California – known to locals as the Golden State is one of the most iconic destinations in the United States. Given that it boasts an average year long temperature of 70 degrees it’s not difficult to see why it has earned its nickname. this is s ate where sunshine is simply a way of life. In fact in most places in California it’s simply not necessary to own a pair of long trousers – it’s beach weather most of the time.
That said go to San Francisco and you can experience some very chilly weather. However as the locals say it’s one of the only places in the world where you can go skiing on the morning and exchange your ski clothing for board shorts and hot the beach in the afternoon. Who could wish for a better lifestyle?
California is also home to Napa Valley where some of the world’s best wineries can be found. This region of California is simply magnificent and will reward the visitor with a myriad of wineries (over 400) and some of the best cuisine that can be found anywhere in the United States. A day tour of the Napa Valley is one of the most relaxing and educational days that one can spend while visiting California.
However, if in the Napa Valley, as tempting as it may be to simply focus on the wineries don’t ignore the opportunities enjoy the cuisine on offer. you can slum it at a fabulous diner (try The Fremont Diner) or alternatively go right to the top of the scale and try out Michelin starred La Toque Restaurant. There are also a huge variety of different types of restaurant with varied cuisines on offer. This is a place to take your time and explore.
If you’re after some family fun California has just what you need. With some of the best theme parts in America this is a state that will delight both kids and the young at heart. Disney, Six Flags, Knotts Berry Farm are all here. And there are numerous other opportunities for fun in the sun as well – including some of the world’s best beaches. think about how many times you’ve seen Venice Beach featured in movies and then pay it a visit and enjoy some quality people watching time.
California is a great vacation destination and one that should be on everyone’s must see list when exploring the United States.