There’s more in the city than just the movie stars and Disneyland.
It is a state with a wide variety of amazing natural attractions including lovely beaches, quiet deserts and majestic mountains.
There are also several thrilling majors towns, quaint villages and some of the finest wineries in the country in California.
An overview of California’s best places to visit:
No. 10. Big Sur
Big Sur is a large, rocky area on the Californian Coastline between Carmel Highlands and San Simeon.
Although not official, it is approximately 70 miles from the popular Highway One of California.
The area is a magnet for road trips attracted by the sumptuous redwood trees and beautiful beaches along the way.
The city offers a wide range of excellent walking options, rather than just beautiful scenery, through the many state parks that surround Big Sur.
No. 9. Island of Catalina.
This beautiful island is located about 22 miles from Los Angeles across the Pacific Ocean. It’s both a favourite day trip and a famous holiday and honeymoon spot for visitors to L.A.
The small island of Santa Catalina with two main population centres, Two Harbors and Avalon. Most of the island’s travellers are primarily in the Avalon area. Surprisingly, this island has even a small American bison population which was taken to the island during a movie shoot.
Private vessels, ferries, helicopters or small planes would allow visitors to access the island. Transport is confined to motorcycles, taxis and golf carts once on the island.
No. 8. Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe is impressive not only because of its second deepest lake but also because of its broad shores offering fantastic views of the countryside.
California and Nevada are crossed by the freshwater lake and the best destination all year long.
After the 1960s Winter Olympics were held at Squaw Valley on the North Shore, the lake was converted into a winter sporting destination.
Summer offers mountain walkers as well as boat trips to the lake and lazy days on the shore and swimming, as well as barbecues.
No. 7. Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
Such two national parks are in the southern mountains of Sierra Nevada and are both famous for their massive giant sequoia plants.
Welcome to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Such arbours can grow to be over 300 feet high and can be up to 100 feet wide with their trunks.
Mount Whitney, the highest point in the contiguous United States, is also home to Sequoia National Park, founded in 1890.
Of course, the deepest canyon in America is Kings Canyon. A variety of animal species, including bobcats, grey foxes, bears, and mule deer are also present in the Parks. Fortunately, visitors could even spot mountain lions or sheep.
There are 14 campgrounds open for tourists and both parks are very popular with backpackers and walkers.
No. 6. Valley in Napa.
In the United States the Napa Valley is the leading place for wine lovers. The wines are regarded as one of the world’s best.
The city also offers a number of accommodation choices, from elegant bed and breakfasts, stylish boutique hotels and popular chain hotels to host the many wine lovers who come to Napa.
For people interested in saving money on accommodation, there are also campgrounds available. Napa Valley also has many world-class spas in which guests can enjoy a variety of fun activities, including hot air balloon rides and guided bike tours.
No. 5. San Diego
San Diego is one of the most popular places in California with its beautiful beaches, outstanding atmosphere, and excellent family attractions.
San Diego is a large coastal city with an atmosphere of small-town just to the north of the Mexican border.
San Diego’s main attraction is America’s largest aquarium, with lush plants and Spanish art in Balboa Park.
Other family places like SeaWorld San Diego and the Birch Aquarium can be found in the city.
Another tourist magnet, the amazing coastline of San Diego, offers thousands of great beaches including the high-quality La Jolla beach district.
No. 4. Death Valley
Death Valley is situated in the Mojave Desert and contains many of the National Park of Death Valley.
Although it is deemed North America’s driest and lowest location, Death Valley provides various outdoor activities, historical sites and natural sights.
Death Valley’s single desert environments are like no other area in California, from snow-capped ranges to vivid Sand Dunes.
The breathtaking views of the Zabriskie Punta and historical sites such as the Castle of Scotty, the Wild Charcoal kilns and the remains of the ghost towns are all points of interest.
No. 3. Los Angeles
In southern California, Los Angeles is the second biggest city in the United States, surrounded by mountains and hills on the Pacific coast.
The city, known as Angels City, has a wide range of attractions, including wild Venice Beach and Malibu, the favourite sandy film stars ‘ playground.
Here are some of the world’s most famous amusement parks, such as Disneyland and Hollywood Universals. Los Angeles is also one of the best places to go looking for celebrities in the United States. In the designer shops throughout Beverly Hills, visitors will search for popular homes or store that match the stars.
And travellers in L.A. can also visit and eat in the same famous restaurants the famous celebrities and their rich and famous dine.
No. 2. Yosemite National Park .
Situated in central-eastern California in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and renowned for its majestic granite peaks, Giant Sequoia groves, hundreds of waterfalls, and a range of fauna and flora, the Yosemite National Park is a sanctuary.
Visitors may ride along 800 kilometres of trails to enjoy the beautiful scenery and wildlife by driving along scenic roads.
Attractions include the Glacier Point, the Yosemite Valley and Yosemite Museum, and historical sites such as LeConte and the Ahwahnee Hotel.
No. 1. San Francisco
The fun and exciting city of San Francisco, situated on a peninsula in the San Francisco Bay area, in the north of California.
The city’s number one destination is, no brainer, the Golden Gate Bridge.
Tourists can drive, cycle or walk through this famous suspension bridge to enjoy amazing views and take photographs.
Visitors to San Francisco can also visit Lombard Street, famed for its narrow curves, or visit San Francisco’s largest Chinatown neighbourhood.
And then there are, of course, the other big favourites of travellers–the Fisherman’s Wharf and the notorious Alcatraz Island jail.