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California Vacation Packages

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California Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most California hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

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Top California Flight + Hotel Deals

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Sacramento Cal Expo
Larkspur Landing Sacramento - An All-Suite Hotel
Larkspur Landing Folsom - An All-Suite Hotel
Governors Inn Hotel
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina

Where to stay in California

Find the best California areas and neighborhoods for the activities you enjoy most. Learn more about California

Top Hotels in California

Hilton Los Angeles Airport
Hilton Los Angeles Airport
4 out of 5
5711 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $106 per night from May 9 to May 9
3.8/5Good! (3,971 reviews)
"Overall the room was nice and clean. Bed was comfortable. The food at the restaurant and convenience bistro was quite expensive. That would be my only negative."

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

Hilton Los Angeles Airport
Loews Hollywood Hotel
Loews Hollywood Hotel
4 out of 5
1755 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $209 per night from May 9 to May 9
4.4/5Excellent! (2,522 reviews)
"Definitely would recommend this place. Very beautiful and clean. And location was amazing. Will definitely return. We chose to valet but the parking garage is literally next door. Everything is walking distance. Very friendly staff."

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

Loews Hollywood Hotel
The Westin Los Angeles Airport
The Westin Los Angeles Airport
4 out of 5
5400 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $95 per night from May 30 to May 30
4.1/5Very Good! (2,556 reviews)
"I thought that the staff was very friendly and helpful."

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

The Westin Los Angeles Airport
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Top things to do in California

California Vacation Packages

Visit this state of many contrasts: mountains to oceans, fertile agricultural areas to modern cities and tall forests to deserts. The mid-1800s California gold rush brought many adventurers to the Pacific Ocean shores. Their descendants have established fascinating cities and structures in the midst of amazing natural beauty.

Visit Sacramento to see the art and architecture of the state capital. The California State Railroad Museum tells the important story of building the railroads that enabled development of the California region.

In the Sierra Nevada Mountains, visit Sequoia National Forest. See giant redwood trees, up to 300 feet (91 meters) tall and over 33 feet (10 meters) in diameter, hundreds or thousands of years old. Enjoy the spectacular landscape of granite monoliths, limestone caves and whitewater streams.

The mountains offer a range of choices for outdoor activities. Visit the Lake Tahoe area to hike, boat, fish and swim in the chilly aquamarine waters in the summer. In winter ski at Squaw, site of the 1960 Olympics, Northstar, Alpine Meadows and others, with excellent skiing and views over the lake. See sparkling granite cliffs and majestic waterfalls in Yosemite National Park.

Take a wine tour in Napa or Sonoma. Stop in the fertile agricultural area of the Central Valley to sample strawberries, olives, garlic and much of the nation’s fresh produce.

Like Tony Bennett, you might leave your heart in San Francisco. The views of the Golden Gate Bridge are unforgettable. Visit Chinatown, ride the trolley, climb the hills of the city, ferry to the former prison of Alcatraz and enjoy the exciting nightlife.

Moving south to Los Angeles, enjoy the many beaches on the Pacific Ocean. Watch seals, surfers and skaters. Go to Hollywood to see celebrities’ stars embedded in the sidewalk. Tour Universal Studios. Visit the original Disneyland ® Resort in Anaheim, the La Brea Tarpits and the J. Paul Getty Museum.

Farther south, see even more California beaches in San Diego, along with the USS Midway Museum, a retired aircraft carrier. Visit Palms Springs for desert heat and world-famous golf. Cross the border to Tijuana for a Mexican holiday.

The Advantages of a Road Trip in California

Road trips in California are a rite of passage for Californians. Take a weekend getaway from Los Angeles or a northern California road trip. The best routes will take you on an unforgettable adventure through some of the most spectacular national parks, shorelines, beach towns, and viewpoints in the world.

Before you hit the highway, you can book car rentals in San Francisco or wherever you’re coming from. And you can take advantage of even more savings on your San Francisco vacation by bundling car and hotel bookings into one.

The California Road Trip Itinerary

Make your California road trip itinerary 7 days, 10 days, or 14 days, because you won’t be running out of ways to fill them. Up north, Monterey, Carmel-By-The-Sea, and Big Sur will take your breath away. On the central coast, you’ll love Santa Barbara’s blend of nature and history with Mediterranean architecture between the coast and the mountains. Down in So-Cal, there’s so much to see and do in Venice Beach, Santa Monica, Laguna, and Catalina Island. 

San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego vacations are the most popular itineraries, and you’ll save time and money when booking your car rental and hotel all in one place. The bigger the bundle, the bigger the discounts.

Road trips in California for the Weekend

There’s no better way to spend a weekend than on the open road. And weekend road trips in California are like no other. Whether you’re taking a weekend getaway from San Francisco or skipping town for a Los Angeles vacation, you’ll maximize your savings when you bundle hotels and car for your road trip on Expedia. Head south where we have incredible deals on San Diego hotels, and there are so many exciting ways to spend a weekend in San Diego.

The Benefits of a Road Trip to California

Those who live outside the state have been California dreamin’ for too long. And why fly when you can take a road trip to California? Don’t put miles on your ride and drive through the Rocky Mountains, Mojave Desert, or down the Golden State coastline with a rental car instead. Enterprise car rentals have cheap, road-trip-ready cars and customizable pickup and drop-off locations.

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