Things to Do in California

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Things to Do in California


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Top Attractions in California

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What travelers are saying

  • daiwilliams2016
    Newport, UK95 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lived up to expectations , a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
    I would consider this a MUST DO excursion whilst in San Francisco.
    Written May 14, 2024
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  • Kevin W
    St. John's, Canada2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    More too it than I thought. They had a beautiful display setup showing it’s construction. An outside demonstration you could experiment with to show the physics behind its design. We walked across the bridge which took about 35 mins and took loads of photos. We’ll worth the trip!
    Written May 9, 2024
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  • Bonnie K
    Savannah, GA172 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The animals are great in natural habitat. Lots of fun walking through labyrinth paths to all animals. Need a full day there, for sure to see all/most. Do open air bus tour first to get oriented.
    Written May 19, 2024
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  • Edwelsh
    North Canton, OH6,801 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I have to admit, we aren’t into museums, but this is history and we are into that. The ship is massive, but I still can’t imagine landing a plane on the top deck. The areas below deck are equally as big and impressive. It seems like we could walk miles in the passageways below deck. At times we found ourselves all alone, then we would walk into a room with a volunteer and he would tell us about the room. The radio room was very interesting. The volunteers are amazing and the Battle of Midway film was very well done and quite moving. The aircraft spread throughout are fascinating, I tried to imagine myself strapped into one of those seats, flying through enemy territory being shot at. I could not even come close to imagining it. We spent several hours there and could have spent several more. We were also surprised that they had a large gift shop, a cafeteria and several food kiosks scattered around.
    Written May 12, 2024
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  • Henry S
    Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Large crowds but still fun. Was able to do a couple rides before lunch. Just make sure to wear good shoes you’ll be doing a lot of walking.
    Written April 23, 2024
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  • Paisley Princess
    Edina, MN125 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a really good place to catch a look at the City of Angels…But go early in the morning, because it gets packed. I went with a tour, and we were stuck in traffic for 15 minutes. Truly a beautiful place!
    Written May 12, 2024
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  • Mildred B
    Long Beach, CA20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visiting The Getty Center was fantastic. The stunning architecture, captivating art, and beautiful gardens made for an unforgettable experience. We enjoyed a delicious meal with panoramic views. Highly recommended for couples seeking a romantic day out in Los Angeles.
    Written May 15, 2024
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  • Edwelsh
    North Canton, OH6,801 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You know how when you hear so much about a place, that when you finally see it, it can’t live up to the hype? This is not that kind of place! The area is nice, the park is nice, the parking is free if you can find a spot, views are great, caves are cool and wildlife is awesome. It’s a very picturesque spot, we took way too many pictures here, but it’s hard not to. Tip: Eat at a Duke’s up on top of the cliffs for great food and even better views then walk down the steps.
    Written May 12, 2024
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  • Gillian Stewart
    39 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cable cars are good why to get around the roads are so steep😊😊😊get off any stop and get back on after words it's 8💲single ride
    Written May 17, 2024
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  • C & AM Read
    Lismore, Australia13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Was our first time in Disneyland, we had 3 days in Disneyland (as well as Star Wars Night) and 2 days in California Adventures.
    The staff all through Disneyland were extremely friendly and helpful.
    Staff who were working in area's with characters (Galaxy's Edge for instance) were in character all the time, it was lovely to be given directions to somewhere "offworld".
    We were here over a weekend, it was far easier to get around and access rides during weekdays, but even at a weekend, wasn't too bad.
    We had Genie+ as part of our tickets and were able to utilize that functionality to access some of the rides quite quickly throughout the day.
    There were a few rides that were unavailable quite regularly but we were able to access all the rides we wanted to, just not all available on the same day, glad we had a total of 5 days to get through it all at a leisurely pace.
    Would definitely recommend this experience to everyone, even if it is only going to be once, like it is for us.
    Written May 18, 2024
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  • Bonnie K
    Savannah, GA172 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had 14 days in San diego and spent 5 of them in Balboa park. One day Japanese garden with blooming cherry trees. One day at AIr & Space museum--play the design and landing of a jet! Another at several art museums, Natural history museums, Museum of US (us not United States)was fascinating! Another in an open air organ concert in a charming venue. There appear to always be special programs happening. Little restaurants to get a snack or meal or drink. Figure out the parking the first time , then it is easy. Help desk gives helpful advice tailored to wht you want to see.
    Written May 19, 2024
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  • PhotoDudeIII
    Toronto, Canada106 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the most popular attractions in Palm Springs, and easy to see why. Situated 8100 feet above sea level, you get a pretty good view of the area. The tram that takes you to the top rotates, so that you get a 360 degree view as you journey up to the top. So don’t worry about where you are in the tram when you get in. You’ll rotate around.

    Once you go up the tramway to the top, there are various viewpoints and trails. People who are afraid of heights did not enjoy this, based on what I saw in the time I was there. A definite “must do” if you are in Palm Springs.

    Go early in the morning, as it gets busy quickly. The temperature is 10-20 degrees F cooler up there, so be warned you might want to bring along a jacket.
    Written April 28, 2024
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