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State Facts - California

California Key Facts

  • State capital: Sacramento
  • State Population: 39.2 million 
  • Time Zone: PDT (UTC -7)
  • Key Industries: Agriculture, Film and Television, Travel and Tourism

With a diversified economy comprised of multiple industries including agriculture, media, tourism, and technology, California attracts hundreds of millions of visitors each year. Boasting some of the USA’s largest and most iconic cities – such as Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, and many more – business travel is a growing concern in California. As such, our selection of serviced apartments in California is unparalleled – providing the greatest range of California corporate housing on the market. Whether seeking a short term one-bedroom corporate serviced apartment, or a three-bedroom furnished apartment for a longer stay or relocation, SilverDoor’s portfolio of California apartments has you covered.

Things to do in California

California – the most visited state in the USA – is certainly not short of things to do during a business trip. Below are some of our favourite attractions and sights to see when staying in a California serviced apartment:

Yosemite National Park – This treasured expanse of natural beauty boasts some of the most incredible natural sights in the world. Covering over 750,000 acres, this world heritage site is home to giant sequoia trees, spectacular granite valleys, glaciers, and an array of impressive fauna.

Alcatraz Island – The notorious Alcatraz Island was once home to some of the world’s most infamous criminals, including Al Capone and Machine Gun Kelly. This former federal prison is not only filled with thrilling historical insights, but also provides unbeatable views of San Francisco Bay.

Hollywood – The most famous neighbourhood in the world, Hollywood is the mecca for film fans. From the iconic Hollywood sign, to the countless film studios peppering the town, there’s plenty to see and do when staying in the area.

Transport in California

With an illustrious history of car culture, California has one of the largest freeway systems in the USA. Getting around by car or cab is common, but there are plenty of other ways to get about when staying in one of our serviced apartments in California.

By rail – California has multiple rail services running across the state and throughout its cities. Los Angeles’ Metrolink connects the city with many South California destinations, for example, whereas lines such as the Muni Metro connects the districts of San Francisco.

By air – Due to the state’s vast size, travel between cities by plane is common. Largescale airports are therefore distributed across California, and include Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport, Sacramento International Airport, and San Jose International Airport.

By bus – Though a less popular form of transport, California’s cities all provide bus services for quickly getting from A to B. In addition to city-specific services, there are also intercity services provided by companies such as Greyhound and Megabus.

Things to know when visiting California

When staying in California corporate housing on business, there are some key things to know about prevailing cultural norms.

Healthy living – Eco-friendly initiatives, active living, and notorious, organic foods reign in California. There is also a state-wide ban on smoking indoors, in city parks, and beaches. If you like to stay active and eat healthily when travelling on business, you will love California. (But equally, there is plenty of extravagant restaurants and fast-food outlets to tempt your appetite!)

Individuality – Artistic expression and personal flair can be seen across the residents of California. As one of the most progressive states in the USA, ‘anything goes’…to some extent. While you can expect a more casual affair in California’s booming tech industries, it’s best to come suited and booted to corporate meetings and functions.

Warm climate - Most of California has a warm, Mediterranean-like climate. Summers tend to be very warm and dry, while winters typically see a lot of rainfall. On the coast temperatures tend to stay between 70- and 80-degrees Fahrenheit, making the beaches especially popular year-round.

Why choose a serviced apartment in California with SilverDoor?

When travelling on business, having a base to call home is essential. A California serviced apartment is ideal as it provides distinct living areas in which to work, sleep, relax, cook, and entertain. Unlike a standalone hotel room, California corporate housing comes with all you could need to live comfortably and self-sufficiently according to your schedule. Furthermore, serviced apartments often benefit from hotel-like services such as housekeeping and onsite amenities (such as gyms, pools, restaurants and conference facilities) meaning you needn’t spend precious time sourcing the essentials during your stay.

Why choose SilverDoor Apartments?

Serviced apartments in California offer the freedom you need while visiting on business. With SilverDoor, you can also expect the very best service and support at every stage of your stay. Our portfolio of California corporate housing options is unrivalled, meaning that wherever in the state you need to visit, we can accommodate your needs. Our dedicated Americas office and team can also provide exceptional knowledge about your destination, while also securing the very best rates on the market. As an impartial agency, we provide unbiased options best suited to your needs.