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Your travel guide to California for next plan

From the crystal clear beaches to great food, there is a lot to do

White sandy beaches, crystal clear water, and wind in the air are the sign that you are in California. The third-largest state in the United States with one of the most diverse geographies, California is the place for someone high on energy as the state has a lot to offer. Though there are plenty of cities and states in the US that offer beaches, there is nothing that compares to the blue waters, palm trees, and wide coastlines of California. So here is a list of places that you can visit on your next trip to California.

The San Francisco Bay Area

This is one of the ancient landmarks of the city. The earliest archaeological evidence of human settlements in the Bay Area dates back to 8000–10,000 BCE. From the hillsides along the Pacific Ocean over the Golden Gate Bridge, the city oozes mystical beauty. One also gets to admire the picture-perfect scenery starting from the curves of Lombard Street to the Victorian houses with bay views. If on the area, also make sure to explore the historic neighbourhoods such as Chinatown filled with shops and authentic Chinese restaurants, the North Beach, also known as Little Italy, and Fisherman’s Wharf, which is a popular waterfront tourist destination.

Yosemite National Park

This National Park is surrounded by Sierra National Forest and Stanislaus National Forest, covering an area of 759,620 acres. The park is spread in four counties and was declared a World Heritage Site in 1984. The Yosemite National Park is famously known for its granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, giant sequoia groves, lakes, mountains, meadows, glaciers, and biological diversity. A few of the big-name attractions are Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, and El Capitan. And if you are interested in going beyond the valley, you will find Tioga Road, Glacier Point Road, and the giant sequoias.

Death Valley National Park

This national park boundary includes Death Valley, which is the northern section of Panamint Valley. The park occupies an interface zone between the arid Great Basin and Mojave deserts, protecting its diverse environment of salt flats, sand dunes, badlands, valleys, canyons, and mountains. This is the largest national park as well as the hottest, driest, and lowest of all the national parks in the United States.

Few other places to visit are Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and Pasadena, San Diego, Disneyland, Big Sur, Lake Tahoe, Hearst Castle, Redwood National and State Parks, and Joshua Tree National Park.

Nirtika Pandita

A follower of Master Oogway, living by his words of Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift, which is why it is called the ‘Present’, I am trying to master the art of now. Keeping that in the center I am combining my professional prowess as a writer and nerves of a gastronaut to conquer the Saha world.
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