6th Apr, 2009 | Source : newsweekshowcase.com
California is an all-season destination with something for every taste and every traveler. Whether it's shopping at mega malls or local boutiques, dining at over 78,000 restaurants, enjoying countless beaches along more than 1,264 miles of coastline, being thrilled at theme parks north and south, hitting the ski slopes or visiting California's renowned state parks, California is the year-round destination of choice.
Travelers to California will find a ton of summertime activities from pitching a tent next to one of California's many shimmering shores to exploring a modern, urban city. In the middle of the San Francisco Bay sits Angel Island State Park with camping areas offering spectacular views of the San Francisco skyline, the Marin Headlands and Mount Tamalpais. California wine country areas, such as Napa Valley and Sonoma (North Coast), are easily accessible from here as are great activities in San Francisco, including world-class museums and fantastic restaurants.
There is almost always something new at one of California's theme parks. Areas such as Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties offer thrilling theme park opportunities, a beautiful coastline, great art and fine restaurants - something for the entire family. Up north, visitors to the Gold Country can spend a morning rafting on the American River and then the afternoon learning about California history at the state capital or other area museums.