California 2003 Northern California 2017


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California, the "Golden State", is possibly one of the most popular destinations among tourists in the United States – and for a reason! The Pacific Coast Highway makes up one of the most impressing rides in the country. What is more, also the national parks – for example, Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevada or one of the desert national parks of California, such as the Death Valley – are worth a visit.

I visited California in August 2003 (right before my study abroad in New York) together with my father on a 18-days-long trip through the state. We rented a car, and visited (among others) Los Angeles, San Francisco (see right), the Yosemite National Park (see left), the Death Valley, and even the Grand Canyon in Arizona.

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More details can be found in my California diary (in German). A lot of pictures are also available in my California photo album.

In the course of my "Best of the West" tour, I returned to Yosemite and Lake Tahoe in May 2010. In May 2017, I finally explored Northern California. Some pictures of this trip along the coast North of San Francisco can be found in a travel diary (as part of my blog).