California is a state on the west coast of the United States, stretches along the Pacific Ocean for nearly 900 miles from the Mexican border to the Canadian boarder. It's a popular tourist destination known for pictureque lanscapes ranging from cliff-lined beaches, redwood forests, the Sierra Nevada Mountains to Napa Winelands and the Mojave Desert.
California is the largest state of the United States by population, and the third largest by area, located on its coast to the Pacific Ocean. California has natural attractions as well as theme-parks and bustling city life: Southern California is home to such popular attractions as Disneyland, Hollywood and the beaches in Malibu that inspired the television show Baywatch, while the northern part of California offers the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, the hills of San Francisco, the vineyards of Napa Valley, Silicon Valley, and the capital, Sacramento. Outside California's major cities one finds some of North America's most rugged national parks, incredible skiing/snowboarding opportunities, and quiet and ancient northern forests including the highest mountain peak in the contiguous USA, Mt. Whitney. (California Wikitravel)