No other state has the diversity that California has to offer. One of the few places where the locals boast they can ski and surf on the same day. From cosmopolitan cities to outstanding vineyards, from world-famous theme parks to scenic national parks, from the deserts to the Pacific Ocean. Whether you are looking for culture, recreation, adventure or entertainment, it is all here.
When it comes to big city fun, California’s urban hotspots shine. Undeniably one of the world’s greatest cities San Francisco is known for its sparkling bay, iconic crimson bridge, quirky neighbourhoods and trundling cable cars scaling the steep streets. Sprawling California offers a wide range of attractions from the fun-filled theme parks of Disneyland and Universal Studios to the glitzy Beverly Hills shops and celebrity homes and the palm-fringed beaches of Santa Monica and Malibu. Located just north of the Mexican border San Diego is a large costal city with a small town atmosphere where you’ll find an array of fabulous beaches, an ideal climate and outstanding family attractions.
Southern California’s warm Pacific waters attract sun worshippers and surfers alike. The counties of San Diego, Orange and Los Angeles are crammed full of great beaches for just about any beach activity you can think of. Some of the best beaches include Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Coronado, La Jolla and Santa Monica where you will find the world famous Venice Beach boardwalk. Venice Beach is an eclectic, funky and definitely unique place and has something for everyone. Not to be missed is Muscle Beach, where Arnold Schwarzenegger and other legendary bodybuilders pumped iron in the 1970s.
Let’s not forget the Wine Country as another great reason to visit. Napa and Sonoma in Northern California are two of the biggest and best wine producing regions in the world and travellers are welcomed to many of the vineyards for tastings and tours, If that weren’t enough, the scenery is fantastic too!
No matter what you want to see and do, California has it.