California

Welcome to the Sunshine State of California. California's Mt. Whitney, second highest peak in the U.S. is less than 100 miles from the country's lowest point, Death Valley.

Distinguished by contrasts, California offers arguably the world's finest wine-growing region just minutes away from San Francisco, one of the world's most dynamic metropolitan areas. California languished until the discovery of gold led to the creation of the wealthiest, most diverse state in the country. Today, California is a promised land of opportunity and adventure.

Key Information

Population: 36.7 million

Average Climate: 44°F in January; 79°F in July

Capital: Sacramento

Largest City: Los Angeles

Did you know: The summit of Mount Diablo State Park offers the best view in the United States; only Mt. Kilamanjaro in Africa provides a view of more of the earth's surface

Unique Places to Stay in California

The finest bed & breakfasts, boutique hotels and country inns located in California.

Find Your Next Destination in California

Auburn

Auburn

Take a trip back in time when you visit Auburn, a California Historical Landmark most well known for it’s Gold Rush roots. Full of interesting museums and 19th...
Calistoga

Calistoga

From its geothermal hot spring pools to its spectacular wines, Napa Valley’s Calistoga will impress even the most discerning traveler. Spas, vineyards...
Carmel

Carmel

Carmel is a small seaside city on the Monterey Peninsula. Carmel is most well known for its beautiful beaches, museums, village like center, shopping and for its famous...
Catalina

Catalina

Catalina, also known as Santa Catalina or Catalina Island is one of California’s channel islands, lying southwest of Los Angeles. The island has plenty to offer...
Eureka

Eureka

Eureka is one of Northern California’s best kept secrets. With Humboldt Bay on one side and mountains lush with giant redwoods of the other, the city has a very...
Glen Ellen

Glen Ellen

Nestled in the heart of Sonoma Valley is the charming village of Glen Ellen. Glen Ellen is famous for being home to “Call of the Wild” author, Jack London...
La Jolla

La Jolla

Affectionally known as the “Jewel of Southern California”, La Jolla is a charming little community within San Diego that has it all… World class...
McCloud

McCloud

Nestled at the base of Mt. Shasta, McCloud is a wonderful small town in a beautiful natural location. And, McCloud offers a wealth of year-round recreational activities...
Mendocino

Mendocino

Mendocino is known for it's natural beauty, from the smallest to the tallest Redwoods in the world -to- glass bottom beaches and the only oceanfront botanical gardens in...
Napa

Napa

Napa offers the very best when it comes to breathtaking scenery and world renowned wines. See for yourself why Napa is a bucket list favorite by exploring everything...
Occidental

Occidental

The small Sonoma Valley community of Occidental is the perfect place for a getaway in Norther California. Adventure enthusiasts will enjoy hiking, biking or even zip...
Placerville

Placerville

A charming gold rush town centrally located in the Sierra Nevada foothills, Placerville was named after the placer gold deposits found in the area in the late...
Sutter Creek

Sutter Creek

Striking the perfect balance between old world and new, the Gold Rush town of Sutter Creek expertly caters to visitors from around the globe. Sutter Creek is ideally...
Upper Lake

Upper Lake

Upper Lake is a small, sunny community in Lake County. An enjoyable 2.5 hour scenic drive from San Francisco, historic Upper Lake is the perfect place for visitors to...
Woodside

Woodside

Woodside is a stunning small town on the San Francisco Peninsula known for it’s beautiful forested hills. Popular with both hiking, horse and outdoor enthusiasts...