From ski resorts to endless golden sands, California is a state of breath-taking contrasts. Whether you’re snowboarding at Lake Tahoe, sipping a cocktail in Malibu or spotting celebrities in LA, there’s nowhere in the United States quite like California.

If you’re on the search for sunshine, you’ll love lazy days on the beach. With mile upon mile of stunning coastline, tall rocky cliffs make way for stretches of soft sand, perfect for family days by the sparkling sea. From San Francisco’s romantic Ocean Beach to LA’s chilled-out Laguna Beach, there’s no shortage of choice as you pull up a sun lounger and get into the true Californian spirit.

If you’re going away with the family, there are endless possibilities to keep the kids entertained. With world class attractions like Disneyland Resort and San Diego Zoo to choose from, days out in California are nothing short of awe-inspiring.

If you like to get a culture fix on holiday, you’re in for a treat. Whether you’re exploring the museums and theatres of San Francisco, visiting Balboa Park or looking at the night sky from the Griffith Observatory, California is a treasure-trove of fascinating sights that will entertain and amaze.

You’ll be spoiled for choice if you’re a bit of a foodie, with everything from wineries to bubble tea stands and seafood stalls to breakfast pancakes on offer. Of course, your visit to Los Angeles wouldn’t be complete without sipping a frappuccino on Sunset Boulevard, watching the glitzy world of Hollywood go by.

California’s landscapes are breathtakingly gorgeous, making it the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors. Trek the mountains at Yosemite Valley, take a sunrise hike through Death Valley or explore Lassen Volcanic National Park to really experience this beautiful east coast state in all its jaw-dropping glory.