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Go west: your California adventure starts here

Time difference

GMT -8 hours

Average flight time

12 hours

Currency

US Dollar

Start your California adventure

More than 1,200km of coastline, beaches, mountains, desert, plenty of sunshine, family-friendly theme parks, and fascinating cities bustling with things to do: California has something for everyone, from the moment your flight touches down. What are you waiting for?

My California: Anna Friel

My California: Anna FrielMy California: Anna Friel

My California: Anna Friel

We’ve enlisted the help of British actress and Los Angeles resident, Anna Friel, to share her insider knowledge of California. From her most adventurous road trips and places to hear live music, to favourite foodie choices and where she goes to escape the city. Find out what Anna got up to when she hit the open road on an epic road trip from Los Angeles, discovering Palm Springs, and Joshua Tree National Park.

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California holidays

Los Angeles flights + 3 nights hotel

From€749 pp

from Stuttgart, Sep 2018

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San Francisco flights + 5 nights hotel

From£610 pp

from Stuttgart, Nov 2018

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San Diego flights + 5 nights hotel

From£617 pp

from Stuttgart, Nov 2018

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Oakland, San Francisco flights + 5 nights hotel

From£702 pp

from Stuttgart, May 2018

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Road trips are so exciting because you don't know what's going to happen next. I'm a big fan of spontaneity, so not to have to work to an itinerary is continually exciting

Anna Friel

Award-winning British actress

Road trip #California realness

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California fly-drive offers


Ford Fiesta or similar
  Flights +   7 days car hire

Ford Focus or similar
  Flights +   7 days car hire

Chevrolet Cruze or similar
  Flights +   7 days car hire

Get ready to discover California

Wherever you decide to base yourself for your California holiday you’ll find something to suit your tastes, as this diverse state offers different experiences depending on where you stay. Whether you’re travelling with the family, going on a solo adventure, or it’s just the two of you, the Golden State offers so much choice – starting with the bustling cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and San Jose. With museums, art galleries, shopping and restaurants, and covering beaches, mountains and desert – whatever you want from a holiday, you can find it here.

Whatever’s on your holiday wish list, you’ll find it in California, from the gorgeous hillside vineyards of the Napa Valley north of San Francisco to the mountains of the Sierra Nevada, and from the sandy beaches and coastline to the wildlife of national parks including Yosemite and Joshua Tree. Don’t miss the marine life of Monterey Bay – also home to the world-famous jazz festival – and the many theme parks: Universal Studios, Disneyland, Six Flags and Warner Bros Studio Tour. California is perfect for an extended break, road trip or exciting multi-city holiday.

Prepare to go

Country code

+1

Best time to go

All year round

Tipping

15-20% of your bill

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