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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.

From San Francisco to Los Angeles and Palm Springs to San Diego, with CheapTickets, your California vacation can be a bargain bonanza.

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Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel

4 stars
3.8 / 5 100 reviews
Built in a distinctive castle-themed style, the Sheraton Anaheim Hotel is a destination perfect for a magical and memorable family vacation. Located one mile from the Disneyland Resort, the Sheraton Anaheim Hotel is situated on 13 acres of strolling gardens with a koi pond, outdoor pool and fitness center. The hotel lets guests avoid long ticket lines by offering discounted Disneyland park tickets at the lobby's Disney Desk. RoomsA wide variety of rooms and suites are available at the Sheraton Anaheim Hotel, including pool view, courtyard view, oversized rooms, bi-level suites and connecting rooms.   The 500-square-foot rooms include a plush Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Beds, refrigerator, coffeemaker featuring Starbucks Coffee, cable TV, iron and ironing board, oversized desk and free weekday newspaper. Video games, on-demand movies and high-speed Internet are available for a fee. Property featuresThe Sheraton Anaheim Hotel has many additional amenities, including the Disney Desk, available medical services, and a guest Laundromat.   Anaheim is a perfect meeting and event destination, and the Sheraton Anaheim Hotel can accommodate up to 1,000 guests in the banquet facilities. Three restaurants on the hotel's property accommodate every culinary desire. Guests can lounge beside the pool, sit in the outdoor whirlpool or explore Downtown Disney for restaurants and entertainment venues like the House of Blues and the ESPN Zone Sports Arena.   Within a short drive of he Sheraton Anaheim Hotel are many Orange County beaches, fabulous shopping and the Irvine business district. Freeway access puts visitors close to many Southern California's best attractions, including Universal Studios Hollywood, Knott's Berry Farm and the Long Beach Aquarium.   Highlights13 acres of strolling gardens Exclusive Sheraton Sweet Sleeper BedsFree shuttle service to Disneyland
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Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites

3 stars
4.0 / 5 495 reviews
At Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites in San Diego, guests can enjoy a tropically landscaped spa and swimming pool, poolside ping pong and bar, an on-site fitness center and bicycle rentals. Free wireless Internet is available throughout the hotel, and guest laundry facilities, as well as a dry cleaning services, are convenient amenities for those planning longer stays. Guests can also take advantage of discount attraction tickets, and customized trip planning at the front desk. The waterfront location is appealing to those who wish to fish or partake in water sports, and the stylish event facilities can accommodate special functions such as weddings, banquets and anniversaries. RoomsHumphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites offers 182 rooms, including 54 suites that boast incredible views of the nearby marina and San Diego Bay. Decor is Mediterranean in style and each room comes standard with a flat-screen TV, mini refrigerator, microwave and in-room safe. All suites include private patios or balconies. Guests receive complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access. HighlightsThe hotel is situated on secluded Shelter Island, just minutes away from all that San Diego has to offer. It is close to popular attractions and landmarks such as the San Diego Zoo, sparkling beaches, the downtown Gaslamp Quarter, the San Diego Convention Center, the USS Midway Museum and SeaWorld. With its modern global cuisine that combines Mediterranean, Gulf Coast and Caribbean flavors, the award-winning Humphreys Restaurant is a must-try. Live music is provided at the Humphreys Backstage LIVE lounge, voted as the area's best live music club. The hotel is also a popular venue for many international and world-renowned concerts held at Humphreys Concerts By the Bay.
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King George Hotel

3 stars
3.6 / 5 245 reviews
Considering its name and the British flag flying out front, it's no surprise that the King George Hotel near San Francisco's Union Square district has a decidedly European flair. Decorative touches are subtle but continue this theme: chess boards in every room, coats of arms, and more. All guests receive complimentary Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet access. The on-site restaurant, Winston's Bar and Lounge, even serves imported beer. RoomsAccommodations -- 141 rooms and 12 suites in all -- vary in size and configuration but come standard with flat-screen televisions, pillow-top mattresses, MP3 docking stations and in-room safes. Guests receive complimentary Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet access as well as nightly turndown service. Property featuresThe King George Hotel, a free-standing structure, dates back to 1914 and has been renovated numerous times since. It also is now a certified member of the California Green Lodging Program. All guests have access to a nearby Club One Health Club (fees apply), a full-service facility with spa, pool and fitness center. The hotel also offers 24-hour laundry service (fees apply). Grab a pint (what else?) at Winston's Bar & Lounge, a kitschy-but-lovable bar on the ground floor. The pub no longer serves food, but the scene is still lively on weekend nights. Valet and self-parking are available (fees apply). HighlightsComplimentary Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet accessHop on any one of the city's cable cars down the streetUnion Square shopping is only a four-block walk from the hotel
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Los Angeles Adventurer All Suite Hotel

