Star-studded, sun-soaked and scenically spectacular; experience it all on a California holiday.

Imagine yourself in a classic convertible Mustang with the top down, the wind in your hair and a California dreamin’ playlist as your soundtrack, as you follow a road that hugs the shoreline. Pair a glass of Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon with an artisanal picnic from Oakville Grocery surrounded by some of the world’s finest vineyards; lace up your walking boots and hike the trails of Yosemite National Park; and spot film stars in the part-glitzy, part-gritty City of Angels, Los Angeles. If you want it, California’s got it.

In San Francisco, the high-tech and effortlessly cool start-ups of Silicon Valley meet a vibrant Victorian heritage and an alternative atmosphere that was born in the 1960’s flower power era. Five hundred miles to the south and a world away in terms of character, San Diego is the heart of SoCal’s enviable beach culture thanks to its 70-mile coastline and perpetually sunny climate. Beyond the unmissable highlights, there are lesser-visited national parks, towns and coastal regions that will draw you back again.

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Cities that never sleep, wide open roads and awe-inspiring natural wonders; these are backdrops that constantly grace the big screen but nothing can beat seeing them for yourself.

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