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Travel guide: California

1. San Francisco

Fisherman's Wharf is a historic marketplace on the seafront with trendy restaurants, shops and street performers. Visit Ghirardelli Square, home to the amazing Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop, and Pier 39, a lively marketplace with shops, restaurants and music. From here you can take a cruise round the Bay.

2. Golden Gate Bridge

Connecting San Francisco and Marin County, this is the largest suspension bridge in the world and one of the most famous Californian landmarks. As you cross the 4200-ft bridge below the famous orange towers, you'll enjoy awesome views of the entire Bay Area.

3. Alcatraz Island

Once a high-security prison, Alcatraz Island is one of the Bay Area's most interesting tourist attractions. Take the ferry from Pier 41 and visit the dark cell blocks that were home to America's most wanted criminals.

4. Santa Cruz

Go to the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, which is in a lighthouse, and see classic boards including one eaten by a shark – the surfer survived! Next stop, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk for a ride on the Giant Dipper rollercoaster.

5. Venice Beach

This is where skateboarding started, so you must visit the famous skate park right on the beach. Also watch the bodybuilders at Muscle Beach Gym, which is where Arnold Schwarzenegger started his career.

6. Hollywood

You can stand in the footprints of Johnny Depp at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and then meet his strangely accurate wax model, along with Hugh Jackman, Lance Armstrong, and Brad and Angelina, all at Madame Tussauds Hollywood. Discover how films are made at the working movie studio at Universal Studios Hollywood, where there are also exciting park rides and shows.

7. Los Angeles

Have you ever wanted to record yourself? Now you can at the fascinating Grammy Museum. You can also learn how to dance like Michael Jackson, and find out about the links between blues and rap.

8. Disneyland

One of the most magical places in the world, Disneyland Park has hundreds of rides such as Space Mountain, Indiana Jones Adventure, Matterhorn and Pirates of the Caribbean. A day in Disneyland is a day you will never forget!

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Which place in California would you like to visit?


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Elisadv 15 January, 2019 - 15:06

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As I wrote, I haven't been to California yet and I hope some days I'll step on American land. I would like to visit a lots of states because every state has an own culture, rhythm, dialect and traditionals! In California I would like to visit all these sights which I read about in this article. I'm a keen photographer and it would be great to take a picture of Golden Gate Bridge and architecture in San Francisco! I'm sure the buildings are unique!

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parsasoroori 2 January, 2019 - 17:22

I'm not interested to visit landmarks of countries. Actually my country has lots of it but I haven't visited them yet; The think I enjoy the most is visiting foreigners; specially people from Germany, USA, Ukraine and other places.

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Azure 20 October, 2017 - 09:50

I'd like to visit the Golden Gate Bridge when I visit California because it's one of the most famous Californian landmarks. When I cross it, I'll have the view of Californis too.

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alexis_tasillo 16 August, 2017 - 16:52

When people ask me what place I would like to visit in the USA the first place which comes to me is Venice Beach and Hollywood because they are renowned places when we talk about the USA but also because I’m a fan of the video games '' GTA 5 '' and as they are in Grand theft auto 5 I would want to visit them in real life. But also this article makes me want to try the roller coaster of Santa Cruz.

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Eman_ 13 August, 2017 - 13:56

I would like to visit Disneyland. Going to Disneyland with my siblings is one of my biggest childhood dreams.

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zilale 12 July, 2017 - 16:26

Woww there are lots of comments here , I think lots of people like it. I like it too.Come to the questions,I like to visit Golden Gate Bridge because this place always appears in excellent movies also it has got good scenery.

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SLMT 21 May, 2017 - 19:58

I would like to visit Golden Gate Bridge bcoz I am nature lover . I want to take sunset photos there .
Although I am not a fan of rides coz I have an acrophobia, I would like to go to Disney Land . I wann take alot of photos with my favourite childhood characters.

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BRPCuzcoJaime 14 April, 2017 - 05:32

Hi, I think that Santa Cruz Surfing Museum is the best place to visit in California. This place has the giant dipper rollercoster and this game is very exited. So Santa Cruz is cheap between others places in California. Finally I suggest visit Santa Cruz Surfing Museum.

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dewi 14 April, 2017 - 01:09

I want to visit Disneyland because i like Disney character and i would like to see Disneyland castle at night because the lights of the castle makes castle is very luminous and looks like a silhouette.

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Gimnazijalka19 20 March, 2017 - 17:49

I would like to visit Dineyland, because it is a very unique place and I can also try out some rides and have a lot of fun there.

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Gerry 12 March, 2017 - 07:01

I would like to go to Hollywood, because I want to visit the Chinese Theatre and go see the many wax models of movie stars.

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hgsmf 17 August, 2016 - 01:40

I would like to visit San Francisco because I like doing shopping very much , also I like to take a cruise round the bay.

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privetkakdela 7 July, 2016 - 10:45

I would like to visit Golden Gate Bridge because i really love to enjoy awesome views of the entire area at the height. Its very exciting! Also i would like to visit San Francisco with trendy restaurants and shops)

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duongmin0112 8 June, 2016 - 04:30

In my opinion, I like going to Santa Cruz, Los Angeles, Hollywood and mostly Disneyland. :D

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hannaanh 22 May, 2016 - 16:15

I'd like to go to Disneyland because I think it may helps back to my childhood, that sounds incredible =)). I also like to go to Golden Gate Bridge because I love to have awesome views of entire Bay Area and I really love it =>

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vanecrazy 18 May, 2016 - 06:23

I would like to visit San Francisco because it is beautiful and its home of the amazing Ghirardelli ice cream and chocolate shop and I am a chocolate and ice cream lover

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Ked_1234 25 January, 2016 - 12:20

Hi my name is Sasiwimon I would like to visit Disneyland because it's the most beautiful place in the world .

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yasothon 18 January, 2016 - 07:47

Hallo my name's jiraphapa I would like to visit Disneyland because it's the most beautiful place in the world

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Psuthinan 18 January, 2016 - 07:33

Hello I'm Suthinan I wanted to go to Disneyland because there is a very beautiful and I like the atmosphere very much at Disneyland.

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