California - that's the Golden Gate Bridge, Cabel Cars, Hollywood, flower children, long beaches and Death Valley. California is a place where you enjoy life. There is grandiose nature to discover here, the people embody the feeling of great freedom. The Pacific Ocean attracts surfers from all over the world and in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada hikers will be happy. In Hollywood, the movie stars are in full swing, and in San Francisco, you can feel the flower power generation. Explore Death Valley or Joshua Tree National Park, immerse yourself in the relaxed lifestyle of the West Coast and the beach culture at Malibu Beach.
California is a state that awakens dreams. In the Golden State on the West Coast there are dream vacations of very different kinds to experience. On a round trip you can take in everything that makes this state so special. Visit the metropolises of Los Angeles and San Francisco and feel the vibe of Hollywood and hippies. Surf the beaches of San Diego, explore old gold mining towns and last but not least experience the breathtaking nature of the national parks. Marvel at the barrenness of Death Valley and the yucca palms in Joshua Tree National Park. With the recommendations of our experienced travel experts, you will enjoy the contrasts of California and never miss a highlight.
The "City of Angels" is a destination of longing. Here, in the film-difference Hollywood, many try to make their breakthrough as an actor. "La La Land" is the dream city of celebrities and those who want to be. As a visitor you can go to the Hollywood Hills, to the Hollywood Sign or to the Walk of Fame. If you are more interested in the stars in the night sky, pay a visit to the Griffith Observatory, not least for the view of the city. Venice Beach and Santa Monica Pier are great places to stroll. A trip to Disneyland is not only a highlight for Mickey Mouse fans!
"Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair" - San Francisco is the city where the flower power movement started. Even today, the spirit of the flower children can be felt. But also sights like the famous Golden Gate Bridge, a ride on the famous Cable Car, the winding Lombard Street or the infamous Alcatraz prison or a walk through Chinatown make San Francisco a worthwhile destination.
Death Valley is a place of extremes. Not only is the valley one of the hottest places in the world, it is also the hottest inhabited place. It's hot, dry and deep here - what doesn't sound like a pleasant place to visit is a totally interesting destination. The desert awaits with glowing sand dunes and colorful rocks on one side and snow-capped mountains and water-flooded canyons on the other. The desert is home to the Timbisha Shoshone tribe and unique animals and plants adapted to the extremes.
Yosemite National Park wows visitors with endless expanses, giant redwoods, and breathtaking canyons in the middle of the Sierra Nevada. The national park is so large and diverse that you should actually plan on spending several days there. The selection of hiking trails in Yosemite is also huge: from easy walks to day hikes, there is something for everyone. Less
The best time to travel to California is during the warm months from May to September. Then it is sunny, warm and the chance of rain is very low.
California is diverse, so the activities and required clothing are correspondingly diverse. For visits to the national parks, comfortable outdoor clothing and adequate sun protection are useful, as is a refillable water bottle. For beach visits, pack swimwear, towels and light beachwear. For restaurant visits in the cities, a few dressier outfits are a good idea.