Back-to-nature meets red carpet glamour in the 'Golden State' of California. From the whale-watching opportunities and hiking in the north to the long stretches of lush vineyards in Napa Valley and the wild beauty of the Sierra Nevada mountains, to the cosmopolitan city of San Francisco, California is a state of many personalities.
With its steep streets and sweeping views of San Francisco Bay, antique cable-cars that shuffle up and down the slopes, Victorian architecture and liberal community, San Francisco is one of America's most picturesque and most visited cities.
Santa Monica is home to seemingly endless white-sand beaches, and the whole state enjoys coastal scenery to take your breath away. Visit Big Sur to watch stunning sunsets or try your hand at surfing some of California’s famous waves. If you have something a little more opulent in mind, head for Los Angeles and rub shoulders with the great and good of the movie world. Visit the famous Hollywood sign, shop-until-you-drop on Rodeo Drive or immerse yourself in the Latino ambience of downtown.
San Diego is one of the state’s most exciting cities. It’s location, right on the Mexican border, offers easy access to the towns of Tijuana and Tecate and it is well-known for its wildlife conservation movement, being home to the world-famous San Diego Zoo and Seaworld San Diego.