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Pictured Above: Lenticular clouds over California's Alabama Hills.


This page features a colorful collection of California coasts and central valleys. Soak in the striking ocean views, dense forests, stunning mountains and desert scenery, not to mention some of the nation's most expensive real estate.  Also find interesting facts about California and links to other image galleries. 

California is home to nine national parks, 118 state parks, and 31 National wildlife sanctuaries.

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Above: A natural Malibu sunset.


Below: Northern California Redwoods in Sequoia National Park.


List of California National Parks

Ash Mountain National Park

Channel Islands National Park

Death Valley National Park

Joshua Tree National Park

Kings Canyon National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Redwood National Park

Sequoia National Park

Yosemite National Park

California's most often visited National Park is Yosemite. 

Above: A charming vineyard in Livermore, California.


Five Fast Facts About California

1. California is divided into five distinct geographical regions - Northern California, Southern California, San Francisco Bay Area, Gold Country - High Sierra, and Central Coast - Central Valley.

2. California is home to more than 38 million people.

3. California's ten largest cities (by population size) are Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Fresno, Sacramento, Long Beach, Oakland, Bakersfield and Anaheim, in that order.

4. Roughly 72 percent of California's population is Latino.

5. In terms of annual visitor traffic, California's top ten tourist attractions are:

  1. Yosemite National Park
  2. The Golden Gate Bridge
  3. Lake Tahoe
  4. Big Sur
  5. Disneyland
  6. Death Valley
  7. Venice Beach
  8. Sequoia National Park
  9. Sea World in San Diego
  10. Redwood National Park

Below: A dugout bark lodge with a grass roof overlooks the rolling pastures of Nicasio.


Above: The view from 24th Avenue and Lake Street in San Francisco.



Above: San Francisco's Embarcadero piers, Clock Tower and Ferry Building.


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Above: The spectacular city of San Diego.


Above: A breath-stopping double rainbow beams down on Yosemite National Park,

the most popular of all California National Parks.



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