10 Best Things to Do in California

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4) Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most easily recognized bridges in the world, having been featured in countless movies and television shows. It opened in 1937 and was the longest suspension bridge in the world until 1964. It’s popular with bikers and walkers, who have lanes on each side separated from traffic. At the 50th anniversary in 1987, the bridge was closed to traffic so pedestrians could use the bridge freely. So many people attended that the center of the bridge flattened out. San Francisco is an amazing to city to check out on the south side of the bridge. Ride the cable cars, visit Alcatraz, grab a bite at Fisherman’s Wharf, and experience a vibrant city. The north end of the bridge leads to Marin County, a picturesque suburbia with many sights to see as well. The Sausalito and Tiburon peninsulas offer shops, restaurants and amazing views of the city skyline. Mount Tamalpais is to the west where adventure awaits in the famous Muir Woods, home of the giant redwoods, which is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

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