If you're a first time visitor to California, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but it may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about attractions in California.
Here are some of the most recommended attractions in California.
Here's what Trippy members had to say about attractions:
"Then on to Bodega Bay for whale watching (peak season is from January to May) and seafood, before driving across the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco." See More
"You can visit Muir Woods National Monument, Sausalito, Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown San Francisco, North Beach, Golden Gate Park and all the highlights." See More
"Hearst Castle - take the Grand Rooms tour and there are several campgrounds near the castle" See More
"Although San Francisco is generally not a city for kids, Alcatraz is one of the coolest attractions in town for all ages." See More
"Pier 39/Fisherman's Wharf is a must but don't forget the rest of the city." See More
"Union Square is a good place to base yourself." See More
"Then do some people watching at Santa Monica Pier, and walk down The Strand in Manhattan Beach." See More
"Or take Muni through San Francisco Chinatown (streets might be too intense for a 2 year old)." See More
"Most go to the Griffith Observatory now to see it since." See More
"I also loved LACMA The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA and the The Getty Center We rented bikes and cycled from Venice Beach Boardwalk to Santa Monica which was fab." See More
"You can also try Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica." See More
"Ferry Building: This historic ferry terminal serves as an indoor market filled with renowned restaurants and specialty food purveyors, selling artisan cheese, locally roasted coffee, California wine, craft beer, gourmet ice cream, and more." See More
"LA is very spread out; the Beverly Hills area is between Hollywood & Santa Monica." See More
"food trucks are big in LA and offer a range of options in cool areas like Venice Beach's Abbot Kinney BLVD Shopping (way better to stroll than the Venice boardwalk) and across from LACMA (La County Museum of Art)." See More
This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about California.
If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.