California, one of the most populous states in the United States of America, is home to some of the most iconic sights of America such as the Beverly Hills and Hollywood. The Golden State is also considered to have more theme parks than Florida, a state that is famous for its theme parks all over the world. Universal Studios and Disneyland are definitely the most popular ones, but there are a number of hidden gems such as the Knotts Berry Farm, the California Academy of Sciences and the Aquatica Water Park. When you combine this to the fact that California is home to some of the most popular national parks in the country such as the Yosemite National Park and some of the most alluring cities in the world such as Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco, you have the perfect cocktail of sights and delights to have a blast and enjoy your holidays doing things and checking out the sights that interest your particular interests. California is also considered to be quite unbeatable when it comes to breathtaking beaches, beautiful weathers and amazing food and wine. In fact, the state produces more wine than all of Australia.
Those travelling solo simply cannot miss out on checking out some of the museums in the major cities of the state. The Getty Center in Los Angeles and the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco are worth mentioning. Families can enjoy access to a number of theme parts, excellent family friendly beaches and numerous family friendly attractions in the cities and towns located here. Couples would love the Napa Valley, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe and San Francisco areas. Finally, those travelling with their friends can bask in the nightlife glow of the Gaslamp Quarter, enjoy the beautiful culture of the Balboa Park and check out some of the most fantastic water sports in America.
Some of the best things to do in California include the dramatic coastlines of Big Sur, the delicious wines of the Sonoma Valley, visiting landmarks like the Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge, the desert landscapes of the Mojave Desert, the thrills and frills of Hollywood and Disneyland and the family friendly delights of San Diego. Unless you want to stir up an age old rivalry between NorCal and SoCal, don’t go about comparing the two sides. Both are famous for having their own delights and attractions and both are equally good.
The best way to explore the state of California is to rent out your own car, pick out a region or two and explore at your own pace. This allows you to access beautiful drives, old world towns, scintillating wine regions, amazing natural beauty and world famous cities in a single trip without having to depend on the public transportation system, which is good within the major cities, but quite scarce everywhere else.