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Holidays in California

America’s coolest riviera

From dazzling piers and drives along the Pacific Coast Highway, California is America’s hippest riviera. From boho fishing towns alongside glam neighbourhoods and rugged bays. It joins America’s coolest yet most scenic destinations.


It's never too early to think ahead and plan your next amazing holiday. Guarantee the hotel you want and gain early access to a choice of Virgin Atlantic flights as far ahead as 2024.

We fly to California daily

11 hour flight
London Heathrow to Los Angeles
London Heathrow to San Francisco
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You can also fly from Manchester, Aberdeen, Edinburgh or Belfast on one of our partner airlines.

Where to visit in California

See more of it in one go

It's a big, beautiful world – and we're here to help you see more of it. California is full of exciting destinations, so why not experience more than one of them within your holiday. You could even tag on a little trip to Nevada too!

Check out some of our favourite multi-destination itineraries:

San Francisco Excursions

4 nights San Francisco - 3 nights Las Vegas


From the Golden Gate Bridge to the golden lights of the Vegas strip!

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4 nights San Francisco - 4 nights Las Vegas - 4 nights Los Angeles

Three major West Coast Cities, all in one jam-packed, exciting trip!

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Los Angeles

4 nights Los Angeles - 4 nights Las Vegas


It's all glamour and glitz in this twin-centre, from Hollywood to Sin City!

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Hit the open road

California is known as the ultimate road trip destination, and it's easy to see why. From theme parks to beaches, incredible scenery to bright city lights, and of course the endless sunshine!

If you want the freedom to explore California your own way, why not book a fly-drive, pick up your car in LA or San Francisco, and choose your own route, stopping when you want, where you want!

California attraction tickets

Disney California Adventure Park

Disneyland Resort

With its mix of new and classic attractions and entertainment, Walt Disney’s original Theme Park is home to timeless fun. Disneyland Park is a beloved Southern California destination where generations of families can experience 8 amazingly themed lands, and there's even more fun to be had at Disney California Adventure Park,  where the stories of Disney, Pixar and beyond come to life and the much loved characters from Cars and Super Heroes like Spider-Man & Captain America call home. 

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Universal Studios Hollywood

Get ready for the ultimate Hollywood experience. Go behind the scenes of the world-famous Studio Tour to explore real film sets where Hollywood movies are made. From magical spells to magical creatures, from dark villains to daring heroes, it’s all here at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™. And if that's not enough - SUPER NINTENDO WORLD™ IS NOW OPEN!


Call to book: 0344 472 9646

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Hotels in California

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Essential Information for California

Local time
+ 16hrs
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Flight information
11h 10m
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Flight schedule
Virgin Atlantic flight daily from Heathrow to Los Angeles and San Francisco.
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Driving the Pacific Coast Highway

The drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco is around 10 hours. Break up the journey with overnight stays in some wonderful Californian beach towns.

California Coast

Do I need a visa?

To travel to the USA, you will need an ESTA visa and it must be approved at least 3 days before you head off on holiday. Find out more about Travel Visas here »

Good to know

Read our Useful Information for guidance on what to expect before and during your holiday, including travel requirements, local customs and hotel facilities. 

Highlights of California

Sun, sea and sand...And action-packed cities. And iconic sights. And natural beauty. And good food and wine. And adventure… aaand pretty much everything else you need for an unforgettable travel experience. 

In case you can’t tell, we love California. Not sold? Alright, we’ll just have to convince you. It doesn’t matter whether you’re heading out for that American road trip you’ve been talking about for years, or you’re beelining to the Californian coast for some much-needed sun at an everything-included hotel: You can ‘do’ California holidays exactly the way you want to, whatever your travel style and needs.

Planning a holiday to California, with all its variety and so much going on, can be almost overwhelming. Where to start? What to prioritise? First things first, some coastal Cali highlights to add to your daydream agenda (and, you know, your actual agenda). From the very best of California vineyards to the must-see city sights, here’s the things we think are not to be missed:

If you’re itching to book your holiday to California this very second, we don’t blame you one bit. Check out our fantastic California hotels and let’s do this!

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