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The land of perpetual sun and bronzed bodies isn't just for glam socialites and cashed-up celebs; California is also the place for fun on the cheap. Hit the sands of Manhattan Beach or pick up some knick-knacks at Maclin Markets. If you want a taste of the high-life, take a cruise along Mulholland Drive for a peek at some of the most opulent homes in the country. Bring the family to Disneyland or explore Yosemite National Park. If you just feel like chilling out and watching a good (and often free) play, head to the Greek Theatre in Griffith Park.

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Anabella Hotel

Charming mission-style hotel, just across from the Disneyland ResortThe Anabella Hotel is situated directly across from the Disneyland Resort, and caters to both families and business travelers. With Spanish mission-style architecture and seven acres of landscaped grounds, the hotel is an oasis in the middle of an area packed with attractions. Universal Studios Hollywood, SeaWorld San Diego, and Knott's Berry Farm are nearby. Business travelers will appreciate that the Anabella Hotel is situated on the Anaheim Convention Center campus, and features work-friendly layouts in many rooms. HighlightsDirectly across from the Disneyland ResortSituated on the Anaheim Convention Center CampusPillow-top beds with luxury bedding RoomsThe 358 rooms feature modern decor, many with granite bathrooms and comfortable couches. Wireless Internet access is available in all rooms. The 390 square-foot Kids Suite offers Disney-inspired decorations and bunk beds. The Hacienda Suite is 650 square feet, giving guests ample room for relaxation after a busy day at one of the area's major attractions. Work-minded guests can choose the Business First Room, which features an ergonomically designed swivel chair and large work desk. This room comes with complimentary usage of the business center. FeaturesThe Anabella Hotel offers two pools; one an expansive resort pool, and the other designed as a serene, quiet pool area. The Tangerine Grill & Patio, the hotel's on-site restaurant, serves eclectic California cuisine, and gives guests a view of the Anabella Hotel's manicured, tropical grounds. Poolside service is available at the Nectarine Bar, and specialty cocktails include the Tangerita and the Tangerine Fizz.   Business services (fees apply) include printing and faxing, Internet access, and overnight delivery and pickup. There are several meeting room options, from the more intimate Azalea room with 285 square feet of space, to the Magnolia room, with 759 square feet. Ideal for social events as well, the Magnolia room features French doors that open onto the quiet pool area. TransportationJohn Wayne/Orange County Airport (12 mi/19 km)Los Angeles International Airport (34 mi/54 km) AttractionsAnaheim Convention Center (0.3 mi/0.4 km)Disneyland Resort (0.5 mi/0.8 km) Business Business CenterMeeting SpaceComplimentary Wi-Fi access Policies and fees Parking is $14 plus tax per night for the first vehicle; $20 plus tax per night for the second vehicleBusiness center charge is $8$100 refundable incidental deposit upon check-in
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach Resort Monterey

