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California Top 9 Must-Visit Destinations



California is a state of contrasts, offering something for everyone. Whether you are looking for sunny beaches, scenic mountains, vibrant cities, or charming towns, you will find it in the Golden State. Here are some of the best places to visit in California, along with some tips on how to get there and where to stay.

Los Angeles
Los Angeles is the entertainment capital of the world, home to Hollywood, Disneyland, and countless celebrities. But there is more to LA than glitz and glamour. You

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12366914263?profile=RESIZE_930xRandy Runtsch

There are excellent reasons northern California‘s “City by the Bay” is one of America’s most storied cities (if far from its most typical). Born as a colonial Spanish mission and fort on the tip of a peninsula, San Francisco was transformed by the gold rush of the 19th century; spectacularly flattened by the Great Earthquake in the early 20th; home of the 1960s “Summer of Love“; and in the 21st, once again reinvented as the pre-eminent world capital of high tech. This is an enterta

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6 of the World's Choicest Chinatowns



恭喜發財 (That's Kung hei fat choy! to you). As hundreds of millions ring in the Year of the Monkey for Chinese New Year (aka Lunar New Year) today, I'm reminded of one of the Chinese diaspora's great gifts to travelers across the planet: funky Chinatowns where the age-old culture of the Middle Kingdom (and increasingly, other parts of Asia) meets a variety of others in sometimes fascinating ways.

The best ones are the traditional ones, which developed organically, as opposed to a recent trend

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