Visit Southern California
Southern California, or SoCal to locals, embodies the quintessential west coast lifestyle of sunshine, surf culture and beachside living. From the glamour of Los Angeles, to the Orange County highlights of Huntington Beach and Newport Beach, and the year-round sunshine of San Diego, Southern California never fails to impress. But Southern California's charms aren't confined to the coast, head into the dramatic desert landscape around Palm Springs for a truly unique experience.
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Enjoy a journey through the legendary Panama Canal, calling on storied places like Cartagena and anchoring along the stunning coastline of Cabo San Lucas
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Enjoy the stunning scenery of Alaska before sailing down the west coast and visiting the iconic city of San Francisco before arriving at Los Angeles.
Top itineraries in Southern California
Discover the beauty of Yosemite National Park, austere Death Valley, the bright lights of Vegas, spectacular Grand Canyon and everything in between on this curated road trip.
A truly iconic USA fly-drive, the Pacific Coast Highway brings you between San Francisco and Los Angeles, calling into world-class vineyards, pretty coastal towns and sweeping golden beaches.
There's no better way to explore the USA than by car. The driving is easy with inexpensive fuel and excellent roads that link vibrant cities with wide-open spaces, spectacular countryside and breathtaking coastlines.
Top places to stay in Southern California
Watch scorching sunsets silhouette palm trees over one of the world’s most famous beaches as your accommodation is firmly planted among Santa Monica’s exclusive bars and restaurants, the haunts of LA’s rich and famous.
Perfect for those who like to be near the action but not deafened by it, Shutters on the Beach is a stylish yet quiet hideaway in sassy Santa Monica, and a highly regarded member of The Leading Hotels of the World group.
Named ‘the best-kept secret in Santa Monica’ by The Los Angeles Times, this chic and contemporary boutique hotel is one of Santa Monica’s hippest haunts.
Where to go in Southern California
America's self-styled 'finest city', San Diego is wonderfully laid back, blessed with brilliant year-round weather, beautiful beaches, and plenty of family-friendly attractions.
With its modernist architecture, world-leading golf courses, star-studded music festivals, vibrant LGBT community and spectacular national-park surrounds, Greater Palm Springs is California at its inclusive best.
Southern California articles
Wexas USA specialist Patrick Griffin brings us off the beaten track of California to give his expert recommendations on the Golden State's wines and desert enclaves.
With nearly 2,500 miles to choose from, we’ve put together the must-see stops along Route 66 – America’s original road trip. Along with the big-city highlights, there’s plenty of off-the-beaten-track intrigue, including national parks and forgotten railroad towns.
From renting classic cars to planning high-end picnics, these tips will help you craft a luxury self-drive holiday.
Arguably one of the most overlooked draws of Highway One, the abundant sea lion and seal population is both fascinating and adorable. If you don't know where to look to find them, follow our guide to the five best places to spot California's favourite marine life.
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