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Golden State Scenic Places

The Golden State of California offers more outdoor recreation and photo opportunities than most in the USA. The topography varies greatly - from uncrowded beaches, to lush valleys, mountains and deserts. One never runs out of free things to do in California. For instance, it's free to visit Point Reyes, Lake Tahoe, Morro Rock, or the Golden Gate Bridge.

Yosemite is regarded by many as the most scenic place in America. And if you ever saw the great works of famed photographer Ansel Adams, you might agree. San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the United States. Highway 1 along the Pacific Coast is considered by many to be the most scenic drive in America.

Yosemite, San Francisco and the Pacific Coast should be at the top of your list of scenic California places. There are lesser-known beautiful places to discover in California and many of them are on this site. At you can experience what it's like to take a hike to the top of Mount Tamalpais and Mount Diablo. You can also explore coastal towns of Santa Barbara, Malibu and Sausalito.

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