The Golden State has long been a favourite among travellers – so much so that people inevitably find themselves flocking there to live year-round. California has it all. Mountainous landscapes, insanely beautiful beaches, hip and posh cities, celebrities galore, and everything in between. On a California sightseeing tour, you’ll learn what makes this place so special.
Many travellers in California want to know what all the Hollywood glitz and glam is about. Los Angeles is the place to be. Start out by admiring the downtown architecture, including Wilshire Grand (construction site of LA’s next tallest tower), the Staples Center, Millennium Biltmore Hotel, the US Bank Tower, and LA Central Library. You’ll find this a good intro into the city’s style. To take a trip back in time, see some of the older structures like Angels Flight Railway, Grand Central Market, and the Broadway Theater District. Not so much your scene? Check out where some of your favourite movies were filmed, including 500 Days of Summer, Inception, and Transformers.
San Francisco is another trendy town to visit, and has a much different vibe than Los Angeles. Check out the buildings and grounds of the Mission Dolores, including San Francisco’s oldest, best-preserved building. See Nob Hill and its cable cars, past and present. Stroll through Chinatown. Take in the famous “Painted Ladies” – San Franciso’s colourful Victorian and Edwardian homes.
The options for California sightseeing are almost overwhelming. You can visit Silicon Valley and see the headquarters of major brands like Apple and Google. Or you can head to Catalina Island for an epic foodie tour, exploring specialty food shops and mowing down on local eats as you learn about important landmarks along the way. The farmers markets are especially worth visiting, and you’ll find no shortage of them all around the state.Read More ...