Visiting the USA? There's never been a better time...
People have flocked to California ever since the gold rush 1848-1855, with high expectations. And people still eagerly go to California with hopes of breaking through as actors, artists and you name it. But the large state is also the promised land for tourists, because no place on earth can match California in terms of diversity and beauty. Diversity because the state has huge, ethnically and culturally diverse, cities as San Diego, San Francisco and Los Angeles, where the latter alone has the size of Belgium. California is also the most creative place in the world, which not least is reflected in information technology, although having the best universities in the world, together with the American northeast, certainly also helps.
California is also blessed with a wonderful and extremely diverse nature, which is particularly attractive for tourists:
The highest mountain in the lower 48 states (Mount Whitney), and at the same time the lowest elevation in America and the second hottest place on earth (Death Valley). And the largest, tallest and oldest trees in the world (Sequoia, Redwood and Bristlecone Pine). And one of the highest waterfalls in the world (Yosemite Falls), and one what many consider the best view on the whole American continent (Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park). And what many claim to the most beautiful road in the world (Highway 1 along the coast). And lots of wildlife. The list can go on and on pretty much forever. A compelling evidence of the beauty of California is that every single picture on this website is taken by me during a cumulated time of two months (even though I´ve been in California for almost two years). And I´m not even close of being a photographer (although I enjoy taking pictures).
And there are no problems with practicalities when visiting California: Lodging is easy to find, whether its camping, motels or exclusive lodges. And there is usually plenty of room everywhere, except for the most obvious tourist traps or the major weekends. So you are not likely to regret a vacation in the Golden State. And you´ll definitively come home with some excellent pictures as wonderful memories.
158,000 sq miles
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Warm dry summers along the coast with hotter temperatures in the deserts and inland valleys. Cooler temperatures along the north coast and the mountains. Winter provides snowfall on the inland mountain ranges, whilst the south of the state remains warm and sunny.
Yosemite, Sequoia, Redwood, Lassen Volcanic, Kings Canyon, Joshua Tree, Death Valley and Channel Islands.
Visiting the USA? There's never been a better time ...
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