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Sightseeing in California - what to see. Complete travel guide

California is often called the Golden State due a gold rush and because of the sunny climate inherent to these places. California is popular among travelers and it is very simple to explain that; an abundance of natural and historical attractions, entertainment centers and important places make it a dream of every adventurer.
California is considered the most luxurious state for a reason. It has long been synonymous with the modern style and high-end leisure. It’s simply impossible to imagine holidays in … Open
Among natural attractions, so-called Death Valley is the most famous. Not far from it there is the highest point in America, Mount Whitney. Across the state there are seven major national parks that are worth to visit, if you like hiking and outdoor recreation. Yosemite National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, Death Valley National Park, Redwood Park, Sequoia Park and Kings Canyon - each of these reserves is amazing and unique.
It would be interesting to visit Los Angeles to enjoy its cultural life; in addition to luxurious hotels, restaurants and shopping complexes, the city has a lot of museums and exhibition centers. The Patersen Automotive Museum is dedicated to cars, and the Museum of Fine Arts shows beautiful paintings and sculptures. The most famous open-air museum is the Pitch Lake of La Brea located in Hancock Park. Here is a rich collection of fossils. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
California is famous for its unique museums and natural attractions, historical sites and large-scale cultural centers. There are different sights, but California has always been associated … Open
Going for a trip to California be sure to visit San Francisco. The city also represents a huge amount of entertainment and cultural venues. Don’t forget about San Diego and San Jose; they have a surprise for their guests too. For example, there is the famous Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in San Jose; the most visited cultural center in San Diego is the Maritime Museum. Fans of archeology would be interested in visiting a place called Gemet located in the vicinity of Riverside. Gemet is considered to be one of the largest archaeological centers in the country.
Vacations in California just can’t be imagined without a visit to Silicon Valley, Hollywood and Disneyland. It's amazing that so many different notable landmarks from unique natural attractions and fruit plantations to scenic architectural structures and world-famous cultural centers were collected at one area.
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Map of all parks
National and city parks around California
♥   National Park 'Kings Canyon' , 77.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Recreation Area 'East Whitlock' , 97.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   State Park 'Mirror Lake' , 108.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   City Park 'Tamarack' , 111.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   World Heritage Site 'Yosemite National Park' , 121.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sites around California from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Bodie

From the series “The most impressive abandoned cities on the planet”
The town’s structure is maintained and interiors remain as they were left, they store a lot of priceless antique relics. There is also the old mine accessible for tourists to explore. The most attractive sights are the Methodist Church built in 1882 and James Kane’s haunted house. Unexplained silhouettes often appear in the windows of the mansion as well as sounds of music coming from the house in the evening. This is only a tiny part of the secrets that hides an inscrutable town of Bodie. … Read further

Stairs Half Dome

From the series “Furious footways around the world that make you dizzy”
Travellers who want to test the strength of the Half-Dome staircase personally should prepare for a long and difficult event. A long transition in the park with a length of more than 13 km is awaiting for them, and then more than 3 km along a difficult mountainous terrain. The final step of the route will be a ladder with a length of about 400 meters. The staircase was designed as far back as 1919 by members of the Sierra Club. It was intended specifically for those who do not have special climbing equipment, but want to enjoy the scenery of the Yosemite Park from a bird's eye view. … Read further
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