Excellent weather, picturesque scenery, incredible redwood forests and the glamour of Hollywood and Disneyland – all make California a beautiful all-year tourist destination in the USA. However, the state becomes more exciting and inviting during summer due to the perfect weather and some special events.

Here’s the list of some wonderful attractions tourists can discover on a summer holiday in California:

Mendocino Coast

With beautiful beaches, Cliffside trails and cafes, Mendocino Coast makes for an ideal getaway from the bay area. It experiences ideal temperatures during summer and appears more stunning due to the showy rhododendron bushes. There are a number of activities to enjoy while holidaying here such as hiking, fishing, driving, animal watching and kayaking. Glass Beach, Mendocino Headlands State Park Point Arena Lighthouse, and Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens are some of the major attractions to explore in the coast.


Lake Tahoe

Located in the Sierra Nevada Mountain range, Lake Tahoe is a clear, cobalt blue lake that experiences a moderate temperature during days and a little nippiness during nights. It is an ideal place to take a break from the heat of Central Valley and have a relaxing time with family and friends. Adventure seekers can delight in wonderful outdoor recreation around the lake through several thrilling activities such as hiking, mountain biking and scenic tram riding.

Pismo Beach

Hidden between Santa Barbara and San Francisco on the Central Coast, Pismo Beach is one of the best places to experience the summer of California. It is an ideal place to spend a day-out with family and friends. Visitors can enjoy driving and camping on the sand and can discover some amazing local eateries and souvenir shops. Dinosaur Caves Park, Margo Dodd Park and Chumash Park are some of the major attractions to explore here.

Russian River

A scenic spot running west across Sonoma County, Russian River is where you can treat your eyes to riverside greenery, gently moving water and mesmerising town lining its banks. Located one-hour-drive from San Francisco, it is best to get to by car. Adventure lovers can have a thrilling time here enjoying activities like hiking, swimming, kayaking, canoeing and horseback riding. Besides, there are a number of wineries to explore along the path of the river.

Sequoia National Park

Located in the southern Sierra Nevada Mountains, Sequoia National Park is a wonderful place to discover wildlife in California after Yosemite National Park. The park draws the attention with gigantic, sky-piercing trees and huge canyons, and sees the maximum crowds during summer. While you can have a thrilling time here all throughout the year, summer is the time to enjoy driving down into Kings Canyon, the deepest canyon in California.

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