3 stars
3.8 / 5 62 reviews
Pet-friendly family fun on Del Monte BeachThe smoke-free Best Western Plus Beach Resort Monterey is the only hotel located directly on Del Monte Beach. Guests appreciate oceanfront views from the lobby, fourth-floor restaurant and some of the guest rooms. Explore miles of unspoiled beachfront, grab a workout in the new fitness center or drive a few short minutes to downtown Monterey and Cannery Row attractions. At Best Western Plus Beach Resort Monterey, choose a guest room facing the beach and ocean, lush gardens or the courtyard heated swimming pool, a popular place in summer months. HighlightsThe only hotel directly on Del Monte BeachHeated outdoor pool and new fitness centerOn-site restaurant with ocean views from the fourth floorFree wireless Internet accessPet-friendly rooms available (fees apply) RoomsListen to the soothing surf from ocean-view rooms at Best Western Plus Beach Resort Monterey. Some of the 196 nonsmoking rooms offer expansive views of Monterey Bay, while others offer a quiet retreat that overlooks the garden courtyards or outdoor pool. Bright bolster pillows, cheerful striped bedspreads and beach-inspired furnishings combine with air-conditioned comfort. Enjoy free Wi-Fi from the work desk, a coffee-maker and satellite television with in-room movies and HBO. Ask about pet-friendly rooms (fees apply) at the family-friendly Best Western Plus Beach Resort Monterey. FeaturesThe AAA 3-diamond rated Best Western Plus Beach Resort Monterey offers on-site parking (fees apply), just minutes from Cannery Row, Pebble Beach, 17-Mile Drive, the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Point Lobos State Natural Reserve. Take in ocean views from Cafe Beach Restaurant and Sandal's Lounge, home to an espresso bar, early evening hors d'oeuvres and live entertainment. Event facilities can host up to 700 people in meeting rooms with water views. TransportationMonterey Peninsula Airport (3.4 mi/5.5 km)San Jose International Airport (72.9 mi/117 km)San Francisco International Airport (102 mi/164 km) AttractionsDennis the Menace Playground at El Estero Park (2.3 mi/3.7 km)Monterey Conference Center (2.5 mi/4 km)Fisherman's Wharf (2.9 mi/4.6 km)Cannery Row (3.4 mi/5.5 km)Monterey Bay Aquarium (3.9 mi/6.2 km)Carmel Mission Basilica (7.3 mi/11.8 km)Pebble Beach Golf Course (7.4 mi/12 km)Santa Cruz (40.3 mi/64.9 km)San Francisco (110 mi/178 km)Big Sur, Calif. (136 mi/218 km) BusinessFree in-room wireless Internet accessBusiness center with copy servicesOffers 10,000 square feet of oceanfront meeting space for up to 700 guests Policies and fees There is a $17 USD parking fee per day plus an additional county tax of $1 USD per day and a $7.75 USD surcharge per day added to each room.
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Wyndham Garden San Diego

Intimate hotel located near Mission Bay with poolThe Wyndham Garden San Diego is located within a short drive of Sea World, Mission Bay and just about every other attraction north of downtown San Diego. The property features a heated outdoor pool and hot tub with a large sundeck, as well as Dupar's, a 24-hour restaurant on-site. Visiting children will love the suites with bunk beds. Accommodations boast flat-screen TV and complimentary high-speed Internet access. HighlightsHeated outdoor pool and hot tub with spacious sundeckEnjoy late-night dining at on-site, 24-hour restaurantFree high-speed Internet access in rooms RoomsThe 112 regular rooms and 10 suites at The Wyndham Garden San Diego vary significantly depending on room type. All accommodations come standard with flat-screen TV, hair-dryer and ironing board. Suites comprise two rooms and the second room boasts a sleeper sofa, desk and chair, microwave and a mini-refrigerator. One suite even features bunk beds for children. All accommodations include complimentary high-speed Internet access. FeaturesWyndham Garden San Diego has received a Three Diamond Award from AAA. All guests receive free parking, as well as discount tickets to Sea World and other attractions in the San Diego area. Guests also receive complimentary access to a heated outdoor pool and hot tub on a spacious sundeck. While there is no on-site fitness center, guests have complimentary access to the nearby Victory MMA Gym and Boxing Ring, a full-service facility with cardio equipment, free weights and (as the name suggests) a boxing ring. The hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access in the lobby and 24-hour laundry service (fees apply). DiningDupar's, the on-site restaurant, is open 24 hours and serves traditional deli food, as well as freshly baked breads and cakes. Wyndham Garden San Diego is also within walking distance to a number of other restaurants and bars on Mission Bay. Transportation San Diego International Airport (7 mi/13 km)San Diego Trolley (1 mi/1.5 km)MTS Bus (3 blocks) Attractions Sea World (2 mi/3 km)San Diego Zoo (4 mi/7 km)Old Town (4 mi/7 km)Petco Park (6 mi/11 km)Qualcomm Stadium (6 mi/11 km)Point Loma (6 mi/11 km) Business More than 2,500 square feet of meeting space  
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The Stanford Court

