With a size and economy that exceeds many countries, it's no wonder that one state can offer so much. California is a giant playground offering year-long sunshine, ocean, mountains, desert and yes, celebrities. Whether you're visiting the Golden Gate Bridge, Hollywood sign or cruising along Pacific Coast Highway, there's always plenty to see and do on the West Coast.
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Catalina Island, developed into a tourist site in the 1920s by William Wrigley, Jr. of chewing gum fame.
Central Coast, roughly from Monterey on the north to Santa Barbara on the South, it's California's third-largest wine region in Paso Robles.
Los Angeles, is home to Griffith Park, the largest city park in the country, with 400 sq. ft. of recreational space.
Monterey/Carmel, Carmel-by-the-Sea boasts beautiful beaches while Monterey offers one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world
Napa & Sonoma, boasts more than 300 wineries and bucolic beauty
Orange County, is home to famous attractions including Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm.
Palm Springs, is the 10th largest city in California, judging by land area.
Santa Barbara, 100 miles of stretch of shoreline with 25 beaches make it one of the top beach cities in the state.
San Diego, the average temperature in this beach city is a cool 70 degrees.
San Francisco, is allegedly built on more than 40 hills and is home to the crookedest street
San Jose, is located in Silicon Valley and is the third-largest city in California.
Tahoe City, is home to Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America.
Ventura County, is nestled between mountains and beaches with a bustling yet tranquil cityscape