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California - The Golden State

  • California
    California - Visitors from all over the world know about California's top attractions, from Disneyland to Yosemite. But the Golden State is chock-full of must-see destinations, from the world-famous to the hidden gems. The Golden State boasts more than 1,100 miles of breathtaking coastline, ranging from Hollywood-perfect expanses of smooth sand to dramatically windswept oceanside cliffs. If your idea of a perfect day involves beach volleyball, building sandcastles, hiking along picturesque seaside trails or catching a wave, you can find it all at California’s many beaches.

California City Highlights

  • Alhambra California
  • Arcadia California
  • Bellflower California
  • Beverly Hills California
    Beverly Hills Celebrated throughout the world as a destination offering the very best in hotels, shopping, dining and service, no city caters to its guests more indulgently than Beverly Hills. We invite you to sample its many pleasures for yourself. Discover why Beverly Hills continues to be the ultimate playground, a place for people who enjoy and appreciate the best of everything.
  • Burbank California
    Burbank Burbank, California is a great place to visit for a long weekend or a week-long vacation with the family. Board a non-stop flight from many large cities across the US directly into Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, and let your fun vacation begin! There are many hotels in Burbank from which to choose - from luxury to comfortable - it's up to you.
  • Carlsbad California
  • Carson California
  • Cerritos California
  • Chula Vista California
  • City Of Industry California
  • Compton California
  • Covina California
  • Culver City California
  • Downey California
  • El Cajon California
  • El Monte California
  • El Segundo California
  • Encinitas California
  • Escondido California
  • Fallbrook California
  • Gardena California
  • Glendale California
  • Glendora California
  • Hawthorne California
  • Huntington Park California
  • Inglewood California
  • La Jolla California
  • La Mesa California
  • La Puente California
  • Lancaster California
  • Long Beach California
    Long Beach Long Beach is where the action begins and the fun never ends. From the regal Queen Mary and spectacular Aquarium of the Pacific to stirring Broadway shows, live music venues and hundreds of exclusive dining destinations--all centrally located. Airport-close, a brief and pleasant cruise away from Catalina Island and a short distance from Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood and everything Southern California has to offer--Long Beach is the perfect destination!
  • Los Angeles California
    Los Angeles Los Angeles is a city of fascinating diversity, incorporating one of the largest Hispanic populations in the United States, a major Asian community, and sizable populations of nearly every ethnic background in the world. is a world center of business, international trade, entertainment, culture, media, fashion, science, technology, and education. This sprawling metropolis offers legendary surfing beaches, great museums, and, of course, the film mecca of Hollywood. For much of the globe, the stereotypical perception of Los Angeles is one of a superficial city populated by movie stars, plastic surgeons and towering palms. But the City of Angels is much more than that. From its glorious natural surroundings and world-class tourist attractions to ethnic neighborhoods with their own unique character, Los Angeles is a wildly stimulating, very real city where fantasy just happens to be the signature export.
  • Manhattan Beach California
  • Montebello California
  • Monterey Park California
  • National City California
  • North Hollywood California
    North Hollywood It's easy to see why North Hollywood is such a great place to visit, live & work. Just 45 minutes to Ski Slopes or Pacific Ocean Beaches. Studio tours, historical sites, theaters & museums, you'll find it all here in the Entertainment Center of the World. With such an incredible array of fine dining, shopping, lodging & recreation you'll have no problem deciding what to do.
  • Norwalk California
  • Oceanside California
  • Palmdale California
  • Pasadena California
  • Pomona California
  • Poway California
  • Redondo Beach California
  • San Diego California
    San Diego calls itself “America's Finest City,” a difficult slogan to live up to, but one you'll likely agree with if for no other reason than the city's marvelous weather. This is sunny Southern California at its best; the region centered about downtown very rarely sees temperatures above 80 in summer and below 40 in winter. But while catching some rays on one of San Diego's postcard-beautiful beaches is mandatory, it's certainly not the only way to enjoy your stay. May we recommend Balboa Park, Belmont amusement park, San Diego Wild Animal Park, SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo with its lovely, leafy habitats designed to appeal to both animal residents and human visitors alike.
  • San Francisco California
    San Francisco renowned for its chilly summer fog, steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of Victorian and modern architecture and its famous landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, and Chinatown - San Francisco is a travelogue of iconic images. Even if you've never been to California, you've seen these seven hills in classic films and TV shows. For a first-time visitor, every sight is new but familiar. Who wouldn't recognize the lantern-strung alleys of Chinatown, the stately Victorian mansions of Pacific Heights or the serpentine twists of Lombard Street?
  • San Gabriel California
  • San Marcos California
  • Santa Clarita California
  • Santa Fe Springs California
  • Santa Monica California
    Santa Monica Santa Monica is an unforgettable, seaside city in Southern California. Conveniently located a few miles from Los Angeles and a short drive to the neighboring attractions of the region, Santa Monica is a beach city with all of the culture, events and comforts of an active metropolis. For travelers seeking a Southern California vacation, Santa Monica offers the best of all possible worlds. A range of reasons keeps visitors coming to Santa Monica for business and pleasure. From the beaches of the Santa Monica Bay to award-winning restaurants and accommodations, to cutting-edge California culture, the quality of life in Santa Monica is apparent and abundant.
  • Santee California
  • Sherman Oaks California
  • South Gate California
  • Torrance California
  • Vista California
  • Walnut California
  • West Covina California
  • Whittier California

California State Facts

State Name:
The Golden State
State Online:
Name Origin:
Named by Spanish after "Califia," a mythical paradise in a Spanish romance, written by Montalvo in 1510
Capital City:
9/9/1850 12:00:00 AM
State Bird:
California Valley Quail
State Flower:
California Poppy
State Motto:
Eureka - I have found it
State Song:
I Love You, California
State Size:
Total: 163707 sq.mi., Land: 155973 sq.mi., Water: 7734 sq.mi.