WHEN TO GO
California is a year-round destination and the best time to visit depends on what you want to see and do. Much of California enjoys warm, dry summers
and mild winters.
California is reknowned for farm-to-table dining, but we also recommend the cheap and cheerful Mexican food, delicious especially from trucks like Los Angeles institution Leo’s Tacos (locations throughout the city).
To really explore the best of this huge state, a car is ideal. Visit picturesque small towns, search for the perfect photo spot or stop for a picnic. You can’t go wrong with the stunning coastal drive on Route 101.
Beautiful Joshua Tree National Park — just out of Palm Springs — which straddles the Colorado and Mojave Deserts. Gaze out over the Coachella Valley, site of the namesake music festival.
For an unforgettable picnic spot, head to the cliffs overlooking “Glass Beach” in MacKerricher State Park, a little gem along the Pacific Coast Highway. Mother Nature’s handiwork with sea glass has resulted in the stunning strands of coloured glass pieces that sparkle in the sun.