California has abundant fun tourist attractions. Beautiful beach, lakes, natural playgrounds, dramatic landscapes California has it all. From the Golden Gate Bridge to Universal Studios Hollywood to Lake Tahoe ski resorts, California worth a visit for vacation destinations.
California has a lovely nature, includes vast central valley, high mountains, hot deserts, and hundreds of miles of beautiful coastline. Most large cities in California stuck to cool Pacific coast, the most famous such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, Long Beach, and San Diego. However, the state capital, Sacramento is located in the Central Valley.
Here are popular tourist attractions in California
1. Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge is one of the greatest tourist attractions in California that located on the San Francisco bay. San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge is the largest suspension bridge in the world. one of the world’s most photographed bridges. The famous red-orange color of the bridge was specifically chosen to make the bridge more easily visible through the thick fog that frequently shrouds the bridge. The bridge is popular with pedestrians and bicyclists, and was built with walkways on either side of the six vehicle traffic lanes. Initially, they were separated from the traffic lanes by only a metal curb, but railings between the walkways and the traffic lanes were added in 2003, primarily as a measure to prevent bicyclists from falling into the roadway
Hollywood is the mecca of movie studios and stars. A vibrant destination for nightlife, shopping and tourism, Hollywood is home of exciting attractions and landmarks. Hollywood Famous for its commercial area and entertainment industry, and a name used to represent the motion picture industry of the United States. It is also a highly diverse, densely populated, mostly immigrant, low-income residential neighborhood.
3. Disneyland, Anaheim
Disneyland Park features hundreds of rides, attractions, shops, and restaurants filled with magic and entertainment. The entire family will enjoy exciting rides such as Space Mountain, Indiana Jones Adventure, Matterhorn, and Pirates of the Caribbean, and attractions like the Magic Kingdom and Epcot. California Adventure near Disneyland offers family attractions and shows celebrating California’s rich culture. For some adult fun, head over to Downtown Disney, a funky entertainment, dining and shopping promenade. Many Disney characters can be found throughout the park, greeting visitors, interacting with children, and posing for photos. Some characters have specific areas where they are scheduled to appear, but can be found wandering as well. Some of the rarest are characters like Rabbit(from Winnie-the-Pooh), Max, Mushu, and Agent P
4. Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada of the United States. The lake is located along the border between California and Nevada. Surrounded by majestic mountains. Lake Tahoe is a major tourist attraction in both Nevada and California. It is home to a number of ski resorts, summer outdoor recreation, and tourist attractions. In the winter, tourist can enjoy snow skiing, snowmobile riding, snow-tubing and snowshoeing at one of the ski resorts. From spring to fall tourist can enjoy other activities like sailing, kayaking, jet skiing, paddle boating and swimming.
5. San Diego Zoo
The San Diego Zoo is a zoo in Balboa Park, San Diego, California housing over 3,700 animals of more than 650 species and subspecies. San Diego Zoo pioneered the concept of open-air, cageless exhibits that re-create natural animal habitats. It is one of the few zoos in the world that houses the giant panda.
6. Big Sur
Big Sur is stunning coastline covers an area between Carmel and the foothills of the Santa Lucia Mountains. With gorgeous beaches, mountains and redwoods, Drive along Pacific Coast Highway and experience the natural beauty of Big Sur, cliffs melting into the ocean to beaches and coves. Besides sightseeing from the highway, Big Sur offers hiking, mountain climbing, and other outdoor activities. There are a few small, scenic beaches that are popular for walking, but usually unsuitable for swimming because of unpredictable currents and frigid temperatures.
7. Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park, situated in the eastern central region of California, covers an area of 761,266 acres which includes the slope of the Nevada mountain chain. It is about six hours north of Los Angeles and is known internationally for its natural features like the great cliffs, waterfalls, streams and flora to fauna diversity. Traveller can hike among the 800 miles of trails, or drive along scenic routes to experience the beautiful landscapes and glimpse wildlife.
8. San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf
Fisherman’s Wharf is an historic marketplace with trendy restaurants, shops, and street performers. San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf is one of the busiest and famous tourist attractions in the western United States, Fisherman’s Wharf is best known for being the location of Pier 39, the Cannery Shopping Center, Ghirardelli Square, a Ripley’s Believe it or Not museum, the Musée Mécanique, the Wax Museum at Fisherman’s Wharf, the Aquarium of the Bay, and the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. Seafood restaurants are aplenty in the area.
9. Death Valley
Death Valley is one of the best geological examples of a basin and range configuration. Death Valley is a desert valley located in Eastern California. Situated within the Mojave Desert, it is the lowest and driest area in North America. Death Valley holds the record for the highest recorded air temperature on Earth, at 134 °F (57 °C). Death Valley offers a variety of outdoor activities, historic sites and nature viewing. 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 area of Zabriskie Point and historic sites like Scotty’s Castle, the Wildrose Charcoal Kilns and ruins of ghost towns. Death Valley is amazing.
1o. Alcatraz Island
Alcatraz Island is home to the abandoned prison, the site of the oldest operating lighthouse on the West Coast of the United States, early military fortifications, and natural features such as rock pools and a seabird colony (mostly Western Gulls, cormorants, and egrets). Visitors can reach the island by ferry ride from Pier 33, near Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco. Hornblower Cruises and Events, operating under the name Alcatraz Cruises, is the official ferry provider to and from the island.