On the West Coast of the United States, California offers plenty of travel ideas. It is mainly because of the reason that it is geographically diverse and each diversity results in its own beauty. It is one of the largest state in the United States regarded as the Golden State due to its historical past. The state is one of the most visited travel destinations not only just by Americans but also by people all around the world.
Monterey was the state capital once. However, being located in the central part of the state, Sacramento has been the capital city of California. Los Angeles is the largest and most populous city. Among the popular cities of California there are San Francisco, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Monterey, Palm Springs, San Jose, Long Beach, Berkeley, Oakland, Santa Ana, Anaheim, Santa Cruz, Fresno, Bakersfield, Pasadena etc. Most of these cities are popular with their beauties as they are worldwide famous. For example, Los Angeles called as the “City of Angels” is the most populous and charming city in which many celebrities live.
The regions of California are mainly: San Diego County, Deserts, Inland Empire, Los Angeles County, Orange County, Central Coast, San Francisco Bay Area, North Coast, Shasta Cascade, Central Valley, Gold Country, High Sierra.
As a travel destination California houses National Parks & monuments, amusement and theme parks, natural attractions, wineries, spots for outdoor activities and beaches.
In order to learn tne meaning of “having fun” amusement and theme parks of California must be visited. Among them there are Disney Land, Universal Studio, SeaWorld, Marine World, Hurricane Harbor, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Earthquake, Knotts Berry Farm, Lego Land, Funderland, Scandia Amusement Park, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Marine World, Paramount’s Great America. These are all mustsee places for the visitors.
California has many beautiful National Parks, State Parks and Monuments such as Channel Islands National Park, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Death Valley National Park, Redwood National Park, Sequoia National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, Kings Canyon National Park, Point Reyes National Seashores, Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe, Lava Beds National Monument, Cabrillo National Monument, Lassen Volcanic National Park etc.
The state also presents architectural landmarks and museums. In Los Angeles, casinos offer top class entertainment. No need to tell how much popularity Hollywood owns. Golden Gate Bridge, Hollywood Wax Museum, Mission San Carlos Borromeo del Río Carmelo in Carmel, The San Francisco Opera, The American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, Alcatraz are also places to see.
For the ones who love outdoor, California offers mountains, deserts and coastal areas to explore. All kinds of activities are available: rafting, birding, hiking, biking, water and snow skiing, caving, watersports etc. Also, there are wildlife viewing areas. A wide variety of flora and fauna exist in California.
The wineries are also popular places to visit. Here one can go on winery tours which mean tasting gourmet food and wonderful wines.
Situated along the west coast of the United States, California has always been attractive.