Top-Rated Tourist Locations of California
Alcatraz, located more than 2 km from the mainland in the Golden Gate Bay, is a 500 m wide island that was not initially intended for a prison: Instead, the first lighthouse of the US West Coast was built here in 1852.
The idea of building a prison on it came only in the 1930s, which, apart from the remote location of the island, made sense above all because of the strong currents which were to condemn all escape attempts to failure.
It was declared in 1972 a publicly accessible landmark that it has remained until today. Alcatraz can be visited as part of a tour that allows all its visitors to freely explore the island and spend as much time as they want.
A good 30- to 60-minute tour of the island is worthwhile in good weather and the views of the surroundings totally fabulous.
Alcatraz is one of the best reminding places. The location of the prison in the middle of the bay is unique, the macabre charm of the plant known from countless stories and films unique.
If you spend at least two days in the city, you should definitely plan a morning for a tour.
J. Paul Getty Museum
The best things in life are free, says an American expression. In any case, for the Getty Center, this is not only the newest and most affordable attraction in Los Angeles, but also the most beautiful.
Well, there it is. Gleaming in the morning sun, the driver on the San Diego Freeway sees the new Getty Center, on a hill, where one of the busiest roads in Los Angeles makes a slight curve. I have seen the center a few times from that spot, under different angles and with varying sunlight and clouds.
The Getty Center is intriguing, if only because it is such a unique building in the urban desert of Los Angeles.
Hollywood Sign, California
The Hollywood Sign is an iconic landmark which celebrates the American entertainment industry.
It is pinned at Mount Lee, in Hollywood Hills area at Santa Monica Mountains.
Hollywood sign written on mountain Lee is 45-feet in height, in boldly crafted white capital letters and is 352 feet in width as its dimension.
It has a towering design on Mount Lee which is very visible. The way it's so popular that, If you haven't seen Hollywood sign, then you haven't seen California.
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Like I earlier said, the walkway of Hollywood Boulevard Walker.
You will find some of the most famous stars from film and television or even radio being immortalized.
The Hollywood Walk of Famers the biggest names in entertainment. Take a picture with the stars and look for your favorite stars! Along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which spans more than 18 blocks, more than 2,500 stars in brass are immortalized.
Santa Monica State Beach
A place to visit, even with your children to discover the ecosystems of Santa Monica Bay. Special operations are regularly organized on the prevention of pollution and the preservation of marine fauna and flora.
•Aquarium of the Pacific
It's yet another beautiful place to be. The aquarium is so loving and serene.
It's located in California, Long Beach in Rainbow Harbour.
The Aqua life you normally see on TV, you get to have a first-hand the feel of them alive and in tune with their habitat.
The likes of Sharks, dolphins, jelly fish, turtles and stingrays, and of course you can touch them and lots of kids would love to.
It could easily be your favorite, as you would learn a lot from the animals
It often offers locals and tourist some of the best sea foods and cuisine, which your taste buds will jump on any day.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is located in Los Angeles having priced relics from collections from Modern Arts, Pre medieval and Medieval times.
The relics and Art master pieces are gathered across the continents of the world.
The LA county museum contains over half a million, high priced relics which are rarely found globally.
Founded in 1910, the museum was part of the LA hotspot to visit.
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier, is like a safe haven for kids, where the Arcade will keep kids under its spell, you easily could hear I want to stay!
If you love cycling, then youre in for a swell time. A fun ride with family is a priceless moment.
You want to have a good night life feel then you could take drinks at the rooftop bar need the seaside. Then the street festivals are common, a good view and lots of eco-friendly fresh and clean air.
You will just love it.
The Dolby Theatre is a live-performance auditorium in the Hollywood and Highland Center shopping mall and entertainment complex, on Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue, in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles.
Every year, the stars flock to the Dolby Theater for the Academy Awards. But you too can sit in the same seats and enjoy a great show. There are numerous shows, but also concerts, ballets and comedy shows on weekends. Buy your ticket at the ticket office of the Dolby Theater and experience the finest in one of the most technically advanced and most famous theaters in the world. The Dolby Theater is one of the most recognizable theaters of the bubbling arts and theater scene of Los Angeles in California.
The NBA Los Angeles Lakers who parades one of the decade's greatest LeBron James.
They play their home games at Staples Center, an arena shared with the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers, the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women's National Basketball Association, and the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League.
Every sport lover would love to see a game especially with the like of LeBron James, and a strong NBA history about the all-time greats like Magic Johnson , Kobe Bryant amongst others, cos the least is endless with more stars and rookies unfolding on a regular.
Mount Whitney is known to the tallest mountain in California having the highest summit in the United States with an elevation of 14,505 feet.
We are going to walk a part of the Mount Whitney trail.
With 4,421 meters this is the highest mountain in America. You could attempt climbing Mount Whitney in one day, but that is really crazy!
It's a 17 km walk to the top, where you climb no less than 1879 meters, and again 17 km back.
The lack of walking kilometers and condition is obviously noticeable, viewing the trees are rugged granite giants at the upper plateau, looks really scary at first but if you are a hiker or climber, you will soon get over it, because it is a normal feel.
The path, first reasonably flat with hairpin bends. Steep curve has a breathtaking view of a lower green oasis in a bowl of rugged bare mountains: Big Horn meadow. A swampy plain, cut through with zigzagging streams, like a mirage in this bare granite wasteland. At the end again a steeper rock terrain with a beautiful waterfall.
The pine trees, one of the camping grounds for those who want to walk the trail for days, I call them the fitness junkies or the endurance team.
Yet another steep cliff at Mirror Lake at the foot of Wotan's throne, an aquamarine-colored mountain lake surrounded by pine groups.
There are no reflection in the water. Wotan's throne threatens constantly against a heavily overcast sky. It is normally icy cold with an icy cold wind. You would not trade this experience cos it is sure a bucket list experience.
The round lake became more exciting than expected. We had to partially cover boulders in the water along a steep cliff. Once on the other side, the wind seemed to have risen to true force. It is difficult to keep the balance while getting around, climbing and clambering. The strong wind literally takes your breath away. It is so frightening round lake. Once back down the trail, the storm was happily tempered by the high pine trees.
On the way back to Lone Pine, the Alabama Hills are put in a beautiful warm light by the low sun. The pink glow on the large granite rockeries contrasted beautifully with the dark background of the Owens Mountains on the opposite side.