Travel guide to California


Local name

Travel preparation


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.


California & Nevada California Condensed

Local conditions


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

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



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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