California

The Golden State where natural beauty and food and drink combine with city lights and the icon draws of Hollywood and Silicon Valley.

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Versatile, charming and utterly magnetising, California isn't short of holiday destinations; from its iconic Golden Coast, vast national parks including Yosemite and Death Valley, the eclectic quirks of San Francisco, and of course Hollywood, California is a treasure trove bursting to reveal its golden wonders. Most anything goes in the multi-cultural land of Cali — you'll find food, cultures and traditions celebrated from all over the world, and laidback attitude to life that is thoroughly contagious. Big city fun or scenic road trips and retreats past rugged terrain, mountains and lakes, California has it all.

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Hangouts

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Griffith Observatory
Wondering where you can get the best panoramic view in Los Angeles? Look no further than the Griffith Observatory, the architecture alone is stunning and the location outstanding. We guarantee you will see the Hollywood sign clearly during the day, so that should suffice for a trip there.
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The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
A superb place to have a full day all by yourself or in great company, walking through the Japanese Garden, admiring the art indoors or the wonderfully stocked library. There is a lot to see there and it can get overwhelming, but it's totally worth it.
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Stahl House
Famous for its breathtaking view and its modernistic interior design, Stahl House has been featured in many popular films including Why Do Fools Fall in Love and Playing by Heart. Nowadays, you can go on a tour of this site to discover its beauty with your very own eyes.
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Melrose Trading Post
Open Every Sunday, this great flea market known as the Melrose Trading Post mixes some quality vintage clothes, antique furniture and all sort of accessories that will catch your eye. Food stalls and live music add to the buzzing atmosphere of the place.
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Museums and art galleries might not be the first past time activity you could think of when in Los Angeles, but that doesn't mean you can't find a good selection in the area. Visit for Chris Burden’s Urban Light, one of the most recognisable landmarks in the area.
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The Annenberg Space for Photography
Photography enthusiasts, this is the place to be in LA. Explore the exciting exhibitions, digital and print works, videos, attend amazing lectures and enjoy the music. Free admittance is an added bonus.
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The Broad
This contemporary art museum gets your attention in a second, starting with the outstanding building itself, then going to the impressive collection of artwork inside, including Andy Warhol and Jeff Koons. Great place for taking photos too.
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Balboa Park
A 1,400-acre treasure trove is a wonderland for those visiting San Diego. Encompassing historical building, numerous museums, gardens and green space that culminate in an immense offering of museums and the famous San Diego Zoo.
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Angels Landing
Drawing in adventure-seekers from around the globe, Utah’s Angels Landing is one of the world's most renowned but dangerous short hikes ever documented. From chain-assisted rock scrambling treks to vertigo-inducing heights, there is no other way than taking in the dramatic views surrounding you whilst hang...

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