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The state of California is located on the west coast and is ultimately famous for it's wonderful weather, fine beaches and of course the many film and music productions that come straight out of Hollywood.  Since it is the most populous state in the country, it's likely that you will end up visiting a fast-paced, high energy city.  Of all the locations in California, it's easy to say that Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and Palm Springs are four of the top tourist destinations.  Regardless of which city or cities you choose to explore, it's advisable that you plan and book your hotel accommodation in California in advance.  By mapping out your trip and shopping around for hotel deals online, you can take advantage of the most competitive rates while creating your entire holiday itinerary and determining where to stay in California.

San Diego to Los Angeles

One of the best ways to get the most out of your holiday in California is by picking up a rental car in San Diego Airport and planning a coastal road trip through the most beautiful cities in the state.  Starting in San Diego and take advantage of the beaches and their soft sands.  Plan to stop at scenic points like Sunset Cliffs Natural Park and Point Loma for some great hiking and superb views.  At Point Loma, you will come across a number of additional sights including the Cabrillo National Monument which was built in honour of Cabrillo, the discoverer or San Diego Bay.  The Point Loma Lighthouse is another popular attraction in the area.

From San Diego, it's time to make your way to Los Angeles.  You might want to spend a few days here at least.  With so much to see in the city of angels, you also never know when you might spot a star!  Make sure you visit places like Universal Studios Hollywood, the California Science Center and snap some shots of yourself with the grand Hollywood sign in the background.

If you prefer inland scenery, you can take a different route from San Diego to Los Angeles.  Drive inland and plan to stop for a few days in Palm Springs.  Unlike many of the other cities, the main attraction in Palm Springs is the nature that surrounds you. Take a trip on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, visit San Jacinto Mountain and check out the ancient ruins at the Indian Canyons.

Los Angeles to San Francisco

The Pacific Highway coastal road that takes you from Los Angeles to San Francisco is one of the most scenic drives in the country. The road will take you through cities like Santa Monica, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz and San Jose to name just a few.  Depending on how much time you have at your disposal, you can plan to spend a few hours or a few days in each major city along the way.  Picking up a small souvenir from each city would make for a great collection.

Once you reach San Francisco, you cannot ignore the world famous Golden Gate Bridge and the view of San Francisco Bay.  Take a trip out to Alcatraz and learn all about one of the most infamous prisons in history.  If you are familiar with the movie, The Rock, then this should be even more entertaining as you get to see the prison first hand.

There are also plenty of outdoor areas as well as city attractions in San Francisco.  Visit the local national park and wildlife areas for a lovely view of the city.  In the evening, you can treat yourself to a fabulous night out and enjoy performances by the San Francisco Symphony, the San Francisco Ballet or even attend a comedy show.  The possibilities are endless and the energetic atmosphere is wonderfully contagious!