California is one of the largest, and most-beautiful, states in the Union. There are nearly countless attractions to visit throughout the state, so seeing the whole of California in just one trip is unlikely to say the least. If you want to see the Sunshine State in your RV, you would be wise to make a list of the attractions within California that interest you. With your list in hand, you can then work your way through those points one by one until you have seen everything that appeals to your tastes.
Your ‘priority list’ for California is not something that you can copy from someone else, because it will be unique to you. For instance, some people may be drawn by the hot and sunny weather in the Palm Springs area, while others prefer mountainous destinations like Lake Tahoe. There is no right or wrong in this case – so take some time to think about what you like to do and see, and then plan accordingly. The content below will highlight some of the popular spots in California that you could consider for an upcoming trip.
Legendary Southern California
The Southern California lifestyle is famous throughout the world, and you could certainly get a taste of that scene if you visit the greater Los Angeles area. In fact, even heading further south into San Diego will provide you with a similar feel. However, Southern California isn’t all beaches and 75* weather. Head inland and you will soon encounter the Mohave Desert, which is hot throughout most of the year. Death Valley is a popular spot in this area, as is Joshua Tree National Park.
The Bay Area
It is hard to argue with the claim that San Francisco is one of the prettiest cities in the world. The geography around the city is truly amazing, and the manmade structures are highlighted by the stunning Golden Gate Bridge. A city that draws tourists by the millions, San Francisco is a great place to visit on vacation thanks to the many attractions in and out of town. Just north of the Bay Area is California’s Wine Country, which is one of the leading wine producing regions on earth.
For most people, thinking about California conjures up images of either Southern California or the Bay Area. However, there is far more to this state than just those two regions. California is a state full of natural beauty, with areas such as Lake Tahoe (mentioned above), Yosemite National Park, Lake Shasta and Mount Shasta, and the Redwood National and State Parks drawing large numbers of tourists each and every year.
Of course, this is just a partial list of all that there is to see and do in California. Before prioritizing your own California travel wish list, take a look at a map and browse through each section of the state one at a time. When you are done, you should have a good feel for what can be found in each area, and which regions are going to move to the top of your list.