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What to see in California
California is home to a wealth of attractions, boasting some of the most scenic drives and national parks in the US, and indeed the world, as well as some stupendously fun man-made diversions, including dozens of celebrated theme parks. The Golden State is more than just the thrill of Hollywood and its resident celebrities, and holidaymakers may panic when choosing from the myriad options; many travellers craft their itineraries around one of the three great cities of California - Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego - but these urban playgrounds are just one aspect of the state's diverse appeal.
The most renowned attractions of California include Redwood National Park and Sequoia National Park, home to some of the tallest trees in the world, including the mammoth General Sherman; world-famous theme parks like Disneyland, SeaWorld San Diego, Knott's Berry Farm and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom; the remarkable, barren landscapes of Death Valley National Park; the beautiful Big Sur coastline, one of the most popular coastal drives in the world; Lake Tahoe, a haven for watersports in the summer and ski holidays in the winter; the iconic Golden Gate Bridge spanning San Francisco Bay; and the unparalleled Yosemite National Park, which tops so many a travel bucket list.
The rust-coloured towers, graceful suspension and supportive cables of the Golden Gate Bridge make this famous symbol…
Los Angeles is the film and entertainment capital of the world and the name 'Hollywood' is the embodiment of glamour,…
Claiming to be 'The Happiest Place on Earth', Disneyland is an integral part of an American childhood and was the world's…
On the shores of Mission Bay is one of San Diego's best-known attractions whose mascot, the resident killer whale Shamu,…
Redwood National and State Park is home to the world-famous redwood trees that tower up to 379 feet (115m) in the air.…
One of the most opulent mansions in the US, Hearst Castle was the residence of newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst.…
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