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Cheap flights to California

The top flight destination for California is Los Angeles

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The top flight destination for California is Los Angeles

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Arriving in California

Taking a break in California is just what you need to escape the pressures of everyday life. There are several direct California flights to Los Angeles and San Francisco from most UK international airports. What may surprise people is the fact that airfare to California tends to be cheaper than we all think and there are some great deals available throughout the year.

As the third largest state in the US, California has over 15 international and commuter airports that service California flights from all over the world on a daily and weekly basis, some California airports include Los Angeles International Airport, San Francisco International Airport and Oakland International Airport, to name but a few.

Getting Around in California

After your flight to California lands, your mode of transport for getting around should be one that will allow you to enjoy California to the fullest. Renting a car is one of the best ways to see the real California, anyone with a valid driver's license, a passport (for non-US citizens) and a credit card for a security deposit, can enjoy the meandering narrow roads with breathtaking views of the stunning Pacific coastline. Hiring a bike to explore California is also a possibility as major cities have many bike rental facilities; Los Angeles and San Francisco in particular have dedicated cycling paths. There is also the option of public transportation. Amtrak railway service and buses such as Greyhound operate throughout California and there are light rail services such as Coast Starlight and Pacific Surfliner, which also provide a leisurely way of travelling across the state.

Main Attractions in California

California is known for its iconic beaches and gorgeous seaside resorts. A trip will not be complete without a visit to the famous Venice Beach or trying out your surfing skills at Huntington Beach; don't forget the up-market Newport Beach and San Diego's Mission Beach for a day of family fun.

Also check out the spectacular Lake Tahoe in northern California, its 460 metre high, thundering waterfalls. offer beautiful panoramic views and many adventures. There is also Silicon Valley, the home of techno-wizards and California State Parks to visit. California is also a golfer's paradise, San Diego, alone, has 92 golf courses including the famous Pebble Beach course.

Shopping, Dining and Nightlife in California

There's no better place to shop than in California, where there are many malls and discount shops, not to mention the famous Rodeo Drive, which has every high fashion and designer shop you can think of. There is also the city of Ontario, which is home to California's largest entertainment and outlet mall. Californians turn into party creatures after the sun goes down; there are blues bars, comedy clubs, dance halls, discos and martini lounges everywhere you look. Los Angeles leads the way with an array of illustrious clubs frequented by the rich and famous, while San Francisco has a young and lively party scene. California is home to some of the world's greatest restaurants, eating and drinking your way around California has to be one of the most pleasurable ways to get the most out of your airfare to California. Check out the French Laundry in Napa Valley for American cuisine with a French twist and for the best Chinese cuisine, head to San Francisco's Chinatown.

On Arrival...
  • There are 138 airports in California and the 5 biggest are
  • Los Angeles Intl Airport (Los Angeles, CA)
    • Right now, 94 airlines operate out of Los Angeles Intl Airport.
    • Los Angeles Intl Airport offers nonstop flights to 175 cities.
    • Every week, at least 20,475 domestic flights and 3,325 international flights depart from Los Angeles Intl Airport.
  • SFO Intl Airport (San Francisco, CA)
    • Right now, 83 airlines operate out of SFO Intl Airport.
    • SFO Intl Airport offers nonstop flights to 118 cities.
    • Every week, at least 11,816 domestic flights and 1,512 international flights depart from SFO Intl Airport.
  • San Diego Intl Airport (San Diego, CA)
    • Right now, 69 airlines operate out of San Diego Intl Airport.
    • San Diego Intl Airport offers nonstop flights to 61 cities.
    • Every week, at least 5,040 domestic flights and 161 international flights depart from San Diego Intl Airport.
  • Sacramento Intl Airport (Sacramento, CA)
    • Right now, 45 airlines operate out of Sacramento Intl Airport.
    • Sacramento Intl Airport offers nonstop flights to 31 cities.
    • Every week, at least 2,646 domestic flights and 42 international flights depart from Sacramento Intl Airport.
  • John Wayne Airport (Orange, CA)
    • Right now, 25 airlines operate out of John Wayne Airport.
    • John Wayne Airport offers nonstop flights to 25 cities.
    • Every week, at least 1,981 domestic flights and 28 international flights depart from John Wayne Airport.