California holidays

Known as ‘The Golden State’ due to the 19th-century gold rush, California offers a celebrated coastline, sun-kissed beaches, dazzling cities and jaw-dropping parklands. Entry is usually via San Francisco or Los Angeles, with the coastal drive along the Pacific a particularly popular route. In the north, you’ll find towering redwood forests to explore, while golden sands and a relaxed lifestyle typify the south. Go hiking in the breathtaking Yosemite National Park, sample word-class wines in Sonoma and Napa Valley, cycle across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, and see the imprints of Hollywood greats along Los Angeles’ Walk of Fame.


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