California Travel Guides

California is one of our favourite places in the world. We spend a lot of time California dreaming and it’s a place we could easily live, eating farm-to-table food, soaking up the easy-going vibes and drinking in all that amazing natural beauty. We feel at home there.

We’ve spent many months in California on road trips and vacations, starting all the way from childhood. It always beckons us back.

And we have guides to destinations all over California, from the big hitters like Los Angeles and San Francisco to lesser touristed gems like Yolo and San Clemente.

Explore all our California itineraries and travel guides below…

California Road Trips

We think there’s no better way to see California than on a road trip. The Pacific Coast Highway is one of the world’s most iconic drives, and there are lots of hidden gems inland too.

We have a few itineraries to choose from:

See all our road trip itineraries

California Bucket List

Some of our favourite things to do in California…

Special Stays in California

We’ve stayed in some spectacular places in California, and there are plenty more on our bucket list. We’ve put together guides to everything from unique Airbnbs to stylish hotels and hipster cabins.

Our California guides

We’ve written a lot on California, so here’s a handy list of all the posts divided into different categories.

California road trip guides: California road trip itinerary and planner | Pacific Coast Highway road trip itinerary | San Francisco to Seattle road trip

California destination guides: Laguna Beach Guide | Mendocino Guide | Redding and Shasta Cascade Guide | San Clemente Guide | San Diego Guide | Santa Barbara Guide | Santa Cruz Guide | Sonoma Guide | Tuolumne County Guide | Yolo County Guide

California family travel guides: California with kids | Los Angeles with kids | Sacramento with kids | San Diego with kids | San Francisco with kids

Our California accommodation guides: Joshua Tree Airbnb | Laguna Beach Airbnb | Los Angeles family hotels | Hip Palm Springs Hotels | Palm Springs Airbnb | Palm Springs VRBO | San Diego Airbnb | Santa Cruz Airbnb | Santa Barbara Airbnb Sonoma Airbnb  | Hip San Francisco Hotels

California attractions: How to get the most out of Disneyland with toddlers and preschoolers | How to visit Disney California Adventure with toddlers and little kidsHow to visit Universal Studios with a toddler

Latest California travel guides