California is a gigantic state with everything from rolling hills to showbiz lights. There’s no shortage of things to do and see, and one can drown in the sheer opportunities for fun! Below is a quick guide to a few of California’s funniest cities.
Known around the world, Hollywood continues to be an epicenter for entertainment, innovation, and street performers in scarily-accurate costumes. Walk down Hollywood Boulevard, stand at the corner of Hollywood & Vine, and if you’re lucky, you might just get an audition.
Best Thing to Do: See The Hollywood Sign
It’s a rite of tourist passage. If you didn’t see the Hollywood Sign in Hollywood, were you really in Hollywood?
2. San Diego
The city of San Diego boasts unparalleled beauty and weather. Just a bit north of the Mexican border, San Diego is an oceanside haven for vacationers and locals alike. Check out one of several incredible art museums, or head down to the water to see the USS Midway, an actual ship decommissioned and turned into a public museum. Best Thing To Do: San Diego Zoo
I know what you’re thinking: a zoo is just a zoo! But SDZ is a little bit different. They showcase over 3,000 animals at a time, evening out to 650 different species. That’s more diverse than my local zoo, at least.
While people don’t immediately think of Sacramento when they think of California, it’s actually the state capitol and is rich in history and tradition. Catch a Kings game, or head down to the Waterfront District, aka Old Sac, for a taste of true local life in the state capitol. It may not be LA, but it’s a truly special town.
Best Thing to Do: California State Railroad Museum
While it might sound a little too-educational-for-fun, the Railroad Museum highlights a couple of the more dangerous and fascinating parts of California’s history: The Gold Rush and the Transcontinental Railroad.
There’s no shortage of big cities or fun things to do in California. You could visit for a whole month and not even get out of the lower half of the state. There’s history, lights, and if you go a few miles out of town you can even find lush hills and beautiful off-the-beaten-path trails. There’s not a lot of singular states that can offer so many different things all at one time. Just be sure to make time for some rest in between all the activities!