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Think California and images of Disney, Hollywood and laid-back surfers spring to mind. But there’s much more to the Golden State than meets the eye.
With its myriad hills, famous crimson bridge and spectacular bay, San Francisco is the perfect starting point for a newbie to California. Highlights include stopping at Twin Peaks viewpoint for stunning panoramas and hopping on a cable car to explore the shops of the iconic Pier 39.
California’s Northern region includes many hidden charms including Sacramento, the metropolitan hub of a diverse region with attractions ranging from the Gold Rush-era Old Sacramento to a lively Midtown area. California’s Capital City is also known for its robust wine region and a host of outdoor activities.
World Heritage-listed Yosemite National Park is where nature rules with rolling foothills, picturesque beauty spots and miles of rivers, lakes, waterfalls and valleys while Santa Cruz is a must for top quality eateries, shops along the wharf and vintage rides on the Beach Boardwalk.
Neighbouring Southern California is famed for sunny weather and dramatic coastline and is sure to leave a lasting impression. The best way to travel from northern to southern California is along the iconic Pacific Coast Highway; an exhilarating experience, offering twists and turns amidst dramatic scenery and ocean views.
In Los Angeles, discover the stylish and glamorous neighbourhood of West Hollywood. The most walkable city in California, it is best explored by foot. Stroll along the legendary Sunset Strip, visiting bookstores, art galleries and yoga studios, and enjoy some retail therapy in the Melrose District.
Located within the Coachella Valley, just two hours east of LA, Greater Palm Springs boasts an incomparable collection of luxury hotels, resorts and spas, world-class music and film festivals, and nine different cities. With endless sunny days, starlit nights and dramatic mountain views, visitors are able to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities.
Finally, and not to missed, is San Diego – the jewel of Southern California. Dubbed “California’s Beach City”, San Diego features miles of gorgeous beaches just minutes from a hip downtown and a number of diverse neighbourhoods to explore. Due to their proximity to the Mexico border the Cali-Baja style food and cultural nuances of the region make for a very special place to visit.
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