Top 5 Popular Places to Visit in California this Summer


Ana Espinoza, writer

With Summer 1 week away here are the top 5 popular places to visit in California this summer vacation!


1) San Francisco

San Francisco is a popular place for tourists for its bay location, amazing bridges and thriving art community. Known for their beautiful bay area here are some famous places to visit in San Francisco:

  • The Golden Gate Bridge
  • Alcatraz Island
  • Fisherman’s Wharf

2) Los Angeles

Los Angeles is another very popular place for tourists. The city  is well know for its sunny beach weather,  city bright lights, popular for creating cinematic films and known for celebrities sightings!  Popular destinations include:

  • Hollywood
  • Santa Monica Pier
  • Venice Beach

3) San Diego

San Diego is known for its sunny weather and beaches.  For this reason, San Diego will be in many top pick travel destinations this summer. Not only can you go to the beaches here are some other places to go visit:

  • Gaslamp District (Downtown SD)
  • San Diego Zoo
  • Balboa Park (known as the Smithsonian of the West)

4) Long Beach

Located between Los Angeles and Orange County, Long Beach is considered ” a small town in a big city”. Long Beach is obviously known for their beaches but some places to visit are:

  • The Queen Mary
  • Knott’s Berry Farm
  • Aquarium of the Pacific

5) Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is a historical site to visit and has pretty mountain range and beaches. Other than that Santa Barbara provides:

  • The Old Mission Santa Barbara
  • The Santa Barbara zoo
  • Stearns Wharf