California is the most populous state in the US and this western state is also the largest economy among all states in the USA. For beginners, this is not the only introduction for California as the state has been a trendsetter in many fields stretching from entertainment and movies to personal computers. But when it comes to travel and tourism the state has a lot more to offer than the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. Here we pick the top five places to visit when you are in California;
San Francisco: The fifth most populous urban region in the USA, this city is a fun-filled and exciting city in the country. The city welcomes the tourists with its iconic creation; the golden gate bridge. This suspension bridge is an iconic feature of the city and an engineering marvel for the world. A bike ride or a walk on it will be an experience for life. In additions to that, the visitors can have fun at the Lombard treat while negotiating with its sharp curves and landscapes. San Francisco’s Chinatown is the largest one such outside Asia and the tour down here will introduce with the cultural diversity on which the USA thrives. Also, you can have a brush with the history with a visit to another tourist favorite; the infamous prison on the Alcatraz Island.
Yosemite National Park: This beautiful and picturesque national park is located in the central eastern region of California in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The national park is well known among the travelers for its granite cliffs, picturesque waterfalls, giant sequoia groves and the huge range of flora and fauna. Travelers have the opportunity to drive along the scenic routes to experience the raw beauty of nature and also can have excellent hiking experience as well.
Los Angeles City: The second largest city in the USA surrounded by Pacific coast, mountains and valleys is a bustling place rare to be found anywhere else in the world. Beaches and amusement parks are at their best in the city because Los Angeles is the home to Disneyland and the Universal Studios Hollywood. Since this is the city of celebrities and famous movie personalities you can live a few their lives by dining out in some of the most exotic and high-end restaurants in the city that are frequented by the stars.
Death Valley: Don’t get frightened by the name, on the contrary here you will experience wonders of nature that includes snow-capped mountains and vast expanses of desert with colorful sand dunes. The places to attract you are Zabriskie Point, Scotty’s castle and the ruins of ghost town etc.
San Diego: Located just north of the Mexican border this city is famous for its great beaches, awesome climate, and umpteen family attractions. America’s premier Zoo located in the Balboa Park is a great tourist attraction for its flowering gardens and excellent Spanish architecture. Other prominent attractions include the SeaWorld San Diego and the Birch aquarium that will give a great time to you and your family as well. Also, there is the long and stunning San Diego coastline you could hardly afford to give a miss.