One of the most popular states among vacationers is California, with its breathtaking outdoors and interesting scenery. The climate is another factor that attracts many, especially the elderly who dislike the extremes of other places. But certain areas appeal to younger people as well.
Palm trees that abound along the Pacific Coast highway give the traveler are freshing view. Many people choose to drive on warm sunny days so that they can better appreciate the scenery. In the central coast, feast your eyes on orchards, lush forests and vegetable farms. The vineyards of Napa Valley are usually frequented by visitors interested in wine tours and wine-tasting.
If you are into skiing, the Sierra Nevada is the place to go in winter. The slopes near Lake Tahoe or Big Bear offer exhilarating experiences. During the summer months these places, as well as the Shasta Cascades, are great for climbing and camping expeditions.
In the Los Angeles area, a trip to Hollywood can educate visitors on film-making while giving them a chance to gawk at some film personalities. You can also experience the Palm Springs International Film Festival, one of the largest film festivals in North America, held in the first two weeks of January.
Fantastic Disneyland is a favorite destination among young and old alike. It will entice visitors to spend more than one day taking in the different rides and attractions.
San Francisco has its own charm, with a number of popular tourist spots. For music and the performing arts, visit the Rock ‘n' Roll Hall of Fame and Rudy Colombini's Center for the Performing Arts.
For nature lovers, California has many national parks such as the Redwood, Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, Lassen Volcanic, Joshua Tree, and Death Valley National Parks.