Enjoy the miles of coastline that California has to offer, such as at Santa Monica State Beach.

California Travel Guide

California Travel Guide

With a size and economy that exceeds many countries, it's no wonder that one state can offer so much. California is a giant playground offering year-long sunshine, ocean, mountains, desert and yes, celebrities. Whether you're visiting the Golden Gate Bridge, Hollywood sign or cruising along Pacific Coast Highway, there's always plenty to see and do on the West Coast.

Catalina Island

Orange County

San Francisco

Central Coast

Palm Springs

San Jose

Los Angeles



Monterey & Carmel

Santa Barbara

Ventura County

Napa & Sonoma

San Diego

Getaways from Los Angeles


The dining room of Scratch Bar & Kitchen in Encino, California

Restaurant Reviews Statewide
Browse GAYOT's extensive restaurant listings in cities throughout the state to find the best dining in California. 

Search by City

Top 10 Lists for Select Cities


A guest room at the St. Regis San Francisco in Caifornia

Accommodations by City
GAYOT reviews and rates hundreds of California hotels so you can enjoy the perfect stay.

Hotel Features

La Quinta Resort & Club in California

Full Reviews 
From seaside fantasies in Santa Barbara to snowshoeing in Mammoth Lakes, GAYOT offers expert features on California's best hotel properties.


Business Travel Guide

The California State Capitol building in Sacramento

Staying Busy In the Golden State
Read GAYOT's Business Travel Guides for the latest info on restaurants, hotels and off-the-clock diversions, all with the business traveler in mind.

Anaheim/Orange County


San Francisco

Los Angeles

San Diego

Top Weekend Getaways from Los Angeles

Head to San Diego County, California, for a more laid-back vibe

Close Escapes
From the mountains to the desert, these weekend getaways can be easily reached from L.A. by car or train.

Top Weekend Getaways from San Francisco

Tour the vineyards in Napa Valley, California

Jump on a train or hop in the car and enjoy a weekend at any of these destinations that are just a road trip away from San Francisco.


Go paragliding at Torrey Pines Gliderport, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Things to Do in La Jolla

Top 10 Things to Do on Catalina Island

Top 10 Things to Do in La Jolla

Top 10 Things to Do in Los Angeles

Top 10 Things to Do in San Francisco

Get more information at the California official website