It is rare to visit a place that has mountains, ocean, warm weather and cool weather all within a short driving distance of each other. California is one of those places.
When most people think of California, they think of the beach and swimming or catching waves in the Pacific Ocean, but there is so much more to this western state than that.
Depending on where you go in California you will experience different weather, different dress, different culture, different dialects and different food. Northern California tends to be cooler and wetter as you get closer to Washington whereas southern California is much hotter as you head towards Mexico. The middle of the state boasts temperatures that stay somewhere in the 70s to 80s almost all year round.
California is like a big melting pot of cultures form the Latino community, to Native American Tribes to the other hundreds of nationalities that call California home. Depending on where you are visiting in California, you may feel as though you are in a different country all together. With all these different cultures and lifestyles living together, you have the opportunity to experience cuisine and customs from around the world.
Yes, the beaches in California are a big attraction to locals and tourists alike. Beaches in California change dramatically from one area to the next. Beaches such as Venice Beach are known for their quirky styles and the idea that you never know what you might see. Beaches around Malibu or Beverly Hills may find a celebrity or two enjoying some down time. Beaches in the north come with a cooler climate as well and the ocean often reflects this coolness.
From changes in climate to terrain to culture and customs, California is a melting pot that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Shopping, nature, nightlife and spa treatments are just a few of the activities that you can enjoy the next time you visit sunny California.