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Holiday In California

Are you having trouble trying to decide on your next getaway destination?
We have a place in mind where the coastline stretches for hundreds of miles. Where movie stars and mere mortals walk down the sidewalk together. A place where there’s a city by the bay that has more character in one block than most states. Check out lastminute.com.au’s fantastic offers on cheap California holidays and go to the United States’ West Coast.

Things to Do in California

No matter where you kick off your California holiday, get something from lastminute.com.au’s fantastic California car hire options—this is a driver’s state! If you find yourself in or around the San Francisco area, make your way to Fisherman’s Wharf and check out the sea lions sunbathing at Pier 39. Hundreds of the creatures congregate on the floating docks, all arguing for prime real estate in the sun. Be on the lookout for the famous Bushman. If you’re not careful, he’ll scare the bejesus out of you.

After you’re done running around up north, go south with our great selection of Los Angeles holiday packages and see where the stars live. Take a stroll down the Hollywood Walk of Fame, where some of the entertainment industry’s biggest names have stars cemented into the sidewalk. Since you’ll be in Hollywood, you’ve got to explore Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. Celebrities like Charlie Chaplin, Elvis Presley and Raquel Welch all have their very own wax figurines within the museum. Where else can you get a selfie with these three in one day?

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

From Mexico to Oregon, there’s plenty of shopping to be done during holidays to California. When you’re in Los Angeles, a great place to drop cash is at Universal CityWalk, adjacent to the Universal Studios Hollywood theme park. But if you really want to blow your stacks, venture over to Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills and get yourself some really expensive gear.

You’re bound to get hungry during your travels, and there’s few places better than California to be hungry in. Remember Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco? There’s more than just barking seals there. Head to the seafood restaurant where the delicious dish cioppino was invented. And how could you go to “The City by the Bay” without enjoying a bread bowl of clam chowder? The simple answer is you can’t.

Nightlife? Yes, California holidays will be accompanied by a raging nightlife. Any of the major cities from San Diego to San Francisco have thriving after-hours areas. Rub elbows with celebrities at the nightclubs in Hollywood and then have your mind enlightened by hippies when you belly up to the bar at a beatnik hang out in San Fran. The only word of advice we can give you is whatever you do, don’t call it “Frisco”.

What’s Next?

Back in the 1840s, people came to California to strike it rich. We’re not saying you’ll hit paydirt (or find gold) during your trip, but you definitely will have an unforgettable time. Browse our California package deals and book your getaway to the West Coast now!


Guide to Exploring California


Top Hotel Deals in California

InterContinental San Francisco
InterContinental San Francisco
4.5 out of 5.0 888 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA
Free cancellation
AU$200
5.0/5 (1 reviews)
Located in Downtown San Francisco, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Westfield ...
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe
3.5 out of 5.0 50 Highway 50, Stateline, NV
Free cancellation
AU$115
Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is steps away from Casino at MontBleu Lake Tahoe and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe. Casino at Harrah's ...
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
4.0 out of 5.0 1404 Vacation Rd, San Diego, CA
Free cancellation
AU$313
Located in San Diego, this beachfront resort is in a regional park and within a 10-minute walk of Mission Bay and Mission Bay Park. Mission Beach and Belmont ...
MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa
MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa
4.0 out of 5.0 55 Highway 50, Stateline, NV
Free cancellation
AU$118
This family-friendly Stateline hotel is located in the mountains, steps away from Casino at MontBleu Lake Tahoe, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe and Casino ...
Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel
Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel
3.5 out of 5.0 4130 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Free cancellation
AU$191
Situated in the mountains, this resort is steps away from Heavenly Valley, Heavenly Gondola and The Shops at Heavenly Village. Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe ...
Wyndham San Diego Bayside
Wyndham San Diego Bayside
4.0 out of 5.0 1355 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA
Free cancellation
AU$209
Located in Downtown San Diego, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of USS Midway Museum and Balboa Park. San Diego Convention Center and San Diego Zoo are also ...

Top deals to amazing California cities

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