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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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Hotel Menage Anaheim Boutique Hotel

4 stars
3.5 / 5 104 reviews
Experience the beauty of Southern California in one of freshest and unique hotels in the Anaheim and the Disneyland Resort area. Conveniently located off the 5 Freeway on the corner of Harbor Boulevard and Ball Road at 1221 South Harbor Boulevard, Hotel Menage is the place to see and be seen in Anaheim and Orange County. Enjoy a California vacation in the ideal blend of relaxation and recreation in the beautiful Hotel Menage, with perfectly appointed accommodations, restaurant, lounge, Pool Bar, full service meeting, catering, and wedding facilities. Designed with a true Southern California flair, Hotel Menage has lush landscaping, and a newly renovated Restaurant, Lobby, Guest Rooms and Pool area. Just minutes away from Disneyland, California Adventure, Downtown Disney and the Anaheim Convention Center, Hotel Menage offers oversized guest rooms with all the comforts of home. Our friendly staff will exceed every expectation to ensure a great experience. We invite you to become a part of the Anaheim Resort and stay at Hotel Menage. Enjoy the only 24-hour pool, 24-hour business center, complimentary fitness facility and a great happy hour menu from 4 to 7 pm. We now offer in room safes and mini fridges in all of our guest rooms. The Hotel Menage now has a parking fee: Self park - $12, Valet - $13. We allow pets for a fee of $25 per day.
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The Sofia Hotel

3 stars
4.1 / 5 363 reviews
Sophisticated elegance in Gaslamp with business center and yogaThe Sofia Hotel was designed for business travelers. Guests enjoy the 24-hour business and fitness centers and 24-hour health center with yoga studio. Other convenience-oriented amenities in this sophisticated and elegant property include mini refrigerators, laptop-sized in-room safes and more. Situated on the edge of the Gaslamp Quarter, the hotel features breathtaking views of San Diego Bay. The on-site restaurant, Currant Brasserie, serves French-inspired cuisine. The hotel also offers Wi-Fi access throughout the property. Highlights24-hour business center, fitness center and yoga centerIn-room mini refrigeratorLocated steps from the Gaslamp Quarter and the waterfrontProperty-wide Wi-Fi accessValet parking (at cost) RoomsThe Sofia Hotel offers 211 rooms, including six suites which are sparsely decorated, but elegant nevertheless. Each room comes standard with a flat-screen TV, mini-refrigerator, microwave oven, MP3 docking station, laptop-sized safe, hairdryer and Gilchrist & Soames bath products. Pets are welcome (fees apply). Features The Sofia Hotel dates back to 1926, when it opened as the Pickwick. It closed in 2006, underwent extensive renovations and reopened in 2008 as the Sofia. Along the way, the property was inducted into the National Trust Historic Hotels of America. Today, guests of the hotel receive complimentary access to the 24-hour business and fitness centers and 24-hour health center with yoga studio. The yoga studio offers classes in a number of different styles, complimentary to guests. The Sofia Hotel also boasts an on-site spa which offers a variety of treatments inspired by the Far East (fees apply). The hotel even offers on site pet-care services through a local Dogs and the City outpost (fees apply). Currant Brasserie, the on-site restaurant, serves a mix of American and French style brasserie dishes, along with inventive cocktails and desserts. Transportation MTS Bus (1 block)San Diego Trolley (4 blocks)San Diego International Airport (2 mi/3 km) Attractions Gaslamp Quarter (1 block)Petco Park (3 blocks)San Diego Zoo (1 mi/1.5 km)Old Town (2 mi/3 km)Sea World (5 mi/9 km)Qualcomm Stadium (6 mi/11 km)Point Loma (6 mi/11 km) Business 24-hour business centerMeeting space to accommodate up to 90 peopleGlobal videoconferencing capabilities Policies and feesGuest must be at least 18 years old and should bring valid ID and credit card to check in to the hotel.Starting 01 May 2015, valet parking fee (with in and out privileges) will be $36 USD per night.The guest service fee is $8.75 ($9.85 with tax and assessments). The fee includes the following: Property-wide Wi-Fi and Ethernet Internet access, 24-hour Fitness Centre and Yoga Studio, Scheduled yoga classes (please check with the hotel for times), 24-hour Business Center, Unlimited local and toll-free telephone calls, 2 in-room bottled waters, HBO and ESPN, Guided Walking Tours (Weekends, weather permitting), In-room coffee and condiments, Lobby Newspapers (USA Today), "Urban Cruiser' bicycle use with helmets.
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The Opal San Francisco

