Where Hollywood movies are made, California embraces the artistic side of life from the Napa Valley vineyards to a scenic drive along the 101. Large metropolitan areas like Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area are close to both the Pacific Ocean and a short flight to mountains for skiing and mountain biking.
The tech-savvy gather in the Silicon Valley. Wine drinkers head to Sonoma or Napa Valley.
We've written about big wall rock climbing in Yosemite National Park as well as ecologically friendly places to stay. You might discover you enjoy watching elephant seals start their migration to Antarctica.

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