California: How Do I Get There?

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Fransisco

The vast majority of visitors to
California is by air if you're not living in the state. Otherwise, you're going to be driving around the state to explore.

There's not really a whole lot to say about getting here except that incoming flights to the hub in the southern part of the state is the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) while the incoming flights to the hub in the northern part of the state is the San Fransisco Airport (SFO). Domestic flights have many options of smaller airports to fly into (e.g. John Wayne in the OC, Long Beach, San Jose, etc.).

From there, you'll either have to rent a car or drive your own car (assuming you live in or somewhere near here to be able to do this). There are many freeways, highways, and roads to get around, and covering them all would be beyond the scope of this website. Consult maps from the Automobile Club of Southern California (AAA), Rand McNally, Thomas Guide, or other road atlases to help you get around. Or, if you're like many people who already have an idea of which addresses to be driving to and from, you could also use Mapquest online. Or even better yet, you could trust your GPS navigation like the Garmin nüvi, which is what we use.

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