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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.

Vacation Rentals in California

Choose the perfect accommodation for your trip at AllTheRooms.com. We aggregate Airbnb, VRBO, Homeaway and more. California has 598017 hotels, vacation rentals and other unique places to stay, with prices to suit budget travelers, luxury travelers and everything in between. For those traveling on a budget, the cheapest place to stay in California is available at $5 per night. On average, a place to stay in California will cost you $377 per night.

Those looking to get some work done during their trip to California can pick from 4562 places to stay that provide WiFi. 584 places to stay include a breakfast. Choose from 294 places to stay that provide gym facilities, so you won't miss a single workout. If you are driving to California, you'll want to pick from 4784 places to stay that provide parking. 814 hotels and vacation rentals have a pool or jacuzzi.

If you're traveling with a furry friend, then be sure to choose one of the 1548 pet-friendly accommodations available.

AllTheRooms aggregates vacation rentals, hotels and other unique accommodation types from 9 providers in California, including 3797 places to stay from Airbnb, 873 accommodations from VRBO and 260 places to stay from Homeaway

309078 of our places to stay in California have been rated by previous guests. They rated 62% as excellent or good. 182129 places to stay in are instantly bookable.

Destinations in California

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