorable days. Hop on and off the open-top double-decker bus as many times as you like and take advantage of the multiple attractions and landmarks around the city. When you’re ready to visit 'The Rock', your bus will conveniently drop you off right in front of the ferry landing. The return ferry and admission to Alcatraz is included in the ticket price. Here you can take the award-winning audio tour and learn about the famous escape from Alcatraz, the prison's notorious inmates and much more.

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Yosemite National Park Day Trip From San Francisco.

Take a day trip from San Francisco and discover the natural beauty of Yosemite, California's most famous national park. You can accompany your knowledgeable guide on a walking tour of the park or enjoy the freedom to explore independently. You’ll travel through the Sierra Nevada Range passing El Capitan, Bridalveil Falls, Vernal Falls and the Stanislaus National Forest en-route.

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SeaWorld San Diego

Dive into the amazing world of marine life at SeaWorld San Diego. Enjoy thrilling encounters with playful dolphins, friendly penguins and awesome killer whales. See magnificent turtles, mighty polar bears and fearsome sharks up close. Experience exhilarating rides like Journey to Atlantis, Shipwreck Rapids and Wild Arctic. Meet Shamu, SeaWorld’s famous killer whale, and watch the hilarious antics of sea lions and otters at the Clyde and Seamore show. Get an adrenaline rush on the new Manta roller coaster ride.

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