From the Gold Rush days of 1849 onward, people came from the far reaches of the earth dreaming of California's fabled riches, gentle climate and stunning beauty. Today, the faces of its citizens reflect virtually every area of the globe, as new arrivals continue to claim the California dream. 

As you travel around California, you'll be struck by the state's astounding cultural diversity and sense of prosperity. You will also be struck by its natural beauty; towering forests and incredible mountains are just hours away from beautiful beaches and desolated deserts.

The state has an astounding cultural diversity. You'll experience delicious foods and joyous traditions brought from Maine, Mexico, or the banks of the Mekong. You'll walk streets that resonate with the music and poetry of foreign tongues. In cities, you'll find jazz clubs reverberating with African-American music. You'll see walls, flowers, and clothing ablaze in brilliant colors. Still held precious here, these threads of life, once lived in other places, now make up the vibrant tapestry of California. 

 

FACTS:

  • California borders the Pacific Ocean, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, and the Mexican State of Baja California.

  • Climate: The southern part of the state has a desert climate, with temperature extremes and 10 inches/year of rain. The coastal regions have a Mediterranean climate, with wet winters and dry summers. There is a temperate climate with 15-40 inches/year rainfall in the north. The Central Valley has a continental climate, with chilly winters and very hot summers. The high mountains, including the Sierra Nevada, have a mountain climate with snow in winter and moderate heat in summer. 

  • With an area of 410,000 kmē it is the third largest state in the U.S. The length of California is 1,240 km and 402.5 km wide.

  • California is responsible for 14% of American gross domestic product, which if independent at nearly $1.4 trillion would be the 5th largest economy in the entire world. 

  • With a 2000 population of 33,871,648, California is the most populous State in the U.S., having 12% of the total U.S. population. 

California natural resources draw millions of visitors each year; the beauty of Yosemite National Park, with its cascading waterfalls, Sequoia National Park with its humongous trees, the desolation of Death Valley, warmest place on earth, the beauty of the Mojave Desert in Joshua Tree National Park, the onspoiled Northern California coastline, just to name a few.

These surroundings are complimented by sprawling cities, all with their own characteristics, beauty and attractions, glued together by the Californian way of life; Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego spearhead this list. 

Other cities are meant to be the ultimate vacation destination; Palm Springs, an oasis in the desert, Lake Tahoe in the rugged Sierra Nevada and the City of Anaheim hosting the original Disneyland. 

 

CALIFORNIA VACATIONS

 

  CITY GETAWAYS

 

We offer air and land packages (accommodations & car rental) from most US & International gateways

ANAHEIM (DISNEY VACATIONS)
LAKE TAHOE (Ski ~ Biking ~ Hiking)
LOS ANGELES
PALM SPRINGS
SAN DIEGO
SAN FRANCISCO
SKI CALIFORNIA

ESCORTED TOURS

This large State with its many attractions offers a variety of  Escorted Tours, the majority combine the beauty of the National Parks with City attractions.

We offer experienced Tour Operators with the best service.

 

  FLY & DRIVE

We offer Fly & drive packages from most US and International gateways.

Foreign Independent Travel  

We offer custom designed routes for the tourist who wants to discover the Golden State on his own.  We supply car rentals, accommodations at key locations, all with the client's budget and comfort in mind. Maps and driving instructions complete the FIT packages.

   

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