Take a well-deserved break and lounge at this sharp hotel  The Stanford Court Renaissance San Francisco Hotel has gone through a recent renaissance, and an ultramodern facelift has given it a prominent place in the city skyline. Leland Stanford's historic mansion offers a few extra bonuses for people staying here, including Aurea, the trendy restaurant and illuminated wine-centric lounge, as well as an impressive and majestic stained glass courtyard dome. The Stanford Court Renaissance San Francisco Hotel also provides complimentary shuttle service to the Financial District, perfect for business travelers. 3 Reasons To Stay: Modern amenities and comforts guarantee a luxurious stay Steps away to fine dining and world famous lounges Spacious rooms and luxurious surroundings Stanford Court Renaissance San Francisco Hotel Rooms The rooms at the Stanford Court Renaissance San Francisco Hotel are every bit as elegant as its exterior. This eight-story mansion offers 293 guest rooms, all equipped with modern amenities. Elegant bedding with high thread counts and large LCD TVs come as standard here, as do heated towel racks and fine toiletries. Guests who need to stay connected take advantage of the wired and wireless Internet access. All guests can use the wake-up service and get complimentary cups of coffee or tea in the morning. A $35 million USD renovation has left the Stanford Court Renaissance San Francisco Hotel with modern, comfortable furnishings throughout. Things To Do: Old St. Mary's Cathedral (0.2 mi/0.3 km) Grace Cathedral (0.2 mi/0.3 km) St. Mary Square (0.2 mi/0.3 km) Cable Car Museum (0.2 mi/0.3 km) 555 California Street (0.3 mi/0.5 km) Union Square (0.3 mi/0.5 km) Chinese Culture Center (0.3 mi/0.5 km) American Conservatory Theater (0.4 mi/0.6 km) Nob Hill (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
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Historic Mayfair Hotel

2 stars
2.7 / 5 69 reviews
The charming Historic Mayfair Hotel is ideally positioned in the heart of Los Angeles just few blocks from the Los Angeles Convention Center, Staples Center, Nokia Theater, USC, Business and financial Center, Jewelry District, Fashion District, China Town, Little Tokyo, Korean Town, Courthouse, Music Center, Walt Disney Music Center, Macy Shopping Mall, dodger Stadium and Natrual Science Museum . Easy access to Hollywood, Beverly Hill, Universal Studio , Santa Monica, Venice Beach by Metro Train, Bus or car. Corporate offices are within 2 miles. Los Angeles Police Headquarter, Mayor office, Los Angeles Court House, Immigration Office, Good Samaritan Hospital, St. Vincent Hospital.Financial offices such as Ernst and Young, Price Water House, Deloitte, KPMG, Bank of America, Capital, Chase Bank, Wellsfargo, Union Bank, Citibank.Lawyers nearby are O'Melveny and Meyers, Latham and Watkins, Gibson Dunn and Crutcher. The Mayfair Hotel is completely non-smoking. If a guest chooses to smoke inside the room, a cleaning fee will be assessed and charged to the guest. Refrigerators are offered, based on availability, for a fee. If a guest would like to request a refrigerator for their stay, the additional fee can be paid directly at the Hotel. Once again, this is based upon availability and requests cannot be guaranteed. Children 12 years of age and younger may stay free with a parent in the same room, using existing bedding. Any person older than the age of 12 years will be regarded as an adult and be charged as such. BREAKFAST BUFFET at the CELEBRITY RESTAURANT Hours: M - F: 6:30 AM - 10:30 AM SAT - SUN: 6:30 AM - 11:00 AM $12.95 Per Person *Includes applicable taxes and gratuity Parking fee is twelve ($12) dollars a day plus tax. Minimum age required to do the check-in at the hotel is 21 years old. Check-in: 3:00 PM Check-out: 12:00 PM (Noon)
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Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
San Francisco Los Angeles Tue, Jun 17 - Thu, Jun 26 $138
Los Angeles San Francisco Mon, Sep 15 - Sat, Sep 27 $138
San Francisco San Diego Tue, Apr 29 - Wed, May 7 $108
Portland Sacramento Tue, May 6 - Wed, May 7 $158
San Francisco Orange County Tue, Apr 29 - Wed, Apr 30 $160
Portland Ontario Sat, May 3 - Sat, May 10 $196
Portland San Jose Fri, May 2 - Fri, May 9 $138
Long Beach Oakland Sat, May 10 - Tue, May 13 $128
Las Vegas Long Beach Tue, May 20 - Fri, May 23 $121
Phoenix Burbank Sat, May 3 - Wed, May 7 $178
Phoenix Fresno Sun, May 4 - Sat, May 10 $204
Seattle Palm Springs Tue, Aug 26 - Tue, Sep 2 $162
Denver Santa Barbara Wed, May 28 - Tue, Jun 3 $224
San Diego Monterey Thu, Sep 18 - Wed, Sep 24 $188
Los Angeles Arcata Wed, May 28 - Sat, May 31 $533
Los Angeles Santa Rosa Mon, Jun 2 - Wed, Jun 4 $198
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Best time to take a vacation to California

