California - The land of milk and honey
When you think of California, you often think of Hollywood, Venice Beach, the Golden Gate Bridge, surfing and the long, winding coast—a place where people go to follow their dreams. However, the "Golden State" of California has even more to offer! It's the land of unlimited possibilities—even for vacationers.
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Which cities should you see in California?
The two most famous and popular travel destinations in California are definitely Los Angeles and San Francisco. However, there are many other cities that are worth a visit. The beauty of California is that no matter where you are, you'll feel warm on the inside and outside—the state is well-known for it's good vibes and sunny weather. Additionally, many of the cities in the state are close to the best surfspotsinCalifornia , so you can be "California Dreaming" on your tour.
The city of angels. The quantity of stars and starlets is astonishing and those who are interested can choose from one of the many bus tours that point out the various mansions of the stars in Beverly Hills and Malibu. Speaking of buses, if you are staying in Los Angeles you should definitely rent a car. The city is incredibly spacious and without really good connections by bus and train. Also on foot you can not just explore the area, unless you stay within a few blocks. So you better off in the car and drive along the dead straight road from LA.
Other cities worth a visit
- San Diego
- South Lake Tahoe
Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Fisherman's Wharf. Add in a ride up and down the hills on the cable cars, and your trip to San Francisco is done. Or is it? Not so fast, you haven't experienced everything that this pearl of the West Coast has to offer! Of course you should not miss the famous highlights, but in San Francisco there is something to discover on every corner. The former "hippie capital" and beacon of the alternative scene still has a very special character and a sense of life that makes it one of the most unique cities in the US and in the world.
The Must-Sees In California
1. The Pacific Coast Highway - Route 1
California's epic Pacific Coast Highway - Route 1 claims the top spot for the state's #1 Attraction according to voters on TripAdvisor. The beautiful makes or tops nearly every top American road-trips list. It has been recognized as an "All-American Road" due to its breathtaking view of the coast and its service to both San Francisco and Los Angeles. Truly an American institution, the highway is a must-do road trip.
2. Los Angeles
Hollywood. Tinseltown. LA. The City of Angles. Los Angeles is a boisterous city of many names. This sprawling, ocean-side metropolis. With famous attractions like the TCL Chinese Theatre, celeb sighting at LA’s nightspots, shopping at The Grove, the beautiful beaches, The Getty Center, and the Griffith Observatory, absolutely no one has an excuse to be bored in LA, unless you're stuck in traffic. Here you can get more information about vacation in Los Angeles.
3. San Francisco
San Francisco is Cali's #2 city, but our pirate favorite. Frisco's hippy chic style and bay-front beauty make this hilly city and American classic and staple. An archetype for urban cool, San Francisco sets the standard for whats about to be cool. So explore San Francisco, sip some coffee, browse some stores, and just take in the city.
4. San Diego
Looking for a city that exemplifies the laid-backCalifornia culture? Look no further than San Diego. This beach city comes complete with a lively Boardwalk, plenty of surfing, and unbelievable Mexican food. We highly recommend the Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, for its stunning views, city escapes, and great picnic spots. Also be sure to check out the free Sunday concerts at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion.
5. San Jose
San Jose is a city of extremes. It is home to Silicon Valley and an insane amount of Spanish history and modern edifices mixed with carefully restored 19th-century buildings. Fulling of Five star-hotels and fine restaurants line and a thriving local cultural scene is with a bounty of museums, theaters and world-class art. Must sees; the Tech Museum of Innovation, the old mansions scattered about the city, the History Museum of San Jose, the loca cafe's and save time for a round of golf.