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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San Francisco's landmark cable car
 – online booking service for motorcycles, scooters, quads, and bicycles in the United States and other parts of the world – an online bus-booking platform that has compiled the largest selection of bus tickets – 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 – a platform that provides a wide choice of vehicles of all classes and helps to find the perfect car for your journey – a long-distance bus operator connecting cities and towns throughout Europe and the United States – booking service for transfers and car rentals with a personal driver at the best prices – 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 – an online booking service for flight, train, and bus tickets that offers unique virtual interlining – a directory of ferries, boaters services, and marina information in California – the official website of the Norwegian Cruise Line known for its fun, laid-back ambiance and inventive "freestyle cruising" concept – 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 – 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 – an international car rental booking service that helps you find the right car in the right place at the right price – 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


Los Angeles at night
 – an online travel agency and metasearch engine for hotels, vacation rentals, flights, and airport transfer – an online travel agency connecting travelers with a great selection of incredible places to stay – a global hospitality exchange service – a global hostel-focused online booking platform that inspires passionate travelers to see the world – an online distribution company that allows customers to make hotel bookings via the internet – a vacation rental online marketplace to find the perfect place for your next family trip

Food & Dining

The Wheelhouse coffee shop in Los Angeles – a guide to regional food and drinks around the globe founded on the principle that what you eat depends on where you are – the largest community for unique culinary experiences led by one-of-a-kind hosts – a guide to the best restaurants in California – 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 – the info you need on all the best beaches in California – the official website of the Disneyland Resort in California – online free-content encyclopedia, with facts and figures on California geography, history, politics, and economy – 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 – a platform used for booking tours, excursions, and other travel activities – an excellent option for travelers who plan on visiting multiple attractions and sights – a one-stop platform that helps find and book things to do, places to eat, and even staycations near you at the best prices – a leading source of breaking news, entertainment, sports, politics, and more for Southern California and the world – the second most-visited English language travel media website in the world – 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 – a world-leading provider of maps and navigation solutions for smart devices and connected vehicles – 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 – an online marketplace for tickets to concert, sport, and theater events around the country and the world – one of the largest online ticketing platform for museums, shows, and attractions in the most popular tourist destinations – 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 – the official Universal Studios website, with details on new and upcoming movies, theme parks, and production services  a Trip Advisor platform for booking all kinds of activities during travel – the official tourism website for California – weather information anywhere on the planet – the official UNESCO website where you can find out 24 properties in the United States listed as Heritage Sites