California Attractions

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The Big Sur region is located on the central region of the state of California in the United States. Considered as one of the most sparsely populated coastal regions in this part of California, the Big Sur region is located 193 kilometers, or 120 miles south of the city of San Francisco and 394 kilometers, or 245 miles, northwest of the city of Los Angeles.
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The Napa Valley is part of Napa County situated north of the San Francisco Bay area. Considered as one of the original counties that comprised the state of California in the United States, Napa County was established in the year 1850, about the same time that the state of California joined the other states to form what is now the United States of America.
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Get ready for Alcatraz. For all its checkered history and infamy, Alcatraz is one of San Francisco's main tourist draws and favorite landmarks.
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Situated in Carlsbad just 30 minutes away from the bustling city of San Diego is Legoland California, a uniquely themed park that has become a longtime favorite of families all over the world. Unlike most amusement parks, Legoland prides itself on being an amusement park that is mostly made out of Lego blocks.
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The Death Valley is perhaps the most popular desert region in the United States. Situated in the southwestern part of the country in between the borders of the states of California and Nevada, the Death Valley is the lowest, driest and hottest region not just in the United States, but in the entire North American continent.
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Recognized as the highest lake in the United States and the largest alpine lake in the North American continent, Lake Tahoe is one of the most popular destinations in California visited by both locals and tourists all year round. This is partly due to the breathtaking sceneries that greet you the moment you arrive at Lake Tahoe.
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The Red Rock Canyon State Park is situated along the southernmost edge of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, which connects with the El Paso mountain range. Once home of the Kawaiisu Indians, the picturesque desert cliffs and rock formations have served as landmarks for freight wagons and a haven for the survivors of the infamous Death Valley trek during the late 1800s.
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No country is complete without its own set of historic landmarks. Oftentimes, these landmarks have been established for a purpose that is far from being a landmark.
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Hotel del Coronado is considered the crowning glory of the island of Coronado, one of the most popular destinations in Southern California. Built in 1888, the Hotel del Coronado has been considered as one of the most beautiful beach resorts in the world.
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The Kings Canyon National Park is located on the southern end of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, which cuts through the city of Fresno, California. Founded in 1940, Kings Canyon National Park covers an area of 462, 901 acres, or 187, 329 hectares.
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The Joshua Tree National Park is one of the many natural parks that you can visit in the state of California. Located on the southeastern tip of the state, the Joshua Tree National Park is situated near some of the busiest and most cosmopolitan cities in California.
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Located along the coast of Santa Cruz, California, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is the oldest surviving amusement park in the entire state of California. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk was founded back in 1907, and has been operated by the Santa Cruz Seaside Company since 1915.
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Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Six Flags Marine World is situated in Vallejo, California, about 30 miles northeast of the city of San Francisco. Currently known today as Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, this amusement park is perhaps the most unique of all the amusement parks located in Northern California.
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Montaña de Oro is recognized as one of the largest and most popular state parks in the state of California. Located just six miles southwest of Morro Bay, Montaña de Oro is visited by about one million people each year.
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Recognized as a national park in the United States since 1916, the Lassen Volcanic National Park is situated about eight miles northeast of the city of Mineral, California. The park has long been recognized as a popular destination for tourists and locals alike.
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Located in the northern region of California, the Redwood National Park was established as a means to protect the majestic redwoods from massive deforestation activities brought about by the western expansion during the 1800s. By the 1900s, the U.
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Located just 22 miles off the southwest coast of the city of Los Angeles in California, Santa Catalina Island, more popularly known as Catalina Island, is one of the eight Channel Islands situated off the Southern Californian coastline. It is the only island in this archipelago that has been made into a permanent settlement mostly by people from the United States.
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Located just a mile outside SeaWorld San Diego is Belmont Park, one of the most popular destinations for locals and tourists in the city especially during the summer months. Belmont Park is situated right at the heart of Mission Beach, and was first opened to the public during the Roaring 20's.
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Originally known simply as the City Park when it opened its doors at the turn of the century, Balboa Park became known as such as a result of a naming contest held in 1910. The winner, Mrs.
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Located in Balboa Park on the northern downtown district of San Diego, California, the San Diego Zoo is one of the oldest existing zoos in the entire state of California. Opened to the public back in October 1916, the San Diego Zoo was established for the sole purpose to provide a haven to ensure the conservation and protection of various species of wildlife within a setting that is both enjoyable to visitors as well as educational.
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In most of the popular cities in the United States, you are sure to find one iconic symbol that the moment you see it, it immediately brings to mind that particular city. San Francisco's cable car system sparks such imagery.
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Each year, this event brings in upwards of 10,000 food and wine aficionados from all over the country, making it the largest wine and food festival in Southern California. The weeklong festival features 170 Wine & Spirit Purveyors, 70 of San Diego's Top Chefs and Restaurants, Cooking Classes taught by celebrity chefs, Wine Tasting Classes led by Master Sommeliers, and over 800 different wines to taste from.
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Disneyland, located in the city of Anaheim, California, is the oldest Disneyland theme park ever built. Opened to the public back in July 1955, Disneyland was the product of the vision of Walt Disney who wanted to establish a place where "Dreams Come True" and where families would be able to spend a day full of enjoyment and fun as they immerse themselves among a surrounding that is rich in detail and storytelling.
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Universal Studios Hollywood is the largest movie studio and theme park in the world. It is located in Universal City, on the outskirts of Los Angeles, in California.
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