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Welcome to California, a state rich in natural resources, history and culture.  No other state has the diversity to match that of California.  From cosmopolitan cities filled with world-class museums, theme parks and entertainment, to vast national parks with a wide choice of outdoor recreation.

It’s a land of superlatives-the highest (Mt Whitney); the lowest (Death Valley), the tallest (redwood trees); the largest (Sequoia trees).  Towering mountain ranges, fertile valleys, 1200-miles of spectacular coastline…the list goes on.

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge 5

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge – copyright Mike Easton

California is the third largest of the United States.  It encompasses 158,706 square miles.  It’s western Pacific coastline stretches 1200 miles from the Mexican border in the south to the state of Oregon in the north.  To the east is the Sierra Nevada mountain range, crowned by Mount Whitney, the highest point (14,495 feet) in the contiguous United States.  On the Sierra’s western slope is the fabled Gold Country, rich in minerals and history.  In between lies the fertile Central Valley, California’s agricultural heartland.  To the south, the warm climate of the deserts provides a year-round playground for recreation, with numerous golf and tennis resorts and remote Death Valley National Park, the lowest point in North America.  The south’s coastal areas enjoy a moderate, Mediterranean-like climate, idea for outdoor activities year-round.  The northern reaches of California feature volcanic mountains (such as Lassen Volcanic National Park), and the wilderness areas of the Shasta Cascade Region and the vineyards and redwoods forests along the north coast.

Yosemite National Park - Yosemite Valley from Glacier Point
Santa Barbara family on beach

Santa Barbara

Just America’s staff know California well and we will be pleased to share our first-hand knowledge and experience.  We offer a wide choice of California holidays, self-drive tours, motorhome rental, escorted coach tours, themed tours and city stays. 

Call us now on 08448 806 802 or 01489 892329 or email enquiries@justamerica.co.uk and we will be pleased to help you turn your dream of a California holiday into reality.

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