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California’s moniker of The Golden State couldn’t be more apt. The Gold Rush happened here in 1849, fields of golden poppies bloom every spring, and the whole state feels sparkly, sunlit and special.
Stretching from San Diego’s long beaches up to the dramatic headlands of the Pacific Northwest, there’s a host of buzzy cities and beautiful landscapes to discover – San Francisco with its iconic Golden Gate Bridge; Los Angeles, the city of dreams for aspiring actors; the desert in Palm Springs; majestic redwood forests, green national parks and the rolling Napa and Sonoma Valleys.
Distances are vast but the state is best explored on a road trip, so live that dream – hire a convertible, don your aviators and cruise Pacific Highway 101 with the wind in your hair.
Wherever you go, we’ll give you honest advice and the very best rates – plus (at most hotels) an extra gift, such as wine or a room upgrade – so you’ll really feel like you’ve struck gold!