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August 11, 2021 3 min read

California is a beautiful place to visit. From the snow-capped mountains in the north to the golden beaches in the south, there are many sights to see in the state.

Here are six of the most beautiful sights to see in California

- Especially if you decide to explore one of the most beautiful states in the USA by road.


1. Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

The beauty of Yosemite National Park is something that can't be replicated by any other place in the world. The park features a wide variety of natural landscapes, from meadows to redwood forests to granite peaks.


2. Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park

Death Valley is one of the hottest places on earth and also one of the most beautiful. The desert landscape is an amazing sight for anyone with an adventurous spirit.


3. Redwood Forest

General Grant Redwood, Redwood National Forest

There's no better way to see California's natural beauty than by exploring the Redwood Forest. Touted to be a natural habitat to the tallest trees in the world, the Redwood Forest is also a home to 40 miles of rugged coastline and a wide variety of flora and fauna.


4. Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

The iconic Golden Gate Bridge connects San Francisco to Marin County on either side of the bay. It is one of the most well-known sites in San Francisco, and it is what many people think of when they think of California.

You may admire the bridge from afar or drive over it, stroll on it, or even climb it for a more intimate experience.


5. Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park

If you plan on staying for a while, consider camping at one of the fantastic campgrounds in Joshua Tree National Park. At night, the place comes alive when you stay under the stars and trees.

It takes less than three hours to drive from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park, and less than an hour to go from Palm Springs. The place is sprawling, so make sure you have planned your trip ahead using a push pin travel map.


6. Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

McWay Falls, Big Sur, California

Hikers, sunbathers, and those seeking a natural getaway will enjoy Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. The park includes camping facilities, and the Big Sur Lodge offers a tranquil escape in a spectacular location for those seeking a bit more comfort. Its just one of those places whose every nook and cranny would want to be explored by nature lovers.

Pfeiffer Falls, which can be reached through the Valley View Trail, is one of the highlights. This route branches off to the Valley Overlook, which overlooks the ocean and the Big Sur River Valley.



Plan your Californian Adventures

Earth Toned California Travel Map with Pins

Easily plan your road trip througout California using our customizeable Earth Toned California State Push Pin Map. Pins are included so you can pin and plan and plot your way across the state as the major highways are shown on this detailed California wall map. Find the National Parks mentioned above in the green shaded areas on the map. Pair your California map with our Earth Toned National Parks bucket list so you can stay inspired to visit the remaining National Parks on your list. Or, hang your souvenir pins on a cork memo board to keep your memories fresh.


As always, feel free to reach out to us at info@pushpintravelmaps.com with any questions you may have. 

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