California Tourist Attractions

California Tourism Places

California Attractions - The State nicknamed as Sunshine State is an ideal for tourists and it is not possible to cover the vast and varied landscapes of Northern and Southern California - from the North Coast to Shasta in a single trip. So for your information the attractions as Beaches, Theme Parks, Family Restaurants, hotels and amusement park for kids offered aplenty in Northern and Southern California are given segment-wise as follows:

Northern California tourist attracts tourists mainly for the wine countries.

In Northern California, Napa and Sonoma valleys for tasting the finest wine varieties of the world. Napa valley in Northern California(CA) is the most popular tourist spot for its temperate climatic conditions and the best soil for wineries. From the month of June onwards up to late autumn, tourists are flocking this Northern California regions with luxurious spas, hotel, restaurant and inns with all amenities, beautiful sunlight and relaxing vacation and tourist spot. Most of the travel packages in Northern California(CA) include Napa valley importantly in their schedule of places and in list of Northern Califorina Tourist Spotst. A locomotive tour by the wine train is available for undertaking round trips and fine food and best wines are served in the train itself. Sonoma in Northern California county is one among best tourist spot in Northern California which offers best wines equally with Napa and added attractions are touring the wineries, hot-air ballooning; visiting redwood forests, hotels and family farms are some of the best tourist spot for kids, men and women in Northern California.

Beaches Best Tourist spot in Southern California:

  • Huntington Beach in California - 40 miles from Los Angeles, Southern California(CA), this Surf city has over eight miles of sandy beach to be enjoyed with sunny weather, cool breeze, nearest tourist attraction to Huntington Beach.
  • Crystal Cove - here you can walk miles along the sandy beach and see the scenic beauties located in Orange County of Southern California.
  • Dana Point - You can start your whale watching tour with yachting in any of the 2,500 yachts in the jetty within one and half miles of two marinas.
  • Salt Creek Beach - An ideal beach for surfing starting from the 1960's.
  • Pismo Beach - you can drive your car or walk along the beach leisurely and see the spectacular sceneries of the sea-shore, hotels, restaurants and many more tourist spot around the beach.
  • Santa Monica - A coastal get-away city with charmingly beautiful beach and tourism spot, family restaurants.
  • Venice Beach - the biggest of Southern California(CA) for enjoying palm trees, surfing, sand and the sun.
  • Pacific Beach - a popular San Diego's beach for board-walking.
  • Zuma Beach - Malibu: Northwest of Los Angeles County, 21 miles broad coastline along the Pacific Ocean.
  • New Port Beach - an expensive real estate portion of Southern California for its 6 miles of coastline.
  • Laguna Beach - a must-see in your list of Southern California Tourist spot to be visited. Provides sandy beach, tide pools, shopping centers and world-class family restaurants, hotels for dining.
  • San Clemente - sun shining almost the year round with scenic foot-hills and fifteen square miles of coastline.

Tourist Attractions in San Diego and California Attractions

Belmont Theme Park:

San Diego's largest and best adventurous children's or kids play-center in the beach front and best tourist attraction spot. Traditional family entertainment and seeking fun is enabled by its Giant Dipper Roller Coaster and Plunge; Bumper Mania; Vertical Plunge; Liberty Carousel; Tilt-A-Whirl, Thunder Boats; Crazy submarine; Pirates Cove and Sea Serpent are all present in Belmont Theme Park.


The ever growing creation of world famous Walt Disney. A must-see tourist spot in your tour for relishing the memory for a very long time to come. The magic of this Disneyland, amusement park lies in its fantastic arrangements and imagination of Walt Disney. People of all ages will forget the time once inside and spend a whole day minimum in Disneyland.

San Diego Wild Animal Park:

San Diego Wild Animal Park 1800 acre animal park is 20 times larger than San Diego zoo, is the best tourist spot for kids and you can see herds of animals, nearly 3500 of them in 260 species, in their natural background roaming as they do in Asia and Africa. A family entertainment with accredited botanical garden.

