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!
Reviewed on 13 Feb. 2020
Reviewed on 31 Aug. 2019
Stick flight + hotel (or car + hotel or flight + car + hotel) into one super-easy holiday package to California and you will get an awesome deal on your whole trip. Screw stress and bundle your booking.
Right now, prices start at just , so you could save up to on your next escape to California.
You search on LastMinute.com.au, obviously. For fabulous prices on holidays in California, scroll our awesome ready-made deals in your fav destination, then filter the heck out of them until you find the perfect trip length, hotel star and flight class. You want a spa hotel with first-class flight? It’s all yours. You need a pet-friendly stay and a budget carrier? Done.
We have stacks of hotels, flights and car rental deals, so you’ll find a fantastic package that fits your taste, itinerary and budget. Plus, when you book a combo holiday package with us, you get cracking discounts, so you can save up to .
Changed plans are no problem. Cancel or tweak your holiday package in your My Trips account area. If you need more help, check out the Customer Service Portal for the lowdown. For future travel plans lookout for our flexible options. Many of our hotel, airline and rental partners have free cancellation periods, so you can book your next trip with proper peace of mind.
^Savings based on all package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on lastminute.com.au from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.