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California Vacation Rentals

California Travel Guide

The Golden State of California is one of the most beautiful destinations in the entire USA. Home to hip towns, stunning beaches, and cosmopolitan cities, a California road trip should be on every travelers bucket list.

Things to Do in California

Visiting the major cities is a must when traveling through California. In Los Angeles, be sure to stop by all of the highlights that offer a glimpse into the lifestyles of the rich and famous. See how your handprint sizes up to that of your favorite actors and actresses at Hollywood Boulevard and get ready for your close up (or just check out the famous settings from the movies) on a tour of movie sets such as Universal Studios or Warner Bros Studios. Afterwards, venture Southwards to San Diego to visit the world famous zoo and hang out with the hipsters of Ocean Beach.

Though the big cities are a major draw of California, it's the smaller beach towns that possess the true Californian vibe. Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Ocean County are a few areas with laid-back charm and happening main streets. Wine connoisseurs will love all of the delicacies and blends available for sampling in Santa Ynez and Napa Valleys.

Of course, no trip to California is complete without stopping by San Francisco and seeing its crazy hills and steep layout firsthand. Drive up to the viewing point by the Golden Gate Bridge and pose for beautiful photos, as well as take a tour of the spooky Alcatraz prison.

Best Places to Stay in California

Time permitting, the best way to approach California is to take a road trip up or down the coast, and make several stops as you go. Alternatively, stay in the major cities of LA, San Francisco and San Diego and take day trips out from each base.

Best Time to Visit California

Owing to its Mediterranean climate, California is a pleasant place to visit all year round.

Price and Availability Index in California

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in California is in July, while the cheapest month is in May. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in California is in the high season in July. California has its low season in November, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.
The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in California tends to be Tuesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Saturday. Vacation homes in California tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.

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Vacation Rentals in California

Browse accommodations from all the best providers including Airbnb, VRBO, Glamping Hub and more at AllTheRooms.com. AllTheRooms has 271,286 vacation rentals, hotels and other great places to stay during your time in California, with everything from cheap hostels and homestays to luxury Airbnbs and hotels. For those trying to keep costs down, the lowest priced place to stay in California comes in at $5 per night. On average, a place to stay in California will cost you $286 per night.

If you want to stay connected during your trip, then you can choose from over 4,984 accommodations in California that have WiFi. 665 of our accommodations in include a breakfast in the price. Fitness addicts can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 350 accommodations that have gym facilities. Driving to California? Then choose one of the 5,202 places to stay that comes with a parking spot included. We have 930 places to stay that have a pool or jacuzzi.

Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in one of 1,656 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.

In California AllTheRooms currently aggregates hotels, vacation rentals, hostels from more than 9 providers, including 4,340 places to stay from Airbnb, 230 accommodations from VRBO and 230 places to stay from Glamping Hub.

145,340 accommodations in California have been reviewed: 60% are rated excellent or good. You can instantly book any of 84,338 places to stay right now.

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