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Hilton Anaheim

Hilton Anaheim

777 W Convention Way, Anaheim
4.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (23 reviews)

Rising 14 stories, this Anaheim hotel is 2 blocks from Disneyland® Resort and connected to the Anaheim Convention Center. Guests visiting Orange County for sports ...

$109

$109
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe

50 Highway 50, Stateline
3.5 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Horizon Casino and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Heavenly Ski Resort. MontBleu Resort Casino ...

$79

$79
Hilton Los Angeles Airport

Hilton Los Angeles Airport

5711 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles
3.5 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (92 reviews)

This sleek high-rise is a quarter-mile from LAX, six miles from Manhattan Beach, 10 miles from Santa Monica, and 14 miles from Beverly Hills and downtown Los ...

$119

$119
Red Lion Hotel Anaheim Resort

Red Lion Hotel Anaheim Resort

1850 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim
3.5 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (47 reviews)

Families enjoy this contemporary hotel's location 1 block from Disneyland® Resort, 1 block from Anaheim Convention Center, and a half-mile from the Shops at ...

$93

$93
The Westin St Francis San Francisco on Union Square

The Westin St Francis San Francisco on Union Square

335 Powell Street, San Francisco
4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (33 reviews)

This elegant and historic 1904 hotel offers a prime location across from San Francisco's Union Square; cable cars stop right at the front door, and the Financial ...

$195

$195
Custom Hotel Los Angeles Airport - a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Custom Hotel Los Angeles Airport - a Joie de Vivre Hotel

8639 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles
3.5 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (39 reviews)

The hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Loyola Marymount University and within 6 mi (10 km) of Venice Beach, Marina ...

$135

$135
The Sofia Hotel

The Sofia Hotel

150 W Broadway, San Diego
3.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (34 reviews)

In the heart of downtown San Diego, this historic boutique hotel is 2 blocks from Horton Plaza, 4 blocks from the Gaslamp Quarter, and 6 blocks from the San ...

$113

$113
Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel

Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel

4130 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe
3.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (16 reviews)

Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel sits on the California-Nevada border in South Lake Tahoe, and is near hiking trails and the gondola. Guests can walk 6 blocks to the ...

$127

$127
Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground

Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground

1380 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim
2.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (20 reviews)

Located across from Disney's California Adventure® Park and Disneyland® Resort, this family-friendly hotel has beautifully landscaped courtyards and pool areas; ...

$152

$152
Pullman San Francisco Bay

Pullman San Francisco Bay

223 Twin Dolphin Dr, Redwood City
4.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (10 reviews)

Set along a tranquil lagoon, this contemporary resort-style hotel is 11 miles south of San Francisco International Airport and an equidistant 25 miles from San ...

$169

$169
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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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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

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.

Hearst Castle Estate

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

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.

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.

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.

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…

* Prices reflect the lowest "base rate" found over the next 30 days. Rates are subject to change and may not include taxes and fees, hotel service charges, extra person charges, or incidentals, such as room service. All rates are displayed in USD unless otherwise noted. Converted rates are provided for your convenience. They are based on today's exchange rate, but the hotel will charge you in the local currency.