Travel to California

From Mickey Mouse to Revenge of the Mummy ride, California theme parks offer a long list of attractions where the family can take all the pictures they want and experience never-before-seen shows and entertainment activities. Since Disneyland open its doors in Anaheim over half a century ago, people can just never get enough of amusement parks.

These attractions are spread out all over the state and Northern California has a number of these summer entertainment facilities. But the most famous ones are located in Southern California. The area, which is also famous for its beaches and Hollywood, is the home for some of the most frequently visited parks where a number of fun rides, colorful parades, and fireworks displays can be found. People can even live through childhood again by meeting some of the most famous cartoon characters that they have grown with through the years.

Disneyland

With over 15 million people visiting each year, it is by far the most heavily visited theme park in the world. Disney’s California Adventure parks host a number of attractions, parades, and entertaining shows including Electrical Parade-Lights, Heimlich’s Chew Chew Train ride, and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. It is said that visitors can take up around 3 to 4 days just to see all the attractions that Disneyland has to offer.

Universal Studios Hollywood

It provides an action-packed entertainment for the family who will have a first-hand experience of a real-life movie studio at work, and enjoy a range of theme park rides, shows, and cinemas at CityWalk. Visitors can get a thrilling 3-D experience of King Kong and go behind the scenes on how Hollywood movies are really made in the legendary Studio Tour, Hollywood largest ever movie set street expansion. It has shows and attractions that get visitors closer and relive some of the biggest movies and TV shows such as Jurassic Park, Shrek, and The Simpsons.

SeaWorld

It is San Diego’s world-famous marine collection park. It features rides such as the Journey to Alantis and Shipwreck Rapids, and exhibits like the World of the Sea Aquarium and Aquarium de la Mer. Visitors also get the opportunity to interact up-close with sea animals like dolphins and penguins.

Knotts’s Berry Farm

Started out as a small berry farm, it offers a list of intense rides and fun water adventures in this part of Southern California. People can get to experience the park’s famous rides including the wooden roller coaster GhostRider, the 254 feet Supreme Scream, the splash down ride Perilous Plunge.

Camping In California

Camping in California is possible in an unusually large number of diverse locations from deserts to lofty snow-capped mountains. This is because the Golden State, being America’s largest state, has over 270 state parks that extend from the dry heat of the Mojave Desert to the beautiful Southern California beaches and the cold mountain parks in Northern California. Where to go camping is mostly a relative question.

It depends mostly on the individual or group’s current location within California and the season and the interests of the people involved. For instance, some of the best state parks and campsites with beautiful scenery and natural beauty such as Yosemite and the Point Reyes Seashore are located in Northern California. The Truckee campgrounds near Tahoe and the Redwood Forests can also be counted amongst the top Northern California campsites.

On the other hand, an overwhelming majority of visitors in California usually come to visit the attractions on the Southern California coast like Disneyland and Hollywood. These visitors can hardly be expected to crisscross the state just to go camping in Northern California. Thankfully, Southern California too has a wide range of camping choices in the Santa Ana Mountains, the Mojave & Anza-Borrego deserts, Joshua Tree Park and many others.

Another thing to keep in mind would be the possibility of beach camping in Southern California. California is deservedly famous for its sunny weather and sandy beaches. It goes without saying that state park beach camping in places such as Doheny, South Carlsbad, San Elijo in California is a lot more fun than in most other states.