Death-Valley, California

Places to see in California

California is the western coastal region of the United States covering a distance of about 300 km stretching from west to the east. The sandy beaches, golden deserts, beautiful scenic background and warm sunny climate of the state make California one of the favourite destinations for holidaying.

San Francisco and Los Angeles are the important cities of California. LA is a glamorous city; it has Hollywood studios and movie stars are an attraction here. The luxury of Rodeo Drive, museums and art galleries and of course the glamour girls on the beaches makes it most wannabe place to spend some time.

This article gives an insight on the tourist attractions of California.

Tourist attractions in California

Palm Springs

Palm Springs is popular resort is well-known for beautifully dressed golf courses. The hot water springs and desert valley was once made everyone attracted to it. Palm Springs is a holiday retreat for Hollywood movie stars and city crowd.

Museum of Jurassic Technology

The Museum takes you to a trip into Jurassic era. The huge collection of cryptic relics and artifacts of Lower Jurassic period well deserve public appreciation. It was started with the educational purpose in 1989 by David and Diana Wilson. It is a place worth visiting not only for those who have keen interest in history but also for children. It is a sheer other-worldly experience.

Museum of Death

The Museum of Death in Hollywood opened on 1 June 1995. One has to be hard hearted to comply with ferocious things here. It is an interesting and informative place. The morbid collection of funeral customs, celebrity murders, freak animals, horrifying pictures, anything about death, from body bags, coffins, mortician instruments, to weapons etc.

Napa and Sonoma

Napa Valley and Sonoma are famous as wine country towns. These towns have many wineries. The wineries here are internationally recognized for producing some very good quality wine. Don’t get shocked if I say Napa and Sonoma wine country towns are great honeymoon destinations too!

Death Valley

No trip to California is complete without seeing the deadly vast desert, popularly known as ‘Death Valley.’ The magnimous National Park in the Eastern California features many historical sites, mostly related to the railroad history of California. The 18 miles long walkway from Furnace Creek to Badwater is not to be missed at all. You will see many colourful landscapes here.

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park is a prominent tourist attraction in California. The natural beauty ranging from the nine magnificent water falls in the valley to the stunning Granite Mountains. Yosemite National Park spreads in an area of 1200 square miles. The National part is also known as Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoia trees. Tourists can engage themselves in many adventure sports.

Joshua Tree National Park

This National Park popularly called J-Tree in Southern California and is named after the abundance of Joshua trees in the desert land. Rock climbers from around the world are tempted towards the chances of rock climbing available here.