Things to do in California

It's no surprise that the options of things to do in California are just as varied as the landscape. If you're road-tripping with the family why not make a pit stop at one of the many beaches along the coast and try your luck at surfing? Or how about stopping along the Big Sur coast for some whale watching? If culture is more your thing, Hearst Castle is well worth a visit for any history or architecture enthusiast. For a more relaxing, and perhaps indulging, experience, visit the vineyards of Santa Barbara to sample the best wine California has to offer. Our top picks for what to do in California will surely have just what you're after.

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Big Sur Whale Watching

North America > USA > California > Highway One, the California Coast Road Trip

Whale watching is an amazing activity to do while journeying the Californian Central Coast. The Big Sur is definitely one of those special places in the world to experience the breathtaking beauty of these large aquatic mammals year- round. Read more

Hearst Castle

North America > USA > California > Highway One, the California Coast Road Trip

Located on the hilltop of Enchanted Rock, the magnificent Hearst Castle is California’s most famous monument to wealth and ambition, offering breathtaking views across California’s Central Coast and the Pacific Ocean. Read more

Urban Wine Trail in Santa Barbara

North America > USA > California > Highway One, the California Coast Road Trip

Located a few hours north of Los Angeles, Santa Barbara has much more to offer than a beautiful town centre and white beaches. Exhibiting sun coated hills and valleys of vineyards; Santa Barbara is home to 103 wineries. Explore the counties Urban Wine Trail and sip your way through a number of... Read more

Surf Santa Cruz

North America > USA > California > Highway One, the California Coast Road Trip

Whether you are a pro or complete novice, Santa Cruz boasts secret surf spots, big waves and calmer waters for all ages and levels of surfers, could suggest why Santa Cruz is also known as the ‘surf city’. Read more

Big Sur Road Trip

North America > USA > California > Highway One, the California Coast Road Trip

The coast of California between San Francisco and Los Angeles is home to one of the most famous stretches of road in the world, and one of the most romantic and dramatic road trips. Travelling south from San Francisco, the famous Route One highway passes through long stretches of wild, rugged... Read more

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