With the longest coastline in the US, high mountains and nice deserts, California is one of the best travel destinations in the states. There is so much to see and do in California that neither weeks, nor months are really enough to explore it fully. The contrast between the deserts in the south and the dense forests in the north is amazing. And when you start comparing the coastal parts of CA to the inland valleys, it often seems like you are not even in the same state.
If you are planning on visiting California for a short period as a week or so, take a look at the list of places to go in California as a quick guide for not getting confused about the variety of attractions of this wonderland.
California Hot Springs
When it comes to natural hot springs, California is the second after Nevada. With its large variety of hot tubs, Japanese style baths and wooden hot tubs California offers soaking natural hot spring experience. Taking the hot waters for relaxation is a world popular tradition that can be found I many cultures, hence the diversity of nations visiting them.
Hot springs are located in different parts of California, but most of them are found in the northern section. The great hot spring experience can vary from luxury spa to remote wooden baths according to your personal preferences and of course budget!
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park is iconic for California. The number of visitors to this beautiful part of California keeps increasing each year which make this place somewhere you have to make a reservation beforehand to be able to visit, however its unpredictable beauty is worth every bit of the effort.
Lake Tahoe is located right where California borders with Nevada. This is a great destination at any season of the year. It offers different types of activities including mountain hiking, biking and almost all kids of water activities. The southern shore of Lake Tahoe is covered with various hotels, common lakeside cabins and casinos. A short and interesting drive will get you to Nevada, ;where you can enjoy a variety of more urban entertainment activities.