Travel guide to California

Facts

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Local name
California
Inhabitants
31.667.000

Travel preparation

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Best time to visit

California can be visited all year. It is hot and sunny in the summer, while winters often are mild yet snowy.

Literature

California & Nevada California Condensed

Local conditions

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Time zone

When the time is 12.00 in the U.K., it is 04.00 in California.

Culture and entertainment

In California there are quite a few festivals, but the most important traditions and celebrations are the following: Independence Day on the 4th of July, Thanksgiving in November and Halloween in October.

Accommodation / Hotel

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There are good accommodation possibilities in California. You can find hotels in all price levels as well as motels, guesthouses, B&Bs and hostels. There are many camping sites as well, especially around the nature reserves. It is a good idea to book a room in advance as large numbers of tourists go to the area. Book your hotel in California here

Local transport

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Taxi

There are many taxis in all towns in California. They can easily be hired in the street, and they all use a taximeter.

Other transport

Busses and trains connect just about all towns in the state, and it is also possible to fly between all major cities.
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