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California is a state spanning the southern half of the west coast of the contiguous United States.

Regions in California : Central Coast, Central Valley, Deserts, Gold Country, High Sierra, Inland Empire, Los Angeles County, North Coast, Orange County, San Diego County, San Francisco Bay Area, Shasta Cascade

Cities in California : Bakersfield, Fresno, Los Angeles-Long Beach, Sacramento, San Diego, San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, and more...

State Capital California : Sacramento.

holiday rentals, hotels & inns, tour operators, travel guides, travel  to california


Holiday Rentals California

  California Vacation Rentals @ 

Hotels in California

  Booking   -   Hotel Guide California
Most popular destinations : San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Monterey, Hollywood, Palm Springs, South San Francisco, Santa Monica, Millbrae, Burlingame, Santa Barbara, Anaheim.

Centrally located hotels ranging from small family run budget accommodation to world-class five star hotels.   -    

Camping & Caravanning /

california camping & caravanning  California State Parks   -   see Reservations and Fees [ Camping, Tours, and Day Use ]
California Department of Parks and Recreation manages more than 270 park units, which contain the finest and most diverse collection of natural, cultural, and recreational resources to be found within California. These treasures are as diverse as California: From the last stands of primeval redwood forests to vast expanses of fragile desert; from the lofty Sierra Nevada to the broad sandy beaches of our southern coast; and from the opulence of Hearst Castle to the vestiges of colonial Russia.

california camping & caravanning  Koa   -   Campground, Cabin and RV Park Directory
Each KOA may offer beautiful scenery and activities based in their locality, they all share the same KOA mission -  to provide a clean, safe and fun camping experience. Which is why KOA's camping facilities are truly full-service. KOA's feature RV hookups, hot showers and laundry facilities, convenience stores, swimming pools, even access to the internet. Plus, They've taken the "roughing it" out of camping by offering Kamping Kabins® and Kamping Kottages®.

Car Rental California / Motorcycle Rental

Car Rental California  Sixt   -    
Pick-Up Station / Return Station: Los Angeles Airport, San Francisco Airport and more.

National Parks

  US National Parks
Channel Islands, Death Valley, Joshua Tree, Kings Canyon , Lassen Volcano, Redwood, Sequoia, Yosemite National Park

Travel Agents / Tour Operators   -   West Coast Adventure
From the steep streets of San Francisco to the exhilarating buzz of Las Vegas, this thrilling journey takes the excitement of some of America's best cities, adds a huge dollop of spectacular, natural wonders and throws in plenty of optional activities - and free time to enjoy them - for good measure. Stride out through Yosemite, stare down into the depths of the Grand Canyon and visit the largest Indian reservation in America. For memories that will last a lifetime, jump on board this invigorating jaunt.

Kuoni Holidays    -   Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

   -   Create your perfect trip to California
Flight, Hotel and Car.

  Skiing America   -   Heavenly,  Squaw Valley,  Mammoth
Enjoy sunny skiing and stunning scenery in the snowy Sierras - host to dozens of top destinations and boasting a wide choice of varied and famously uncrowded terrain. Tahoe is a skier's paradise which hides no less than seventeen resorts of which we offer the two biggest and best. Heavenly combines big skiing and unmatched lake views with the multiple attractions of South Lake's casinos and nightlife whilst Squaw Valley provides diverse skiing from wonderful upmarket accommodation. At both resorts take advantage of regional passes covering most of the Tahoe slopes. Mammoth meanwhile is the highest and biggest in the state where you can ski until July!
  Just America   -   Self-drive and Coach Tours
California Self-drive tours, California and American Southwest escorted coach tours.
One of the U.K.'s leading independent tour operators specialising in tailor-made holidays to the U.S.A.
  United Vacations   -   tailor made holidays and ski holidays in America.
  Virgin Holidays 
Virgin Holidays continues to offer the most comprehensive USA holiday programmes around, with a diverse range of accommodation - from houseboats in Arizona to boutique hotels in New York - as well as plenty of exclusive offers!

