Cheap California Vacations


Your California vacation

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

4 stars
3.6 / 5 890 reviews
The Anabella Hotel in Orange County takes a modern look at California's distinctive mission architecture. Designed as something of a tropical getaway, you can get lost in the seven acres of landscaped grounds with their trickling fountains and bright Californian greenery. Rooms come decorated in one of 14 different styles: from deluxe rooms to Hacienda suites and Disney-inspired kids' bunk rooms. Float in the serene Quiet Pool and pamper your muscles in the Jacuzzi after a solid workout in the hotel fitness center, or enjoy some fragrant marinated chicken or Mexican-influenced platters at the Tangerine Patio & Grill. Key facts358 guestrooms Tangerine Grill & Patio and Nectarine poolside barFree Internet access7 flexible indoor and outdoor conference/banqueting spaces2 swimming pools and a JacuzziGymSpaBarber/beauty salonLaundry servicesHandicapped rooms available NeighborhoodConveniently located on W. Katella Avenue just off the Santa Ana freeway in Anaheim, the Anabella is directly across from Disneyland's California Adventure Park, so you can treat the little ones-or not-so-little ones-to all the excitement of Disneyland theme parks simply by crossing the street. Moreover, the Downtown Disney District offers free admission to enjoy shopping, eateries and entertainment shows. Those in town on business will benefit from the hotel being a part of the Anaheim Convention Center campus, with the center less than half a mile away on foot. Hints and tipsHints and tips If you need Disneyland passes, ask the concierge at the Anabella Hotel to find out about any current discount offers. Stroll up to the Nectarine Bar by the pool during Happy Hour (2:30 pm – 6:00 pm) to get low-cost light bites and drinks deals. Policies and FeesResort fee is $5 USD plus tax.Parking fee is $16 USD plus tax.
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Horton Grand Hotel

3 stars
3.9 / 5 227 reviews
Located in downtown San Diego in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter, the friendly, gracious, and very helpful staff awaits your arrival. One of the most popular and unique hotels in all of San Diego, the Horton Grand is situated within 4 blocks of the San Diego Convention Center and Horton Plaza Shopping Mall. Just 6 blocks away is Petco Park and 2 miles away is the San Diego Zoo. Within easy walking distance are dozens of fun and fine cuisine restaurants. Truly reflective of the Gaslamp District, you can experience the elegance of the Victorian Era at the Horton Grand, a superbly crafted recreation of San Diego history and Victorian architecture.We offer valet parking only. $35.00 per night with unlimited in and out privileges. No two rooms at the Horton Grand are alike, every guestroom is decorated with Victorian furnishings including armoires, marble framed gas burning fireplaces, and ceiling fans. Some rooms with balconies and desks overlooking our open-air New Orleans style courtyard or the Gaslamp district. Some rooms are very spacious boasting 600 square feet of space, sitting areas, and wet bars. In all rooms, complimentary wireless, 2 complimentary bottles of water, flat screen television, cable television, and complimentary toiletries.
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The Cartwright Hotel Union Square

3 stars
3.6 / 5 143 reviews
The Cartwright Hotel Union Square offers charm and personality, while delivering great value, comfort and excellent service. Conveniently located in the heart of San Francisco's Union Square, close to shopping, dining, entertainment, the Financial District and the Moscone Convention Center, The Cartwright Hotel Union Square is the ideal destination for the savvy business or leisure traveler. 114 guest rooms, offer modern comforts and conveniences including a signature FeatherBorne Bed package, deluxe bath amenities, plush towels, LCD flat screen TVs, iPod docking station and free high-speed wireless Internet. Those looking to unwind are encouraged to relax in the lounge, accented by a cozy fireplace. Adjacent to Bar 1915 is a quaint gift and sundries shop, providing last minute essentials and souvenirs. Cartwright Hotel Union Square is pet-friendly and 100% nonsmoking. The Cartwright Hotel Union Square offers complimentary Coffee and Tea service which is available from 7am to 10am daily. Parking rates are $31.00 for self-parking and $41.00 for valet parking.
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The Concourse Hotel at LAX-a Hyatt affiliated hotel

