An updating guide to the great state of California! Here you can find the Best Restaurants, Craft Breweries, Hiking Trails, Biking Trails, Scenic Locations, Cities, National & State Parks, Attractions & Events this beautiful state has to offer, especially the Southern California area. The Top Destinations in California section will provide you a true glimpse into the beautiful scenery that makes up the great state of California through images, videos and personal experiences. Join in on the exploring and use #ExploreCalifornia on your Instagram photos!
Foursquare & Yelp are also great sources to find the best local spots (restaurants, parks, stores, ect.). View insightful lists from my Foursquare profile that provides a list of the Best Happy Hour locations, Best Places to Eat in San Diego, Best Taco Tuesdays in San Diego, Best Beaches in San Diego and much more exploring options in San Diego.
The state of California is so diverse and large in area that its best to break up the state into 3 different sections, these being Northern California, Southern California and Central Valley California.
- San Diego
- Los Angeles
- San Francisco
Central Coast & Central Valley California:
- Big Sur
- Morro Bay
The Purpose of This: to provide a source for individuals visiting, living, or thinking about moving to California, Insights, reviews, photos and videos will be posted by myself giving readers a true glimpse into the reality of experiencing Southern California life, culture and possibilities.
Maps of California:
Click HERE and download a detailed map of the State of California in PDF-format
Click HERE to view and download a map of the San Diego County region in PDF format
Pictures in California:
Additional Information & Resources for California Exploring:
- California State Parks Website
- Visit California website ~~ visitcalifornia.com ~~~ GREAT overall travel resource!
- National Geographic website ~~ travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/united-states/california-guide ~~~ city guides, national parks, top picks for travel and more can be found here!
Local Media in Southern California:
- Los Angeles Local TV Media
- NBC 4
- ABC 7
- FOX 11
- CBS 2
- KTLA 5
- Local Magazine Publications: LA Times, LA Weekly, LA Parent Magazine, Daily Breeze
- San Diego Local TV Media
- NBC 7
- FOX 5
- San Diego 6
- CBS 8
- KUSI TV
- Local Magazine Publications: UT-San Diego, San Diego Reader, San Diego City Beat, Edible San Diego, San Diego Magazine, San Diego Family Magazine
If interested in information on the Marketing and Advertising scene you should head on over to The San Diego Marketing Scene section of my website!