San Francisco is known for its hippy vibes and Northern Californian appeal. Built on a series of 43 hills, old-fashioned cable cars are one of the best ways to get around. Make sure to check out attractions like the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, infamous Alcatraz Prison and stunning vistas at Coit Tower. San Francisco is also within easy travelling distance of California’s internationally renowned vineyards in Sonoma Valley. Head south to Monterey Bay and Santa Barbara. Monterey Bay is home to a world-class aquarium which overlooks a national marine sanctuary. Here you can see local aquatic animals like sea otters, giant sea bass, sharks and sturgeons. The bay also has traditional adobe buildings and the historic Cannery Row. A little further south is the elegant Santa Barbara with its beautiful historic buildings and gorgeous beaches. It’s the ideal place to relax before heading to Los Angeles. Travel south to Los Angeles, California’s creative centre. You can visit the iconic block-letter Hollywood sign, see the home of movie stars and maybe even bump into your celebrity crush. Make sure to check out the stars lining Hollywood Boulevard and take a behind the scenes tour of a film studio. LA also boasts some of California’s, if not the nation’s, best restaurants and bars.