Feel the magic of Anaheim's Disneyland Park, especially at night when it lights up with parades and fireworks. Next door at Disney's California Adventure, take a simulated hang glider tour in Soarin' Over California or ride the adrenalin-pumping The Twilight Zone and Tower of Terror.
In nearby Buena Parks' Knott's Berry Farm, enjoy 160 acres of rides and attractions for all ages, including Camp Snoopy. At Universal Studios, you can tour movie and TV backlots, as well as enjoying fun rides and shows.. Hogwarts comes to Hollywood in April 2016 when the 'Wizarding World of Harry Potter' opens here...
Further north in Valencia, at Six Flags Magic Mountain, known for thrilling rides, the X2 rollercoaster hurtles you up at 76 miles per hour!
South towards San Diego at Carlsbad you can discover LEGOLAND, where these plastic bricks are transformed into fantastic scenes. There's plenty of kid-friendly rides here too.
San Diego offers interesting and educational parks, from San Diego Zoo Wild Animal Park where you can Journey through Africa on a tram tour to observe rhinos and and creatures. Or SeaWorld, home of Shamu the killer whale and other fascinating ocean animals. Our favourite is San Diego Zoo with its huge collection of rare and endangered species.
If you thought all of California's theme parks where in the south, think again!.
Just outside of San Francisco you have Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and California's Great America.
Knott's Berry Farm with Free Transportation
World of Colour at Disney's California Adventure Park
GO Los Angeles Card
Disneyland Resort Character Meals
The O.C. Experience
Hogwarts Comes to Hollywood
Where you stay is the heart of your holiday. Location reigns supreme but do you prefer resort facilities or unique and boutique? Historic and old world or modern and shiny?
We aim to present choices across the spectrum but there are many hundreds of places to stay and not room to feature them all. Do speak to your Bon Voyage travel consultant and click the video for our take on this important topic.
We would rate the Bellagio as one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. Fabulous, glitzy, exciting. We loved having breakfast at the poolside café... one of our best experiences ever. If it hadn't been for you we wouldn't have had the suite or cabana and we loved them. We both agreed that the hotel was the best for us and you had suggested that so well done!Leonore & Mike Rumford