Known as the ‘Golden State’ of USA, California is an ideal destination to enjoy the best of sun, sand and surf. Famed for its man-made marvels, dramatic landscapes, pristine beaches, architectural wonders and theme parks, a holiday in this coastal state is packed with numerous adventures and memories to cherish. Here is a list of the most popular attractions you can visit on your holiday to California.
A dream come true destination for every age group, Disneyland is one of the most popular theme parks and a popular attraction in California. Inaugurated in 1955, it is known to be the only Disney theme park to be constructed under the direct supervision of Walt Disney. California Screaming, Francis’ Ladybug Boogie, Games of the Boardwalk, Flik’s Flyers, Golden Zephyr, Grizzly River Run, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission Breakout, Grizzly River Run, It’s Tough to be a bug, Heimlich’s Chew Chew Train, Jumpin’ Jellyfish and The Little Mermaid are a few of the top attractions at the park.
Death Valley National Park
Established in 1994 and designated as a dry sky park in 2013, Death Valley National Park is yet another fascinating attraction in the state. Featuring evidences, artefacts and archaeological remains of Native American culture, this place is a quite well known among history enthusiasts and archaeologists. Over 400 species of animals including jackrabbit, bighorn sheep, kangaroo rats, desert tortoise, checkered white, red spotted toad, western toad, pacific treefrog, bullfrog, desert banded gecko, zebra-tailed lizard, leopard lizard, fringed myotis, western pipistrelle and hoary bat can be spotted in the park. Sightseeing, safari tours and excursions to the interiors of the park are offered to the guests.
Redwood National and State Parks
Located along the coast of northern California, Redwood National and State Park is a popular old grown temperate rainforest in the state. Established in 1969 with an aim to preserve the indigenous grasslands, cultural resources, animals and birds including a few of the endangered ones, this site today is a major tourist attraction among wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers. California sea lions, bobcat, river otter, black tailed deer, coyote, dolphins, Pacific gray whales, northern flying squirrel and brown pelicans are some of the mammals and sea creatures found here. Camping, safari tours, horseback riding and mountain biking are available for the travellers.
Famed for its stunning beaches, stunning landscapes, mild climate, architectural wonders alongside numerous interesting attractions, Laguna Beach is a picturesque seaside resort city in California. Located in the southern Orange County, this wonderful place is packed with history and culture in terms of its sites and festivals celebrated all year round. Founded in 1920 and regarded as the oldest running theatre on the west coast, The Laguna Playhouse is a must visit. Surfing, swimming, sunbathing and underwater diving are among the popular activities here.
Golden Gate Bridge
A beautiful suspension bridge connecting San Francisco Bay and Pacific Ocean, Golden Gate Bridge is a must visit attraction in California. This bridge is a marvel and is known for its architectural brilliance and designing mastery. The sight of orange-coloured bridge rising against the aqua blue waters of the bay is quite a picture! Six vehicle traffic lanes and walkways have been created for the pedestrians and cyclists. Gift shops, restaurants, visitor centres and shopping outlets can be found on either side of the bridge.