California, the Golden State, is like an all-you-can-eat American buffet: everyone who visits finds what they’re looking for and goes home fully satisfied. They also tell their friends and family about it too.

Yep, good old California doesn’t disappoint. Whether your clients are into theme parks, beaches, breathtaking nature spots or world-class shopping, booking them on a Californian holiday is the most legendary thing you can do. It’s a destination for the whole family!

To help spread the word and sing Cali’s praises, Excite Holidays has launched its 45 Days of California Dreaming campaign. With the help of a curated guide, the campaign aims to inform, inspire and assist agents in booking their client’s dream trip to the Golden State.

They’re also giving away California-inspired prizes EVERY DAY to agents that make a paid California booking between 24 April 2017 and Sunday 4 June 2017. But you can read more about that at the end…

For the moment, let’s see why California is the perfect destination for everyone, including families.


California is for the shoppers!

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Get out that plastic boys and girls! California is a shopper’s haven, with everything from boutique shops to big name designer brand stores colonising its avenues and boulevards.

For the best selection of designer wares (and to rub shoulders with the glitzy class) head to West Hollywood’s Design District and shop ’til you drop at the district’s 200 merchants, which includes boutiques such as Stella McCartney and John Varvatos. Then end the shopping spree with some R and R at Kinara Spa.


California is for the party people!


Party people, where you at? Because you should be in Cali!

The Golden State (or should it be the Festival State) is home to some of the most iconic festival names you’ve heard of, including Coachella (the music), Sacramento Farm-to-Fork (the food), San Diego International Beer Festival (the beer), Bottlerock Napa Valley (the wine), and Santa Barbara International Film Festival (the stars).


California is for the families!


Besides being the home of Hollywood, California is probably best known for its awesome family-friendly theme parks, such as  Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park, Universal Studios Hollywood and LEGOLAND.

But Cali is also home to incredible museums and aquariums that appeal as much to mum and dad as the kids, including Exploratorium: The Museum of Science, Art and Human Perception and Monterey Bay Aquarium. In California, the kids will never be bored and each day brings something new and exciting.


California is for the surfers & skiers


California pretty much propelled surfing into popular culture, and as a surfer, it wouldn’t be right to leave the Golden State without hitting the waves on one of the state’s gorgeous surf beaches.

But did you know that you can also surf under the iconic Golden Gate Bridge when the conditions are right? Whilst it’s usually best in winter when the swell is big enough, this is definitely one for the bucket list for experienced surfers!

For those that love the slopes as much as the waves, it’s even possible to surf and ski in the same day, as either end of Lake Tahoe is just over a three-hour drive from San Francisco. Just imagine waking up to the waves and going to sleep on the slopes – just another dream come true in California.


California is for everyone!


Of course, Cali is a destination filled to the brim with unique once-in-a-lifetime experiences that you can only have in the Golden State.

There’s zip lining through the Redwoods, working out at the iconic Muscle Beach in Venice, horseback riding in the Hollywood Hills, and watching a TV show taping, such as The Big Bang Theory, Two Broke Girls, the Ellen DeGeneres Show or Jimmy Kimmel Live.


Win a California-inspired prize everyday!


Excite Holidays is excited to be giving away an amazing California-inspired prize every day for 45 days. All agents have to do is make a paid California booking between 24 April 2017 and Sunday 4 June 2017, and they will automatically go into the draw to win an incredible prize, including an Apple Watch, Fitbit, Beats by Dre headphones and more!

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