Begin planning your California vacation with VacationRoost

The title Golden State means so many different things about California—its rich history, sunny beaches, and snowy mountains to name a few. Pick your own reason to get excited about a vacation to California and we’ll help make it happen.

Popular Destinations

Quick Facts:

  • Lake Tahoe is one of the largest lakes in the world at an elevation of 6,000 ft
  • North Tahoe ski resorts include Squaw Valley, Northstar, Alpine Meadows, and more
  • Heavenly and Kirkwood are on the south side of Lake Tahoe
  • South Lake Tahoe on the Nevada side of the border has a glitzy nightlife and casinos

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  • 350 cloudless days on average
  • Beautiful southern California desert surrounded by mountains
  • Golf, tennis, horseback riding, and hiking are a few of the major recreation opportunities
  • Excellent for a warm summer getaway

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  • Renowned for reliably sunny weather
  • Vacations can be deeply cultural, outdoorsy, and relaxing
  • San Diego has a multiplicity of attractions like theme parks, zoos, golf courses, and more
  • The historic downtown quarter has great food, shopping, and nightlife

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Travel Information

California is a big place so knowing how to get around becomes very important. There are major airports close to most destinations. Renting a car or getting a shuttle from the airport depends on the nature of your vacation. A California Destination Expert can recommend which option will work best for your specific situation.

Having local's knowledge ahead of time makes all the difference when going on vacation to some place new. Rates for rental cars, airfare, and lodging will vary widely. A VacationRoost Destination Experts will guide you through the planning process to make sure you have the best experience possible.

Featured Ski Resorts:


Mammoth is one of California’s premier ski resorts. Everything about Mammoth is big—the resort boasts 3,500 acres of terrain with a peak elevation of 11,053 feet. Mammoth gets a lot of snow and a lot of sunshine making bluebird ski days not so uncommon.

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Heavenly is one of the most unique places to ski—there is a wide variety of terrain and gorgeous vistas of Lake Tahoe. At Heavenly you can ski across the California/Nevada border and back. This is the perfect destination for skiers and riders of any ability level.

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Bear Mountain

Bear Mountain is one of the closest resort destinations to the Los Angeles area. Skiing and snowboarding are the obvious activities during the winter, however, the summer can be called anything but lacking for recreation opportunities.

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Tip from a California Destination Expert

"Timing is everything for a California vacation, you decide where and I'll tell you when the weather is best, crowds are lightest, and help you find the perfect lodging."

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