It may be just one state in fifty, but California is a whole universe unto itself. From dazzling and dynamic cities to crashing Pacific scenery, from world-famous national parks to world-renowned wine country, from deserts and forests to mountains and beaches, the Golden State is like nowhere else on Earth.
Begin your once-in-a-lifetime West Coast getaway in Northern California. Wend your way across the fog-shrouded Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, stop for a meal at Fisherman’s Wharf, and visit the city’s different buzzing, characterful neighbourhoods. While up north, carve out time to go on a tasting tour of the best vineyards in nearby Napa and Sonoma Valleys, and save time for a side trip to Yosemite National Park, where natural splendours await you at every turn.
No trip to California is complete without an iconic drive down Highway 1; coastal Big Sur offers some of the state’s most spectacular vistas. Drop by idyllic Santa Barbara on your way down to Los Angeles: full of glitz and glamour, the City of Angels is rich in cinematic magic. From there, head to the wild scenery of Joshua Tree National Park and Death Valley, or continue your tour onwards to San Diego. Sprawled on a white-sand beach, fish taco in hand, you’re truly living the SoCal lifestyle.