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skyline The state of gold towns began to attract travelers from distant lands in the 16th century. Many tourists come to California to visit historical sites and stroll along scenic boulevards, where you can meet international celebrities. Others are attracted by amazing holidays and festivals; cultural traditions of the state are very rich and interesting. During the year, people can take part in a variety of festivals, including historical and gastronomic, theater and music, art and ecological; all of them are very interesting and deserve attention of those fond of event tourism.
1. Many large cities have special HopOn-HopOff tourist buses; their route passes through the most remarkable and interesting places. You can learn more about buses and their schedules at any … Open
In the immediate vicinity of San Francisco there is the picturesque town of Petaluma. It is a regular venue for the Artisan Cheese Festival. It hosts the amazing gastronomic event in the second half of March bringing together the best Californian dairies, as well as the world-famous wineries and farms. The Artisan Cheese Festival will be interesting to adherents of healthy diet, as well as to those who love simple and tasty food.
One of the most famous events of Baja California is the Festival of Wildlife. It takes place every year during the whale migration. Festival guests are invited to watch these amazing animals. Every day, field trips to the best places to watch are arranged. There are exciting entertainment events and concerts on the coast too. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Beaches of California attract surfers and divers from all around the world, as well as travelers who dream of relaxing with international celebrities. Near the town of Carmel there is one of … Open
Speaking of musical traditions we have to mention the Jazz Festival, which has been hosted more than 50 years in Monterey. The holiday takes place in the second half of September and lasts for three days. World-renowned artists, musicians and beginners take part in it. In addition to grand outdoor concerts, festival guests can attend interesting seminars, exhibitions, workshops, gastronomic events and a festive fair.
Coit Tower - San Francisco, California Those who aren’t indifferent to historical celebrations would like the cultural festival dedicated to the Aztecs. The permanent venue for the festival is Long Beach. During a holiday, you can meet people in the most unusual costumes, visit interesting dance performances and learn the art of the Aztecs. The festival always includes interesting events dedicated to environmental issues and environmental protection; all attenders can take part in them.
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Unique landmarks in California and around

Stairs Half Dome

From the series “Furious Footways Around the World That Make You Dizzy”
In California is a legendary Half-Dome rock - a place of attraction for thousands of climbers and those who want to test their strength. An incredibly complex steep staircase with 400 steps has been cut down in the rock. To climb it, you need to have a good physical training. For the past several years, the main natural attraction of Yosemite Park is annually visited by about 50000 people a year, climbing the rock is allowed only as a part of organized excursions. … Read further

Long Valley Caldera

From the series “Sleeping Super-Volcanoes Capable of Destroying Whole Regions”
Long Valley Caldera is situated in Eastern California. It has taken an area of 32 kilometres long and 18 kilometres width. For the last two million years, the activity of the super volcano has drastically decreased. The last eruption was 76 000 years ago. However, for last years the earthquake activity of this region has increased. At this period a lot of cities of the state has experienced the series of earthquakes. In 2015 the intense earthquakes happened near Los Angeles and not far from San Francisco. … Read further
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Traditions and festivals in cities around California

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in California. Learn the best periods to visit California to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in California.
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