The Best Things To Do In California


The Best Things To Do In California

A custom California vacation is perfect for independent travelers or group of friends looking to take advantage of the ultimate freedom in international travel. Pick your destination and we create a customized guide of the very best things to do based on your favorite interests, activities, preferences and hobbies.


You decide which destinations you want to see, which accommodations you want to stay in and how long you’ll stay in each location. From 5 star hotels to a private room from Airbnb and everything in-between. We work within your preferences and budget for the best possible experience.


Customizable, Independent Tours.

Wander around beautiful California in your own private car. Take in the beauty of the golden hills, stopping for lunch on your way to world class mountain resorts of Lake Tahoe, Mammoth and Big Bear. Visit some of the greatest national parks in the world at Redwood, Yosemite and Big Sur. Roam the underrated central coast California beach towns of Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara. Visit Southern California and experience the beautiful beaches of San Diego and Orange County. Enjoy some rest and relaxation along with wine tasting tours in Napa or Sonoma. Visit San Francisco or Los Angeles two of the premier cities in the world, all while staying in your choice of hotels, private homes or friendly, family-owned bed and breakfasts.

  • A California vacation is perfect for the independent traveler or group of friends looking to take advantage of the ultimate freedom in international travel.
  • You decide which cities you want to see, which hotels to stay in and how long you'll stay in each location with our custom packages.
  • Experience all of California's most famed hot spots and highlights as you drive your own car from place to place.
  • No other tour package allows you the freedom to make your own reservations within a totally flexible travel schedule.

See the places you’ve dreamed of, the way you want to see them.


The best places to get coffee, breakfast, brunch, lunch, a quick bite, happy hour, dinner, drinks and dessert. Eat like a local and find all of the best places to enjoy while you're away from home. Regardless of what your favorite things to eat and drink we send you the best options and you have the freedom to try whatever you want.


Every destination in California has amazing options for you to try something you love or something new. Relaxing, shopping, music, sports, the possibilities with your free time are endless. We make sure you can do your favorite hobbies with the best options available in your destination.

Local Events

Don't miss out on local events that are going on during your stay. We keep you updated on festivals, farmers markets, concerts, comedy shows, sporting events, theater, local favorites and almost any events you can think of that will be happening during your stay. We also have exclusive packages for the biggest annual events in California.

Exclusive Deals  

Discounts that are only for Swannado members are sent directly to you. We work with only the best possible options and when companies offer specials incentives for you to try them the savings are sent directly to you. You pick and choose the best possible options for you at no extra charge.

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