The name California is synonymous with images of sunny beaches, surfers, and convertibles with the top down. As the most populated state and the third largest in square miles, it offers that and so much more. Amazing cultural experiences await visitors in the cities, while the natural landscape offers the outdoors enthusiast enough to keep them busy for a lifetime.
1) San Diego
San Diego is the second largest city after Los Angeles and is known for its amazing year-round weather. Visitors enjoy the ocean views at La Jolla Cove, Point Loma or Sunset Cliffs Natural Park. The USS Midway Museum allows tourists to experience what it’s like to stay on an aircraft carrier with 60 exhibits, restored aircraft and simulated flight experiences. For those that want even more of the sailor experience, the Maritime Museum restores and operates old ships, offers sailing trips and takes guests on whale watching excursions. The top-rated San Diego Zoo is home to 3,700 animals from 650 species. In addition, the city’s diverse neighborhoods, including Little Italy and East Village, are great places to sample craft beer, art, and a variety of culinary options.