3 stars
3.5 / 5 663 reviews
Historic hotel and spacious suites -- walking distance to Union Square Dating back to 1908, this five-story Union Square hotel still boasts the stained glass windows, period antiques and other decorative touches that hearken back to a simpler time. Rooms are clean and efficient; spacious work desks are popular among business travelers. Other amenities include a complimentary on-site fitness center and 24-hour coffee and tea service, as well as a complimentary breakfast buffet. Highlights Walking distance to shopping in Union SquareHistoric architecture, decorative touches24-hour coffee and tea serviceComplimentary breakfast buffet Rooms Each of The Opal's 164 guest rooms features central air and heat, cable television and complimentary high-speed Internet. (There's also free Wi-Fi in the hotel lobby.) Suites include small sitting areas with plush sofas. A handful of rooms have windows that look out onto the bustling Union FeaturesThe hotel has received a three-diamond rating from AAA and was selected as the Crescent Hotel and Resorts "Hotel of the Year" in 2008. A baby grand piano welcomes visitors to the lobby of The Opal -- a public area decorated to invoke the way it looked when the hotel debuted in 1908. Elsewhere on the property is a 24-hour laundry facility (fees apply) and car rental desk (fees apply; rentals also can be facilitated by the concierge). Overnight parking is also available (fees apply).All guests have complimentary access to a state-of-the-art on-site fitness center. Guests also are entitled to a complimentary breakfast buffet every morning.After a long day exploring the city, grab a milkshake and a tuna melt at the on-site outpost of Mel's Drive-In, a 1950s-style diner that has become a San Francisco institution. The restaurant is open 24 hours on weekends. Transportation San Francisco International Airport (45 minutes)Oakland International Airport (40 minutes)MUNI bus (5 minutes walking)Cable car stops (15 minutes walking)BART (18 minutes walking) Attractions Union Square Theater DistrictEmbarcaderoSan Francisco Museum of Modern ArtAT&T Park Policies and feesDebit cards are not acceptable at check-in. Overnight Parking is available (FEES APPLY).
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The Concourse Hotel at LAX-a Hyatt affiliated hotel

4 stars
3.5 / 5 332 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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Good Nite Inn Sacramento

2 stars
2.9 / 5 376 reviews
Affordable and convenient Sacramento area hotelThe Good Nite Inn Sacramento offers rates as cheap as they come in Sacramento and suits basic overnight needs in an easy-to-find location. The hotel is just off Highway 50 in a neighborhood just a few miles out of downtown Sacramento. Its location makes the Good Nite Inn Sacramento a quick stopover for travelers going to and from California's busy bay area, serene Lake Tahoe and anywhere in between. Public transportation to Sacramento's City Center is accessible via a Light Rail stop just blocks of the hotel. HighlightsFree coffee and tea every morningOutdoor poolBudget-friendly rooms with Wi-Fi access (fees apply) RoomsThe Good Nite Inn Sacramento has 102 rooms on three floors, accessed by elevators and exterior hallways. The rooms are furnished with double and queen beds and standard accessories. Wi-Fi Internet access is available (fees apply). Pets are not permitted. Non-smoking rooms are on offer. FeaturesThe property offers free coffee and tea daily. The lobby has a computer with Internet access available for guest use (fees apply). Fax and copy services also are available (fees apply). The Good Nite Inn Sacramento offers free outdoor parking and guest laundry area. Transportation Sacramento International Airport (17 mi./28 km)San Francisco International Airport (103 mi./166 km)Sacramento Light Rail closest stop: Power Inn (0.2 mi./0.3 km)Greyhound bus terminal Sacramento (5.4 mi./8.7 km)Amtrak station Sacramento (7 mi./12 km) Attractions American River Bike Trail (0.5 mi./0.7 km)Cal Expo California State Fairgrounds (3.7 mi./5.9 km) Sutter's Fort (3.9 mi./6.3 km) California State University Sacramento (5 mi./8 km)Memorial Auditorium (5 mi./8 km)Sacramento Convention Center (5.1 mi./8.2 km) California State Capitol (5.2 mi./8.3 km) Old Town Sacramento (6 mi./9.6 km) Policies and feesGuests must provide a valid government issued ID and major credit card at time of check-in for deposit and incidental charges. Debit cards, prepaid cards, and cash will not be accepted.There is an additional Sacramento Tourism Management District (STMD) assessment fee of 1% on room revenue at Good Nite Inn Sacramento. This assessment fee is in addition to 12% room tax and $1.25 USD per room for STBID fee.
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Cheap Flights

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
Denver Los Angeles Wed, May 6 - Wed, May 13 $87
Las Vegas San Francisco Wed, May 13 - Tue, May 19 $77
Denver San Diego Wed, May 27 - Sat, May 30 $79
Los Angeles Sacramento Tue, Nov 17 - Wed, Dec 2 $137
Denver Orange County Sat, Jun 6 - Wed, Jun 10 $159
Seattle Ontario Tue, Sep 8 - Tue, Sep 15 $181
Seattle San Jose Tue, May 19 - Wed, May 27 $145
Las Vegas Oakland Wed, Jun 3 - Mon, Jun 8 $89
Las Vegas Long Beach Tue, May 19 - Sat, May 30 $97
Portland Burbank Tue, May 5 - Wed, May 6 $189
Seattle Fresno Tue, Jun 9 - Mon, Jun 15 $264
San Francisco Palm Springs Tue, May 12 - Fri, May 22 $197
Denver Santa Barbara Tue, Jun 23 - Thu, Jul 23 $319
Los Angeles Monterey Mon, May 4 - Mon, May 11 $265
Los Angeles Arcata Wed, Jun 10 - Tue, Jun 16 $380
Los Angeles Santa Rosa Sat, May 23 - Mon, May 25 $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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