Virtually every kind of climate, land form, vegetation, and
animal life that can be found anywhere else in the United States can be found in
California, the Golden State. The third largest state stretches for more than 800 miles
along the Pacific coast. It meets the sea with sandy beaches and rugged cliffs. Inland,
past wooded coastal mountains, lie verdant valleys and arid deserts. Along the eastern
border the towering Sierra Nevada thrusts jagged peaks far beyond the timberline. Among
the mountains are the awesome forest habitats of the largest, the tallest, and the oldest
living things on Earth.
California has 3 of the well known urban cities: the glitz
and glamour of Los Angeles, the history of San Francisco, and the beach vibe of San Diego.
Whatever type of vacation you are looking for, as the 3rd largest state next to Texas and
Alaska, California's diverseness of towns and areas will be able to provide it for you.
California extends from the Pacific Ocean to Lake Tahoe, to Death Valley to
14,000-foot-high mountain peaks Highlights include Mt. Shasta and Lassen Volcanic National
Park; the Wine Country, the Coastal region, and the Redwood Empire of the North Coast; the
San Francisco Bay Area; the Central Valley; the Gold Country; the High Sierras, home to
Lake Tahoe; Greater Los Angeles and Orange County; San Diego County; and the vast deserts,
home to Palm Springs, Joshua Tree National Monument, and Death Valley.
In the state you will find many California bed and breakfast, country inns, historic
hotels, mountain lodges, urban inns, guesthouses, cabins and B&B homestays. If
youre looking for more distinctive lodging options, bed and breakfast inns
(B&Bs) may be just the thing. B&Bs are mostly located in homes, country
cottages, historic Victorian mansions and other sites that offer more of a local flavor.
Because properties are typically smaller, the innkeeper can offer more personalized
service. As the name implies, a full breakfast is included in the price of your room,
which may be in-room, family-style or buffet. If you have kids, a big group, special
needs, or just like to have more space and the ability to cook for yourself, consider
renting a vacation home. California is home to many world-class resorts in famous ski,
desert, and beach destinations, and in the more popular wine regions. Planning a wedding,
conference, reunion or getaway at a resort offers convenient access to event spaces and a
variety of activities including dining, golf, spas, pool, tennis, exercise facilities and