Useful links for visiting California

Sunny California is probably my most favorite state in the United States, from the perfect white beaches in the south to the giant sequoias towering over me in the north. Here, everyone can find something to enjoy: explore its impressive cities and lovely small towns, go hiking in National Parks or relax on beautiful islands.

The symbols of California are the grizzly bear, the coast redwood, the golden poppy, and the valley quail. The state has three World Heritage Sites: Hollyhock House in Los Angeles, Redwood National Park, bordering the Pacific Ocean north of San Francisco, and Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

California is the 31st state of the United States, admitted to the Union in 1850. Before this, it was under the rule of Spain and Mexico at various times. Its capital is Sacramento, the largest city – Los Angeles, home to Hollywood stars. Other major cities: San Francisco, San Diego, San Jose.

If you plan to travel to California, below are 44 links to help you organize an excellent vacation in this always sunny state. Have a nice trip!

Best way to live in California is to be from somewheres else. – Cormac McCarthy, an American novelist.

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Transportation 

San Francisco's landmark cable car


bikesbooking.com
 – online booking service for motorcycles, scooters, quads, and bicycles in the United States and other parts of the world

busbud.com – an online bus-booking platform that has compiled the largest selection of bus tickets 

cheapoair.com – a leading provider of airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, and vacation packages through its extensive partnerships with top travel brands and a wide breadth of inventory

economybookings.com – a platform that provides a wide choice of vehicles of all classes and helps to find the perfect car for your journey 

flixbus.com – a long-distance bus operator connecting cities and towns throughout Europe and the United States

gettransfer.com – booking service for transfers and car rentals with a personal driver at the best prices

holidaytaxis.com – an award-winning global ground transportation company offering airport transfers with vehicle types to suit every budget and party size, from shuttles to private taxis to large coaches

kiwi.com – an online booking service for flight, train, and bus tickets that offers unique virtual interlining

marinas.com/ca – a directory of ferries, boaters services, and marina information in California

ncl.com – the official website of the Norwegian Cruise Line known for its fun, laid-back ambiance and inventive "freestyle cruising" concept

omio.com – a unique platform on which users can book travel tickets by comparing trains, buses, and flights in Europe, the US, and Canada on one search

qeeq.com – one of the fastest-growing online car rental platforms worldwide that offers its customers the most extensive set of car rental options and always strives to offer the most competitive price

rentalcars.com – an international car rental booking service that helps you find the right car in the right place at the right price

trip.com – a global online travel agency for hotels and tickets for flights and trains that provides one-stop travel booking services through the website and mobile app

Accommodation

Los Angeles at night


agoda.com
 – an online travel agency and metasearch engine for hotels, vacation rentals, flights, and airport transfer

booking.com – an online travel agency connecting travelers with a great selection of incredible places to stay

couchsurfing.com – a global hospitality exchange service

hostelworld.com – a global hostel-focused online booking platform that inspires passionate travelers to see the world

loveholidays.com – an online distribution company that allows customers to make hotel bookings via the internet

vrbo.com – a vacation rental online marketplace to find the perfect place for your next family trip

Food & Dining

The Wheelhouse coffee shop in Los Angeles


eatyourworld.com – a guide to regional food and drinks around the globe founded on the principle that what you eat depends on where you are

eatwith.com – the largest community for unique culinary experiences led by one-of-a-kind hosts

travelandleisure.com/california/restaurants – a guide to the best restaurants in California

ubereats.com – a food delivery platform that makes getting great food from favorite local restaurants as easy as requesting a ride

All California

Two deer in Yosemite Valley


californiabeaches.com – the info you need on all the best beaches in California

disneyland.disney.go.com – the official website of the Disneyland Resort in California

en.wikipedia.org/California – online free-content encyclopedia, with facts and figures on California geography, history, politics, and economy

expedia.co.uk – one of the leading full-service online travel brands helping travelers plan and book travel from the widest selection of vacation packages, flights, hotels, rental cars, rail, cruises, activities, attractions, and services

getyourguide.com – a platform used for booking tours, excursions, and other travel activities

gocity.com – an excellent option for travelers who plan on visiting multiple attractions and sights

klook.com – a one-stop platform that helps find and book things to do, places to eat, and even staycations near you at the best prices

latimes.com – a leading source of breaking news, entertainment, sports, politics, and more for Southern California and the world

lonelyplanet.com – the second most-visited English language travel media website in the world

musement.com – an online platform that helps visitors get the most out of their destinations by providing a great choice of local tours and attractions by booking on multiple devices 

navmii.com – a world-leading provider of maps and navigation solutions for smart devices and connected vehicles

sixflags.com – all the information on Six Flags in the United States, Mexico, and Canada with world-class coasters, family rides for all ages, up-close animal encounters, and thrilling water parks

ticketnetwork.com – an online marketplace for tickets to concert, sport, and theater events around the country and the world

tiqets.com – one of the largest online ticketing platform for museums, shows, and attractions in the most popular tourist destinations

tourradar.com – one of the most trusted online marketplace for multi-day tours with everything travelers need to plan and book their next great escape in one place

universalstudios.com – the official Universal Studios website, with details on new and upcoming movies, theme parks, and production services

viator.com  a Trip Advisor platform for booking all kinds of activities during travel

visitcalifornia.com – the official tourism website for California

weather.com – weather information anywhere on the planet

whc.unesco.org/us – the official UNESCO website where you can find out 24 properties in the United States listed as Heritage Sites



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