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AT A GLANCE

From actors and musicians to everyday people, California is a Mecca for inspiration and glamour. It’s the ultimate escape to a luxurious paradise and is quite accommodating to those on a budget. Most Californians proclaim that the west coast is the best coast and they may be right. California aka The Golden State is the third largest in the United States and is filled with fun and excitement throughout for locals and vacationers alike. There are over 50 counties to choose from while traveling around and all of them have their own special qualities that make them unique and loveable. This beachfront state is quite the charmer.

CULTURE

California has a plethora of amazing cultures from around the world that are pleasantly integrated into arts, music, foods, and the everyday lifestyle. Although most consider the daily mood and vibe to be relaxed and carefree, it’s a place that’s accepting to all and makes everyone feel lively and comfortable. Infused with a fun mix of art, fashion, food, and lifestyle it’s very common for people to permanently relocate here after just one visit.

Cuisine

California cuisine is known to put its own delicious spin on food and make it amazing…especially fast food. What’s cool is that a lot of fast food is still considered healthy and is cooked with the best fresh organic ingredients. It’s also filled with folks who prefer to drink their meals and love indulging in fresh fruit and veggie smoothies while on the go. You’ll find a lot of places that serve the most amazing, colorful and energy packed juices that help promote a healthier lifestyle. With so many food options from across the globe ranging from tacos to Ethiopian, you will surely find something that will make your taste buds scream for more. And hey, you may want to take the plunge and try something you’ve never had before, like an unknown cuisine from a country you’ve never heard of. It’s always a bonus to discover something new while away from home and step out of your comfort zone.

CLIMATE & ACTIVITIES

California also has a variety of yearly festivals ranging from the common art festivals to pretty eccentric ones. Some include the Chocolate Festival in February, Pride festival in July, and the Butter & Eggs festival in April alongside staples such as the Christmas and New Year Eve parades. It’s a great way to spend the holidays and a lot of vacationers love staying at a resort and celebrating Christmas and New Years with their loved ones. If you’re from a place with harsh winters, it’s a sweet escape from the snow and frigid cold weather, although Northern Cali can get quite cold at times. It’s always a good idea once you’ve chosen your CA destination city to then decide what time of year you would like to visit, and then see what hotel and resort deals are offered during that time. With so much to do and see, there will be plenty of events packed into your agenda.

NOT TO MISS

California is filled with great cities to visit but by far the leaders of the pack are San Francisco and Los Angeles.

San Francisco

San Francisco is located in the northern part of California and a year-round tourist hub with attractions such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Japantown, World Champion Series SF Giant’s games, and Alcatraz- just to name a few. San Francisco also has close connections to wine country and other cool attractions in nearby cities that will make you want to twist and shout. There are so many wonderful hotels to select from and this city is super pet friendly and will show your animals much love with accommodations for them as well. It can get chilly at times because the city is located in the Bay area so make sure you bring clothing that will keep you warm and toasty, especially at night. For more information about San Francisco check out the city guide and get some great ideas on how to spend your along with the best hotel suggestions.

Los Angeles

Los Angeles is located in "SoCal", southern California, and is a notoriously popular city amongst everyone in the world because of Hollywood. It’s considered the place to go if you want to become a celebrity…any type of celebrity. Besides stardom, people love indulging by shopping, taking city tours, and exploring the fabulous nightlife that this city has to offer. There’s also an array of museums, historic sites, and natural reservations that are ideal for hiking and such. LA has plenty of great cheap hotels making it the perfect place to visit and have a great time throughout the year. Who knows, you may even get discovered while on vacation and become a superstar. Another cool part about LA is that it’s where Disneyland is located, making it the ideal destination city for a family vacation. For more tips and suggestions of ways to spend your time in Los Angeles take a peek at the city guide.

Now that you have an idea about California and its overall culture, cuisine, and lifestyle, it’s time to take a trip and experience what makes it so special. Whether you are taking an exciting trip for a girl’s weekend, bachelor party, or family vacation, there is plenty to see and do from NoCal to SoCal and all of the cities in between.

