Visitors to sunny California, nicknamed
"The Golden State," will find an abundance of things to keep them
occupied. Whether you like to bake on the beach or party all night, you can
take advantage of limitless attractions and activities, including fine dining,
boating, wine-tasting, theme parks, hiking, camping, music, cultural festivals,
This expansive state boasts twelve regions
spanning multiple climates. From the tall Redwoods of the North Coast to the
sizzling valleys of the Desert Area, there are unlimited destinations to enjoy.
Must-sees: Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and Malibu of LA County; Mendocino of
the North Coast; Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear Lake of the Southern California
Mountains; Napa, Sonoma, and Saint Helena of Wine Country; and, of course, San
Diego and San Francisco.
California has dozens of incredible state parks to explore. Visit the North Coast region to enjoy fishing, swimming, and hiking through the awesome Redwood preserves. Or, if you have a passion for marine life, stop in San Francisco for marine reserves highlighting the famous elephant seals and other sea creatures. And all down the Central and Southern coasts there are beaches, scenic views, and excellent hiking.
Visitors to this sunny state also love... Napa Valley Wine County's Culinary Institute of America, the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island in San Francisco, the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, Hearst Castle, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Davis Farmer's Market, Yosemite National Park, Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, LA County Arboretum & Botanical Garden, Griffith Observatory, Santa Monica Pier, Getty Center, DisneyLand, Old Town San Diego, Del Mar Racetrack, SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo, and Lassen Volcanic National Park.