California isn’t just simply a state of the USA, it’s much more than that. Not only the native population is impressed by its beautiful landscape and environment. Every year thousands of tourists are enchanted by California. However, Charles Dudley Warner wrote in the 19thcentury “Here is our Mediterranean, here is our Italy!” Although it’s a cliché, there’s much truth in it.
It’s hard to escape from the fascination of the landscape. You can smell the fragrance of the sea on the street and a few miles ahead, the scent of pine trees, green acacias, old forests or flowering cactuses. Moreover, it’s a land of the extreme and the opposites. Next to rugged cliffs, there are national parks with high, steep peaks, canyons, the Death Valley, wonderful ski areas, the napa valley with its huge vineyards and the most beautiful national parks of the world like the Yosemite park or the Sequoia- and Kings Canyon national parks.
Furthermore, there are the biggest cities in the USA, for example, Los Angeles, San Diego or San Francisco. In addition to that, tourists can see attractions like Hollywood with its studios, the Silicon Valley, the prison island Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, but also ghost towns like Bodie or Mineral King. Moreover, there are many unique beaches, the mountains of the Sierra Nevada, many deserts or the fields and plantations of the “fruit belt”.
California is really unique – like its people. Here are mixing Indian, European, Hispanic, Mexican, Afro-American, African and Asian influences. According to this, life in California is really colorful and diverse.
We are kidnapping you with this travel guide to fascinating California and hope you enjoy!