Visiting California Guide
If you are visiting California, it is important to plan ahead. With so much to do and see its best to have a plan in place before travelling. The best way to enjoy your holiday in California is to make sure that you have as much time possible to explore, by renting a van allows you to do so. No more waiting on public transport, walking to train stations or bus stops.
We have compiled a useful guide on visiting California, LAXpress Van Rental, tips & recommendations of places to visit and hotels at your convenience.
Guides on where to drive and what to see in California
San Francisco is considered one of the greatest cities in the world for many things, including five-star dining, a happening theater scene, and gay and lesbian culture. And, beyond the fifty-square-mile city, in the surrounding Bay Area, there’s so much more to explore, including Silicon Valley’s innovations, Marin’s Headlands, the vineyards of Napa Valley and Sonoma County, and Berkeley’s free spirit. For more information of how to rent a van form LAXpress Van Rental from San Francisco, please CALL us at 1-877-405-6444
Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego
Playground California: Southern California Family-Fun Road Trip
Have a blast at top attractions, sunny beaches, and other must-see family destinations in San Diego.
San Francisco Bay Area, Gold Country, Central Coast
Playground California: Northern California Family-Fun Trip
Take a playful spin to top family attractions in Sacramento, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and Monterey.
Sun Lover’s Road Trip: Coronado to Julian
Travel to world-famous attractions, perfect beaches, and majestic high country on this sun-splashed.
The most difficult part of planning a San Diego vacation is deciding what to do, what to see and where to go. With infinite options for activities to try, regions to explore and attractions to enjoy, you’ll find something new each time you visit.
San Diego offers every kind of activity imaginable; from world-renowned attractions, unlimited outdoor recreation, a thriving arts and culture community, sightseeing tours and award-winning restaurants, you’re sure to find a host of things to entertain and inspire.
But perhaps the best part of a San Diego vacation is doing nothing at all. With 70 miles of beautiful beaches, countless parks and gardens, and endless opportunities for pampering at one of the areas many spas and resorts, San Diego is an excellent destination for some quality R&R.
Use this guide to plan your ideal trip to San Diego, including 50 things that you can do that are absolutely free. For more information of how to rent a van form LAXpress Van Rental from San Diego, please CALL us at 1-877-405-6444
California’s Big Surprise: Redding to Chico Adventure Drive
Take a tour to hike, explore, and climb some of the state’s most spectacular natural treasures.
San Francisco Bay Area
Waterfront Wonderland: San Francisco to Santa Cruz
Circle the bay to explore cities, shoreline, and foodie favorites.
Playland of the Pacific: Anaheim to Buena Park
Theme parks, beaches, sun—welcome to the ultimate place to let yourself go.
The orange orchards of Orange County are a little harder to find these days, but not so the ideal citrus-growing climate. Theme parks, outdoor shopping complexes, and fine restaurants in Anaheim, Costa Mesa and quintessential beach towns along the coast take advantage of the great weather. For more information of how to rent a van form LAXpress Van Rental from Orange County, please CALL us at 1-877-405-6444
- Anaheim – Home of Disneyland, the Anaheim Ducks (National Hockey League) and Los Angeles Angels (Major League Baseball), second most populous.
- Buena Park – The city known as the home of Knott’s Berry Farm, lots of used car lots, gateway to Los Angeles.
- Fullerton – Home to Cal State Fullerton
- Huntington Beach – “Surf City”. Huntington Beach has a long surfing tradition and famous beaches.
- Irvine – One of youngest and the largest city in terms of land size. A somewhat gentrified community with a significant Asian-American heritage.
- Laguna Niguel – one of the larger and more wealthy/exclusive communities in south Orange County, the city has most parks per square mile in the county and home to the Chet Holifield Federal Building.
- Newport Beach – one of the richest communities in the nation, and the setting of The O.C.
- Santa Ana – one of the oldest and largest cities in Orange County, with a tremendous Mexican-American population and cultural influences.
- Seal Beach – A small beach town with a host of cute shops, awesome local restaurants, and a handful of Irish pubs mostly situated on Main Street.
Zoom-Zoom & Mountain Fun: San Bernardino to Ontario
Hi-octane thrills, pine-scented forests, mountain lakes.
Mountain Magic: Truckee to Yosemite Valley
Heed the playful call of California’s alpine majesty.
This coming year, Yosemite National Park will celebrate the 150th anniversary of The Yosemite Grant Act, which established Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove as the first protected wild land in the United States.
With its nearly 1,200 square miles, the crown jewel of the National Parks system offers unparalleled outdoor experiences year-round. Though the park has weathered many storms in its 150 years, it is thriving and open for business. Regardless of which gateway you enter – Lee Vining, Oakhurst, Bodie, or Groveland – there’ something for everyone. For more information of how to rent a van form LAXpress Van Rental from High Sierra, please CALL us at 1-877-405-6444
Wild Waves and Big Trees: Crescent City to Kelseyville
Explore in kayaks, ride horses, and see redwood giants on a top-down coastal drive.
Highs and Lows: Furnace Creek to Anza Borrego
Travel from the lowest spot in North America to pine-topped peaks on an epic desert drive.
Central Valley, Gold Country
Farm Country Fun: Vacaville To Bakersfield
Carousels, riverboats, blend-your-own ice cream—here’s a kid-perfect drive through California
Central Coast Cruise: Ventura To Monterey
Lazy rivers, plunging waterfalls, and kid-friendly wineries make this coastal trip tops for the whole family.
The Central Coast is divided into four distinct regions and has Visitor Services within each of these areas available to assist you in planning your journey along “The Original Road Trip.”
Starting from the south, the regions are Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Monterey Bay. These four areas encompass everything you expect from the California coast, with miles of rocky shoreline, dreamy beaches for swimming and surfing, and panoramic views out over the Pacific. But these regions also extend far inland and take in both towering mountains and rolling hills. Some areas are even desert-like too.
The Ventura Region is home to the coastal cities of Ventura and Oxnard but is about more than the beach too. Backed by rugged mountain terrain, the arty Ojai Valley looks like a vintage orange-crate label come to life while the region’s Heritage Valley is a fertile agricultural area of farms and small towns.
San Francisco Bay Area
Romance in Santa Cruz
Couples searching for a romantic getaway can look no further than Santa Cruz County.