Make the best of your time in California
We often think that California is just a big beach with surfers, but it’s so much more! California state has so many iconic locations and attractions to explore, that it can be difficult to choose where to go. Here is a list to give you an idea of some of the more popular attractions that you may want to visit!
San Francisco is a city made for all audiences, from the most technological to those who seek unique experiences or tourist attractions.
If you’re passionate about technology, you can’t miss Silicon Valley, home to global headquarters and branch offices such as Google, Adobe, Facebook and Microsoft – many open to visitation.
Now, if you are looking for adventure, it is worth to visit the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island, the site of one of the most notorious high-security US prisons, between the years 1934 and 1963, which is now open to the public.
Santa Monica Pier – LA
In addition to the beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean, the Santa Monica Pier hosts many attractions. The ride begins where Route 66 ends and there you can check out attractions such as the famous Pacific Park amusement park, Santa Monica Pier Aquarium and restaurants serving delicious seafood, ending the day with an unforgettable sunset.
Venice Beach – LA
Musicians, Artists, Skateboards, Exercises: In Venice Beach you find everything! Leave the car in a nearby parking lot and walk along the boardwalk (or rent a bike!) to experience up close the experience that this incredible place can provide.
Being in Los Angeles and not visiting Hollywood is unacceptable. Few neighborhoods in the world have such interesting places as the Hard Rock Cafe and the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.
The nightlife of this part of the city is unique, with people of a highly diverse profile.
If you want to get out of the conventional sites, visit Lake Tahoe. Located on the California-Nevada border, the lake can be visited both in summer, when the weather is favorable for activities and water sports, and in winter, to check out the nearby ski resorts.
Despite its name, Death Valley is one of the most incredible national parks in the United States. The desert also stretches along the California-Nevada border, and you don’t even have to worry about looking at the weather, it hardly ever rains in Death Valley. But beware of summer, in this region has already been recorded the highest temperature in history: 56.7 ° C!
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