California

California Travel Guide

Travel to California and walk through its towering redwood forests, lounge on one of its world-class beaches, and sample its award-winning wines. Visit its bustling cities and take in the breathtaking views, experiences and culinary delights the golden state has to offer. Truly, California travel offers something for everyone.

Things Not to Miss in California

• Wine tasting in Napa Valley
• Going on rides at Disneyland, i.e. ‘the happiest place on earth.’
• Camping in Yosemite, a breathtakingly beautiful national park located in the central eastern portion of the state
• Visiting San Francisco’s tourist attractions, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and its large and bustling Chinatown
• Taking pictures in front of Los Angles renowned Hollywood sign
• Surfing in Santa Barbara
• Skiing in Lake Tahoe

When to Go to California

Most of the state enjoys mild temperatures year-round, so visit California at your leisure. However, keep in mind that the climate varies considerably as you move south to north. Winters can get chilly in the north (although snowfall is an uncommon occurrence, except for in the mountains) and rainfall is considerably more common. In the south, including Los Angeles, temperatures remain in the 70s to 80s year-round.

Articles about California

The gateway to Napa has its own share of buzzy openings. The creative Californian menu at Aster (entrées $29–$34), Daniel Patterson’s new spot in the Mission, showcases heirloom grains and heritage meats in dishes like roasted lamb shoulder with I...
A triumvirate of flashy new restaurants are opening this summer in San Francisco’s newest nexus of cool: Market Square, also known as the Twitter Building. The block-long building is centered in the quickly transforming Mid Market neighborhood, al...
You’ll find Fourth of July celebrations across the Bay Area as diverse as the region itself. From a quirky beach town tug-of-war, to watching fireworks from the comfort of a wine train, these festivities are entirely unique. San Francisco Ce...
Broad Museum, Los Angeles Downtown L.A.’s much-anticipated Diller, Scofidio & Renfro–designed building is making news for both its stellar contemporary art collection and Otium, from chef Timothy Hollingsworth and hot-shot restaurateur Bill Cha...
Broad Museum, Los Angeles Downtown L.A.’s much-anticipated Diller, Scofidio & Renfro–designed building is making news for both its stellar contemporary art collection and Otium, from chef Timothy Hollingsworth and hot-shot restaurateur Bill Cha...
Broad Museum, Los Angeles Downtown L.A.’s much-anticipated Diller, Scofidio & Renfro–designed building is making news for both its stellar contemporary art collection and Otium, from chef Timothy Hollingsworth and hot-shot restaurateur Bill Cha...
Oakland’s fast-rising food scene just keeps getting hotter—and come November, there will be one more reason to pay attention. That’s when Itani Ramen from chef Kyle Itani opens in the Uptown neighborhood. In his a follow-up to Hopscotch—a retro di...
Jon & Vinny’s is yet another feather in the cap of the Fairfax District, a quintessentially eclectic L.A. neighborhood characterized by a hodgepodge of urban skate shops, casual gastropubs, third wave cafes, and Judaica shops. It’s open seven days...
District by district, Downtown L.A. is going through a rebirth, with the Arts District at the height of its renaissance. What started as an urban artists’ colony in the 1970s has recently become a hotbed for creators from all arenas, making it one...
1. It’s helmed by chef Brandon Boudet and Warner Ebbink, who preside over Dominick’s in West Hollywood and Little Dom’s in Los Feliz. MiniBar is a cozy new drinking establishment just above their classic diner 101 Coffee Shop (seen in Entourage an...