If you’re looking to get away from the wind, rain, cold temperatures, and snow that you’re experiencing at home this winter, book a trip to California. Here you’ll find ideal weather, pristine beaches, fashion-forward shopping, trendy bars and restaurants, and cities that offer rich culture. Destinations such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, and Santa Barbara are what make this such a special state. When you visit these five Cali cities this February, be sure to book a room in one of the state’s top-rated hotels.

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San Francisco

San Francisco is an eclectic California city that has so much to offer tourists. If you’re not afraid of heights, head to the famous Golden Gate Bridge to see some incredible views of the city. Are you a history buff? If so, take a trip out to Alcatraz Island to learn about this prison’s interesting background. If you’re traveling as a family, the kids will certainly stay entertained at The Exploratorium or Walt Disney Family Museum. Outdoor lovers everywhere should check out Twin Peaks, Lands End, Golden Gate Park, and San Francisco Bay.

Los Angeles

Come see how the celebrities live when you take a trip to exciting Los Angeles. Even take a celebrity tour to visit some of the estates and mansions of popular musicians, actors, designers, and stars of all sorts. If you’re a movie lover, University Studios Hollywood is a must see attraction, as is the Hollywood Walk of Fame. If you’re traveling with kids, spend a day or more at DisneyLand Theme Park to hang out with the Disney princes and princesses. If you’re looking to learn something valuable during your stay, take a trip to California Science Center or Nethercutt Museum.

Sacramento

Sacramento is a destination that offers the best of both worlds; whether you’re interested in experiencing scenic views or you want to enjoy the fast pace of the city, you’ll find what you’re looking for. Some of the top tourist hotspots here are California State Railroad Museum, Crocker Art Museum, California State Capitol and Museum, American River Bicycle Trail, Capitol Park, and Old Sacramento. As you can see, you won’t be bored here!

San Diego

Not only does San Diego offer one of the best zoos in the world, it is home to some of the most popular sites in California. If you love marine wildlife, make a trip to SeaWorldSan Diego. If you’d like to learn about the history of the city, visit USS Midway Museum, Cabrillo National Monument, Torrey Pines State Reserve, Fort Rosecrans Cemetary, or Mount Soledad.

Santa Barbara

Some people consider Santa Barbara to be the most beautiful town up and down the coast of California. Some of the most scenic views can be found on the Santa Barbar Waterfront. For a cultural experience, take a trip to Old Mission Santa Barbara, Lotusland, State Street, or even sign up for a wine tour and tasting. If you’re traveling as a family, consider seeing Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, or sign up for a dolphin watching tour.