California never ceases to draw Texas visitors in with its vibrant beach cities, coastal wilderness parks and star-studded streets. Whatever type of Pacific-coast vacation you crave, flying to California is always a good choice. Plus, with most direct flights hovering around three hours, and with plenty of airport choices on both ends of the trip, you can find the perfect flight from Texas to California in minutes.
If you're leaving from Dallas, you can reach Los Angeles in just under two hours and 50 minutes. You can also fly to San Francisco in around three hours and 20 minutes or get to San Diego in two hours and 40 minutes. Flights from Houston to Los Angeles are just over three hours, and a flight from Austin to Los Angeles are around two hours and 45 minutes.
The states of Texas and California host some of the country's busiest airports by passenger traffic, which means you can find direct flights through most major airlines. Some of your options include American, United and Delta as well as jetBlue, Spirit and Sun Country. Keep in mind that bigger airports such as Dallas-Fort Worth and Los Angeles offer the most diverse airline choices.
Thanks to the generous number of major airports in both states, you can find dozens of direct flights from Texas to California on any given day. For example, around 10 flights leave from Dallas to San Francisco on a daily basis, and around a dozen leave from Dallas to Los Angeles. You can often find flights to major California destinations leaving every hour or so during the afternoon and evening.
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is the biggest and busiest airport in the state, but other major airports include George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Austin. In California, Los Angeles International Airport and San Francisco International Airport are the two busiest options while a few others include San Diego International Airport and Oakland International Airport.
You can generally find the cheapest direct flights from Dallas to San Francisco as well as Dallas to Los Angeles since the cities' busy airports offer a larger number of flights between the two states.
Texas may have its wide open spaces, BBQ grills and rodeos, but few can resist the temptation to escape the state for a while, trading rugged Texas terrain for the redwood forests or sprawling beaches of sunny California. If you're headed to the Los Angeles area, be sure to embark on a whale-watching cruise from Long Beach or stroll along the Hollywood Walk of Fame. If San Diego is your destination, check out the marine mammals at Sea World. Headed to Yosemite, Sequoia or one of the state's other pristine National Parks? A good idea is to use the shuttle to and within the park to avoid headaches. California enjoys mild weather year-round, but winters can get chilly, especially north along the coast. Come prepared with jeans, closed shoes and a light jacket for a fall or winter trip.
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