What Is California Famous For?

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Famous attractions in California include Yosemite, Death Valley, Sequoia, Redwood and Channel Islands National Parks, the Golden Gate Bridge, Universal Studios Theme Park and Disneyland. Other attractions include the San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld, Lake Tahoe, Santa Catalina Island, the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Fisherman’s Wharf.

Attractions in the Los Angeles area other than Disneyland include Knott’s Berry Farm, Pacific Park, Six Flags, the Santa Monica Pier, China Town, Rodeo Drive, the Los Angeles Maritime Museum, whale watching and deep-sea fishing. Sacramento is home to the state museum, Sacramento Zoo, Sutter’s Fort, and the state railroad museum.

San Diego offers Legoland, a wild animal park in addition to the zoo, the Birch Aquarium, trolley tours, Seaport Village, winery tours and beaches. San Francisco is home to Fisherman’s Wharf, the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, Alcatraz Island, Ghirardelli Square, Pier 39, horseracing, a zoo, and Angel Island State Park. Other California attractions include Shasta and Mammoth Lakes, whitewater rafting and Six Flags at Valencia.

A top California attraction is the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located in Los Angeles. This sidewalk features over 2,500 embedded stars denoting famous actors, directors, musicians, fictional characters and more. The first star permanently placed on the walk honored director Stanley Kramer.