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Top things to do in California

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Alcatraz (San Francisco)
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Park rangers conduct tours by recounting the prison's thrilling history along with intriguing... more
Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco)
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Stretching 4,200 feet and towering as high as a 65-story building, this well-known bridge is the... more
Watch whales in winter and sea lions all year round at this Bay Area nature reserve, which offers... more
USS Midway Museum (San Diego)
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
The USS Midway Museum is San Diego’s newest visitor attraction, this real naval aircraft carrier... more
Glacier Point (Yosemite National Park)
This rustic geological formation is most famous for the magnificent sunsets that can be viewed from... more
The Getty Center (Los Angeles)
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Spectacular museum boasts a most impressive collection by such luminaries as Van Gogh, Monet and... more
Yosemite Valley (Yosemite National Park)
Many climbers consider Yosemite Valley among the world's very best climbing sites.
Balboa Park (San Diego)
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
One of the most popular urban parks in the United States, this bucolic paradise is packed with an... more
Muir Woods has a rich and varied history, from its use by the Coast Miwok people, to its early days... more
Marin Headlands (Marin County)
Located at the Point Bonita Lighthouse, these headlands offer a suspension bridge and hiking trail.
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum is a must-see Southern California tourist... more
Giant Forest (Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park)
A forest with ancient sequoia trees.
San Diego Zoo (San Diego)
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Considered one of America's best, this famous zoo is home to some of the rarest animals in the world... more
Running along the northern California coast, this highway has some of the best views of any in the... more
Elephant Seal Rookery (San Simeon)
AT&T Park (San Francisco)
Home of the San Francisco Giants Major League baseball team.
North America's largest railroad museum draws more than 500,000 train enthusiasts annually.
Half Dome (Yosemite National Park)
Major rock formation in Yosemite.
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Located at the ocean's edge, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is a window to marine life -- for dive... more
Griffith Observatory (Los Angeles)
A public observatory owned and operated by the City of Los Angeles for the benefit of all. Located... more
San Francisco Bay (San Francisco)
Offers hiking and biking along its shores, paddling and sailing on top of its surface, and... more
Climb 8,000 feet from the desert to the San Jacinto Mountains, in less than 15 minutes, by tram.
A nature reserve that boasts soaring redwood trees.
Although this park is located within San Diego's city limits, it remains one of the wildest... more
A popular tourist stop, this 207 acre complex houses a library, art collection and stunning gardens.... more
Golden Gate Park (San Francisco)
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Moro Rock (Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park)
A challenging walk up 400 steps to a spectacular view.
Coronado Island (Coronado)
A mere two-mile drive from cosmopolitan, downtown San Diego, across one of the world's most... more