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Things to do in California

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Golden Gate Bridge , San Francisco
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One of the most photographed structures in the world, Golden Gate Bridge is the first feature of San Francisco you'll see when driving in fro
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Island
Alcatraz Island , San Francisco
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Tour the infamous former maximum-security penitentiary on Alcatraz Island. Nicknamed The Rock, this small island in the San Francisco Bay is
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Half Dome , Yosemite National Park
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Half Dome is a granite dome at the eastern end of Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park, California. It is a well-known rock formation in
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Duration: 5 hours
Take time out from San Francisco on a half-day trip to Muir Woods National Park and Sausalito. This enthralling half-day trip takes you across the Golden Gate Bridge to the Bay Area's most popular National Park Monument to experience the magnificent views of the Giant redwoods during a 90' stop (entrance fee included).Next, visit the beautiful coastal town of Sausalito, a gorgeous Mediterranean-style village with quaint shops and waterfront restaurants. If a one-hour stop in Sausalito isn't enough for you, you can extend your stay by upgrading your tour to include the Sausalito ferry back to San Francisco. If you decide to come back by bus and are looking for possibilities to complete your other half-day, we offer you an upgraded option to save money, which includes a 4h Bike rental package from our partner Unlimited Biking (757 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94109). Fall in love with all San Francisco has to offer as you pedal around and explore the area at your own pace.
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Tuolumne Meadows , Yosemite National Park
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Replete with creeks, towering trees, and rolling stretches of grassland, Tuolumne Meadows offers an array of options for hiking, climbing, an
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Glacier Point , Yosemite National Park
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Take in the majesty of Yosemite from Glacier Point, a viewing area 980 m (3,214 ft) above the bottom of the valley. From here you can admire
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Things to do in California promise a thrill for all kinds of adventurers, from nature enthusiasts to late-night urban buccaneers. You can see the pastel facades of San Francisco from its rolling hills surrounding the landmark Golden Gate Bridge. Los Angeles and San Diego host some of the best beaches in the country, and you're sure to enjoy them whether you prefer surfing or having a seaside drink at a local cafe. Those looking to head outside the heavily populated areas will be awestruck by the rolling hills of Napa Valley and California's massive redwoods.

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San FranciscoTrip planner Best for: Island, Bridge, Pier / Boardwalk Yosemite National ParkTrip planner Best for: World heritage site, Geologic Formation, Waterfall Los AngelesTrip planner Best for: Theme Park, Specialty Museum, Historic Walking Area San DiegoTrip planner Best for: Specialty Museum, Zoo, Beach Santa MonicaTrip planner Best for: Pier / Boardwalk, Beach, Shopping

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