Fly and Drive Adventures in the Golden State

 

There’s no better way to explore California at leisure than with a fly and drive holiday. No more being confined to a radius around one city or destination, just fly to a city, hire a car and hit the open road!

As the third largest, and most populous, state in the USA, the sheer area travelers have the opportunity to explore is overwhelming and, during the fly-drive break, there’s no way they’ll be able to discover every square mile. That being said, with the freedom of being behind the wheel, travelers will be able to plan a trip to the Golden State that includes everything that they want to do, without having to worry too much about set dates and logistics.

A beautiful sunset as seen from a rocky beach in Malibu.

A beautiful sunset as seen from a rocky beach in Malibu.

California is home to eight of the most populated cities in the US as well as a copious amount of national parks and natural attractions. It’s also the quintessential road trip destination. Travelers booking their fly-drive breaks with Trailfinders will be able to take advantage of quality advice and recommendations from a reputable agent, and also enjoy the adventure on their own terms.

[Also see our travel article “Road Trip: Los Angeles to San Francisco“]

The two major destinations in the state – Los Angeles and San Francisco – are separated by almost 500 miles of roads, but don’t be disheartened. The drive passes through some of the country’s most phenomenal scenery, literally hugging the cliffs of Big Sur, passing through the quaint towns of Monterey and Carmel, and going near the San Luis Obispo wine country.

Reading Suggestion: The small town of San Simeon is a great destination for travelers on Highway 1.

A stretch of Highway 1 in Big Sur. Photo credit Alberto Cabello / Flickr CC BY 2.0

A stretch of Highway 1 in Big Sur. Photo credit Alberto Cabello / Flickr CC BY 2.0

From the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles (home to Hollywood, Long Beach and Beverley Hills) to the cable cars and sloping streets of San Francisco, there’s so much to see within these cities, and beyond. Yosemite National Park and Death Valley are well worth adding to any itinerary for fans of the great outdoors, while San Diego and Santa Barbara are perfect for some sun worshipping.

See all the articles, top ten lists and guides in our California travel section.

 

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