California is arguably one of the most popular states in America to visit. On average, the golden state has over 250 million visitors. That’s staggering, but the good news is that with so much to see and do in Cali, they don’t all end up in the same place. Families tend to head to the theme parks like Disney and Universal while international tourists are far more interested in seeing the sites of Hollywood and the homes of the stars. You can learn more about Hollywood tours on www.starlinetours.com/los-angeles-tours/.
Many more head out into the wilderness of Cali, exploring gorgeous green mountains and thick forests filled with wildlife. There’s plenty of great roads to explore here too if you’re interested in taking a cruise or if you are considering taking a thrill ride on your motorbike.
However before you visit this beautiful, unforgettable, star-studded location, there are a few things you need to know.
Make Sure You Take A Ride
The first thing to be aware of is California is massive and despite what you may have seen in media, it’s not all an urban jungle. There are lots of long stretches of road in Cali with nothing for miles to see. As such, unless you are planning on spending your whole trip in the centre of LA, you do need to make sure that you have a car or motorcycle to ride. Otherwise, you’re going to have to navigate the public transport system. That’s not exactly easy.
Be aware also that traffic in Cali can be a nightmare particularly in the big cities. On the 101, drivers spend over a hundred hours every year in the top to toe tail lights.
Learn To Love The Outdoors
As already mentioned, once you leave the cities behind, California has a dazzling outdoors to explore. There are plenty of activities to try too. Hit the beaches, and you’ll be able to surf the golden coast or get some good boots and go hiking through the Sierra Nevada Mountains or the Redwood Forest.
Safer Than You Think
Compared to other states, Cali is certainly one of the safer places to visits. Serious crime rates are low, but there are dangers to watch out for. Cali is one of the four states that make up over forty percent of pedestrian fatalities, and you can read more about this danger on sites like www.gbw.law/personal-injury/pedestrian-accidents/. There’s also been a substantial rise in petty crimes as of late due to a recent vote to lower the penalties for incidents such as theft. However, you probably won’t see anything like this in the tourist hot spots that you’ll be frequenting.
Don’t Miss The Vineyards
Last but not least, you certainly want to explore the vineyards of California. It is after all the biggest producer of wine in the country. You can get guided tours where you’ll be able to taste test some gorgeous samples of wine and learn a little history about this fascinating industry. Find out more about the Vineyards of california by taking a look at a site like www.frommers.com/slideshows/.
So, what are you waiting for? Get your trip booked and discover all that Cali has to offer.