Stretched along the west coast of the United States of America is the Pacific facing state of California. From the national forests of the north to the sun-drenched city of San Diego in the south, there is something to see or do at almost every stop in between. Read the article for a guide to four must-see places in California.
West of Carson City on the border of California and Nevada, Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America. Tourists flock here for the numerous skiing opportunities. This includes the popular Northstar at Tahoe ski area. Water sports and summer outdoor recreational activities are also a magnet for the thousands of tourists who visit the region every year.
With close proximity to California's wine country and Yosemite National Park, San Francisco is the complete holiday destination.
What to see and do
The Golden Gate Bridge is a San Francisco icon. Walk across it and then take a cruise under it to really appreciate its size. Take a trip to Alcatraz and view Al Capone's local haunt. Then, visit Chinatown, San Francisco which is home to the largest Chinese community outside of China. Lose yourself among the quirky shops and seafood restaurants at Fishermans Wharf. Finally, be sure to ride on one of the city's iconic trams that make their way up and down the streets of San Francisco.
Home to Hollywood and the stars, Los Angeles has so much to offer to the tourist. What to see and do Take a 'celebrity tour' bus ride around Belle Air and Beverley Hills and see the homes of the stars. Travel along Sunset Boulevard and catch its many famous locations. Once at Hollywood, go to the Mann's Chinese Theatre which represents the walk of fame and home of the Oscars: The Kodak Theatre. Try out the beach at Santa Monica, home of Baywatch, and visit Venice Beach for the wacky street sellers. A treat for any child or adult is a visit to Disneyland at nearby Anaheim. Stay at one of the Disney Hotels for a memorable visit to the Disney resort, California.
Just before the Mexican border is the growing metropolis of San Diego. This once Spanish city still retains its roots through its historic architecture. What to see and do San Diego has wonderful beaches with seafront restaurants, funfairs and attractions. Go to the city's famous zoo. You may as well go to the SeaWorld and to the San Diego Animal Park. For evening activities, get to the Gaslamp quarter for the city's main restaurants and nightlife scene. The whole coast of California is a must-see destination. Therefore, plan a trip carefully.