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30 Fun Things to Do in California

California’s attractions are so diversified that visitors of all kinds will have no trouble finding something exciting to do here.  Beaches, forests, lakes, mountains, and deserts coexist in this state of the USA.

You can find several wine regions, adventurous parks, and beautiful beaches in California. Whether you are moving to this state or visiting, this guide will help you plan your California stay.

Here are 30 things to do in California.

Let the Guide Entertain You at California Road Tours

1. Hollywood and Celebrity Homes Bus Tour

An open-air bus offers a hassle-free trip of top attractions like the Hollywood Sign and the Walk of Fame to first-time visitors.

Moreover, a guide points out celebrity residences you would miss if traveling alone.

2. Shared 3 Hour Los Angeles VIP Tour

Instead of spending hours researching the exciting things to do in the area, take a unique trip that takes you to the city’s most photogenic spots and well-known landmarks in Los Angeles, CA.

3. Chinatown Culinary Walking Tour

On this small-group walking tour, visit shops selling authentic Chinese crafts, pottery, and hard-to-find herbs and food.

4. Classic Car Tour 

On this one-of-a-kind private tour of Hollywood and Beverly Hills, you’ll feel like you’re in a Hollywood movie as you cruise the streets of Los Angeles, CA.

Let the Breeze Calm You During California Cruise Tours

5. Whale Watching Cruise

On this whale-watching sail, harness the force of the wind by boarding a replica 1851 ship for your journey.

Enjoy a smooth ride and fantastic views of any sea creatures you come across—since there are many available.

6. 2-Hour Sunset Sail

From this Privateer, see the San Francisco Bay from a unique perspective.

You can drink beer, wine, or soda while gliding across the water on a sunset sailboat excursion.

7. Golden Gate Bay Cruise

It can be not easy to see all of California’s major attractions in a single day.

This Bay tour departing from Fisherman’s Wharf allows you to see Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island, Alcatraz, and Sausalito.

8. Private VIP Whale & Dolphin Watching Tour

If you don’t want to be among the crowd of major cruise ships and enjoy the personal attention, avail this whale-watching tour, capped at six guests.

Splash the Water at California Beaches

9. Bay State Park

Emerald Bay is AMAZING.

It features crystal blue waters and gleaming golden sand.

However, be prepared for a huge crowd.

10. Santa Monica Bay

A beautiful beach with lots of adults taking a stroll, kids making sandcastles, and teenagers swimming in the glistening water.

11. Badwater Basin

Two hundred eighty-two feet below sea level; is the lowest point in North America.

Remember to walk out past the end of the smooth route onto the salt flats pathway.

12. Monterey Bay

This is one of California’s most beautiful sights, and it is a must-see for anybody driving down the coast.

 Hopefully, you will see an otter when you are here on a bright sunny day.

Be Daring at the California Adventure Spots

13. Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

This world’s largest rotating tramcar will take you up the sheer cliffs of Chino Canyon for a magnificent ride.

Enjoy 10 minutes of elevation up to 8,516 feet.

Either take in stunning vistas or hike in pristine wilderness, you can enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience.

14. Disney California Adventure Park

At Disney California Adventure Park, the newest land is dedicated to training and recruiting the next generation of Super-Heroes.

Not only this, some other unbeatable rides and activities are also waiting for you at this Disney-inspired park.

15. Monterey Bay Aquarium

I’ll say it will be well worth the admission fee.

The planners have incorporated the bay into their aquarium, giving you a true sense of sea life and rare creatures.

16. Wine Country Hot-Air Balloon Ride

Early in the morning, take a hot-air balloon flight from Yountville, CA, to get a bird’s eye view of rolling hills, enormous vineyards, and beautiful wine estates.

Taste all Your Favorite Wines at California Wineries 

17. Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Napa Valley

Book a small-group trip that takes you to three different wineries and enjoy wine tastings (at your own expense) and a picnic lunch with views of the vineyards along the way.

18. Napa Valley Wineries Tour Including A Picnic Lunch

Get escorted across the Napa Valley and tour five renowned wineries.

At the same time, you sample your way through Northern California’s wine country.

19. Hess Persson Estates

Visit this wine estate and get greeted with a complimentary glass of wine and then taken on a tour of the art gallery before sitting down to a delectable supper.

20. 8-Hour Private Sonoma Tour with Concierge Service

Take in the sounds and sights of Sonoma and Napa Valley while tasting some of the region’s best wines. 

Enjoy Spectacular View of California Sceneries

21. Municipal Rose Garden

The climate in California assists a wide variety of roses to bloom year after year.

This beautiful rose garden is well worth visiting, whether for a stroll or a picnic.

22. Santa Barbara County Courthouse

From stained-glass windows to tiny stone bridges, this is one of the most gorgeous structures in the country!

The mural room is breathtaking, with a 360-degree mural.

The clock tower is open to the public.

It provides a panoramic view of Santa Barbara, from the beach to the mountains.

23. Historic Sonoma Plaza

It’s a scenic spot to roam and check out the farmers’ market and the many eateries and cafes.

A picnic in Central Park is also a good idea.

24. Big Sur

Big Sur is one of California’s most beautiful places.

It’s a scenic drive that will make you hate all other scenic drives in the future.

You can have a spectacular view of bridges, crags, canyons, lighthouses, and waterfalls.

Get Closer to the Nature at California Parks

25. Death Valley National Park

It is a dry and dangerous place located in eastern California.

It’s famous for Titus Canyon, a ghost town, and multicolored rocks and is host to the salt flats of Badwater Basin.

26. Sequoia National Park

A low angle shot of breathtaking tall trees in the middle of Sequoia National Park, California, USA

At Sequoia National Park, you can see General Sherman.

You can only find Sequoia trees in California, so check them off your bucket list while you’re there!

27.  Yosemite National Park

Accompany a guide on an all-inclusive 3-day camping trip in Yosemite National Park.

It is famous for its gigantic, ancient sequoia trees, waterfalls, and deep valleys.

28. Lassen Volcanic National Park

Located above the volcanic terrain, it is one of California’s most popular tourist destinations.

It has some of the best sightseeing options in the state, and its never-ending calendar of events and activities will keep you busy.

Time Travel Through California Museums

29. Cable Car Museum

This museum is the world’s last manual cable car system, and it is also a “functioning museum” in its own right. If you’re interested in vehicles, it is your kind of a place to visit.

30. Computer History Museum

Relive the history of technology by looking at the 1950s massive computers and learn about Ada Lovelace, a 19th-century revolutionary nerd lady.

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