We’re back at it with more incredible destinations to visit. Today we’re going to start somewhere everybody knows about, but not everybody has been to… California. A state so big, even the residents of California have to take a vacation to visit the other parts.
We’re not even going to try to list these in order of best- worst. They are all pretty great. Instead, we’re going to go north to south.
- Redwood National Park
You will leave this place wanting to take home a tree. Your trip to the Redwoods will make you one with nature.
Hiking, camping, fishing, biking, horseback riding, sightseeing, and animal watching are all part of it. Check out this for more.
Nobody really considers Sacramento when they are planning a trip to California. We hope you at least take this city into consideration.
If you have any interest in history, you found your spot. Old towns, government buildings, museums, drive-in movies, and historic theaters are all part of the fun here.
Not into history? That’s okay too. Enjoy the night life out in the city, explore the mountains, rivers, and camping areas, or enjoy the local festivals.
Check out the top 50 things to do in Sacramento here.
3. Yosemite National Park
Talk about beautiful scenery. Yosemite offers views you won’t find anywhere else in this world.
(this is actually a photo John took himself visiting Yosemite)
Yosemite offers a similar experience to what you would have in the Redwoods, but with a much different view. Yosemite offers a bit more in terms of what you can do as well. Photographers, head this way, you’re going not going to want to miss this experience.
Click here for more information on Yosemite.
4. San Francisco
A city offering so much, we won’t be able to list it all. Here are some of the main attractions in San Francisco. If we missed any that you love, leave a comment.
Did we cover everything? Definitely not, but you get the gist… San Francisco offers so much to do!
(another photo from John – a city so nice, even a terrible photographer can take a nice picture)
5. Death Valley National Park
Hottest, driest, and lowest national park according to the national park website.
You haven’t experienced the desert until you’ve gone here. Don’t let the heat scare you away. This place is awesome too.
If you’ve been stuck inside all winter, experience an open, scenic view here. Death Valley offers guided tours, hiking, camping, and they even have indoor activities too. Taking a drive through Death Valley will want you going back for more too.
Find out more right here.
6. Los Angeles
Do you have a few hours to read everything to do in L.A? Just kidding. Again, we’re going to list the main highlights.
In a broad sense…weather, beach, entertainment, night life, classy living, outdoor activities, and scenery.
Specifically, Griffith Observatory, Universal Studios, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Santa Monica Pier, L.A County Museum of Art, The Grove, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Rodeo Drive, Zuma Beach, and Warner Bros Studios.
We didn’t cover everything, but if you’re thinking of visiting L.A, try some of these places. The best part is that a lot of them are free.
7. Joshua Tree National Park
Simply put, more outdoor activities. This is such a beautiful national park, you will want to stay an extra week.
Hiking, fishing, stargazing, camping, sightseeing, nature watching, rock climbing, horseback riding, slack-lining, and guided tours all at your disposal.
Check out more from Joshua Tree National Park here.
7. San Diego
If you read our blog from a few days ago, San Diego came in as one of the top rated places to visit in the country. Read up on San Diego here for more.
Basically, the city is beautiful, the weather is always nice, the beaches are incredible, the people are happy, the sites are amazing, and you can’t go wrong taking a trip here.
We recommend seeing Seal Beach or Sunset Cliffs before leaving!
There is much more to do in California than what we listed. However, we just went down the coast naming some great places to start planning a trip.
Californians, we would love to hear about more places to visit if you could comment below!
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