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  • The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. Marcel Proust
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Travel to California

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California is the most populous state in the United States. It is also the third most extensive by area. Los Angeles, in Southern California, is the state's most populous city and the country's second largest after New York City. California also includes the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, and the largest county by area, San Bernardino County.

Arrive in California and you are opening a treasure chest of stellar scenery, super-cool cities, innovative dining and theme parks guaranteed to unleash your inner kid. Everything glitters here; from the snow-capped Sierra Nevada to the sparkling sands of SoCal’s surf beaches, via the diamond-clad fashionistas of Rodeo Drive.

Gold diggers, hippies, techie geeks, surf dudes and wannabe stars have all sought their piece of California’s good life, and its cities are hubs of aspiration and inspiration. Cosmopolitan San Francisco chucks eye-popping scenery and start-up ventures at you like a tennis ball machine. In Los Angeles, celebrity spotting in chic boutiques, exclusive restaurants, or even the gas station is a regular and fun occurrence.

California's ruggedly beautiful coastline curves north of Los Angeles along coastal Highway 1, an iconic American drive. At Big Sur, dramatic cliffs plunge into the Pacific Ocean where California grey whales migrate and condors soar overhead. Visitors come to hike through humongous redwoods, participate in the local artist scene, and escape anything manmade.

To the east, the Sierra Nevada is an extraordinary playground of sky-scraping mountains, towering sequoias and plummeting waterfalls. Skiers float through powder above Lake Tahoe, climbers inch up Yosemite’s El Capitan, and hikers trek the long-distance John Muir Trail.

With its never-ending stream of foodie fads and inventions, Californian dining is an adventure too. And the Napa and Sonoma Valleys produce excellent wines, but keep the quaffing until after you’ve ridden Disneyland’s spinning teacups.

 

Success stories

Angela Aldaba

Dec 31 at 12:57 pm
I go every other summer still have places I need to go but so far good

Judy Layug

Nov 21 at 11:45 am
Live in San Diego?

Frances N Benjamin Taylor

May 14 at 06:51 am
it was.amazing, California weather is perfect, I loved it, I did alot of walking in San Francisco. it's a unique city with unique people.

Lies Holvoet

Feb 25 at 13:46 pm
Went to San Francisco!

Kylee champion

Feb 20 at 07:02 am
I love California it's where I grew up.

morgan Schilke

Feb 20 at 04:25 am
I visited California a few times!

Tandra Marsh

Feb 07 at 18:37 pm
lived here

Antonis Demetriou

Jan 31 at 21:47 pm
Visited Pasadena stadium

Ash Kodiak

Jan 29 at 21:18 pm
Visited when picking up my sister from the military.

Sapphire M

Jan 29 at 07:18 am
we saw the redwoods and did Disneyland and universal studios

Ghiselle Gustavsson

Jan 12 at 01:45 am
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Alina Masotti

Dec 31 at 03:59 am
Fun.