California is probably the most popular state mainly because of it’s beaches, resorts and movie stars. However, there is much more to California than golden sand and hot sun. This state can overwhelm you with it’s extreme diversity! And to prove that I would like to tell you about the 10 cities I would choose to visit.
1. San Francisco
This city is as beautiful and diverse as California itself. There are many little neighbourhoods that are completely different from each other and you feel completely immersed in their culture when you go there. The people in San Francisco create a unique atmosphere of creativity and hospitality which is so rare nowadays. Everyone who comes there loves the beautiful architecture, rich history and the variety of activities to enjoy.
2. Los Angeles
This is the most glamorous and luxury city in California. Everything in LA will remind you of how California is pictured in movies: golden sandy beaches, blue ocean, gorgeous girls tanning, Hollywood, art and so on. A Heaven on earth.
3. San Diego
This is another city you absolutely must visit. It’s most-known tourist attraction is the famous San Diego Zoo. But the best part about this city is many beautiful beaches that are perfect for having a nice and relaxing day.
4. San Luis Obispo
It’s an awesome little college town that will be perfect for your summer beach vacation. Besides from the great little beaches it also has some fun bars and Farmer’s Markets.
If you want to know what real California is like you must visit a city like this. Marysville is a little town in Northern California surrounded my military households. People there live a normal, ordinary life. They are far away from glamorous Hollywood and Los Angeles but it’s what most Californians’ life actually is like. Plus, this city has a cute little downtown area that is perfect for an evening out.
6. Death Valley Junction
If you go to California you definitely have to visit the Death Valley. Plus, it’s very close to the National Park so the trip will be worth it anyway.
Well, this is the state capital so exploring it will give you a full sense of what historical California is like. Good places to see are some museums, government buildings and historical sights. Don’t miss out on visiting this beautiful place!
This is another city in the Northern part of the State. It’s actually pretty fun to visit. Especially if you enjoy the philosophy of hippies, medical marijuana, upper-liberalism and simply a relaxing lifestyle. And even if not – visiting it is crucial to understanding California.
9. Salton Sea
This place is pretty unusual and not many people know about it so it can be great to escape from all the tourists. This city has got a big salty lake and almost no one living around here so it could be an interesting experience for you.
It’s a big city with picturesque views and tons of stuff to do for people who enjoy outdoors activities. It is located in the North so, again, this is just the place if you want to see the rest of California.