Raging Waters:

California's water theme park and the largest with 50 acre area. Aquatic recreations like surfing; rides; water slides; speed slides; children's pools and beach for sunbathing and open during summer months.

Los Angeles attractions:

This world famous city is home for Hollywood, the Mecca of world cinema creation, contains a number of recreation spot like Universal Studios, Beverly Hills area, homes of movie celebrities, Disney's California Adventure, Theme Parks, Amusement Parks, Aquarium of Sea World and so on.

San Francisco Tourist Attractions in California:

You can enjoy the water front - Fisherman's Wharf; Pier 39; Ghirardelli Square - walk through them to enjoy shopping and street performances by local artists.

Walk on the Golden Gate Bridge, an engineering marvel and the most photographed sight in San Francisco. Visit Alcatraz, the former prison and present day popular tourist spot. The Powel cable car will take you to Union Square atop where elegant hotels and enchanting shopping are available. Visit Chinatown and see the lifestyle of Chinese and buy Chinese handicrafts.

Nevada tourist attractions in California:

The tourists visiting Nevada State have a lot to see and enjoy including Las Vegas Tourist spot and Attractions, Hoover Dam; Lake Mead; Great Basin National Theme Park; Overton-Valley of Fire State Park and Sutcliffe-Pyramid Lake which are the most popular attractions.

US - Top California Tourist Attractions
 California - Family Theme and Amusement Parks California Attractions Importance
Disneyland, Anaheim (LA)  12 million visitors, Rides for all ages
Universal Studios, Hollywood  TV studio, Live shows, Action-packed rides
Sea World, San Diego  Trained marine life, killer whales, dolphins
Knott’s Berry Farm, Buena Park (LA)  Old West-themed amusement park
Six Flags Magic Mountain, Valencia  100+ rides, 12 roller coasters, thrill rides
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk  Amusement park, arcades, shops, restaurants
Six Flags Marine World, Vallejo  Theme park, Rides and a wildlife encounter park
Paramount’s Great America, Santa Clara (San Jose)  Amusement park, Thrill rides and Arcades
LEGOLAND, Carlsbad  Imagine World landmarks made out of Legoss
California Tourist Attractions - Natural Wonders California Attractions Importance
Lake Tahoe  Second deepest lake in the U.S.
Yosemite Valley/El Capitan, Yosemite National Park  Granite peaks, 7 miles long valley
Big Sur Coastline  Steep cliffs, Fog shrouded peaks
Avenue of the Giants/Redwood Highway  Giant redwoods, 32 miles of parkway
Mt. Shasta  Isolated peak, 14,162’ feets
Bumpass Hell, Lassen National Park  Odoriferous thermal landscape
Mt. Whitney  14,495’ feets, highest in the U.S.
Mono Lake  Migratory birds, tufa outcrops (towers of limestone)
California Tourist Spots - Critters California Attractions Importance
San Diego Zoo/Balboa Park, San Diego  4000 animals covering 100 acres
Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey  100 galleries, Giant shark tanks
San Diego Wild Animal Park, Escondido  3200 animals – roaming "freely"
Tourist Attraction Spots - Online in California California Attractions Importance
Hearst Castle, San Simeon  Media mogul William Randolph Hearst’s palatial estate
Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco  Epicenter of Bay tours, historic ships, bicycle rentals
Queen Mary, Long Beach/td>  Luxury liner, Troop transport
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco  Opening to the Pacific Ocean
Getty Center, Los Angeles  J. Paul Getty Museum art collection
Palm Springs Aerial Tram  Start on the desert floor, 6000’ to snow capped peaks
California Tourist Attractions - Unique Towns California Attractions Importance
US - California - Carmel-by-the-Sea  Cute and quaint and walkable
US - California - Ferndale  Victorian Hamlet
US - California - Mendocino  Coastside village
US - California - Sonoma  A mission, a museum
US - California - Napa  Vineyards, Opera House, Food museum
US - California - Hollywood  Walk of Fame, Sunset Blvd
US - California - Sutter Creek  California Gold Rush town
US - California - Nevada City  California Gold Rush town
US - California - Sonora  California Gold Rush town
US - California - Murphys  California Gold Rush town
US - California - Jamestown  California Gold Rush town
US - California - Columbia  California Gold Rush town
US - California - Julian  Cooler temperatures, Apples
US - California - Avalon, Catalina Island  Island for great day trip.
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US - California Tourist Attractions Towns & California Cities
California Towns & Cities California Towns & Cities
Carmel-by-the-Sea California  Sacramento California
Fresno California  San Diego California
Hollywood California  San Francisco California
Los Angeles California  San Jose California
Monterey California  San Luis Obispo California
Oakland California  Santa Barbara California
Palm Springs California  Santa Cruz California
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US - California Major Airports
California Airport Code California Airport City California Airport Name
BUR  Burbank - California  Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport     
FAT  Fresno - California  Fresno Air Terminal
LAX   Los Angeles - California  Los Angeles International Airport
LGB  Long Beach - California  Long Beach Airport (Daugherty Field)
MRY  Monterey - California  Monterey Peninsula Airport
OAK   Oakland - California  Metropolitan Oakland Int'l Airport
PSP  Palm Springs - California  Palm Springs Regional Airport
SAN  San Diego - California  San Diego Int'l Airport-Lindbergh Field
SBA    Santa Barbara - California  Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
SFO  San Francisco - California  San Francisco International Airport   
SJC  San Jose - California  San Jose International Airport  
SMF  Sacramento  - California  Sacramento Metropolitan Airport
SNA  Orange Cty. (Santa Ana)  John Wayne Airport
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US - Northern California Tourist Attractions - Scenic Drives
Northern California Tourist Spots Northern California Tourist Spots
Northern California Historic Gold Country  Northern California Redwood Highway
Northern California Lake Tahoe Area  Northern California San Francisco Area
Northern California Lassen Area  Northern California Santa Cruz Coast
Northern California Monterey Area  Northern California Shasta Lake Area
Northern California Napa - Sonoma Wine Country  Northern California Yosemite - Mono Lake Area
Northern California Pacific Coast Highway  
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US - Southern California Tourist Attractions - Scenic Drives
Southern California Tourist Spots Southern California Tourist Spots
Southern California Central Coast  Southern California Palm Springs - Joshua Tree Area
Southern California Central Valley - Sequoia  Southern California San Diego Area
Southern California Death Valley Area  Southern California Santa Barbara Coast
Southern California Los Angeles Area  


