The cost of living in California’s major cities is high. Instead, stay in a smaller nearby city, and visit the larger ones on day trips. Palo Alto and San Jose, both less than an hour from San Francisco, are charming communities with their charm and much to do.
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There are numerous festival celebrations in California, every month, ranging from wine tasting to Scottish dancing, whale watching to the Indian Festival of Colors. They’re your opportunity to mingle with the locals while doing something off the beaten path.