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Destination of the Month: California

Date Posted: 09/08/2019

World-renowned for its spectacular cliff-lined beaches, foggy forests, dramatic roads, awe-inspiring national parks, and hearty cuisine… Discover all of the reasons why it’s time to start planning your once-in-a-lifetime trip to California.  The spectacular woodlands and coastlines of iconic national parks will leave you breathless and the pretty waterfront of Malibu, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Santa Monica simply cannot go a miss. Spot the names of your favourite celebrities along the star-studded Hollywood Walk of Fame and experience the best family-friendly days out exploring theme parks and iconic zoos.

Weather

California is known for its Mediterranean-like climate of warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters. The average daily temperature along the coast reaches around 21°C but can occasionally make it up to 31°C. Even in winter, freezing temperatures are extremely rare.

Unique experiences

No trip would be complete without a hike to reach the famous Hollywood Sign or perhaps enjoy a boat trip to visit the iconic island and prison – Alcatraz. Wander along the art deco Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco to stare out at truly spectacular city views.

City breaks

Experience the bustling film and television industry with a stay in Los Angeles, take in widespread city views in San Francisco, browse the many art galleries and museums of San Diego, or spend time along the wooden sidewalks California’s capital city – Sacramento.

Natural wonders

Hike trails and marvel at breathtaking waterfalls at Yosemite National Park or uncover unusual rock formations and take in vistas from Key View lookout at Joshua Tree National Park. Enjoy a day of pretty beaches and wildlife with time spent on Santa Catalina Island.