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What To Do In California? Anything You Want

So you've never been to California? Or you've only been to California a couple of times for a couple of days each for meetings? You're missing out in a big way. There's really nothing like the Golden State. Most people tend to think of certain things or certain landscapes when they think of California, but the truth of the matter is that this is a state that has almost literally anything to offer anyone who has any type of diverse interests and priorities for when they travel. California is not like some other places where you learn what that place is about and decide whether it's a fit for what you like to do or what you want to see. It's just the opposite – decide on where to go in California based on what you like to do and what you may want to experience it. That's because you'll find it here. Below are just a few examples of your choices.

The Mountains

You can go to Switzerland to experience life in the mountains, and that would be a worthwhile trip. You could go to Colorado and do the same. You can also go to California and live the real life of a mountain dweller, complete with locals who have nothing but love for this lifestyle. You can ski, hike, spend time in the snow or head up in the summer and enjoy a greener landscape than you've ever seen anywhere else in the world.

The Beach

Of course, almost everyone thinks of the beach when they think of California. While the main tourist beaches are popular for a reason, the California coast is littered with gorgeous, out-of-the-way beaches that you sometimes have to hear about from someone in the loop to even know about. There's just something about spending time on a beach, and it's not something that's overly touristy here in California. It's what we all do, and whether you want to spend a day beaching with a lot of people or with a few locals, you'll find what you're looking for out here.

The Desert

There's something mystical about the desert. The lighting is different here than just about anywhere else on the planet. The temperatures soar, but not necessarily all year and definitely not at night. The creatures are unlike anything else you'll find anywhere and the peace you encounter when nowhere near civilization can recharge just about anyone. The desert in California does have its share of wonderful resort towns and amenities, but it also has some local spots that need to be experienced to be completely understood.

The Agriculture

As a testament to just how big California is, it's a place that is home to countless beaches, to thousands of miles of desert landscape, to breathtaking mountains and… to the produce capital of the United States. If you live anywhere in the country, chances are you've eaten California fruits or vegetables. This is also a part of the state that offers something totally unique for visitors. If you want to know what it's like to grow food on a western-style, windswept ranch, come on out and see the Central Valley. It's something to behold.


Of course, California wouldn't be California without its cities. Every big city is completely different from every other big city. Anyone who has spent time in places such as San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego would understand that. You can obtain that understanding for yourself as well, and if you do you'll feel like you've been on several trips instead of just one. Go ahead and pick one or two or three of our lovely cities and see what all the buzz is about.

HotelTonight – See California

If you want to see what California has to offer, you'll need a place or places to stay. It can be difficult to know which hotels are worth it. If you work with HotelTonight, we'll provide you with hotels that will help you experience the Golden State as you want to experience it from start to finish. We'll also do this for you in a matter of a few clicks on your screen. Go ahead and get started and come on out and see us – you'll be glad you did.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many hotels are in California?

There are 1215 hotels in California available from Hotel Tonight.

What are the best areas to stay in California?

Some of the top areas in California to stay are:

What are most popular hotels in California?

Among our most booked hotels in California are:

What are the best hotels in California?

Some of the top rated HotelTonight hotels in California are:
Casa Madrona
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Aloft Silicon Valley
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Royal Copenhagen Inn
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How much is a hotel room in California?

In the last 30 days, HotelTonight prices in California have been as low as $15.26, though the average room costs closer to $182.73 per night.

What is the cheapest time to go to California?

Our hotels prices have varied throughout the year from $163.64 to $204.02 On average, we've seen the cheapest room prices in January

Which hotels in California have a pool?

There are 842 hotels with pools in California. Some of them are:
Le Montrose Suite Hotel
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