Tips for your holidays in California
California is also known as the Sunshine State, and there is a reason for that name! There are so many amazing things you can do during your holidays in California. You can visit incredible cities like San Francisco and L.A., visit some of the most beautiful beaches, or spend some time in the fascinating desert.
The Pacific Coast of California is a great place for ocean-lovers all over the world, and the coastal towns are blessed with a unique charm. It’s no surprise that California attracts tourists from all over the world, thanks to its beautiful natural diversity and exciting cities. There are people from a lot of different cultures, which has a big influence on the food in California cities. Make sure to try as many things you can while visiting California!
Also, although the weather is generally sunny in California, temperatures can vary quite a lot, depending on whether you’re on the coast or more inland, in the desert. Don’t forget to pack a jacket when visiting California!
Popular destinations for the best watersports and boat tours in California
California is blessed with a unique coastline full of amazing destinations. Of course you can enjoy a lot of boat tours and watersport activities all around!
San Diego is the zenith of the Golden State of California. It has a mild and friendly climate and is bursting with color and charm. Even though it is the eighth largest city in the United States, it still has the charm of a small coastal town. When you walk around the city, you can see surfers walking barefoot to their favorite surfing spot, which makes you feel like you're on vacation all the time.
San Francisco is one of those enchanted places where brilliant minds from all over the world gather to create amazing things. You can find everything in the city, from boho-hippie style to exciting new ideas in technology, in the blink of an eye. A real mix of different cultures, ideas, and creative people.
Of course it’s also a unique destination for boat tours and watersports. You can visit the famous Alcatraz Island and Prison on a boat tour
and also cruise by the famous Golden Gate Bridge. SUP and Kayak are also very popular watersports you can do in San Francisco. You can choose a private tour
, or book a beginner lesson
to learn the basics! Another super fun watersport activity in San Francisco are the Water Bikes
Santa Cruz is the perfect mix of cool surfer hippie vibes, calming walks along the beach, and a creative energy that makes people want to create things. You can find a lot of interesting places and cool people downtown who will inspire you. It is also a city full of young people who want to make the world a better place, thanks to the University Campus.
Santa Cruz is a famous destination for surfing, and attracts the world’s best surfers all year around. There is even a surf brand named after the city. So if you’re visiting Santa Cruz, booking a surf lesson is a Must-Do! Luckily you have many options to choose from - whether you want to have a private lesson
, a proper surf coaching
, or even enjoy a surf with famous surfer Bud Freitas
: Surfing in Santa Cruz is a once-in-a-lifetime experience
Language and currency in California
California is a state in the United States of America. The official language in the US is American English, like in all other states. If you speak basic school English, you will easily be able to communicate with locals in California.
The currency in the US is the US Dollar. You can exchange your currency in local banks, we recommend using the banks in town instead of the airport. Most shops and Restaurants accept Credit Cards, where you can pay also with foreign Credit Card (please check at your bank if fees apply).
Getting around in California
If you’re visiting California, there are a few ways to get around. However, the state is quite big, and public transportation is mainly available within and between the bigger cities. You can easily get from one city to another by bus, which is the easiest option to get around.
There are also trains available in California, which are also connecting the bigger cities. However, generally, the bus is a bit easier to get around with, because it connects more regions with one another.
Within the cities in California, you can also use Rideshare Apps like Uber, walk around, or use the electric scooters and/or bikes you can rent in the cities. Given the mild climate and sunny weather, these options are quite popular to get around in Californian cities.
If you want to explore the Natual Park and more hidden regions, renting a car is the best way to get around California. You can compare prices and book online in advance, and then pick up your care at any airport in California. By renting a car, you have more flexibility and get to visit some of the more remote beaches and natural wonders California has to offer!
Whatever you decide to do during your trip to California, we promise you will love the Sunshine State! Sunshine, friendly people and a lot of fun are guaranteed! For any further tips or requests, feel free to contact us anytime.