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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 ...

$129

$129
Hilton San Francisco Union Square

Hilton San Francisco Union Square

333 O'Farrell St., San Francisco
4.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (48 reviews)

Iconic, AAA 4-Diamond hotel a few steps from Union Square, Cable Car station, theatre district, BART, Chinatown, SFMOMA, and Moscone Center. Upgraded rooms offer ...

$179

$179
Mission Valley Resort

Mission Valley Resort

875 Hotel Cir South, San Diego
2.5 out of 5.0
2.3 out of 5 (16 reviews)

Comprising 8 buildings in a tropical setting near the foothills of Mission Valley, and convenient to I-8, this resort is 2 miles from Old Town and 4 miles from ...

$76

$76
Hotel Whitcomb

Hotel Whitcomb

1231 Market St, San Francisco
3.5 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (79 reviews)

Located in the San Francisco theater district with a BART and MUNI station at its entrance, this downtown hotel is 6 blocks from Union Square and within a mile ...

$135

$135
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 ...

$99

$99
Quality Inn Anaheim North

Quality Inn Anaheim North

1251 N Harbor Blvd, Anaheim
2.5 out of 5.0
3.1 out of 5 (8 reviews)

Located in the heart of Anaheim, this motel is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Anaheim Central Library and 2 mi (3.3 km) from Fullerton College. The Rinks Anaheim Ice and ...

$66

$66
Villa Florence

Villa Florence

225 Powell St, San Francisco
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (11 reviews)

Infused with the spirit of Italy, this romantic downtown San Francisco retreat is on the Powell Street cable car line, less than a block from Union Square; theaters ...

$140

$140
Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel

Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel

6101 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles
4.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (46 reviews)

The Sheraton Gateway Hotel is just outside Los Angeles International Airport; downtown is 15 miles away, ocean beaches are 5 miles away, and Beverly Hills is ...

$159

$159
Days Inn San Diego Hotel Circle Near SeaWorld

Days Inn San Diego Hotel Circle Near SeaWorld

543 Hotel Circle S, San Diego
3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (135 reviews)

Located in San Diego's Mission Valley corridor just off I-8, this San Diego hotel is a half-mile from 2 shopping centers, and within 5 miles of SeaWorld, downtown, ...

$99

$99
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 (18 reviews)

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

$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.