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

At 93 years old, Betty Soskin is the oldest active ranger in the National Park Service, which itself just turned 99 this week. Though she’s lived an incredible life as a civil rights activist, songwriter, and field representative for a member of t...
Finding a souvenir of the great hotel where you just stayed is getting harder all the time. Ashtrays and matchbooks are taboo, and bathrobes and baseball caps feel passé. Color postcards, once a staple at even the most basic motel, are becoming a ...
If you've got $695 burning a hole in your pocket—or plans to jet off to Palm Springs anytime soon—you can now get up close and personal with some of Elizabeth Taylor's actual posessions in her former home. Just think: you could spend your nights c...
If you've got $695 burning a hole in your pocket—or plans to jet off to Palm Springs anytime soon—you can now get up close and personal with some of Elizabeth Taylor's actual posessions in her former home. Just think: you could spend your nights c...
If you've got $695 burning a hole in your pocket—or plans to jet off to Palm Springs anytime soon—you can now get up close and personal with some of Elizabeth Taylor's actual posessions in her former home. Just think: you could spend your nights c...
If you've got $695 burning a hole in your pocket—or plans to jet off to Palm Springs anytime soon—you can now get up close and personal with some of Elizabeth Taylor's actual posessions in her former home. Just think: you could spend your nights c...
Not long ago, downtown San Francisco was a ghost town on weekends, a neighborhood only worth visiting when after-work crowds kept the area buzzing. But recently a new wave of hotels, restaurants, and bars have revived this concrete corner of the c...
It will cost Los Angeles around $4.6 billion to host the 2024 Olympics, if the math done by the nonprofit group working to bring the global sports event to the city is accurate. A budget listed inside a draft book released by LA24 also estimate...
Blue Bottle The most famous of the Bay Area coffee roasters (they’ve recently opened outposts in New York and Tokyo), Blue Bottle was one of the first to say the brewing process is just as important as bean quality. They pour rich, intense drip...
Starting on August 31st, contemporary art fans will be able to claim the free tickets to Los Angeles' new art museum, The Broad. The space, which was designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro—the same group behind the U.S. Olympic Museum in Colorado Sp...