US - California Tourist Vacations
California Tourist Vacations California Tourist Vacations
California Golf Vacations  California Spa Vacations
California Wine Vacations  California Pet Friendly Vacation


US - California Wine Vacations - Wine Tours
California Tourist Wine Vacations Spots California Tourist Wine Vacations Spots
California Napa Valley area  California Sonoma County     
California Livermore Valley area  California Carmel Valley
California Paso Robles/Templeton area  California San Luis Obispo region
California Santa Inez Valley region  California Mendocino County
California Southern Lake County  California Amador County
California Calaveras County  California Temecula area
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US - California Tourist - Major Wine Vacations Regions
California Tourist Wine Vacations Regions California Tourist Wine Vacations Regions
California Mendocino County Region  California Lake County Region     
California Napa Valley Region  California Sonoma County Region
California Paso Robles/Templeton area  California San Luis Obispo region
California Carneros Region  California Sierra Foothills Region
California Santa Cruz Mountains Region  California Monterey County Region
California Paso Robles Region  California Edna Valley Region
California Santa Maria Valley Region  California Santa Ynez Valley Region


US - California Tourist Attractions - National Parks
California Tourist Attractions - National Parks California Tourist Attractions - National Parks
California Channel Islands National Park  California Lassen Volcanic National Park
California Death Valley National Park  California Sequoia - Kings Canyon National Park
California Golden Gate National Recreation Area  California Yosemite National Park
California Joshua Tree National Park  
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