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California vacations

W Los Angeles - West Beverly Hills
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Sonesta Redondo Beach & Marina
Santa Monica Proper Hotel
InterContinental Mark Hopkins, an IHG Hotel
Residence Inn by Marriott at Anaheim Resort/Convention Cntr
Palihouse Santa Monica
The Donatello
The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills
The Inn at Venice Beach

3-night California vacations

W Los Angeles - West Beverly Hills
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Sonesta Redondo Beach & Marina
Santa Monica Proper Hotel
Montrose West Hollywood
Palihouse Santa Monica
The Inn at Venice Beach
Residence Inn by Marriott at Anaheim Resort/Convention Cntr
The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills
Westdrift Manhattan Beach, Autograph Collection by Marriott
SpringHill Suites by Marriott at Anaheim Resort/Conv. Cntr
Best Western Plus Carriage Inn

4-night California vacations

Hotel Shangri La Santa Monica
Montrose West Hollywood
Best Western Plus Carriage Inn
Westdrift Manhattan Beach, Autograph Collection by Marriott
Hilton Los Angeles North/Glendale
Hotel Hermosa
E-Central Downtown Los Angeles Hotel
Hilton Los Angeles Airport
Chamberlain West Hollywood
Kimpton Everly Hotel, an IHG Hotel
Hotel Normandie
Le Parc Suite Hotel

6-7 night California vacations

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Hotel Shangri La Santa Monica
Montrose West Hollywood
Westdrift Manhattan Beach, Autograph Collection by Marriott
The Huntley Hotel
Chamberlain West Hollywood
Best Western Plus Carriage Inn
Hilton Los Angeles North/Glendale
Hilton Los Angeles Airport
Silicon Valley Inn
@ Marbella Lane - Pedro Point Beach House with Hot Tub
Hyatt Place Pasadena

Top places to visit in California

California Vacation Deal FAQ's

Where to find California package deals?

On CheapTickets, you can find package deals in California!

When is peak season in California?

July, June, May are very popular times to visit California.

When is the best time to visit California?

If you're looking for cheap vacations to California, December is the best time to visit California.

When is the worst time time to visit California?

Prices for California vacations can peak during July.

When is low season in California?

We have found October, December, November to be the least-crowded time of the year to visit California.

Flight deals to California

Prices found within past 7 days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Tue, Sep 21 - Tue, Sep 21
LAX
Los Angeles
SFO
San Francisco
$58
Alaska Airlines
Thu, Aug 12 - Mon, Aug 16
SFO
San Francisco
ONT
Ontario
$59
Frontier Airlines
Thu, Jul 15 - Sat, Jul 17
LAX
Los Angeles
OAK
Oakland
$61
Spirit Airlines
Sun, Oct 3 - Sun, Oct 10
SFO
San Francisco
LAX
Los Angeles
$63
JetBlue Airways
Fri, Oct 8 - Sun, Oct 10
LAX
Los Angeles
SJC
San Jose
$63
Alaska Airlines
Sat, Sep 18 - Sat, Sep 18
SEA
Seattle
SMF
Sacramento
$68
Alaska Airlines

Welcome to California

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.

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

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.

Popular California experiences

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.

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…

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.

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.

Insider tips for California travel

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.

Summer Concerts

Summer concerts are held all over the state, with the Hollywood Bowl and the Ford Amphitheatre being popular locations.

Top rated hotels for your California vacation

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^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on CheapTickets.com from 2019-04-01 - 2020-03-31 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.