With sun-kissed beaches, glitzy cities, misty forests and lush winelands, California is a supermodel of a state. From the natural wonders to the diverse food and culture, this Golden State has world-class everything, including glamorous Hollywood, Napa Valley wine country, the surreal Mojave Desert, spectacular Yosemite with the formidable El Capitan, and even the Land of the Giants, home to soaring redwoods. When you travel California with Trafalgar, we’ll show you all the very best things to do in California plus the hidden gems, from Los Angeles to San Francisco and all the gorgeous coastal towns in between. We’ll take you from San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter and lively Venice Beach, to creative Carmel-by-the-Sea and stunning Lake Tahoe, driving up the legendary Pacific Coast Highway with the Californian breeze in your hair all the way.
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"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
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Other things to know before you go
Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.