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CALIFORNIA DESTINATION GUIDE

"California is a dream destination, from star-gazing in LA and sipping world-class wines in Napa, to marvelling at the national parks, and even diving into Disneyland, the happiest place on earth."

Travel Director
California at a glance
With sun-kissed beaches, glitzy cities, misty forests and lush winelands, California is a supermodel of a state. Our expert Trafalgar Travel Directors will take you cruising down the Pacific Coast Highway to discover all its treasures from glamorous Hollywood and charming coastal towns, to stunning Yosemite and the Mojave Desert, with the Californian wind in your hair all the way.
Currency
US dollar
Winter avg temp
10°C
Summer avg temp
29°C
Time Zone
GMT-7
Capital City
Washington D.C.
Language
English
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What to pack for California

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Swimsuit

With miles of golden, sunny coastline, you can’t resist taking a dip in the ocean or soaking in a pool on your California tour.

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Reusable water bottle

California is one of America’s greenest states and you can help reduce your environmental footprint by refilling your own bottle at free water stations around the state.

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Big appetite

With so many diverse cuisines and everything from gourmet fine dining to delicious food trucks, prepare to loosen your belt when you travel California.

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Sun protection

With almost 300 days of sunshine a year, you’ll need to stock up on sunscreen and bring your sunglasses and a hat on your California trip.

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A warm jacket

Despite the heat and sunshine, it can get cold in some parts of California, especially the misty redwood forests, so come prepared with a cosy jacket.

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