California (Lonely Planet Guide) - ISBN 1741047390Travel Guides California / Related Books

Travel guides California  [ ]

  California (Lonely Planet Guide) - 1741047390
Paperback: 760 pages;
Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications; 5th Revised edition edition (1 April 2009); ISBN-10: 1741047390; ISBN-13: 978-1741047394.

Transportation / How do I travel to California

  Los Angeles Airport   -   Los Angeles International Airport [ LAX ]
Located 15 miles (24 kilometers) southwest of Los Angeles, Los Angeles International Airport provides travelers with extensive and modern facilities, with convenient transport links by road and rail. LAX Airport flies international passengers and cargo traffic to and from the five-county Southern California region.
  San Diego Airport   -   San Diego International Airport
  San Francisco Airport   -   San Francisco International Airport


Book cheap flights to California at ebookers and benefit from discounted airfares.

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   -   Flight Tickets Las Vegas
Whatever class you fly in with Virgin Atlantic, you'll always experience that little bit extra – a quality that sets Virgin Atlantic apart. Your journey begins as soon as you board your Virgin Atlantic flight – great entertainment, free drinks throughout the flight. 

  Airline Tickets California / Bargain Flights
Flight tickets California.


  California Tourism 

  Go California
Info about the Californian regions : Central Coast, Central Valley, Deserts, Gold Country, High Sierra, Inland Empire, Los Angeles County, North Coast, Orange County, San Diego County, San Francisco Bay Area, Shasta Cascade.

  California Welcome Centers
Arcata, Santa Rosa, Anderson, Auburn, San Francisco, Merced, Los Angeles, Santa Ana, Oceanside, Yucca Valley and Barstow.

  State of California [ Government ]

  City of Sacramento [ Government ]   -   State capital California
  Sacramento   -   Chamber of Commerce

  Central Coast 
The Central Coast is an area of California, extending from Santa Cruz in the north to Santa Barbara in the south, but centering primarily on Monterey and San Luis Obispo counties.
  Central Valley   -   Great Valley Center
  Gold Country   -   Gold Country Visitors Association
The name alone conjures up images of the old west - cowboys and Indians; stagecoaches and steam engines; 49ers and rowdy saloons. The discovery of gold here in 1848 touched off the largest gold rush in history and reminders of those glory days can be found everywhere along historic Highway 49, which runs 321 miles along the Heritage Corridor and links many of the 19th century Mother Lode mining towns. The region extends from the gently undulating Sierra Nevada Foothills in the west, providing a mediterranean climate, to the spectacular mountains of the High Sierra in the east.
  High Sierra
Ahwahnee, Bear Valley, Bridgeport, Carnelian Bay, Dorrington, Downieville, Fish Camp, Groveland, Hope Valley, Jamestown, Kirkwood, Mariposa, Midpines, Murphys, Oakhurst, South Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City, Tahoe Vista, Tahoma, Yosemite
  Inland Empire 
The Inland Empire, also known as "The IE," is an area approximately 60 miles from north to south and some 50 miles wide. It spans Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. This is an area that is roughly 2/3rds the size of Connecticut. The area is surrounded by mountain ranges and hills on all sides, with only a few natural passes to Los Angeles and Orange County to the West. San Diego County lies to the South and Palm Springs to the East.  See Inland Empire USA, Southern California, Riverside and San Bernardino County.
  LA County   -   Los Angeles County Portal website
  North Coast California
  Orange County   -   County of Orange
  San Diego County   -   County of Sandiego
  San Francisco Bay Area   -   Association of Bay Area Governments
  Shasta Cascade   -   Northern California Travel and Tourism Information System

