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CALIFORNIA – YOUR COMPLETE TRAVEL GUIDE

Planning a trip to the golden state of California is nothing but a mix of all great things and experiences. Whether you plan to roam around the redwoods, go on a ride at the towering redwoods or take a wine tour at the famous Napa valley California sums it all up.

Places you can visit in California

Yosemite National Park

Located in the western Sierra Nevada of Central California, the Yosemite National Park is a 1200 square mile stretched UNESCO World Heritage Site that is regarded for its awe-inspiring and incredible beauty that has been surrounded by cliffs and domes that are the result of glaciers years ago. The national park was discovered in 1860 by John Muir who described it as the grandest of all special temples of Nature who further also helped to establish the area as a protected national park.

Disneyland

A little around 30 km away from Los Angeles around the southern side of California lies everyone's favourite and loved amusement park, the Disneyland resort. The park has been loved beyond years by kids and grown-ups around California and the globe. The park has tons of thrilling theme rides and recreational worlds for your entertainment. It also hosts many entertainment shows for you to enjoy with your kids and family where you could explore the bushy forest, take a dip in the sea world, take a trip to the outer space world, sail on a ship with pirates and click pictures with your favourite Disney characters. 

Lake Tahoe

Encapsulated by the warmth of the snow lit mountains, Lake Tahoe in California is one of the most magnificent spots of nature to witness. One of the most pristine beauties of nature, Lake Tahoe has crystal clear waters that'll surely leave you in awe. The lake is considered the best spot to visit during the hot summer months as one can indulge themselves in some outdoor adventure activities such as hiking, mountain biking, fishing, water sports, and sunbathing on the sides of the lake.

Death Valley

Located in the south-eastern wing of the state of California, between the Amargosa Desert in Nevada and the Inyo National Forest in California is the Death Valley, National Park. Death Valley is the largest national park in the entire country of the United States, and also the hottest, driest and lowest of all the national parks.

Muir Woods National Monument

Regarded as a United States National Monument, the Muir Woods National Monument is another great place to visit in the state of California. Named after John Muir, the monument is located in the southwestern Marin County region of the state. The Muir woods form a part of the great Golden Gate National Recreation Area where once when you will reach the woods you'll be welcomed with two hundred feet tall coastal redwood trees that are loved for their towering length.

French Laundry

If you are searching for a meal that is right out of the organic gardens then the French Laundry should be your pick. Launched in 1994, the French Laundry was once named as the best restaurant in the world. Little do people know the inspiration behind the name French Laundry. In the twentieth century, the restaurant served as an actual French laundry.

Trois Mac

Trois Mac in the city of Los Angeles is one of the most delicious eateries points that offer a high dining experience that is in the front strip mall pizza joint. It is handled by the wonderful trio of Chef Ludo Lefebvre, Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo. In the beginning, you will be offered some snacks such as the mustard crème brûlée and crispy tapioca with parmesan and passion fruit to help you gear you for your five-course meal.

State Bird Provisions

Owned by the famous chef husband and wife team Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski, the State Bird Provisions is one of the famous spots to eat in San Francisco. The restaurant was earlier a temporary eatery in an adjacent storefront as there wasn't much room for a full kitchen. Freshly prepared meals with gleaming smiles are offered to you at all times in a dim sum style at a cosy dining room.

Chez Panisse

Opened by Alice Waters, the Chez Panisse is a small Berkeley restaurant that offers the most delicate and simple prepared food. The forty-seven-year-old destination stop still has it as evidenced by a kitchen that turns out both consistently excellent dishes.

Some small bites for your taste buds

Tacos

Who doesn't love tacos, right? Over the years the state of California has been influenced by the great and vibrant Mexican culture. Due to which you will see many street-side vendors selling some delicious and mouth-watering tacos at the bare minimum price. If you are a little health conscious and tad bot frenzy about eating at the street corner then you can always drop by at some of the famous shops who sell tacos.

Sourdough bread

Are you a self-proclaimed bread lover? Then the most delicious sourdough bread is supposed to be on your things to eat when in the California bucket list. The Sourdough bread is made by fermenting the dough by using naturally occurring lactobacilli and yeast. Sourdough bread has a more sour taste so make sure you try some first before taking an entire loaf with you.

Chicken and Waffles

In the mood to try some chicken and waffles? Well, then you should definitely stop by the popular restaurant chain Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles. Found in the year 1975 by Herb Herson, it is famous all over California for serving mouth-watering chicken and waffles. The Los Angeles Times has referred to it as an L.A. institution that people don't even question the strange combo of chicken and waffles anymore.

Little unknown facts about California

  1. California was originally known as the Grizzly Bear State. As California grew and the bear population vanished it became the Golden State.
  2. In 1964, San Francisco’s cable cars were named the first moving National Historic Landmark.
  3. General Sherman in Sequoia National Park is the world’s largest tree with a great height of 275 feet hall.
  4. More turkeys are raised in California than in any other state in the United States.
  5. Alpine County is the eighth smallest of California’s 58 counties. It has no high school, ATMs, dentists, banks, or traffic lights.
  6. Fallbrook is known as the Avocado Capital of the World and it also hosts an annual Avocado Festival.
  7. In the late 1850s, the Kennedy Mine in Jackson was considered as one of the richest gold mines in the world and the deepest mine in North America.
  8. Three out of the ten largest U. S. cities are in California, Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Jose.
  9. The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California is the world’s largest outdoor amphitheatre.
  10. The Hollywood Bowl is the largest outdoor amphitheatre in the United States.

California – Your Complete Travel Guide

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