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Monday, December 25, 2023

Top six major tourist attractions in california

  Rajesh Kumar Rana       Monday, December 25, 2023

The most populous state in the United States of America, with almost 40 million inhabitants, is located on the west coast of the country. California is world famous as the birthplace of the film industry (think of Hollywood or Silicon Valley in the porn film industry) and a thriving economy. It is here that the head offices of four of the ten largest companies on our planet are located.

The state is so economically savvy that if it were a separate sovereign state, it would have the fifth largest economic base in the world. The vast size of the state, with a total area of ​​423,970 square kilometer, also means that it is home to a wide variety of tourist attractions.

In this article, we will take a detailed look at some of the best places in California and all of its top attractions that you will simply have to include in your list of visits while in this amazing American state.

Top six major tourist attractions in california

1. Yosemite Falls

Yosemite falls
Yosemite Falls

California is home to one of the most popular national parks in the United States of America, Yosemite National Park. One of the highlights of the park is running waterfall, the likes of which, most likely, you have never seen. It is called Yosemite Falls. It is located in the famous mountain range of California, whose name is the Sierra Nevada.

The huge waterfall is made up of three separate tiers with a total height of 739 meters, with the largest waterfall at the top, in a section called Upper Yosemite Falls. In spring, the flow of water is the strongest, so our advice to you: go to explore it directly in the spring season.

2. Golden Gate Bridge

Golden gate bridge
Golden Gate Bridge

If you need to choose one California landmark that has become a true symbol of the state, then the Golden Gate Bridge is perfect for this. A huge suspension bridge crosses the Golden Gate Strait to the north of city ​​of San Francisco, it connects the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean and is considered one of the most beautiful and iconic bridges on planet Earth.

The bridge project was ready by 1917, but its construction was completed only twenty years later - in 1937. Its total length is 2,737.1 meters, the total height of the bridge reaches 227.4 meters, and the longest span is 1,280.2 meters. This simultaneously makes it the longest and tallest suspension bridge in the world. Today, this is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city and one of the most photographed bridges on the planet. Unfortunately, it also has sad undertones: it is considered one of the most popular bridges in the world among suicides who jump from great heights directly into cold water. Most of the bodies were never found afterwards, as it is very likely that they were quickly washed into the Pacific Ocean.

See also: Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco, California: Interesting Facts

3. Griffith Observatory

Griffith observatory
Griffith Observatory

If you want to combine a trip to one of the most amazing places with education and enlightenment - you will need to go to the Griffith Observatory, from there you can enjoy the most amazing view of city ​​of Los Angeles. The facility is located in Griffith Park - one of the city's most famous public parks and was built on the southern slope of Mount Hollywood. This can only mean one thing: a beautiful view of the center of the "City of Angels" and its surroundings is provided to you.

We also note that since its opening in the 1930s, numerous exhibitions have been freely available inside the complex. Millions of people have already visited this observatory and enjoyed viewing through the famous 12-inch (which is 30.5 centimeter) Zeiss refractor lens. All this, combined with the daily shows at the planetarium, makes the Griffith Observatory a must-see attraction, all that remains is to get to the West Coast of the United States.

See also: Griffith Park - history and attractions

4. Redwood National and State park

Redwood National and State park
Redwood National and State Park

Redwood National and State Park consists of several National and State Parks located along the coast of northern California. The total area of ​​all parks is 562.51 square kilometer, most of which are old-growth forests. The main attraction of this delightful forest is a huge tree species called "Coastal Sequoia" (or "Sequoia sempervirens").

Redwood National Park is home to some of the tallest and oldest trees in the world, as well as the planet's tallest known living tree, known as the Hyperion. The height of this mighty tree is 115.5 meters, it is believed that its age ranges from 600 to 800 years. This alone is enough to visit this amazing park.

5. Coit Tower

Coit tower
Coit Tower

Despite being only 64 meters high, Coit Tower offers one of the most amazing views of the city of San Francisco and the entire Bay Area of ​​the same name. And all because it is located on a hill called Telegraph Hill in Pioneer Park, which is in the extreme northeast of Frisco.

This remarkable tower was erected between 1932 and 1933 under the bequest of Lilly Hitchcock-Coit, a wealthy patron of the San Francisco Fire Volunteers. In 2008, the tower was added to the National Register of Historic Places. During special events, it is illuminated and shimmers in different colors. The interior of the tower is decorated with charming frescoes, and its observation deck is just the place that you must definitely visit at least once in your life!

6. Universal Studios

Universal studios
Universal Studios

The city of Los Angeles in southern California is known throughout the world as the birthplace of the film industry, or rather Hollywood itself. One of Angel City's oldest film studios is located in the San Fernando Valley area, although some of its elements are located in the informal part of the city known as Universal City.

The entertainment industry wouldn't be what it is today if this amazing movie studio hadn't been turned into a popular tourist attraction, which is exactly what happened. One of the most famous Hollywood film studios was open to anyone and eventually transformed into theme parks called Universal Studios. Now it is a whole network of theme parks located around the globe. If you want to learn first hand about how feature films are made, then your trip to the state of California is where you should start.


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