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Things to do in California

Wherever you travel in California, we can offer you a choice of activities to take part in. It might be completing a guided hike through Yosemite’s sheer-sided valleys or exploring San Francisco on a bicycle ride. We can arrange for you to take a wine tasting tour in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys or whale watch on a boat trip in Monterey Bay.

Our specialists can help you decide which activities to include in your trip to help you make the most of your time in California.

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Ideas for experiencing California

Experiences you have as you travel often hold the longest memories. As part of their research trips, our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know California, and the best local guides. These activities reflect some of their best-loved experiences.

  • Kapawui Surfing Excursion L.A. Venice Beach

    Private Surf Lesson

    Los Angeles

    This is an opportunity to try a private surf lesson from an experienced instructor at the Kapowui Surf Club on Los Angeles's famous Santa Monica Beach.

  • The Griffith Observatory and Los Angeles city skyline

    Hollywood Hills 2.5 hour Sunset Hike

    Los Angeles

    On this guided tour, you’ll learn about the history of Los Angeles, hike to the top of Mount Hollywood to watch the sunset over the city below and visit the Griffith Observatory.

  • Start of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, LA California

    Hollywood Behind the Scenes Walking Tour

    Los Angeles

    Immerse yourself in the world of film-making and celebrities on this one-hour walking tour of Hollywood. During the walk you’ll visit the area’s key landmarks as well as lesser-known attractions.

  • Santa Monica Beach

    Private 1960s Cadillac Tour

    Los Angeles

    Take in the sites of Sunset Boulevard, Beverly Hills and Venice Beach in a 1960s Cadillac on this privately-guided tour in los Angeles.

  • Chinatown, San Francisco

    Chinatown Walking Food Tour

    San Francisco

    Learn about Chinese tea, explore the markets on Stockton Street, and see fortune cookies being made at the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory on this guided tour of San Francisco’s Chinatown.

  • Sausalito, San Francisco

    Bike the bay & Golden Gate Bridge

    San Francisco

    This three hour tour begins in Fisherman’s Wharf where you will be provided with a current year model bike with front handlebar bag, rear gear rack, and city map.

  • Saint Francis Chapel, Balboa Park, San Diego

    San Diego Old Town Trolley Tour

    San Diego

    San Diego offers an abundance of natural beauty, history and an array of cultural, iconic and entertaining attractions. One of the best ways to see it all is on board an Old Town Trolley Tour of San Diego.

  • Alcatraz island,

    California Sunset Cruise

    San Francisco

    On this two hour cruise, enjoy sunset views and a light buffet that includes a complimentary drink.

  • Sedona Outback

    Broken Arrow 4x4 Tour

    Sedona

    This exciting two-hour 4x4 off-road adventure leads you through and over Sedona's beautiful red rocks.

  • Hollywood Sign, LA

    Warner Brothers Tour

    Los Angeles

    Go behind the scenes of your favourite shows and films at Warner Brothers, the world's busiest motion picture and television studios with a rare look into the world of entertainment.