California, the golden state, offers its visitors with an array of natural beauty, world class cities and exquisite sun drenched beaches. Los Angeles might be the home to Hollywood, but its infectious energy is known to extend throughout the state. The wild redwood forests and the dramatic coastlines of the Pacific also ensure that the state never has a shortage of exploration sites, entertainment opportunities and landscapes to offer to its visitors. Irrespective of what your heart desires, you should find plenty of it in the state of California. Cowboy bars, volcanoes, countryside wonders, a magnificent city life – you name it.
It is impossible to cover everything that the state has to offer unless tourists plan to spend a month or two here. The best way to explore the state is to concentrate the journey to one or two regions, rent a car and get lost in the magical landscapes of California. Some of the best things to do in California include hiking along the Sierras, exploring the granite cathedrals of the Yosemite National Park and surfing along the Orange Beach.
California is also famous for its sophistication and its unique style. It unfolds a beautiful culture and unique historical sites to those who do plan to visit the state. It has its own cuisines and is believed to be the best wine region in the country. After all, the beautiful mix of culture and nature is what makes the state tick. But, nothing in California comes cheap. So if you’re really looking to enjoy the best beaches and indulge in the most luxurious spa resorts, come prepared to loosen your wallets.
The best way to explore California is to base yourself in one of the major cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles and reach out to the various country towns, coastal regions and state parks. The best way to explore California is to rent out your own car. Cruising along the Pacific Coast Highway is an experience in itself and exploring off the beaten path attractions definitely requires you to have a car at your disposal. This does not mean that you cannot move around the state if you don’t hire your own cars. Amtrak runs an excellent service that runs along the coast and offers tourists with a scenic way of traveling between towns.
Some of the main highlights of a trip to California include exploring some of its 100 odd beaches, hiking through the Yosemite National Park and the Sequoia National Park, visiting the wineries of the Napa region, visiting world class cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles, walking through the granite cathedrals of the redwood forest and enjoying skiing in Big Bear.