Visiting California? Here are the 10 Best Places To Visit In California.
#10 Palm Springs
Located in the California desert, Palm Springs has long been a popular winter playground for the rich and famous. The sun shines for approximately 350 days of the year on Palm Springs and during the winter months, it enjoys pleasant daytime highs in the mid 60 °F degrees
#9 Catalina Island
This charming island is located approximately 22 miles (35 km) across the Pacific Ocean from Los Angeles. It is both a favorite day trip for visitors to L.A., as well as a popular vacation and honeymoon spot. Santa Catalina is a small island with two main centers of population, Two Harbors and Avalon.
#8 Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara is a beautiful coastal city that is located about 90 miles (150 km) north of Los Angeles. Sometimes referred to as “The American Riviera,” Santa Barbara is famous for its mild temperatures and for the California Mission-style architecture that is very common in this city.
#7 Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
These two national parks are located next door to each other in the southern Sierra Nevada Mountains, and both are famous for their enormous giant sequoia trees. These trees can grow to be more than 300 feet (90 meters) tall and their trunks can be as much as 100 feet (30 meter) wide.
#6 Napa Valley
Napa Valley is the premier destination for wine lovers in the United States. Its wines are considered to be some of the best in the world. To accommodate the many vino connoisseurs that travel to Napa, the area now boasts a variety of accommodations, including charming bed and breakfasts, lovely boutique hotels and well-known chain hotels
#5 San Diego
With fabulous beaches, ideal climate and outstanding family attractions, it is no wonder that San Diego is one of the most popular places to visit in California. Located just north of the Mexican border, San Diego is a large coastal city with a small town atmosphere. The most popular attraction in San Diego is America’s premier zoo, which is located in Balboa Park with flowering gardens and Spanish architecture.
#4 Death Valley
From snow-capped mountains to colorful sand dunes, the unique desert landscapes of Death Valley are like no other place in California. Places of interests include the scenic vista of Zabriskie Point and historic sites like Scotty’s Castle, the Wildrose Charcoal Kilns and ruins of ghost towns.
#3 Los Angeles
Known as the City of Angels, the city offers a wide range of attractions and beaches, including wild-and-crazy Venice Beach and Malibu, the sandy playground favored by movie stars. Travelers to L.A. can find some of the best-known amusement parks on the planet here, including Disneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood. Los Angeles is also one of the best places in the United States to go in search of celebrities. Tourists can look for celebrity homes or shop at the designer stores in Beverly Hills that cater to the stars.
#2 Yosemite National Park
Visitors can hike among the 800 miles of trails, or drive along scenic routes to experience the beautiful landscapes and glimpse wildlife. Attractions include Glacier Point, with incredible views of the Yosemite Valley, the nature center and Yosemite Museum and historic places like the LeConte Memorial Lodge and the Ahwahnee Hotel.
#1. San Francisco
Undoubtedly, the Golden Gate Bridge is the city’s number one attraction. Tourists can drive, bike ride or walk across this famous suspension bridge to admire and photograph stunning views. In addition, visitors to San Francisco can visit Lombard Street, which is famous for its tight curves, or take a trip to San Francisco’s Chinatown section, which is the largest outside of Asia.
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