California is one of the most populated states in the United States, for obvious reasons. The state is absolutely beautiful and has a wide range of naturally occurring landmarks and inclusive communities across California. The following are some stunning sites to see while you are visiting the state.
Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park
This naturally occurring waterfall is one of the most breath-taking places in the state. It is not only a great spot for locals but tourists around the world come to see the fifth highest waterfall in the world. The best time to see the falls is during the months of May and June, once the snow has melted.
Santa Cruz, California
This city is the place to go if you are interested in surfing. It has a small population of about 50,000 but the beaches and relaxed vibe attracts people from around the world, to get the bohemian experience. Santa Cruz lives the idea that summer is a never-ending season.
Pfeiffer Beach is a peaceful yet strange beach. This beach is more popular with the locals rather than tourists. What makes this beach location so unique is the purple sand. The purple sand is due to an abundance of manganese garnet particles that get washed in from the California hillside.
Lava Beds National Monument
The naturally occurring caves will take your breath away. Located in Tulelake, these 25 lava caves are nature’s gift to Californians. The views from below are quite stunning paired with earth’s natural growth from within makes these lava caves a must-see when in California.
Not as much hustle and bustle as San Francisco, but any location near Lake Tahoe is one to see. Emerald Bay is a small island in Lake Tahoe that has recently been determined to be a National Natural Landmark due to its natural beauty.
Muir Woods is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and is an excellent spot for tree and nature lovers. The forest, itself, is covered in a fog that comes from the coast.
California is a U.S. state that encapsulates natural beauty and the progress of American culture.