Here is the list of best things to do in California before you die:
A once-booming town in the Gold Rush era, Bodie is now a regulated ghost town. The last inhabitants left over fifty years ago. A few areas of the city are saved by “arrested decay,” meaning that the insides of shops are as they were when they were abandoned, with shelves filled with products and all.
It is possible to walk through the empty streets on your own or go on an eerie ghost tour. The town is generally accessible by skis or snowshoe in winter, So scheduling a visit in summer is probably the best choice.
This waterfall, which plunges 80 feet into the ocean below, is worth a trip over to enjoy during the Highway 1 road trip. It is located within Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. It is accessible from a trail; however, you’ll need to walk about a quarter-mile.
Mainly Southern California
We’ve enjoyed a treat following California’s humid winters: the spectacular blooms to come, a phenomenon in which wildflowers are all blooming simultaneously. The one in the photo is located at the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve; however, it’s a regular occurrence after the rainy season has ended at Anza Borrego Desert State Park and Carrizo Plain National Monument.
Where they appear entirely depends on the weather conditions and the weather, but it’s worth chasing one down during your lifetime. Please, no matter what your plans are, do not damage the blooms.
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Its 1.5-mile trail is different from any other trail you’ll see in California. It takes you to the geothermal region known as Bumpass Hell. You’ll see — and even hear steaming sulfuric gases erupting from the ground on the way. It is important to note that the trail often closes due to cold winter conditions.
When talking through the Lands End trail in San Francisco, Be sure not to miss the exit for the labyrinth. You’ll be walking down an uphill path before landing at a level landing from which you can wander through the maze made of stone and enjoy the view that overlooks San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin Headlands.
Although there are a few elephant seals residing at their Point Reyes beaches pretty much throughout the year, their peculiar behaviors when mating and during the birthing season is something you should experience at least once in your lifetime.
Adult males, or bulls, compete to take the upper hand with loud trumpeting sounds. Females and pups make quite bizarre vocalizations as well. It’s fascinating and unique.
Napa, along with Sonoma counties
Watching the leaves change color across rows and rows of grapevines is a unique West Coast autumn foliage experience. Drink a bottle of local wine and take pleasure in the Indian summer temperatures at various wineries within Napa or Sonoma counties.
Please take a moment to be amazed by the world’s most giant trees without crowds of tourists experiencing them in Northern California. Its Rockefeller Loop route is plain 0.7 miles, where you’ll be spending all day gazing up.
Joshua Tree National Park
These trees with spiky leaves create the desert of Joshua Tree National Park look like an alien landscape. While driving across the park, the sight of Joshua trees flying by the window is awe-inspiring. However, you must do at least one hike through the park to view the trees.