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

Sun worshippers ready to escape San Francisco’s foggy wrath tend to fall back on familiar options, like the lovable but insanely crowded Stinson Beach to the north, or Santa Cruz’s classic boardwalk to the south. This Memorial Day, veer ever-so-sl...
David Kinch is the mastermind behind Manresa, the acclaimed restaurant in Los Gatos, California, that reopened last December—six months after a fire destroyed the kitchen. He’s also keeping busy with Manresa Bread, a new bakery (adjacent to the re...
Singer-songwriter and 27-year vegan Moby is joining forces with Anne Thornton, chef and the host of the Food Network show “Dessert First,” to bring a new restaurant into L.A.’s nexus of hipsterdom known as Silver Lake. Their vegan restaurant, Litt...
After years of the city’s efforts to revive San Francisco’s Mid Market area, this week it finally welcomes The Strand, a shiny new $34.4 million theater that brings an injection of culture to the neighborhood. The intimate yet reverential 283-seat...
Known for his gorgeous aerial photography, Gray Malin has been accruing quite the collection of passport stamps building his brand. From the Bolivian salt flats to Bondi Beach in Sydney, Malin’s colorful, creative vision landed him recent partners...
This weekend, Paris Photo Los Angeles touches down at Paramount Pictures Studios, bringing 79 exhibitors from 17 countries to Paramount’s sound stages and New York Street Backlot. Highlights of the event, now in its third iteration, include vin...
For its freshly pressed clubhouse at Los Angeles International Airport, Virgin Atlantic has called upon classically California themes: an apothecary-style bar peddling fresh-squeezed juices, a menu of “clean, healthy” dishes by L.A.’s Hinoki &...
The Old 1. Hollywood Roosevelt 1920s landmark that now hosts the nightspot Teddy’s, a favorite of young A-listers. doubles from $299. 2. Magic Castle Private club for magicians, where legends from Johnny Carson to Steve Martin have performed...
A lissome brunette in a Prohibition-era dressing gown introduces herself as Charlotte, the “madam of the house.” She flips a switch, revealing a staircase that leads to a wallpapered parlor where a DJ is spinning 1970s soul. The attractive patrons...
Following similar bans by San Francisco and Seattle, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy said Monday he intends to sign an executive order that will ban state-funded travel to Indiana as a protest to that state’s new religious objections law, which cri...