Best Cities to Visit in California


Photo Courtesy of Yeji Kim

Stunning night views of San Diego

Yeji Kim, Photojournalist

“I am so glad to live in California,” said E Jin Keum (12), “I have lived in different states, but California is the best place to live.”


California is definitely one of the best states in the United States to live in. Unlike many other states, California has little bit of everything: beautiful oceans, verdant forests, extensive deserts, peaking mountains, scenic drives, international cuisines, and cultural diversity. Let’s get to know some of the most beautiful towns in California you could visit this summer!


1. Sacramento

About 421 miles away from Yorba Linda, Sacramento is located in the north-central part of the state near Davis. Sacramento is the state capital of California as well as the oldest incorporated city in California with rich cultural heritage. Sacramento is famous for its art and science museums that prove the richness of art and culture of Sacramento.

Places you must visit in Sacramento

1.California State Railroad Museum

2. Old Sacramento State Historic Park

3. Croker Art Museum


2. San Luis Obispo 

About 225 miles away from Yorba Linda, San Luis Obispo or SLO for short is located midway between the Bay Area and Los Angeles. San Luis Obispo is a great place to enjoy the gorgeous weather and walk on beautiful beaches with your family and friends.

Places you must visit in San Luis Obispo:

1. Bishop Peak

2. Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

3. Morro Bay


3. South Lake Tahoe

About 456 miles away from Yorba Linda, South Lake Tahoe is located along the border between Nevada and California within El Dorado County. During the summer, visitors can enjoy jet skiing, kayaking, and mountain biking. On the other hand, in the winter, visitors can spend time skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling.

Places you must visit in South Lake Tahoe:

1. Emerald Bay State Park

2. Lake Tahoe- Nevada State Park

3. Vikingsholm


4. Monterey

About 356 miles away from Yorba Linda, Monterey is located on the Pacific coast of Central California. Monterey is a beautiful coastal town where visitors can enjoy one of the best known scenic drives in the world. Monterey also offers great arts celebrations, music festivals, and outdoor activities for people of all ages.

Places you must visit in Monterey:

1. Monterey Bay Aquarium

2. Pebble Beach

3. Cannery Row


5. San Diego

Only about 99 miles away from Yorba Linda, San Diego is located along the coast of the Pacific Ocean in California. San Diego is known for having some of the best beaches and restaurants in California.

Places you must visit in San Diego:

1. La Jolla Cove

2. USS Midway Museum

3. Balboa Park



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