Things to do in California

April 14, 2021

Visiting California for the first time? You should take into consideration what to expect. There are various activities you can indulge in regardless of whether you love road trips, a foodie, sun worshipper, or even an outdoor enthusiast. Here are some peculiar attractions you can enjoy.

From towering mountains, ideal palm-treed beaches, and breathtaking sceneries in the desert, you can find solitude. There is something for everyone, and in this California travel guide, I will list some of the best things to do in California.

Hike the Hollywood Sign

Dreams are made in Hollywood. The sign proudly stands on the Hollywood Hills’ hillside, overlooking its namesake city and the emblematic movie Industry. Visiting the city of angels will definitely take your time hiking this Los Angeles iconic beauty. There are several trailheads you can start from based on your preference.

San Francisco and the Golden Gate.

San Francisco is among the most iconic cities in America. The ocean and the hills provide an astounding natural settling. The neighborhoods, historic sites, green spaces, relaxed attitude, and inspiring cultural institutions are what make the city special.

The iconic Golden Gate Bridge is awesome. It is the first thing to click in your mind when you think of California. Capped with an orange frame against the blue water of San Francisco Bay, you will be astounded by the rising fog that covers the area. You can opt to observe the bridge from a distance, walk or drive over.

Yosemite National park

It is among the most picturesque and frequently visited parks in the USA and one of the many things to do in California. The park is characterized by mountains, valleys, rivers, and remarkable waterfalls. Yosemite Valley, carved with glaciers during the last ice age, granite walls, and huge waterfalls make the area spectacular. Here you will come across big names such as Yosemite Falls, El Capitan, and Half Dome. You can take a walk along the streams and lakes to altering trails up to the top of the mountain to some famous landmark sites.


This is located in Anaheim. This is an iconic destination in California and a chosen family premier destination over the decades. It is home to all kinds of rides, shows, games, and entertainment, fully packed with hotels and restaurants. It is an excellent place to bring your kids over Christmas or even during spring breaks. The entire Disney land is fully packed with all amenities from hotels, dining, shopping places such as the Downtown Disney District and the Adventure Park.

Joshua Tree National Park

Found in the desert, it is a true jewel in California. The park brings magic scenery where giant boulders and rock formations create amazing unique shapes. It stretches over 800,000 acres and offers a range of diverse sites. Take time to visit The Cholla Cactus Garden to the Historic Keys Ranch, Giant Palms Oasis, and the Vista ruins. Well, if you are here to spend the night, you might want to do so under the stars and trees as you enjoy the scenery and cool breeze.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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