California is home to an eighth of all people living in America. This West Coast state is the most populous State in the United States and also the third largest in area. This alone makes it an amazing tourist destination.
Important facts about California
Was first settled by various Native American tribes.
First European explores came to California in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Was part of the Spanish empire until 1821 when it became put of Mexico?
Became part of the United States in 1848 after the American-Mexican war.
Was admitted officially as the 31st state of the United States in september1850.
There are more than 15 different languages spoken by the different residents of California. However, the most dominant is English which is spoken by slightly more than 54% of the residents (those that are 5years and above).
It is one of the most racially diverse states in the entire United States consisting of whites, Asians.
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African Americans, Native Americans among many others.
About 45% of California is covered by forest. This makes it only second to Alaska in the entire United states of America.
Also many of the trees in the famous California White Mountain are some of the oldest trees in the entire world. Some of these trees are estimated to be more than 5000 years old.
Tourist Attractions in California
It would be practically impossible to put an exact number on the different tourists attraction in Caifornia. Neither would it be fair to give specific tourist sites as the best places to visit while in California. This is because of its rich history and also its environment. By simply being in California alone you are already in one of the best places in the world. However there are a few places you should make sure to visit when in California:
Sierra Nevada Mountain. This 400 mile long mountain range is arguably the most famous sites in California. One of its notable features being Lake Tahoe the largest alpine lake in North America.
Shasta Cascade. This is an all year round outside paradise with numerous recreational activities in Mt Shasta and Lassen.
Sea world San Diego. Your trip to California would not be complete without visiting the sea world in San Diego. Here you will get to sea dolphins doing wonders.
Venice Beach. This famous Los Angeles beach is also a must see. During the weekend and summer the 3mile long beach is filled by street performers'.
Disney world resort and Disney California Adventure are two places you can't afford to visit especially when you tag along your little ones.
Important things to know before coming to United States
You will need a Visa that will allow you admission into America.
If you are a Citizen of a Visa waiver country you will not require a visa but you will have to go through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization ESTA. This is an automated system that determines the eligibility of people to visit the USA under the visa waiver program but it does not determine whether a traveller is admissible to the United States.