Places to Visit in California
The area of California is 423 970 km2 (to compare, the area of France is 675 000 km²), which makes it a beautiful playground for travelers like us. In addition, California is bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the east, volcanoes to the north and deserts to the south. So many different and varied landscapes.
Joshua Tree National Park
Located in Southern California 225 km from Los Angeles, Joshua Tree National Park is a popular destination for hikers, climbers, nature lovers, photography enthusiasts.
San Francisco is a charming and iconic city in California’s northern California. It offers many points of interest such as Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street, Twin Peaks or even Alcatraz.
Created 2 million years ago during the Ice Age, Lake Tahoe is one of the largest lakes in the world. Surrounded by majestic mountains, this popular tourist attraction offers exciting events and activities throughout the year.
Santa Barbara is a beautiful coastal town about 150 km north of Los Angeles. Sometimes referred to as “The American Riviera,” Santa Barbara is famous for its mild temperatures and Californian Mission-style architecture.
Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes National Seashore is located 60 km north of San Francisco and offers beautiful views with its lighthouse and a beach stretching over 20 km. Depending on the season, you can admire whales in their natural environment.
Yosemite National Park
Located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of central and eastern California, Yosemite National Park is known for its stunning granite cliffs, giant sequoia trees, beautiful waterfalls and animal and plant diversity.
Lassen Volcanic National Park
With fabulous beaches, great weather and many family attractions, San Diego is one of the most popular places to visit in California. Located just north of the Mexican border, San Diego is a large coastal city with a mix of American and Mexican culture. The Lassen Volcanic National Park is characterized by its volcanic landscapes: the Lassen Peak which erupted 100 years ago, hydrothermal zones and the Cinder Cone which is a nice hike.
The valley of death
Located in the Mojave Desert, Death Valley is considered the driest and lowest place in North America. From snow-capped mountains to colorful sand dunes, Death Valley’s unique desert landscapes are like no other place in California.
Stretching over 140 km along California’s central coast, Big Sur is one of the world’s most beautiful scenic routes with spectacular scenery: a 24-meter waterfall, beautiful bridges, and a lighthouse.