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California – Best time to go

Best time to visit California

California enjoys a pleasant Mediterranean climate where summer coastal temperatures can reach highs of 30°C and desert regions may reach over 55°C. In winter, temperatures across mountain regions will often drop below freezing, bringing snow cover. In lowland areas, temperatures may still reach 20°C between November and March. 

California is a year-round destination but given the size of the state, there are variations in some regions more than others, so whether you are a sun worshipper or snow lover, the best time to visit really comes down to what you want to see and do.

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Griffith Observatory

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Los Angeles

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Yosemite National Park

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San Diego

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Kayaking on Lake Tahoe

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Redwood trees

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Northern California

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Greater Palm Springs

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Death Valley National Park

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