  Bakersfield  -  City of Bakersfield, CA
  Fresno   -   City of Fresno, CA
  Los Angeles-Long Beach   -   see Los Angeles
  Los Angeles  
  Sacramento   -   City of Sacramento, CA
  San Diego   -   Government City of San Diego
  San Diego   -   San Diego Travel Source
California's second largest city and the United States' seventh largest, San Diego boasts a citywide population of nearly 1.3 million residents and more than 2.8 million residents countywide. Within its borders of 4,200 sq. miles, San Diego County encompasses 18 incorporated cities and numerous other charming neighborhoods and communities, including downtown's historic Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, Coronado, La Jolla, Del Mar, Carlsbad, Escondido, La Mesa, Hillcrest, Barrio Logan, Chula Vista and more.
Known for it's near-idyllic climate, 70 miles of pristine beaches and dazzling array of world-class family attractions, including the world-famous San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park, SeaWorld San Diego and Legoland California, San Diego offers a wide variety of things to see and do, appealing to guests from around the world.
  San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland
  San Francisco   -   Official San Francisco City and County web site
San Francisco is a unique and breathtaking metropolis. From the famous icon of the Golden Gate Bridge to the exquisite art galleries at SFMOMA, the City takes pride in its unrivaled attractions, renowned museums, and its unique neighborhoods which are treasures of its own.  Discover the variety of sites, shops, and restaurants that reflect the City's great ethnic and cultural diversity.
  San Francisco   -   SF Visitor
  Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine

More cities? See List of cities in Cities in California

  News   -   LA Times / Los Angeles Times
  News   -   The Sacramento Bee [ Northern California local news and information ]
  News   - [ News for Inland Southern California ]
  News   -   San Francisco Chronicle
  Radio   -   Southern California Public Radio
  TV   -   KQED   -   public broadcasting for northern California
  University   -   Sacramento State University
  Universities California   -   California Colleges and Universities ranked by popularity

Regions in California: Antelope Valley, Big Sur, Central Valley, Central Coast, Channel Islands, Coachella Valley, Conejo Valley, Death Valley, Eastern California, Emerald Triangle, Gold Country, Greater Los Angeles, Imperial Valley, Inland Empire, Mojave, Northern California, Owens Valley, Palm Springs Area, Pomona Valley, Sacramento Valley, The Peninsula, Redwood Empire, San Fernando Valley, San Francisco Bay Area, San Gabriel Valley, Santa Clara Valley, Santa Clarita Valley, San Joaquin Valley, Shasta Cascade, Sierra Nevada, Silicon Valley, Southern California, Wine Country

  List of Counties in California [ Wiki ]
  California related lists [ Wiki ]

Cuisine  -  California Recipes / California Cooking

On the curriculum vitae of a foodie, "eating" is listed as a hobby. The foodie lives to eat, and to eat to live is definitive boredom. A true foodie clings to all things culinary. From soup to nuts, a foodie seeks out the fun stuff about fine fare, along with the arcane, the academic, the in-depth, and the latest. To find the perfect cheese or the best macaroon recipe is life's work.
  Historic American Recipes 
Apple-Fritters | Dough-Nuts | Cocoa-nut Drops | Molasses Gingerbread | Common Gingerbread | Election Cake | Indian Meal Pudding | Fried Sweet Potatoes | Sweet Potato Pie | Beef-Stake | German Chicken Stew | Jack Rabbit Stew | To Roast a Pig | Broiled Scrod | To boil a Cod's Head.

History of California

  Library of CA   -   Californian History 
  California Historical Society 

  From Revolution to Reconstruction
A Hypertext on American History from the colonial period until Modern Times by the Department of Humanities Computing, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  Links to the past   -   National Park Service Cultural Resources
  National Park Service  -  Links to the past
Explore America's cultural resources - buildings, landscapes, archeological sites, ethnographic resources, objects and documents, structures and districts.
  US History

Music, Art & Culture, Events & Entertainment

  California Sheet Music Project (Duggan)
A virtual library of some 2,700 pieces of sheet music published in California between 1852 and 1900, together with related materials such as a San Francisco publisher's catalog of 1872, programs, songsheets, advertisements, and photographs.
  Music of California
  Chronology of San Francisco Rock - 1965 - 1969
  California Music Venues

  Art California - California Artists
Film Artists, Musicians, Writers, Visual Artists, New Media, Technocreators, Architects.

  California Events and Festivals
  California Worldfest
Music and dance from around the world, camping with family and friends, workshops, international food, fine crafts, and the renowned children's program... celebrate mid-summer under the cool, tall pines of the Sierra foothills.
  Tri California Events
Avia Wildflower Triathlon, San Francisco Triathlon - Treasure Island, Alcatraz Challenge, San Francisco Triathlon - Alcatraz, The Triathlon at Pacific grove, Scott Tinley's Adventure.

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