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California Places : Attractions and Places to Visit

Attractions in California: information about the best places of interest in California



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The state has a very diverse ethic population with ancestries like Mexicans, Germans, Irish, British and Filipino among others. The California Gold Rush in 1848 was one of the largest human migrations in history which resulted in a huge population growth in the state.

California is home to some of the best known attractions in the world, such as the Disneyland Resort and the Hsi Lai Temple (the largest Buddhist temple in the west). The San Francisco Chinatown is one of the largest in the country and offers excellent Chinese shopping and cuisine. Fisherman’s Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge are two of California’s most recognized symbols. Also a ferry ride away is the infamous prison island Alcatraz. The Hollywood district offers attractions like Beverly Hills, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and Walk of Fame.  

This colourful and festive state is home to events like the Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade (a 75 year old celebration), the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee (held over Memorial Day weekend), Palm Springs International Film Festival (one of the largest cinema events in the USA held in early January), and the quaint Annual California Strawberry Festival (featuring musical entertainment and a plethora of arts and crafts).  

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San Francisco (California - United States)
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San Francisco lies in an extraordinary bay crossed by the Oakland Bay Bridge and the notorious Golden Gate Bridge, built in 1937. As San Francisco has been built on... Next

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Los Angeles (California - United States)
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Los Angeles, home of the world’s superstars, is a world-class city in California, USA. It is the largest city of the... Next

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San Diego (California - United States)
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San Diego is the second largest city in California, United States. With a population of over 1,200,000, it... Next

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Anaheim (California - United States)
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Anaheim is a city in the state of California in United States. The city has a population of over 342,000,... Next

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Sacramento (California - United States)
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Sacramento is an ethnically diverse city; it is situated in the Sacramento Valley in the sunny American state of California,... Next

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South Lake Tahoe (California - United States)
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South Lake Tahoe, which lies in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and on the southern shore of the Tahoe Lake, is a city in El Dorado County. The population of South Lake Tahoe... Next

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Santa Monica (California - United States)
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Santa Monica is a coastal city in California, United States. It is surrounded by Los Angeles on three sides... Next

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Monterey (California - United States)
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Monterey is positioned along the Pacific coast in Central California the Monterey Bay having a population of ... Next

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Santa Barbara (California - United States)
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Santa Barbara, often referred to as the American Riviera, is a city in California, United States. It is the county seat of... Next

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Hollywood (California - United States)
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Located in California, Hollywood is a district in Los Angeles, USA. It has an approximate population of... Next

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Golden Gate Bridge
 Landmarks and Historic sites (San Francisco)
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Universal Studios
 Parks and gardens (Los Angeles)
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Beverly Hills
 Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods (Los Angeles)
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Fisherman's Wharf
 Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods (San Francisco)
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Disneyland
 Parks and gardens (Los Angeles)
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Hollywood Walk of Fame
 Landmarks and Historic sites (Los Angeles)
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Venice
 Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods (Los Angeles)
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The Griffith Observatory
 Landmarks and Historic sites (Los Angeles)
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Balboa Park
 Parks and gardens (San Diego)
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Hollywood Sign
 Other attractions (Los Angeles)
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Rodeo Drive
 Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods (Los Angeles)
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Union Square
 Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods (San Francisco)
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Disneyland Resort
 Parks and gardens (Orange County)
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Hollywood Wax Museum
 Museums (Los Angeles)
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Malibu
 Beaches (Los Angeles)
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West Los Angeles
 Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods (Los Angeles)
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Citadel Factory Stores
 Stores and shopping malls (Commerce)
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Alcatraz
(San Francisco)
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Downtown
 Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods (Los Angeles)
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Getty Museum
 Museums (Los Angeles)
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Los Angeles Guerrilla Gardening
 Sightseeing (Los Angeles)
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Sunset Boulevard
 Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods (Los Angeles)
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Wilshire Boulevard
 Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods (Los Angeles)
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Hollywood & Highland
 Stores and shopping malls (Hollywood)
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Rosewood Park
 Parks and gardens (Commerce)

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