City Stories: California Vacation Spots

If you’re thinking about taking a trip, then why not venture out to some of the sunniest vacation spots in California? We’re looking at a few popular destinations in California and what makes them great getaways.

Anaheim

 

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Whether you plan a trip to Anaheim for sports, theme parks, or proximity to Los Angeles, an Anaheim getaway guarantees that everyone wins. Spend some time at Disneyland, watch the Anaheim Ducks play at the Honda Center or the Angels play at Angel Stadium, and then relax at your hotel in Anaheim. Pack for a warm vacation because Anaheim boasts warm winters and hot summers, which is perfect for an evening activity like a night of music at the City National Grove of Anaheim.

Palm Springs

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Once a playground for celebrities and the rich and famous, today Palm Springs is a modern destination with a mid-century feel. Go to enjoy Coachella or to soak up the fabulous year-round weather. It’s perfect for hiking, biking, or one of the many parades, festival, or other cultural events. For a completely different perspective of the city, take the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Whether you decide to stay at a five-star resort or a cheap hotel in the city of Palm Springs, you’ll feel like you’ve earned a star on the Palms Springs Walk of Stars.

San Jose

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Ready to pitch a concept in Silicon Valley? Then head to San Jose and see if your dreams can come true. A visit to this sprawling city of 149 square miles might include a trip to one of the city’s many museums like the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum or the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose. Check out the migrating salmon and other wildlife while on a hike along San Jose’s many trails. The city even has a 5.5-acre Municipal Rose Garden with more than 4,000 roses. After a full day of activities in the Capital of Silicon Valley, rest your weary head in a hotel in San Jose.

Santa Clara

Located only about 5 miles away in Silicon Valley is Santa Clara. This football-loving city is home to the San Francisco 49ers and was the site of Super Bowl 50. With mild winters and warm, sunny summers, Santa Clara is the perfect vacation spot for outdoor lovers. Did you know Santa Clara has its very own Central Park? If you have the family in tow, check out roller coasters and more at California’s Great America amusement park. Since you’re in Silicon Valley, why not check out the Intel Museum? No matter which type of hotel in Santa Clara you decide to stay at, you’re destined to have a fantastic California vacation.

What will you do to create your own city stories? Get out there and travel across the country or around the globe to find out what’s great wherever you travel.

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