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Go west: your California adventure starts here
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Sun-kissed, bountiful and beautiful – from Napa Valley to the high Sierra Nevada, California isn’t just a place, it’s a force of nature. And it has the diversity, size and economy that would be remarkable in a country, let alone a single American State.
To tout Cali as a natural beauty would be an understatement: it’s lucky enough to have some of the most beautiful terrain in the world. Yosemite is so stunning that over 5 million people visit every year. Even the trees are tremendous: as anyone who visits Redwood State and National Parks, or Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park can attest.
Have a multi-centre holiday to explore the state. California’s coast is a roll-call of famous cities, interspersed with gorgeous, surfer-friendly beaches. Travel down California’s coast from north to south on famous Highway 1 and you’ll hit cities and sights: San Francisco, San Jose, Monterey and Santa Cruz are followed by the wave-tugged wilderness of Big Sur, then it’s cities again: Santa Barbara, Malibu and extroverted Los Angeles. Keep going south, and you’ll be rewarded by the sunny delights of San Diego. Wherever your California trip takes you, start by booking a flight or holiday with British Airways.
Set against the Pacific Ocean, California stretches along most of the west coast of the USA, packing in everything from foggy hillside cities to sun-kissed beaches – meaning that there’s something for every type of traveller. Here are five ways to experience the Golden State at its best.
The Beat poets made San Francisco their home in the 1950s. John Steinbeck grew up in neighbouring Salinas, and Henry Miller lived just south of Monterey. Discover the literary greats on a great road trip from San Francisco.
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