What You Are Missing When You Don’t Visit California
One of the sunniest and most populous destinations in the United States – yet a lot of people do not know what they are missing out on when they don’t visit California.
Not only is California a land of great summer experiences, but it also offers other remarkable sights and places. These are the top ten things you could be missing out on if you don’t visit The Golden State.
1. Remarkable Nature And Outdoor
There are adventurers & nature lovers that visit California for its remarkable nature & outdoor offerings.
One of the most famous parks in California is the Yosemite National Park. It is known for its ancient sequoia trees along with granite cliffs and amazing river. Although there have been many reports about dangerous parts of this park, it is still very family friendly. This national park offers a lot of sights that anyone who has not seen is surely missing out on.
Besides the Yosemite National Park, there are a lot of other parks in California that offer great views while relaxing in nature. On top of my list are Big Sur and Redwoods National & State Parks.
If you’re looking for waterfalls, California also offers some of the most pristine water waterfalls in the United States. You can visit Feather Falls which is a free-falling waterfall. It may take a 9-mile hike, but that’s what make California’s nature and outdoor adventures more rewarding.
2. The Soul & Swag Of San Francisco
When visiting California, you have also got to go around San Francisco. Here you’ll get to see a lot of the history of this state from the iconic Golden Gate Bridge to Fisherman’s Wharf.
If you have some time on your hands, you can also take a tour of the Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary or just chill and watch people pass by while drinking coffee at Union Square.
You can also visit the town of Sausalito that offers a unique view of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.
3. Fresh Food From The Pacific Coast
Since California sits beside the Pacific Ocean, it should not baffle you to try some of the freshest food from the ocean at California’s Pacific Coast Highway, also called State Route 1.
Besides a great view while dining, you’ll be able to get a taste of the freshest seafood around. These include Dungeness crab, oysters, sea urchins and fish from the nearby ocean.
4. Wine Tasting In Napa Valley & Sonoma
If you aren’t much of a foodie and more on alcoholic beverages, Napa Valley is the best place to go. Napa Valley are known to have a number of wineries that offer the best wine in the country.
If you are looking for a less crowded area to do your wine tasting escapade, you can visit Sonoma Valley. However, winery tours and tastings are more rampant in Napa Valley.
Fact – Did you know that Napa and Sonoma Valleys are the most visited places next to Disneyland in California? Well, now you know!
There are plenty of wineries in Napa Valley and it can become confusing to choose one if you do not have a lot of time. My personal choice is Newton Vineyard.
5. Hollywood And The Universal Studios
Most people already know that Universal Studios and Disneyland are go to places in California.
However, some people still don’t know that they can actually take a tour in some of the Hollywood sets. Plus, if you’re itching to see some real life celebrities, they could be doing a shoot somewhere in the Hollywood studios.
Besides the actual studio sets, many people are actually looking forward to take a photo at the “Hollywood” sign. It just takes a small hike to get there and get your camera ready because a lot of people actually go there and take a photo.
Visiting California can be a handful as there are a lot of things to do. However, visitors may really be missing out on a great experience if they do not visit the places that are listed here. Don’t miss the best parts of this sunny state!