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California Vacation Packages

Visit this state of many contrasts: mountains to oceans, fertile agricultural areas to modern cities and tall forests to deserts.

The mid-1800s California gold rush brought many adventurers to the Pacific Ocean shores. Their descendants have established fascinating cities and structures in the midst of amazing natural beauty.

Visit Sacramento to see the art and architecture of the state capital. The California State Railroad Museum tells the important story of building the railroads that enabled development of the California region.

In the Sierra Nevada Mountains, visit Sequoia National Forest. See giant redwood trees, up to 300 feet (91 meters) tall and over 33 feet (10 meters) in diameter, hundreds or thousands of years old. Enjoy the spectacular landscape of granite monoliths, limestone caves and whitewater streams.

The mountains offer a range of choices for outdoor activities. Visit the Lake Tahoe area to hike, boat, fish and swim in the chilly aquamarine waters in the summer. In winter ski at Squaw, site of the 1960 Olympics, Northstar, Alpine Meadows and others, with excellent skiing and views over the lake. See sparkling granite cliffs and majestic waterfalls in Yosemite National Park.

Take a wine tour in Napa or Sonoma. Stop in the fertile agricultural area of the Central Valley to sample strawberries, olives, garlic and much of the nation’s fresh produce.

Like Tony Bennett, you might leave your heart in San Francisco. The views of the Golden Gate Bridge are unforgettable. Visit Chinatown, ride the trolley, climb the hills of the city, ferry to the former prison of Alcatraz and enjoy the exciting nightlife.

Moving south to Los Angeles, enjoy the many beaches on the Pacific Ocean. Watch seals, surfers and skaters. Go to Hollywood to see celebrities’ stars embedded in the sidewalk. Tour Universal Studios. Visit the original Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim, the La Brea Tarpits and the J. Paul Getty Museum.

Farther south, see even more California beaches in San Diego, along with the USS Midway Museum, a retired aircraft carrier. Visit Palms Springs for desert heat and world-famous golf. Cross the border to Tijuana for a Mexican holiday.

Q: Should I book a car while on vacation in California?

A: If the plan is to head out and explore the region of Los Angeles County, a rental car is a smart choice. Wind down the windows and find all the attractions and landscapes that this amazing place has to offer. Sticking to the cities of Los Angeles or San Diego County? Your own set of wheels is the way to escape the beaten track. Whenever you need Cheap Car Hire in California, we can help.

Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a vacation to California?

A: Get set to kick off your thrilling escape in California from one of these international airports:

  • Los Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.): 5,158 international flights per month.
  • San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.): 3,103 international flights per month.
  • San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.): 323 international flights per month.

Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a vacation to California?

A: Many travelers recommend private vacation homes in California. However, you're not short on options. Hotels, condos and motels are also readily available in this destination.

Q: What does a California vacation booking with Expedia include?

A: Hotels, cars, flights — and experiences and activities. Expedia has everything you need for the ideal vacation. Pick just one of these options or secure one of our amazing travel packages. You have the flexibility and freedom to tailor your getaway to California exactly the way you like it.

Q: What is the best way to save money on my vacation to California?

A: Save money (and time) by choosing to bundle your bookings with us. From Flights to Experiences, Expedia will help you pull together a memorable California getaway. The more you sort out now, the more you stand to save. You'll also have less to be worried about when you touchdown in your destination.

Q: What are the best things to do in California?

A: If you're stopping for a while in Los Angeles, we suggest visiting Universal Studios Hollywood™, Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. These are absolute must-sees.

And if your next stop is San Diego County, be sure to check out SeaWorld, Legoland California and San Diego Zoo.

And last but in no way least, you'll find a ton of exciting things to see and do in and around San Jose. Don't leave this impressive city until you've visited Winchester Mystery House, SAP Center at San Jose and San Jose Convention Center.



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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe CA $106
Reviewed on Aug. 1, 2020
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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe

50 Highway 50, Stateline, NV
     
    3.6 of 5
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    We have always enjoyed staying at the Hard Rock in Lake Tahoe. They did a nice job with the Covid response and the actions they have taken. We had asked to be in the back of the house on the first floor to avoid the elevators and walking through the casino since were traveling with two senior citizens. ...

    Paradise Point Resort & Spa CA $300
    Reviewed on Aug. 1, 2020
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    Paradise Point Resort & Spa

    Paradise Point Resort & Spa

    1404 Vacation Rd, San Diego, CA
       
      4.2 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Our new go to resort. Every amenity imaginable was offered.

      MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa CA $107
      Reviewed on Jul. 31, 2020
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      MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa

      MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa

      55 Highway 50, Stateline, NV
         
        3.7 of 5
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Great location, close to lots of things to do. Overall nice hotel and amenities.

        Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel CA $160
        Reviewed on Aug. 2, 2020
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        Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel

        Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel

        4130 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
           
          3.9 of 5
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          The room was not super clean. I had to clean dirt and dust kdf

          Wyndham San Diego Bayside CA $181
          Reviewed on Jul. 31, 2020
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          Wyndham San Diego Bayside

          Wyndham San Diego Bayside

          1355 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA
             
            4.0 of 5
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            The check in was easy and fast, The room was good the only thing is very old and the fan ventilation didn't work in the bathroom. But the view was very good and overall we enjoyed it!

            InterContinental San Francisco CA $152
            Reviewed on Jul. 31, 2020
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            InterContinental San Francisco

            InterContinental San Francisco

            888 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA
               
              4.4 of 5
              4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Staff is very courteous and friendly. Room was nice and clean.

              The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, Los Angeles CA $174
              Reviewed on Aug. 2, 2020
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              The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, Los Angeles

              The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, Los Angeles

              404 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA
                 
                4.2 of 5
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Very comfortable in relaxing good hotel to go to when u traveling the stay is nice

                Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa CA $313
                Reviewed on Aug. 1, 2020
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                Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

                Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

                400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA
                   
                  4.7 of 5
                  4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Very Clean.. right on the water ~ overall great experience

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