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Visiting California

California’s pull, undeniable since the Gold Rush, seduces today’s treasure hunters with regal redwoods and immense beaches. Drive south from Mendocino to San Diego for shifts in altitude and attitude, visit the Golden Gate Bridge or Alcatraz Island when you’re not noshing at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, or walk the Hollywood Walk of Fame and catch a flick at Graumann’s Chinese Theater before visiting the stunning Getty Museum in LA. Enjoy the natural splendor of California’s amazing natural parks like the Point Lobos State Natural Reserve or the massive Death Valley National Park, or tour man-made wonders like the Anaheim’s legendary Disneyland, or San Simeon’s sprawling Hearst Castle.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top ... Read More
California’s pull, undeniable since the Gold Rush, seduces today’s treasure hunters with regal redwoods and immense beaches. Drive south from Mendocino to San Diego for shifts in altitude and attitude, visit the Golden Gate Bridge or Alcatraz Island when you’re not noshing at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, or walk the Hollywood Walk of Fame and catch a flick at Graumann’s Chinese Theater before visiting the stunning Getty Museum in LA. Enjoy the natural splendor of California’s amazing natural parks like the Point Lobos State Natural Reserve or the massive Death Valley National Park, or tour man-made wonders like the Anaheim’s legendary Disneyland, or San Simeon’s sprawling Hearst Castle.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips California

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Ghost Town!

Written by Meggysmum on 19 Aug, 2012

Whilst planning our Californian Road trip I wanted to visit more than just the big cities so I tried to hunt around for other places that might be of interest to us.On our trip from Twenty-nine palms to San Diego we were taking Route 62…Read More


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Midway, Ring of Fire

Written by nmagann on 04 Jul, 2012

Dunsmuir is a relative small city that whisks you back in time with faded, old murals and company names on the side of buildings. Front porches with swinging chairs were the norm for neighborhoods and shops lined the main street of the town.…Read More


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Nature IS Art

Written by nmagann on 14 Jun, 2012

So often we focus on land and seascapes or particular flora or fauna. Case in point, do you not turn your head toward the direction of sound? Do you not look at tree from where an acorn has dropped or bird has chirpped?…Read More


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Oakland’s Bahn Mi

Written by SeenThat on 03 Apr, 2012

Oakland is famed for being a workers’ enclave in the East Bay Area, but the first glimpses showed a different picture; spending a day there turned out being an enjoyable adventure. Cain had left me at his home and went to his business. We…Read More


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Five Counties in Six Days

Written by judee0624 on 14 Mar, 2012

Since we live in an area inhabited by 18 million people, we have many places of interest to keep us entertained. Although we are close to Disneyland we did not go there or to any major theme park. Instead, we went one day to the…Read More


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A Walk from Nob Hill to the Ferry Building Marketplace

Written by sararevell on 04 Feb, 2012

We left our hotel on Bush Street and headed east towards the financial district. It was a crisp clear December morning and to our surprise, few people were out on the streets. We felt lucky to have the place to ourselves. We continued as far…Read More


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Stroll along Venice Beach and Santa Monica Pier

Written by sararevell on 29 Jan, 2012

Our bike ride from Manhattan Beach had taken us around Marina del Rey and deposited us into the midst of the action on Venice Beach. Possibly LA’s best known beach area, I had expected to see all types of bizarre characters but in fact things…Read More


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Cycling from Manhattan Beach to Santa Monica and Redondo Beach

Written by sararevell on 29 Jan, 2012

Although we were fortunate enough to have bicycles available to use at our accommodation we rather foolishly didn’t spot a) the bicycle pump or b) the two really nice beach cruisers at the second rental place until a couple of days after we had decided…Read More


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Getting Around LA

Written by Jodeci527 on 21 Dec, 2011

Most of the greatest cities on earth, have a decent if not extensive public transportation system. One which is easy to understand, simple to use and above all else, affordable. Visitors prefer to spend their hard earned cash on special experiences, fine dining and indulging…Read More


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Areas of San Francisco

Written by dkm1981 on 15 Dec, 2011

The city of San Francisco is split into several areas, each of which have their own way of life, attractions and things to do. Here are the main things you should know about each one and what there is to do there:-Downtown-Downtown is the main…Read More


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