Midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on Highway 101 lies a bucolic and sunny wine country, the San Luis Obispo County Wine Country, which is destined to affect positively the palate of every wine drinker. A traveler who enjoys wine countries will also find the area an intriguing destination to roam.
Los Angeles and Orange County attract visitors with a range of things to do, places to see, and travel attractions. Olvera Street in Los Angeles and Disneyland in Orange County are a start.
A visitor to Southern California who prefers to avoid the congestion and hassles of huge cities might well choose suburban Escondido in San Diego 's North County as a base for exploration.
As a wise desert mammal, the discerning traveler, while visiting California's Anza-Borrego State Park, should spend some daylight hours inside a burrow.
Nestled in the Coachella Valley between the San Jacinto Mountains to the west and the Santa Rosa Mountains to the south, the Palm Springs region has a reputation as the perfect desert oasis. Snow-capped peaks, including 10,831-foot San Jacinto, rise abruptly above a desert plain that is bathed in sunshine 354 days a year.
A major artistic attempt to interpret California exists in a public setting at Costa Mesa in Southern California. The art is by Isamu Noguchi, a California native whom many critics consider to be one of America 's leading sculptors.