The size, environmental diversity, and culture of California offer great fun for the many visitors that come to the state every year. From sprawling metropolises to peaceful countrysides; from dry deserts to shaded redwood forests and soaring mountain peaks; from archeological sites to horror museums, California offers just everything to an adventurer.
The World Heritage Site of Yosemite National Park is known for its amazing waterfalls, freshwater streams, Giant Sequoia groves, spectacular granite cliffs and wilderness. The scenic beauty attracts many visitors to the place (3.5 million people every year). Some of the popular national parks in the region are Angel Island State Park, California Citrus State Historic Park, Donner Memorial State Park, Emerald State Bay Park, and Grover Hot Springs State Park.
One of the most-famous icons of San Francisco, the Golden Bridge is acclaimed as one of the world’s most beautiful bridges. The tremendous towers and its sensory beauty (featuring color, sound, and light) make it a popular tourist destination.
Known as the cradle of surfing, Huntington Beach is a must-visit place. Surfing, sunbathing, birdwatching, skating, surf fishing and bonfires are famous. Do not miss to visit the other popular beaches in California, such as Sonoma Coast State Beach, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Crescent Bay Beach, Doheny Beach, and Pearl Street Beach.
The world-famous Museum of Death houses the largest collection of crime scenes, paintings, drawings and sculptures; murders, body bag and coffins; and also videos of serial killers and autopsies. The long list of historical places in California include Alcatraz Island, Angelus Temple, Borax Lake Site, Fort Ross, Gonzalez House, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, etc.
Disneyland Resort and Theme Park, Big Shoe, Lake Tahoe, Bulldozer Building, Los Angeles, Lake Tahoe, Disneyland Resort and Theme Park, Golden Gate Bridge, and Monterey Bay Aquarium, are some of the prime tourist destinations in California.