California has many tourist attractions for tourists; the state has many parks, playgrounds and wonderful architecture which make it a tourist heaven. The coastal area of California is stupendously beautiful and there are many forests in the area too. If you plan to visit California in the near future we have made a list of top ten most beautiful places in California
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10) Redwood National Park, Northern California
The Redwood National Park is famous throughout the US for its wonderful wildlife, a wide variety of trees, spectacular landscape, rivers and picturesque view. Most of the tourists that visit the park do it for the range of outdoor activities it offers. Some of the outdoor activities on offer for the tourists include horse riding, trekking, cycling and train tours.
9) Sea World San Diego, California
Sea World San Diego located in San Diego is an animal theme park and marine Mammal park. The attractions in the park include twenty-six different animal habitats, a wide variety of rides and shows and eleven unique experiences like swimming with the Dolphins. However the most popular attraction of this San Diego is Shamu Show, which includes dancing fountains and performances of many dolphins.
8) General Sherman, Tulare
The General Sherman is that largest single stem tree in the world. The tree is located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in the state of California. The tree is among the tallest, widest and longest living tree in the world.
7) Venice Beach, California
Venice Beach situated in Los Angeles is one of the most beautiful and popular beaches of California. The beach attracts thousands of tourists every year and is regarded as a global tourist destination. The basketball courts in and around the area are famous for the skills of the players that play here, numerous professional basketball players have been recruited from these courts. The surfing spot of Breakwater in Venice is also very famous throughout the United States.
6) Death Valley of California, Mojave Desert
Aptly named the Death Valley in California are the hottest and the driest place in the continent of North America. It is one of the most grueling places to survive and a must visit if you have a thing for adventures.
5) Disneyland, Anaheim
Disneyland is one of the most beautiful and famous places for children, which is located in Disneyland Resort in Anaheim. The park was first opened to public in 1955 Disneyland has eight uniquely themed lands such as the Main Street, U.S.A, Mickey’s Toontown, Frontierland, Fantasyland, and Tomorrowland among others. You can watch parades, watch amazing displays of fireworks, meet a host of Disney characters, enjoy rides that you won’t experience anywhere else, watch dancing shows and go shopping.
4) Big Sur Coastline, California
The scenic region of Big Sur is located in the Central Coast of California. The region is extremely rich and diverse in flaura and fauna. The area has many small and absolutely scenic beaches. It also offers a wide variety of outdoor activities like hiking, trekking, mountain biking and walks on the beach. The world famous Bixby Creek Bridge is also located in this region; it is one of the most photographed places in the entire California state.
3) Lake Tahoe, California
Lake Tahoe Is one of the largest lakes in the United States by volume and is the largest Alpine lake in North America. The lake was formed over two million years ago. The Lake is a huge tourist attraction in the area and has many ski-resorts, golf courses and casinos. Lake Tahoe is also a heaven for water sport enthusiasts.
2) Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
The Golden Gate Bridge is regarded as one of the most beautiful and famous tourist attractions in US and the state of California. The bridge has an orange vermillion color to complement the natural surroundings and to increase the visibility if the bridge in case of thick fog. The bridge has also the unique honor of being declared as the most unique and the most photographed bridge in the world. The bridge has been featured in many movies most recently Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Monsters Vs. Aliens (2009), X-Men: The Last Stand and The Pursuit of Happiness. 40 million cars cross the bridge every year.
1) Yosemite National Park, East California
The Yosemite National Park is situated in central eastern part of the state of California. The park was open in 1890 and attracted close to forty million visitors in 2012. It is considered the most beautiful place of California, that’s why it attracts many tourists from all over the world. There are over 1300 kilometers of walking trails available for hikers. The rock climbing facilities of the park are also very popular. Other activities that are available in the park for tourists include Skiing, cycling, mountain biking and gliding.