Best of California

The Best of California from Acton and Adelanto to Yucaipa and Yucca Valley. There are many things to see in California, but Monterey Bay Aquarium, an attraction in Monterey, has the highest ranking. California's next best include Balboa Park an attraction in San Diego, Mission Beach an attraction in San Diego, Palm Springs Aerial Tramway an attraction in Palm Springs, Disneyland an attraction in Anaheim and Alcatraz Island a museum in San Francisco.To find the best things to do in California’s cities, see the California city list below including San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento and Anaheim.


Best Things To Do in California


Amusement Parks Museums
Attractions Nightlife
Bars Parks
Beaches Resorts
Bed and Breakfast Inns Restaurants
Camping Shopping
Golf Courses Spas
Hotels Wine Bars
Microbreweries Zoos

Top 10 California

  1. Monterey Bay Aquarium • Attraction
    886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-1085
     • 831-648-4800

  2. Balboa Park • Attraction
    1549 El Prasdo, San Diego, CA
     • 619-239-0512

  3. Mission Beach • Attraction
    Mission Blvd And Portsmouth Ct, San Diego, CA 92109
     • 808-244-8680

  4. Palm Springs Aerial Tramway • Attraction
    One Tramway Rd. Palm Springs, CA. 92262
     • 888-515-TRAM

  5. Disneyland • Attraction
    1313 Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA
     • 714-/-781.DINE

  6. Alcatraz Island • Museum
    Pier 41, San Francisco, CA 94133
     • 415-981-7625

  7. Golden Gate Bridge • Attraction
    750 Lincoln Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94129-0601
     • 415-921-5858

  8. San Diego Zoo • Attraction
    29020 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92112-0551
     • 619-232-3101

  9. Getty Center • Attraction
    1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA90049-1687
     • 310-/-440-7300

  10. SeaWorld Adventure Park, San Diego • Attraction
    500 SeaWorld Dr, San Diego, CA 92109-7904
     • 800-380-3203

California Honorable Mentions

  • Asian Art Museum • Museum
    200 Larkin Street,San Francisco, CA 94102-4734
     • 415-581-3500

  • City Lights Bookstore • Attraction
    261 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-4519
     • 415-362-8193

  • Hearst Castle • Attraction
    750 Hearst Castle Road, San Simeon, CA 93452-9740
     • 805-927-8601

  • Griffith Observatory • Attraction
    2800 Observatory Rd , Los Angeles, CA 90027-1255
     • 323-664-2255

  • Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits • Attraction
    5801 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
     • 213-763-3218

Best Cities in California


Acton (2) Goleta (3) Paso Robles (5)
Adelanto (2) Gonzales (2) Patterson (2)
Agoura Hills (2) Graeagle (1) Penn Valley (2)
Alameda (5) Grand Terrace (2) Perris (3)
Alamo (2) Granite Bay (2) Petaluma (4)
Albany (3) Grass Valley (3) Pico Rivera (3)
Alhambra (2) Greenfield (2) Pinole (3)
Aliso Viejo (3) Gridley (2) Pismo Beach (3)
Alpine (4) Grover Beach (2) Pittsburg (2)
Altadena (2) Guadalupe (2) Placentia (2)
Alturas (3) Guerneville (4) Placerville (4)
Amador City (1) Gustine (1) Pleasant Hill (3)
American Canyon (2) Gustine (2) Pleasanton (4)
Anaheim (11) Hacienda Heights (2) Plymouth (2)
Anderson (3) Half Moon Bay (3) Point Arena (3)
Angels Camp (3) Hanford (3) Point Reyes Station (2)
Antioch (3) Hawaiian Gardens (4) Pollock Pines (1)
Apple Valley (2) Hawthorne (4) Pollock Pines (2)
Aptos (3) Hayward (6) Pomona (5)
Arcadia (4) Healdsburg (4) Port Hueneme (2)
Arcata (3) Hemet (3) Porterville (3)
Arnold (3) Hercules (2) Portola (2)
Arroyo Grande (3) Hermosa Beach (5) Portola Valley (1)
Artesia (2) Hesperia (3) Poway (4)
Arvin (2) Hidden Valley Lake (2) Quincy (3)
Atascadero (3) Highland (1) Ramona (3)
Atwater (2) Highland (2) Rancho Cordova (3)
Auburn (3) Hollister (2) Rancho Cucamonga (3)
Avalon (3) Hollywood (6) Rancho Mirage (5)
Avenal (2) Holtville (1) Rancho Palos Verdes (1)
Azusa (2) Holtville (2) Rancho Palos Verdes (2)
Baker (1) Hughson (2) Rancho Santa Fe (2)
Baker (2) Huntington Beach (8) Rancho Santa Margarita (3)
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Baldwin Park (2) Huron (2) Redding (6)
Banning (5) Idyllwild (3) Redlands (3)
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Bell (2) Imperial Beach (2) Redwood City (4)
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