Where to go in California

The diverse landscape of California, thanks largely to the huge amount of tectonic activity it experiences, ranges from the dense forests of Yosemite National Park to the beaches of Santa Monica, to the appropriately named Death Valley, which is as barren as it is hot. The cities aren't half bad either, with sprawling Los Angeles, hilly San Francisco, the surf culture of Santa Cruz and California's historic 'first city' of Monterey. Famously one of the best ways to see this golden state is by road, and we could not agree more as Highway One really is one of the most scenic routes in the country. So take a look at our top picks for where to go in California for more.

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Yosemite National Park

North America > USA > California

Easily one of the most famous of American National Parks, Yosemite National Park is spectacularly beautiful, and so accessible you’d be a fool to miss it on any Cali road trip. Read more

Los Angeles

North America > USA > California

The City of Angels sometimes gets bad press, but if you know where to look, LA can be a hugely rewarding destination. Read more

San Francisco

North America > USA > California

San Francisco is foodie, (occasionally) foggy but most of all extremely good fun. Read more

Highway One, the California Coast Road Trip

North America > USA > California

The wind in your hair, the sunglasses on. Welcome to the ultimate California road trip. Read more

Napa & Sonoma Valleys

North America > USA > California

California’s Napa and Sonoma Valleys are the heartland of the winemaking industry in the United States, and with over 600 wineries to explore (don’t worry, we’ve got some favourites to share with you), they’re worthy of a few nights to indulge. Read more

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