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The Best 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
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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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
Fisherman's Wharf , San Francisco
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Encompassing the northern waterfront of San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf ranks as one of the city's top tourist attractions, packed with souv
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Disneyland Park , Anaheim
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The "happiest place on earth," Disneyland Park consists of eight themed "lands" and a number of backstage areas. As you explore the 34 hectar
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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, Hiking Trail Los AngelesTrip planner BEST FOR: Theme Park, Specialty Museum, Historic Walking Area San DiegoTrip planner BEST FOR: Specialty Museum, Zoo, Beach AnaheimTrip planner BEST FOR: Disney Park / Activity, Ride / Activity, Room Escape Game

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