Sights in California

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park is located in east-central California. This must-see Californian sight is home to some of the state's most amazing creations. Giant sequoias larger than the imagination, huge boulders, waterfalls, lakes and unspoiled nature compose the area of Yosemite National Park. Visitors to the park should most certainly make time for El Capitan, the largest garnet rock in the world. Yosemite Falls should also be witnessed in person. It's the highest waterfall in North America. Yosemite National Park is open year-round, but summer is truly the best time to visit this California destination. However, expect crowds during these months. Winter months bring snow that limit the areas that visitors can explore. This sight is perfect for families, seniors and outdoor enthusiasts.

Venice Beach

Venice Beach is one of the most unique sights in California. The sun seems to have a secret affair with the beach, which is lined with breaking waves on one side and a busy market square on the other. Venice Beach is home to artistic and creative residents and their effect on this California beach is quite evident. Interesting street performers are plentiful and, with Venice Beach being the home to modern-day skate boarding, you are almost guaranteed a fantastic skateboarding showing. One-of-a-kind items can be purchased in the shops that line the beach and wonderful vegetarian cuisine is in abundance. Venice Beach is an exciting California sight that will surely offer a remarkable experience to all that visit.

Outdoor Fun in Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe presents a different side to California that is quite the opposite of sunny, sandy beaches. The large lake is surrounded by the Sierra Nevada Mountains and dense forests. Outdoor activities include hiking, biking, skiing, fishing and ice skating. A gondola ride up the mountain is the best way to see all of Lake Tahoe. The view is especially beautifully at sunset. Lake Tahoe is also a wonderful place to see an outdoor concert, which are available year-round. This California sight is perfect for families, couples and seniors.

Undersea Garden in Catalina Island

Catalina Island itself is California's treasure, and the water that surrounds the island is simply gorgeous. The Lovers Cove Undersea Garden, a marine sanctuary in Catalina Island, provides one of the best ways to experience the beauty of the water. The unpolluted aspect of the ocean around Catalina Island allows visitors to see more than 50 feet under the water. Lovers Cove has dozens of fish species and invertebrates. Kayaking is allowed here, but the rental shops do not provide them to visitors. Diving is a wonderful way to see all of the marine life, but visitors can even wade into the water and feed the fish. The fish aren't afraid of visitors and they will eat right out of their hands. A day at Lovers Cove Undersea Garden is a great way to celebrate Catalina Island.

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