California Travel Guide

California Travel Guide

California is blessed with sunny weather, beautiful beaches, spectacular nature and world famous cities. If you would like to travel, go backpacking, take a gap year or explore California our featured experiences will appeal to you. View our California travel guide and get inspired to visit this incredible state today.


Activities, Trips & Things to Do in California

Top Reasons to Visit California

California is such a diverse state, from sightseeing in Hollywood, celeb spotting in Los Angeles, exploring the Yosemite National Park, getting a photo at the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, or going off the beaten track to see Lake Tahoe, Napa Valley and Death Valley.

Here are some of the main reasons why you should travel to California:

  • Weather
  • Beaches
  • Theme Parks
  • Celebrities
  • Food & Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Nature
  • Famous Movie/TV Locations
  • Nightlife
  • Haunted Locations


How to Get to California


The quickest and easiest way to get to California from international destinations is to fly. Several airlines fly direct to California from United Kingdom including Air New Zealand, American Airlines, British Airways, Norwegian Air, Virgin Atlantic, Thomas Cook Airlines and United. There are also lots of other airlines which fly to California from other destinations worldwide.

Most international flights arrive into Los Angeles International Airport but other major airports include San Francisco, San Diego, Oakland and San Jose. To get the best deals you will need to book in advance and also travel out of the busy summer season. We recommend searching flights on Skyscanner which is the best flight comparison website.

From other destinations you can reach California by car, bus or train.



Wondering where are the best places to stay in California? There are lots of options when it comes to places to stay including hotels, hostels, villas, apartments and AirBnB. If you are looking for somewhere cheap to stay, use Hostelbookers or to search for budget accommodation and book well in advance to get the best prices.


What to Do in California

Search trips and activities on our directory. If you would like to be more than just a tourist view our guide to working in California.