  • Best Time to Go

    California vacations are popular throughout the year because much of the state has a very mild climate. At the same time, however, it does cool off during the winter, making it more difficult to enjoy the beach. You can save money during the winter because many of the beaches slow down during these months, which brings about fewer tourists. You can also avoid lineups at many tourist destinations during the winter. Do not miss the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, held at the end of April in Indio and features some of the most famous bands in the world.

Insider tips for California travel

  • Hearst Castle Estate

    Tour the Hearst Castle estate and its large collection of antiques and art.

  • Summer Concerts

    Summer concerts are held all over the state, with the Hollywood Bowl and the Ford Amphitheatre being popular locations.

  • Hollywood Comedy

    California travel is not complete without a trip to a Hollywood comedy club, such as the Laugh Factory, where you are sure to see a surprise special guest.

  • Santa Cruz Boardwalk

    The Santa Cruz Boardwalk is less popular than Santa Monica, but is preferred by most who visit this location.

  • Sea World

    While SeaWorld gets most of the attention, the Monterey Bay Aquarium features a number of great exhibits in a more personal environment.

California highlights

  • California highlights
  • San Francisco

    A solid hippie history and picturesque city center make this trendy hub a must for California travels. Ride a cable car, indulge your taste buds in Chinatown, hit Fisherman's Wharf, and marvel at the iconic Golden Gate Bridge -- a 1.7-mile span between San Francisco and Marin County that draws nine million visitors each year.

  • Los Angeles

    The City of Angels may be filled with its share of sinners, but there's no escaping the "anything is possible" vibe that comes over you when you arrive. Hollywood is a California vacation must-see, and while it's not the movie-making hub today that it once was, it still leaves visitors star-struck. The Santa Monica Boulevard is also worth a look, so get your bronze on.

  • Anaheim

    It's hard to think of a California vacation without your inner child getting a word in. Home of Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm and California Adventure, Anaheim is the hub of childhood joy. When you're not whizzing through the air on rides or taking in the magic of Disney, check out the Crystal Cove State Park for some magic of the natural variety.

  • Wine Country

    For a taste of the high life and some top-shelf wine while you're at it, make your way to California's Wine Country. Strewn with vines, artisan boutiques, laidback people and some of the prettiest scenery you're likely to see anywhere, Wine Country includes idyllic towns like the Napa Valley, Sonoma County and Santa Barbara. It's the perfect place to sit back, relax and let yourself indulge a little on your California travels.

  • Pacific Coast Highway

    For awesome views and some great pics to show the folks back home, you can't beat a drive along this iconic stretch. During the day, you'll get sun-drenched ocean scenes to snap in places like Big Sur and Orange County, and by night you'll see a sea of glimmering lights and the glowing moon. Take your significant other for an extra-special moment, if you know what we mean…

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