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California Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most California hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

For more information about the impact of COVID-19 on your California trip, please visit our Coronavirus Information page.

California Holiday

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 holiday 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 holiday 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 holiday to California?

A: Many travellers recommend private holiday 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 holiday booking with Expedia include?

A: Hotels, cars, flights — and experiences and activities. Expedia has everything you need for the ideal holiday. 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 holiday 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 Centre at San Jose and San Jose Convention Centre.


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La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham LAX AU$148
Reviewed on 25 May 2020
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La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham LAX

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham LAX

5249 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
     
    3.7 of 5
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    The whole experience was wonderful we enjoyed ourselves we had a nice time in the room

    Bahia Resort Hotel AU$270
    Reviewed on 24 May 2020
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    Bahia Resort Hotel

    Bahia Resort Hotel

    998 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA
       
      4.1 of 5
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Everything was clean and the staff, friendly and helpful!

      Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport AU$194
      Reviewed on 26 May 2020
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      Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport

      Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport

      6225 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
         
        4.4 of 5
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        What I liked most about Hyatt Regency LAX is the great front side view of the airport and the surrounding area views.

        Catamaran Resort and Spa AU$275
        Reviewed on 22 May 2020
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        Catamaran Resort and Spa

        Catamaran Resort and Spa

        3999 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA
           
          4.2 of 5
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          It was all great. Service and the view can’t be beat!

          Sheraton Cerritos Hotel AU$134
          Reviewed on 25 May 2020
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          Sheraton Cerritos Hotel

          Sheraton Cerritos Hotel

          12725 Center Court Dr S, Cerritos, CA
             
            4.2 of 5
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Clean hotel. Checking in took quite a bit of time. Staff were always on their phone.

            Surf And Sand Resort AU$480
            Reviewed on 25 May 2020
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            Surf And Sand Resort

            Surf And Sand Resort

            1555 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA
               
              4.5 of 5
              4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Amazing service from the moment you ride into the Valet till you check out!! Loved the gorgeous view! Will return again.

              Embassy Suites by Hilton San Francisco Airport Waterfront AU$218
              Reviewed on 20 May 2020
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              Embassy Suites by Hilton San Francisco Airport Waterfront

              Embassy Suites by Hilton San Francisco Airport Waterfront

              150 Anza Blvd, Burlingame, CA
                 
                4.1 of 5
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                There was only 1 person at the front desk in the morning

                The Waterfront Beach Resort, A Hilton Hotel AU$444
                Reviewed on 24 May 2020
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                The Waterfront Beach Resort, A Hilton Hotel

                The Waterfront Beach Resort, A Hilton Hotel

                21100 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA
                   
                  4.4 of 5
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Considering corona virus everyone was safe and friendly. The pool time was amazing.

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