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California overview

California is a budget-friendly place, known for its natural features, and features picturesque views of islands and rivers. You're sure to enjoy all of the coffee and dining options. Take in some of the area's local culture at Patuxent River Naval Air Museum and Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center. Head to St. Mary's River State Park and Cecil's Old Mill to make some memories. California is a family- and business-friendly destination with something for everyone.

Where to stay in California

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around California has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in California with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all California hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best California hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to California

Fly in to Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National), 47.6 mi (76.6 km) from central California.

What to see around California

A top highlight is the area's museums, as well as places like:
  • • Patuxent River Naval Air Museum
  • • Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center
  • • Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum
  • • Kinsale Museum
It's notable for its rivers and favourite places for nature lovers that include:
  • • St. Mary's River State Park
  • • Greenwell State Park
  • • Elms Beach Park
  • • St. Clement's Island State Park
  • • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary
Here are some top sights to see:
  • • Cecil's Old Mill
  • • Drum Point Lighthouse
  • • Sotterley Plantation
  • • St. Mary's College of Maryland
  • • Perigeaux Vineyards and Winery

When to visit California

Curious about when the best time to visit is? Here are the seasonal trends to help with your planning:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 16°C day, -2°C night
  • April-June: 32°C day, 5°C night
  • July-September: 32°C day, 14°C night
  • October-December: 24°C day, -1°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 267 cm
  • April-June: 296 cm
  • July-September: 339 cm
  • October-December: 259 cm
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