Few destinations summon as many daydreams as California, the breathtakingly gorgeous West Coast state with its impressive blend of landscapes… from beaches and vineyards to mountains and deserts.
Birthplace of the road trip, the rewards as you explore this Golden State are abundant and immediate, with swathes of sandy beaches along the Pacific Coast; the Sierra Nevadas snow capped mountains; Big Surs dramatic coast road; Yosemites granite peaks; the characterful cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco; boutique wineries in Sonoma and Napa; other-worldy desert landscapes in Palm Springs; and dense, ancient forests with towering Redwoods. Luxurious retreats and secret hideaways reveal Californias alluringly charismatic side, away from the sun, surf and celebrity.
10 unusual facts about California
1. California accounts for 90% of the USAs wine production from over 400 wineries across the state. In…