California is one of the most visited states in all of the U.S. Not only does it have beautiful wildlife, natural parks, and beaches, but it is also home to Los Angeles, one of the world’s most iconic cities. If you want to travel to California this year, then you need to do your research beforehand. If you don’t carefully research and plan out your trip, then you might not enjoy it (as much as you could have done).
This article will tell you how you can have a worry-free trip to California this year and everything that you need to sort out before going:
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If you are visiting California, then you’re not going to be short on a five-star, luxury restaurants to visit. California’s food scene is amazing, so don’t miss out. One of the best places to visit for food in California is Lake Tahoe, which just so happens to be one of the state’s most popular tourist destinations. If you intend on visiting the area, then research Lake Tahoe’s best restaurants beforehand so that you can find one that suits you and your travel companions. If in Lake Tahoe, then check out Vikingsholm, a 38-room Nordic-style mansion which is one of the most photographed spots in the entire United States.
In addition to planning where you are going to eat, you also need to plan out where you will be staying. Unsurprisingly, California has some of the United States’ most popular and luxurious hotels. Alternatively, you could rent an Airbnb for a week or two. Airbnb rooms in California can be expensive but are definitely worth it for the privacy and comfort that they provide. If you are traveling on a budget, then you could consider staying in a hostel. Many of the state’s hostels are totally free and even provide their guests with meals. You could also stay with a commune for a short period of time. California has an abundance of alternative living communes.
How will you be getting around? If you are staying in one of the state’s cities, then you will be given access to state-of-the-art transportation technology, like scooters and electric bicycles. You can also find a taxi on almost every street corner. If you are staying in more rural areas, while it’s possible to get public transport or a taxi, it is usually best to lease a car. This is so that you can get around freely without having to depend on anybody else. Alternatively, you could hike one of the state’s trails. Hiking is a very popular hobby in California, although you do need to watch out for the bears and mountain lions.
Is there anywhere that’s more luxurious and associated with shopping than Hollywood? Hollywood is not only the home of movies and music, but it also has hundreds of boutiques and shops for you to visit. The world’s richest people regularly converge on the fashion shops in Hollywood to buy clothes and spend their money. While there, you might even run into some of them. There are also lots of other interesting shops in California, outside of Hollywood. Whatever you want to buy, you will be able to find it there.
Plan out where exactly you will be going before you visit. California is a large state. If you don’t plan out the places that you want to go in advance, then you might be too overwhelmed by the time that you arrive to create a plan. Sit down and think about exactly where you want to go and what you want to do. Do you want to see the Hollywood sign, the Golden Gate Bridge, or the Sierra Nevada mountains?
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In addition to working out where you want to go, you also need to think about what kind of activities you want to do. Do you want to browse LA’s boulevards and shop or do you want to go hiking in California’s expansive forests? Work out exactly what activities you want to do in advance so that you can have the best time possible. If you don’t plan activities in advance, then you’ll miss out.
Finally, make sure that you are insured if you are traveling from abroad. Healthcare in the United States isn’t free like it is in the United Kingdom for example. It can be very expensive, actually. If you don’t have health insurance coverage then you may not be able to afford healthcare if you need any.
If you are visiting California, then following this guide’s advice will help you to have a worry-free trip. California is one of the U.S’s most exciting states. If it is your first time visiting, then you are guaranteed to have a good time.