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What's your favorite thing to do in California?

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11. Posted by T.J. (Full Member 85 posts) 10y

hey im spending 2 nights in la and another 2 in san fransisco - any advise on what i have to see? (btw i am a music lover)

12. Posted by Ham Radio (Respected Member 284 posts) 10y

Anaheim - Disneyland

13. Posted by mat44 (Full Member 58 posts) 10y

Hollywood is always good and surfing in san diego

14. Posted by Ham Radio (Respected Member 284 posts) 10y

Disneyland and Angels baseball.

[ Edit: Edited at Jun 21, 2006 1:28 AM by Ham Radio ]

15. Posted by gypsygenes (Budding Member 14 posts) 10y

Our tastes-

We like to stay out of the crowds - but on the coast - we are water-lovers who like "counterculture" spots- which California has plenty of!
You can look up on the internet:
Santa Cruz
Mill Valley

A cheaper alternate to Santa Barbara for those who aren't concerned with image: Ventura or Oxnard.

Catalina Island can be a clever little trip if you get there just before school lets out OR after it finishes- the businesses are still going but the crowds are down. Take the express boat, though!!!

In you want to go to see nature, we prefer Kern County and Sequoia National Park (both are stunning) over Yosemite, due to crowds. If you want to get near Yosemite, look up places to stay in Bass Lake- the name is undignified, but it is a stones-throw away and has better deals.

There are lots of "Ghost Towns" in California, which can be educational. See

Culture: San Francisco has it in spades.

People make a lot of fuss over Napa Valley wine country, but we find wineries everywhere. Certainly not as upscale, but a wonderful holiday nevertheless.

Joshua Tree area is surreal and beautiful in the winter months.

Locals in L.A. - the Fairfax Farmer's Market is a place to still see people who have hung out there for decades.

We also fouund a great weird little "get-away" a couple hour drive inland from L.A. in Riverside (go when it is not the dead of summer OR at Christmas) see:

California is a big state... if you have a time of year and a region in mind, people might be able to dial something in for you!

16. Posted by WaresWaldo (Budding Member 3 posts) 9y

I love Santa Cruz!!!!

17. Posted by sublimer (Budding Member 18 posts) 9y

Rock climbing in Yosemite... that has by far been the highlight of all my trips to CA

18. Posted by Ham Radio (Respected Member 284 posts) 9y

Central Coast region including Santa Barbara, Pismo Beach and San Luis Obispo.

19. Posted by NantesFC (Respected Member 531 posts) 9y

People watching at the beaches. Sounds typical, yeah.

20. Posted by S_Paradise (Full Member 65 posts) 9y

Cruising along the Pacific Coast Highway in a convertible.