2 stars
2.6 / 5 234 reviews
Airport adjacent with Free 24/7 airport shuttle. Hotel also offers free daily shuttle to LAX, Metro Transit Bus Center and Manhattan Beach. The hotel setting is unique tropical garden environment with International flavor - combines an all suite hotel with a campus setting for cottages and International youth hostel on five wooded acres. A pleasant and comfortable ambiance with extensive services and complimentary continental breakfast, afternoon tea and fresh baked cookies, free champagne and hot food happy hour, and free party cake. Bargain tours to all sites. Airport Pick-Up!!! When you arrive at the LAX please call us at 1310-419-0999 for Free Pick-up. 1) After you get your luggage. Go outside and identify the terminal number. 2) Then proceed to the RED SIGN, (HOTELS AND COURTESY SHUTTLES). 3) Call us at 1-310-419-0999. And let us know which terminal number you are at. (LAX has 8 terminals) It is important for you to be at RED SIGN and correct terminal number when the shuttle arrives to pick you up. The shuttle is white with Adventurer Allsuite Hotel sign on the side. Please make sure that you are at the red sign. The shuttle driver can only stop at the red sign. If the shuttle does not pick you up within 30 minutes please call us again. Adventurer Allsuite Hotel.
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The Citizen Hotel

3 stars
4.3 / 5 85 reviews
The eternal glamour of politics feels downright marvelous at this stylish full-service hotel. The Citizen Hotel opened in fall 2008 in a historic 14-story, 83-year-old brick building, retaining hand-carved stair railings, vintage elevators and vaulted ceilings. This walkable location in the heart of downtown Sacramento is two blocks to the State Capitol and three to the Sacramento Convention Center. DiningOn-site American brasserie-style Grange Restaurant and Bar is a star in the contemporary Sacramento dining scene. Seasonal fare is direct from California's nearby Central Valley. The wine list is entirely from California. RoomsCustom design expresses the Citizen Hotel's distinctive 1920s tone. Stately bedding, window treatments and furniture vary in all 198 rooms. Expect quality hand-carved wood, 300-thread count sheets and marble fixtures. Easily join the modern world with in-room Apple Mac Mini computers, iPod docking stations, State Capitol feed channels free on HD LCD TVs and a video library of political movie titles. Most rooms have cityscape views. Refrigerators are available (fees apply). Penthouse suites on the 14th floor have Jacuzzis and share a 400-square-foot balcony. Room service is available. High-speed wired and wireless Internet access is available (fees apply). Property featuresEarly California is re-imagined in bold marble, brass, leather and velvet in the old world lobby and lofted bar The Scandal, best enjoyed during complimentary weeknight wine tastings. Framed political quips provide a dash of whimsy for classy clientele of this Joie de Vivre property. The Citizen Hotel offers valet parking (fees apply). HighlightsGreen Certified by the state of CaliforniaComplimentary wine tasting nightlyApple Mac Mini in all guest roomsOn-site restaurant Grange is one of Sacramento's contemporary dining stars
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Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
Denver Los Angeles Wed, Oct 21 - Tue, Oct 27 $117
Las Vegas San Francisco Wed, Oct 14 - Tue, Oct 27 $77
San Francisco San Diego Thu, Aug 6 - Tue, Aug 11 $137
Los Angeles Sacramento Tue, Aug 4 - Sun, Aug 16 $183
San Francisco Orange County Sat, Oct 10 - Wed, Oct 14 $118
Dallas Ontario Tue, Aug 18 - Tue, Aug 25 $183
Los Angeles San Jose Wed, Aug 5 - Mon, Aug 10 $137
Los Angeles Oakland Tue, Aug 18 - Wed, Aug 26 $81
Las Vegas Long Beach Tue, Aug 4 - Mon, Aug 10 $97
Phoenix Burbank Wed, Sep 16 - Tue, Sep 22 $220
Seattle Fresno Tue, Sep 29 - Wed, Oct 7 $220
San Francisco Palm Springs Mon, Feb 22 - Wed, Mar 2 $188
Denver Santa Barbara Tue, Dec 15 - Fri, Dec 25 $264
Los Angeles Monterey Mon, Dec 28 - Fri, Jan 1 $179
Los Angeles Arcata Sun, Nov 1 - Wed, Nov 11 $386
Los Angeles Santa Rosa Wed, Aug 5 - Sat, Aug 8 $215
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  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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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