Summer Vacations in California

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Summer Vacations in California: Top Destinations

Go on Relaxing Summer Vacations in California

When it comes to the perfect summer vacations, you really can't go wrong on a visit to the Golden State. Sunshine, easy-going people, and many options for activities, no matter where you stay wherever you head.

Summer Vacations in California: Top Accommodations

Apartment Crystal Bay
-58%
Sep 18 - Sep 25
Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Crystal Bay, Washoe County, Nevada, United States
from $382 $905
Grand Welcome Vacation Rentals
3.9
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House Incline Village
-36%
Jun 5 - Jun 12
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Incline Village, Washoe County, Nevada, United States
from $122 $190
Lake Tahoe Properties
4.8
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House Homewood
-44%
Jun 5 - Jun 12
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Homewood, Placer County, California, United States
from $286 $511
Grand Welcome Vacation Rentals
4.0
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House Tahoe Vista
-56%
Sep 18 - Sep 25
House ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Tahoe Vista, Placer County, California, United States
from $318 $719
Grand Welcome Vacation Rentals
3.5
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House Incline Village
-39%
Sep 18 - Sep 25
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Incline Village, Washoe County, Nevada, United States
from $147 $241
Lake Tahoe Properties
4.8
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House Incline Village
-44%
Sep 18 - Sep 25
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Incline Village, Washoe County, Nevada, United States
from $128 $226
Lake Tahoe Properties
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House Dollar Point
-40%
Sep 18 - Sep 25
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Dollar Point, Placer County, California, United States
from $128 $215
Lake Tahoe Properties
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House Incline Village
-42%
Jun 12 - Jun 19
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Incline Village, Washoe County, Nevada, United States
from $137 $234
Lake Tahoe Properties
4.4
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House California
-58%
Sep 18 - Sep 25
House ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
California, United States
from $220 $522
RedAwning
4.3
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5 Most Beautiful Summer Destinations in California

Relax on the most beautiful beaches, visit the tall redwoods, and enjoy outdoor activities like sea kayaking or hiking this summer. Here's our list of the 5 most stunning spots to do it all this summer in California.

  • 1. Oceanside

    Visit this idyllic seaside haven near San Diego, where you'll find plenty of summer activities. Beautiful beaches, lots of amusement parks (like Disneyland, Legoland, and SeaWorld) and other family-friendly perks make this an easy choice for everyone. Explore 6 miles of coastline, a surf museum, and opportunities for whale-watching, fishing, and deep-sea diving.

  • 2. Malibu

    Make your summer vacations in California as memorable as possible, with a trip to Malibu. There's a reason it's the playground of the rich and famous. Malibu is home to some of the most spectacular beaches in the country, with gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy a meal at one of the city's numerous restaurants, or go for a kayaking trip to see the city from the water.

  • 3. Bodega Bay

    Imagine a charming fishing village in Sonoma County, protected from the wind with walking trails along the cliffs. Kayak around the area, or grab a surfboard and hit the waves for adventure. Like fishing? There's plenty to catch here, whether you're out on your own or on a guided expedition.

  • 4. Manchester

    Marvel at the redwoods here, or just gaze at the lighthouses that dot the shoreline along Manchester Beach. Come during the King's Street Festival, when the town lights up with markets and street performances. Here you can easily make the most of your summer vacations in California.

  • 5. Tahoe City

    Summer vacations in California aren't complete without a trip to Lake Tahoe. Play tennis, walk along the forested roads, or just enjoy the famous lake in all its glory. Who says Lake Tahoe is only good for its ski slopes?

Best Places to Stay for Summer Vacations in California

House Incline Village
-42%
Sep 18 - Sep 25
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Incline Village, Washoe County, Nevada, United States
from $175 $303
Lake Tahoe Properties
4.7
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House Tahoe Vista
-56%
Sep 18 - Sep 25
House ∙ 5 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Tahoe Vista, Placer County, California, United States
from $297 $676
Grand Welcome Vacation Rentals
4.6
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House Kings Beach
-49%
Sep 18 - Sep 25
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms
Kings Beach, Placer County, California, United States
from $140 $275
Lake Tahoe Properties
5.0
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The Weather in California

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