A magical and sun-kissed state throughout the year, California offers a range of natural and manmade attractions that are as diverse as anywhere on earth. For those looking for adventure, art lovers, foodies, and heat-seekers alike, California is the place where dreams come true (it’s not called the Golden State for no reason).
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California is one of the most visited places on the entire continent of North America and is known for the Golden Gate Bridge, Disneyland, and Hollywood. Along with less well-known sites and cultural features, California is also known for Coachella, the Wine Country, Silicon Valley, and Surf Culture. When going about this, I have a few things to say!
California is a huge, diversified state in the western United States. Choosing what you want to explore first might be challenging when there are so many things to see and do, and California is recognised for a variety of things that will enhance your experience.
What is California known for? There might have a hundred unique answers. But in this context, we’ll stick to the main elements that give it global significance, in lay terms, worth a visit!
World-famous theme parks, including Hollywood’s Universal Studios, San Diego’s Sea World, and Orange County‘s Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm, as well as breathtaking natural settings like the foreboding Yosemite granite cliffs, glittering Lake Tahoe, and everything in between, can be found throughout this slice of West Coast paradise.
A seemingly never-ending list of festivals and events awaits those who wish to indulge in culture, with museums, galleries, and festivals aplenty in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Alternatively, you can visit the beaches and cliffside coastline around Santa Barbara, Monterey, or Carmel for romantic getaways or wine tasting in Napa Valley.
And, of course, don’t forget to include the classic California road trip on your list of things to do in California: a drive down the stunning and meandering Pacific Coast Highway – PCH!
If you still have dual thoughts on this, let’s dig deeper. I mean, let’s get this done by doing the reasons research.
TIME FOR THE RIGHT REASONS TO VISIT CALIFORNIA!
Music In The Breeze!
Though Coachella might be the most popular event these days, Californians have a long history of attending music festivals going all the way back to the counterculture era. Legendary performers, including Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Who, The Mamas & the Papas, and the Grateful Dead, performed at the Monterey Pop Festival in the middle of June 1967.
Naturally, Californians would develop a home décor aesthetic that combines the state’s bohemian, laid-back, beach-loving, and artistic attitudes since they like doing things their way.
Cali Cool has taken over houses all around the world since modernist landmarks like the Eames House (1949), and the Stahl House (1960, featured top) created a reputation for themselves.
California Casual – also known as California Cool or just California Style – is a decorating style that emphasises neutral, soft colours on furniture and walls, furnishings that are welcoming and comfortable, with a relaxed boho aesthetic accentuated by natural materials and fabrics, such as leather, wood, wool, cotton, and stone.
California is the most varied state in the country in terms of ethnicity, religion, and philosophical movement. Those not welcomed elsewhere helped create and build the state in major measure. Throughout the Bay Area, many different ethnic groups and languages can be heard and seen on any given street.
Adventurers, Never Miss This!
Those who love adventure love California, regardless of whether you take into account the explorers who wouldn’t stop until they reached a new coast, the businesspeople who chased a gold rush, or the current tech man who devised a new way to use your phone. Let me say this again, anyone and everyone who loves adventure loves California!
Perfect Spot For Foodies!
Understanding California’s gastronomy’s attraction to foodies lies in its emphasis on “locally sourced” ingredients. The state is also extremely exciting for culinary tourism due to Californians’ obsession with whichever superfood has recently been certified as the new elixir of life. It boasts 90 Michelin-starred restaurants, which attests to its culinary excellence – for fancier eaters!
And Nature Lovers Too!
Well, so maybe “countless” is a little much, but California has the most parks in the country, with 280 state parks and 28 federally protected sites, nine of which are national parks. The impressive peaks of the Sierra Nevada are home to three national parks, including Yosemite National Park, the deep-blue to turquoise waters of Lake Tahoe, which are surrounded by a vast network of state and county parks, and Death Valley in the Mojave Desert are all highlights.
Redwoods, sometimes known as sequoias, are abundant in the evergreen forests along the Pacific Northwest coast, from British Columbia in Canada to Washington, Oregon, and northern California. The Golden State alone is home to giant sequoias, and they have emerged as a key representation of California’s renowned extraordinary diversity of habitats.
In addition to Yosemite, you can visit Sequoia National Park, which is home to General Sherman, the planet’s largest tree by volume, and the Redwood National and State Parks to get a better look at these magnificent trees.
Now decided, right? Get your stuff and book your tickets to enjoy the holiday and good vibes!