California Car Hire - Did You Know?
- Is the third largest state in the USA by land mass.
- The famous Gold Rush was a catalyst for social and demographic change in 1848.
- Is home to the iconic Golden Gate bridge and Hollywood.
- Los Angeles and San Francisco attract millions of visitors per year.
California Mini Guide
California is a state which has always summed up the archetypal American dream of heading west to a land of plenty. The state is extremely fertile and has been an ideal location to grow crops, which in turn has attracted a large amount of migrant workers to California. Today Mexican culture, along with customs from a huge number of other ethnicities, is ingrained into the laid back Californian way of life.
Car rental in San Diego
is a good way to start the journey of a lifetime heading north up the California coast. San Diego has been voted one of the world’s best cities to live in, not least because of the amazing beaches on the Pacific coast which are easily accessible from San Diego.
Your journey should then take you up to the breath taking Big Sur coastline which has acted as an inspiration to many writers and artists over the years. The magical highway 101 winds along Big Sur, an area of pine trees, hidden coves and secluded beaches where seals and other wildlife can be seen.
No visit to California would be complete without going to Los Angeles
, and indeed most tourists will fly into the huge LAX international airport. Car rental Los Angeles allows you to cruise down the incredible Sunset Boulevard where the movies are made and the stars like to hang out at clubs such as Whiskey A Go Go.
While you’re there, take a trip down to Venice Beach where the beautiful people try to see and be seen and the sand is white and inviting. Another amazing coastal stop is at the charming town of Santa Cruz where a forest of giant red wood trees sits atop a cliff looking out over the coast and some great surfing breaks. Your final stop on the tour can be at San Francisco, the incredible hilltop city which overlooks Alcatraz prison and the Golden Gate Bridge.