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    Hotel Hotel Sweden House San Francisco

    Hotel Sweden House Hotel offers long and short term accommodations in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood. The hotel is located five blocks from Union Square. In-room amenities include a small microwave, mini-refrigerator, cable TV, sink, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Some rooms also feature a bathtub, although most rooms require guests to use a shared bathroom and toilet. The hotel features a front desk that is open limited hours. A Chinese restaurant is located adjacent to the hotel. Guests heading for Union Square will find a range of dining options. Alcazar Theatre is located around the corner from Hotel Sweden House Hotel, while Nob Hill Masonic Center and Grace Cathedral are within a short walking distance. Powell Street Station is seven blocks from the hotel and offers transport links to many of San Francisco’s famed landmarks. more

    Hotel BEI Hotel San Francisco San Francisco

    Holiday Inn San Francisco - Civic Center is a 3 star hotel located in Downtown San Francisco. It is only a short walk to the Civic Center, UN Plaza and the San Francisco Federal Building. Public transport and the San Francisco Cable Car stops are just a few steps from the hotel for connections throughout the city. The Golden Gate Bridge is 5 miles away. The hotel has 388 air conditioned guest rooms and suites with en-suite bathroom, hair dryer, coffee maker, telephone with voice mail, flat screen television with cable TV channels and Pay-TV, free morning newspaper, and complimentary wireless high speed internet access. Every room has a balcony. Breakfast and dinner are served in the hotel and there are many other restaurants and bars in the surrounding area for dining options. Room service serves breakfast only. For conferences and events there is a business centre and meeting rooms are available. The ballroom can hold up to 200 people and modern technical equipment can be hired. An outdoor heated swimming pool and sun terrace is available for guests to relax and there is a fully equipped fitness centre. Public car parking is possible and charges will apply. more

    Hotel Minna Hotel San Francisco

    The Pontiac offers budget-friendly accommodation in a communal atmosphere, within walking distance to Union Square and the Moscone Convention Center. Basic rooms feature one double or two twin beds that can be converted to a single bed. Flat-screen TVs, a dresser, and large closet can also be found in rooms. Guests share a bathroom located on each floor. This hotel is located in a Victorian building with classic San Francisco architecture. A lounge encourages guest interaction, while the 24-hour front desk is handy for late-night travelers. Stay connected with free Wi-Fi. A deluxe continental breakfast is included in the room rate and served from 7:00-10:00 a.m. Famous Fisherman's Wharf is a 35-minute street car ride from the Pontiac. Guests can also walk to the Wharf in under an hour. Rent a bike and ride over the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, 40 minutes away. more

    Hotel HI San Francisco City Center San Francisco

    Experience Californian-cool on a budget at HI San Francisco City Center. Set in a former 1920s hotel in vibrant Tenderloin, this hostel boasts modern comforts like free Wi-Fi throughout but retains charming period features like its marble-tiled lobby. En suite bathrooms come as standard in all accommodation comprising private rooms and dorms with bunk beds. Lockers, linens and towels are provided. Amenities include a shared catering-standard kitchen, laundry facilities, 24-hour reception, vending machines, luggage storage, elevators, TV room and mezzanine guest lounge. Guests can enjoy organized activities like movie nights, museum visits and group dinners plus discounted airport shuttles and bike rental. Parking is possible nearby. The retro cafe-bar serves a free breakfast and there are many affordable eateries nearby. Wheelchair accessible HI San Francisco City Center is just four blocks from Civic Center Plaza for BART connections while nightlife and shopping options are within walking distance. more

    Hotel Cozy Victorian Home In The Heart Of Noe Valley San Francisco

    The Cozy Victorian Home In The Heart Of Noe Valley Hostel in San Francisco is located in the Nob Hill neighbourhood. Rooms are offered as dorm style or private. Most rooms have TVs, refrigerators, lockers, microwaves, bunk beds, privacy curtains, and free Wi-Fi. All rooms have shared bathrooms. Guests are free to use a community kitchen and laundry facilities. There is also a garden and common room where guests can use hostel laptops. The hostel offers free breakfast every morning which includes bagels, pastries, fruit, coffee, and tea. Dinner is offered twice a week and guests can enjoy popcorn on movie nights or wine and cheese during hostel parties. The Cozy Victorian Home In The Heart Of Noe Valley Hostel in only a five minute walk from Union Square and a nine minute walk from the Powell Street BART station. Pier 39 Concourse and Fisherman’s Wharf are about a 10 minute drive and the Golden Gate Bridge is about a 20 minute drive from the hostel. more

    Hotel Amsterdam San Francisco San Francisco

    Situated in the heart of downtown San Fransisco, this modern hostel places one within reach of various bustling attractions. Complimentary breakfast is inclusive to one's stay. Guests maintain their choice of varying room-sizes--comfortably adorned and fully modernized. Singles, doubles, and four-to-eight-person dorms are available. En-suite bathrooms and daily housekeeping provide additional convenience. Visitors can unwind with a freshly brewed coffee from Amsterdam Hostel's Internet Cafe. The lounge also makes for well-entertained evenings, as films are debuted regularly on the flat-screen television. Not only does Amsterdam Hostel provided residents with home-cooked breakfast, but the encompassing area abounds with various restaurants, bars, and cafes--plenty of which are less than a ten-minute walk from the property. Macy's Union Square and America's Conservatory Theatre are just a brief commute form this city-dwelling hostel. more