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.
Population: 36.7 million
Average Climate: 44°F in January; 79°F in July
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.