4 stars
3.5 / 5 366 reviews
Stay a block from LAX and relax at this first-rate business HotelLess than one mile from the Los Angeles International Airport, The Concourse Hotel at LAX-a Hyatt affiliated hotel is a business traveler's dream with its ample meeting spaces, automated business services and high-tech conference center, along with complimentary standards such as a 24-hour airport shuttle and Wi-Fi access. Nearby major freeways make for convenient access to all city points, and on-site car rental is available. HighlightsNext door to the Los Angeles International AirportComplimentary Wi-Fi access in all guest roomsDeluxe and Executive Rooms feature Sleep Number beds RoomsComplimentary Wi-Fi access and state-of-the-art 25-inch TVs with Web TV come standard in all 580 guest rooms at The Concourse Hotel at LAX-a Hyatt affiliated hotel. These elegantly appointed rooms come with either a king bed or two doubles, and the recently renovated bathrooms feature granite countertops and marble-tile floors. Deluxe Rooms come with Sleep Number beds, which allow guests to adjust the firmness of the mattress to their own preference. Executive Rooms offer all the above plus ergonomic desk chairs and complimentary continental breakfasts. FeaturesThis first-rate business hotel offers all the popular amenities, such as complimentary airport shuttle and Wi-Fi access, but also offers sophisticated add-ons such as a high-tech conference center and automated business services. Whether staying at The Concourse Hotel at LAX-a Hyatt affiliated hotel on business or holiday, all guests can enjoy the outdoor pool, fitness center, and the Palmira Bar & Grill's hearty menu of satisfying steaks and seafood. Swing by the Concorde Lounge for Starbucks coffee and baked goods or for the Lounge's delectably light fare and tempting cocktails. The hotel's proximity to major freeways puts all of L.A.'s business and leisure destinations within easy driving distance. Valet and self-parking (off site within walking distance; fees apply) are on offer. Transportation 24-hour complimentary LAX airport shuttleOn-site car rentalLos Angeles International Airport (less than 1 mi/1 km)Long Beach Airport (18 mi/28 km) Attractions Santa Monica Beach and Third Street Promenade (8 mi/13 km)Rodeo Drive/Beverly Hills (10 mi/15 km)Los Angeles County Museum of Art (10 mi/15 mi)J. Paul Getty Museum (11 mi/17 km)Grauman's Chinese Theater & Hollywood Walk of Fame (14 mi/22 km)Disneyland (33 mi/50 km) Business Automated business servicesBusiness center42,000 square feet of meeting space, including 14,000-square-foot ballroomHigh-tech City View Conference Center featuring spectacular surrounding views Policies and FeesValet parking fee is $25 per day including tax for overnight guests.
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Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Sacramento

3 stars
3.5 / 5 166 reviews
Apartment-style comforts with 24-hour business amenities and shuttleThe Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Sacramento hotel is closer to the airport and Arco Arena than many downtown hotels. It is located just two miles north of California's State Capitol building in a river district. Ample grounds around the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Sacramento hotel allow for free parking, an outdoor pool and spacious suites. It offers 3-star amenities including free Wi-Fi, breakfast and all-hours airport shuttle (upon availability). Highlights Just two blocks from I-5 freewayFree high-speed wireless Internet access Free hot breakfast buffet and weekday evening drinksFree on-site parking and 24-hour airport shuttleNon-smoking property Rooms The four-building Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Sacramento hotel offers 271 apartment-style suites facing inward to a safe and self-contained swimming pool courtyard. All suites have a studio or two-bedroom, two-bath layout, TVs are in all bedrooms and kitchenettes with microwaves and refrigerators help cut down on dining costs. Free high-speed wireless Internet is available in all rooms. FeaturesThe Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Sacramento hotel caters to busy travelers with a 24-hour business center, dry cleaning and free newspapers. The outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi are in the center of the hotel grounds. A fitness room is open 24 hours with a treadmill, stair climber and weight lifting equipment. An outdoor on-site sports court is available. A complimentary hot breakfast buffet with eggs, sausage and waffles is served daily.  Transportation Sacramento International Airport (10 mi./15 km)San Francisco International Airport (115 mi./185 km)Sacramento Light Rail closest stop: H and 5th Streets (1.4 mi./2.2 km)Greyhound bus terminal Sacramento (1.8 mi./2.9 km)Amtrak station Sacramento (2 mi./3 km)Free 24-hour airport shuttle           Attractions American River Bike Trail (0.1 mi./0.1 km) American River Discovery Park (0.9 mi./1.4 km)Old Town Sacramento (1.3 mi./2.1 km) Raley Field (1.4 mi./2.2 km)Crocker Art Museum (1.7 mi./2.8 km)California State Capitol (2 mi./3.2 km) Sacramento Convention Center (2.1 mi./3.3 km) Sutter's Fort (3.3 mi./5.2 km) Arco Arena (3.7 mi./5.9 km)Cal Expo California State Fairgrounds (4.5 mi./7.2 km) Business 24-hour business center has free computer useMeeting room seats 175Audio/visual capabilities and cateringFree high-speed wireless Internet in public areas and suites Policies and feesThis hotel has a pet policy (fees apply). The free airport shuttle to/from Sacramento International Airport is based on availability and should be scheduled at the front desk.
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Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
Denver Los Angeles Tue, Sep 1 - Wed, Sep 9 $97
Las Vegas San Francisco Tue, Oct 13 - Mon, Oct 19 $67
Denver San Diego Tue, Jun 9 - Tue, Jun 16 $117
Seattle Sacramento Sun, Jul 26 - Sat, Aug 1 $177
Denver Orange County Mon, Jun 22 - Tue, Jun 23 $145
San Francisco Ontario Sat, Jun 27 - Thu, Jul 2 $194
Los Angeles San Jose Tue, Jun 23 - Wed, Jun 24 $145
Las Vegas Oakland Wed, Jul 15 - Tue, Jul 21 $117
Las Vegas Long Beach Thu, Jun 18 - Tue, Jun 23 $99
San Francisco Burbank Tue, Jun 23 - Tue, Jun 30 $211
Seattle Fresno Sat, Jul 4 - Tue, Jul 7 $225
San Francisco Palm Springs Tue, Dec 1 - Mon, Dec 7 $231
Seattle Santa Barbara Tue, Jun 23 - Tue, Jun 30 $344
San Diego Monterey Sat, Jul 4 - Sun, Jul 12 $179
Los Angeles Arcata Sat, Aug 15 - Wed, Aug 19 $385
Los Angeles Santa Rosa Sat, Jun 20 - Tue, Jun 23 $209
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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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