Discover California - an Introduction

Located on the west coast of the United States of America, California is like a country onto its own. Easily the most populated of state, California is home to some of the largest cities in the world. These cities are famous for setting trends and staying at the forefront of innovation.

Once you leave the cities behind, California opens up to a countryside full of diverse and unparalleled nature. From end-to-end California’s landscape changes drastically – giant redwood forests, engulfing granite cliffs and fertile valley farm land dominate this state. It is easy to be absorbed by the vast stretches of stunning nature California has to offer.

California - in a Glance

California - in a Sentence

Visiting the different national parks really puts it into perspective how small you are compared to nature.
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Quick Facts About California


Is the US Dollar (USD)


Capital City is Sacramento


Is English


Legal age is 21


Legal age is 18


Pacific Time Zone, UTC -8:00


Plug type A and B, which is two flat pins in a vertical alignment

110 Volt AC outlets at 60 Hz


Is on the RIGHT side of the road

Best time to visit California

Year-round! California offers 4 distinct seasons with plenty to do.

Must See & Do in California

  • Yosemite National Park.
  • The USS Midway museum.
  • Venice Beach.

Travel Tips for California

Hostels in the major cities are expensive. Try your hand at Couchsurfing or if you are more than one person rent a campervan to save on accommodation and gain the freedom to explore!

Amazing Visuals

Lose yourself in the beauty of California

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