The Golden State of California is the land of opportunity. Here you can discover some of the most vibrant cities in the world, extraordinary scenic views, a wide choice of outdoor recreation and sources of history and culture. It is the perfect destination for families, adventurers and travelling enthusiasts keen to embark on a holiday of a lifetime.
California is the third largest of the United States. It spans a vast 158,706 square miles, and boasts 1,200 miles of spectacular Pacific coastline, which stretches from the state of Oregon in the north to the Mexican border in the south. In the far reaches of the north, foggy redwood forests, pristine lakes, and volcanic mountains support a bountiful variation of wildlife and possibility for adventure. Heading south the landscape is a captivating blend of mountain ranges, crisp desert terrain and sparkling coastline comprised of jagged cliffs and stunning beaches. Our California tours can take you to every exciting corner of the state, it’s national parks, the cosmopolitan cities of San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles, fabulous beaches, theme parks and historic sites.
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The sheer size of California predicates the abundance of activity and exploration that is to be had in this charismatic state. In the fertile Central Valley, country roads, vast vineyards and fruit farms and ranches are top locations for intrepid travellers looking for rural adventure and agricultural scenery. The California coastline is perfect for new and exciting experiences such as whale watching, surfing and fishing, while the state’s 9 national parks are the ultimate adventure playgrounds and scenic hotspots.
Yosemite National Park in north eastern California is a spectacular wilderness of waterfalls, sculpted cliffs and meadows that stretch for more than 1,100 square miles. Here you will find the beautiful Glacier Point which reaches over 3,000ft, offering spectacular views of the park. Death Valley, Sequoia & Kings Canyon and Redwood National Parks are other must-see natural wonders on any California fly drive holiday.
Many people who go on holiday to California aim to visit the state’s bustling urban centres. In the south lies America’s entertainment capital, Los Angeles. Here you can tour the Hollywood highlights – including the Walk of Fame,Hollywood sign and Rodeo Drive – soak up the glorious sunshine, explore world-class museums and relax on the picturesque beaches of Santa Monica and Malibu. Taking a fly drive Los Angeles tour is a fantastic way to make the most of this impressive city – especially the beautiful Californian coastline. You can take a trip down the Pacific Coast Highway where you will encounter some of the most breathtaking views in the world.
Just south of Los Angeles is San Diego where temperatures average 20°C daily and 70 miles of stunning coastline awaits. This city is the place to be for outdoor fun, with theme parks and attractions at every turn. In the north, the sparkling bay and Golden Gate Bridge of San Francisco beckons. This diverse Californian city is not only a visual delight with picturesque beaches and waterfront towns, but deep in the heart of the city lies a bustling culture of contemporary cuisine, fine wine and exciting nightlife. Not to be missed on your California road trip are the sights of Silicon Valley and Santa Cruz bay which are just beyond the reaches of San Francisco. The city of Monterey and the northern Crescent City are an added bonus if you have the time to explore beyond the 3 main cities during your visit to California.
Top Destinations and Attractions to Visit in California:
Golden Gate Bridge
Napa/Sonoma Wine Region
Yosemite National Park
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Death Valley National Park
Kings Canyon & Sequoia National Park
Joshua Tree National Park
Universal Studios Hollywood
Disney’s California Adventure Theme Park
Big Sur coast
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