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Flights to California

California Dreaming...

California is on the sunshine drenched east coast of America. With over 1000 miles of beautiful palm fringed, sandy beaches rimmed with dramatic cliffs, flights to California arrive in the perfect destination for a seaside break. An artistic haven, California brims with bohemian culture, fantastic museums, cutting edge galleries and quirky boutiques. Desert trekking, hikes through national parks, horseback rides on the beach, lake sailing or skiing and snowboarding California’s Alpine meadows are just a few of the exhilarating outdoor activities on offer.

Don’t Miss

When flying to California don’t miss the natural beauty of Yosemite National Park, the vistas of the Great Lakes, tranquil Newport Beach and the spectacular surf in San Diego. Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills is a shopaholic’s paradise filled with glamorously chic stores while Venice offers a quirky, more unconventional shopping experience. A trip to Disneyland theme park makes an unforgettable day out for the whole family. Don’t miss San Francisco’s iconic hilly streets and rumbling trams, glitzy film glamour in LA’s Hollywood and San Diego’s famous zoo.

What to Bring

Flights to California transport visitors to a world of beaches, theme parks, deserts, vast shopping malls and more. Therefore, what to bring largely depends on what you plan to do. Walking boots and hiking gear are essential for those nature rambles through the breath-taking Redwoods State Park or a hike through the not–for-the-feint-hearted Death Valley, while a beach towel and bathers are definite seaside essentials. San Diego surf calls to surf dudes the world over so bring your board while enthusiastic golfers should bring their clubs and make the most of California’s sunny courses. All any self-respecting shopaholic needs is a credit card and perhaps travellers cheques in case of emergencies. Anyone with a love of thrilling winter sports should pack their skis and snowshoes for fun in the Sierra Nevada. A driving licence is a good idea in case you decide to hire a car in California and hit the open roads and wine trails of the region.

Get In

For most citizens a visa is not required to enter California for a stay of up to 90 days, just a passport with 6 months validity. However, make sure that your passport has the latest machine readable strip on the photograph page as this is non-negotiable for entering the USA. Those from non-visa waiver countries need to apply for a visa in their home country which can take several weeks and requires and interview, so arrange this well ahead of travel.

Don’t miss a chance to visit the sunshine state of California which promises a delightfully laid-back hippy lifestyle with more than a dash of movie star glamour and stunning film set landscapes.

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