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Los Angeles

Los Angeles

LA features all the best that the Left Coast has to offer. Its sunny and warm, laid back yet energetic, colorful, diverse, ...

Sacramento

Sacramento

Though the tourist prioritize visiting cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego while planning tour to California, the c...

San Diego

San Diego

This is another must visit city in California. The splendid beaches facing the vast coastlines are the perfect mood setters in San...

San Francisco

San Francisco

San Francisco is the fourth richly populated city in California and also ranks 13th among the most populous cities in America. ...

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When to visit:
Southern California is famous for its relentlessly sunny weather, so even in the dead of winter one can visit, say, Los Angeles and still have every opportunity to enjoy decent weather. California is a big state, though, and weather is more changeable in other parts of the state. Areas like Lake Tahoe, or the mountains have winter sports and activities to enjoy in the winter. Winter snows can close roads in the northern most parts of the state.

Summer remains the peak season for visiting most of the state, but in most major cities and parks prices and crowds are an issue year-round. California is as expensive as it is popular.

California Facts:
State Abbreviation: CA

State Capital: Sacramento

Notable Cities: Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

Area: 163,707 square miles (3rd biggest state in the USA) California Population: 35,893,799 (as of 2004)

Major Industries: Agriculture oil, mining, electronics, movie making/entertainment, and tourism

California Rivers: Sacramento River, Colorado River, San Joaquin River

Highest Point: Mt. Whitney, 14,495 feet (4,418 m) above sea level.

Origin of the Name California: The name California comes from a mythical Spanish island ruled by a queen called Califia.

State Nickname: The Golden State

State Motto: Eureka!

State Song: "I Love You, California"