8 beautiful paradise scenes in California
Here are 8 destinations not to be missed when coming to California.
1. Tahoe Lake
Located at the top of the majestic Sierra Nevada mountain range, along with the borders of California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe is a must-see destination for travelers who love the beauty of nature.
This is a freshwater lake about 500 meters deep with the beautiful natural landscape of the clear blue, clear lake water. The white color of snow covers over the Sierra Nevada mountains intertwined with the lush green colors of the pine hills around the lake.
Here, visitors will experience a lot of seasonal outdoor entertainment activities. Winter is suitable for skiing. In the fall, you should go fishing, go surfing, kayak or cycle on the Tahoe Rim Trail, 265 km or sunbath on Zephyr Cove beach and enjoy refreshing drinks in the summer.
2. Napa Valley
More than 400 wineries are scattered across the rolling hills of Napa Valley. Visiting with hot air balloons is the best way for you to fully observe the fertile land of Napa, admire the poetic natural scenery of vineyards.
In the city center on the banks of the Napa River, there is the Oxbow public market, where you can enjoy a variety of delicious dishes such as Hog oysters, Ca 'Momi pies, caramel dishes of Anette's Chocolateates and enjoy with a glass of fine wine.
3. Santa Barbara city
The historic El Presidio de Santa Barbara is a fortified military settlement (presidio) built by the Spanish in 1782, located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. The Santa Barbara Museum of Art is a fascinating place for visitors who love the city's cultural and historical values. The museum houses a collection of more than 27,000 works of art, including many artifacts such as ceramics, sculptures, contemporary American paintings, prints and paintings of Europe and Asia.
The Santa Barbara Botanical Garden is over 31 hectares of natural forest land with beautiful scenery and the flora here is extremely rich with over 1,000 types of trees and flower fields.
Santa Barbara city is dubbed the "paradise" for shopping enthusiasts and the center of the shopping activities is State Street.
4. Cypress " tree tunnel"
Cypress "tree tunnel" is a unique road between the Pacific and Tomales Bay. It is formed by two rows of green cypress trees, towering over each other, then bending to create an impressive visual effect. Cypress "tree tunnel" becomes a place to attract many professional photographers who want to "hunt" perfect pictures to take sun rays through the foliage in the morning of dawn.
5. Big Sur
Stretching nearly 145 km of coastline, anyone who has ever come here has a feeling of overwhelmed by the natural beauty reserved for Big Sur. Pfeiffer Beach is a beautiful, untouched beach, especially north of the purple sandy coastline, formed during the process of eroded cliffs by the impact of natural elements and creating Manganese garnet seeds.
Hearst Castle sits on the Santa Lucia Mountains, facing the Pacific Ocean, 104 km south of Big Sur village. The castle's owner, William Randolph Hearst, came from a wealthy aristocratic family in America. Hearst Castle was designed by Mrs. Julia Morgan, the first famous architect of California state. The main house of the castle has an area of about 5,640 square meters with 130 rooms, following the architectural style of La Ronda cathedral in Spain.
6. Bowling Ball Beach
Bowling Ball is part of Schooner Gulch state beach in Mendocino County. Interestingly, when the tide recedes, the beach is covered by hundreds of spherical rocks like giant balls. It is the result of natural processes when mineral cement binds to sand grains, small rocks to form large sedimentary rocks and eroded over millions of years.
7. Mossbrae Waterfall
As its name suggests, this waterfall is constructed from dozens of small waterfalls, overflowing on a wide cliff covered with green moss and then pouring into the Sacramento River to create a clear water curtain. The moss waterfall is over 15 meters high and about 53 meters wide, becoming the most beautiful tourist destination in Siskiyou County.
8. Flower field at Carlsbad farm
Visiting the flower field of over 20 hectares on Carlsbad farm, you will have the opportunity to admire the world of flowers with a multitude of colors. The rows of flowers close to each other create an effect like a brilliant rainbow strip, stretching on the hillside. The best time to see the beauty here is from the beginning of March to the end of May when the flowers are blooming.
By: Jonath Martin