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California Travel

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Northern California

Is Glass Beach Worth Visiting & Best Spot to Find Sea Glass

Day Trips from San Francisco

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Napa Valley Travel Guides & Tips

Mono County, California

Central California

San Francisco to Big Sur Road Trip: 22 Awesome Stops 2023

Paso Robles Guides & Itineraries

Southern California

Closest Airport to Palm Springs & How to Get There

California Travel Planning Guide

πŸ—“ What is the best time to visit California? You can’t go wrong when planning your visit to California, it is known for year-round incredible weather β˜€οΈ

However, the fall months from September to October, are the best time to avoid crowds and the summer fog, and perfect for spending time on the beach.

πŸš— Should I rent a car? My answer is almost always YES! There are some big cities you can get away with not having a car, like San Diego, San Francisco, & LA. But California has so much more to offer outside of the big cities, such as Napa Valley, Monterey, Palm Springs, and Death Valley. It is also an epic location for a road trip!

βœ”οΈ Compare the best rate for car rentals in California here

🏨 What’s the best way to book my accommodation? Booking is a reliable site to book at thousands of hotels in California. They also have a great and flexible cancellation policy for no extra fee.

If you are traveling with a larger group, Airbnb & VRBO, have numerous unique options of accommodations throughout the state.

🧳 What do I pack for California? Layers are EVERYTHING in California. We have no humidity here, so expect chilly mornings and nights even during the summer months. Always pack a jacket and other layers for your trip.

πŸ’Έ Budgeting for your trip to California California is an expensive state to travel to, so be prepared to spend a minimum of $100 a night for a budget hotel. The prices of restaurants and activities also add up. And California has the highest gas prices in the country, so shared car prices will be more expensive as well.

✈️ Booking your flight to California As you know, visiting California can be pricey! Save where you can and look for the best rate for flights on Skyscanner