California continues to be one of the most exciting U.S. states for those who want to immerse themselves in a lifestyle that has been immortalized on the Silver Screen. From the beach parties of the 1960s to the scenes of the hippy lifestyle and the drama of Sunset Boulevard, no other state in America boasts the movie credentials of California. Add to this the astonishing fact that if California was an independent country it would boast the fifth largest economy in the world and one gets a hint of the fascination that the state holds for the many visitors that flock to it each year.
However, so intriguing is California that the challenge of choosing just what to experience while visiting the state can a daunting task. However, there are some ‘must see’ attractions when visiting the ‘Golden State’. Here are some of those.
No trip to California would be complete with visiting San Francisco – a city that is filled to the brim with sites that beg for further exploration. It almost goes without saying that viewing and taking the requisite photos of the Golden Gate Bridge simply has to be on the itinerary. But make the entire exercise even more fun by hiring a bike to cycle across the bridge towards Sausalito. Here visitors can board a ferry back to the Ferry Building and settle in at one of the great restaurants that are scattered around the area for some wonderful refreshment.
It almost goes without saying that those who have kids will be setting aside some time to visit Disneyland in Anaheim California when they visit the state. However, there is an adult attraction just behind the Disneyland Hotel which will also bring a smile to those who are legally allowed to consume alcohol. This is ‘Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar’. This bar oozes cheesy fun with masks, shrunken head mugs, great cocktails that will bring a smile to the face of any guest and a volcano that erupts regularly. Good clean fun.
Add to these two attractions the lure of Hollywood, great dining experiences in places like Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco and host of other amazing California experience and it is clear that this state will remain a potent drawcard for those in search of a fabulous vacation experience – at least for the foreseeable future.