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For practical purposes the State of California is divided into travel regions to help you understand the diversity of this great state. It's length spans over 1,000 miles and wide just less than half that amount, but the geography and weather varies tremendously depending on where you are.

Yes, California is one of the most diverse states in the U.S., and many consider it a state unto itself, with assets and an economy that equals many countries. 

The regions include 12 geographic areas, three made up counties--Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego. They are some of the most populated areas, thus they garner their own region category. Other regions are delineated more by their geographic and weather or topography attributes such as High Sierra, Deserts, Central Coast, North Coast and Shasta Cascade.  Gold Country is one of the most interesting regions because it comprises places where gold was discovered in California just as it became a state around 1849-1850 date.

Then there's the Inland Empire, which includes mountain and ski resorts, the primary Southern California wine country region, and inland weather with some ocean influences and also desert climates.

Last but NOT least is San Francisco Bay Area, which now includes the moniker "Silicon Valley". San Francisco gets the most publicity but Silicon Valley has most the population and power base, comprised of technology companies that are world forces!

 

California Map

 

 

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Los Angeles County...

What happens when you combine the allure of Hollywood, celebrities, star tours and beaches galore? you get the premier vacation that only L.A. affords. Its the stuff dreams are made of  ...
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San Francisco Bay Area ...

San Francisco has always been a featured attraction in the Bay Area, but San Jose and Silicon Valley lead the way in technology as California competes internationally ...
 
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San Diego County...

California's ultimate beach destination offers sunshine,  theme parks, family attractions, and conventions. Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Coronado and Ocean Beach  ...
4

Orange County...

Disneyland is where it all began. Theme park vacations add to the beach experience in Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, San Clemente, Dana Point ...
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Central Coast...

Santa Barbara, Pismo Beach, Cambria, Hearst Castle in San Simeon, and the Santa Maria Valley Wine Tasting offer great beginnings. Don't forget Danish Solvang!  ...
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North Coast Redwoods...

Northern Calif. features majestic mountains, the world's tallest redwood forests, lakes for fishing & house boating, and weather! If you love the great outdoors, drive trips through North. California are spectacular for camping, hikes, and so much more ...
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Inland Empire...

Northern Calif. features majestic mountains, the world's tallest redwood forests, lakes for fishing & house boating, and weather! If you love the great outdoors, drive trips through North. California are spectacular for camping, hikes, and so much more ...
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Central Valley...

Northern Calif. features majestic mountains, the world's tallest redwood forests, lakes for fishing & house boating, and weather! If you love the great outdoors, drive trips through North. California are spectacular for camping, hikes, and so much more ...
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Gold County...

Northern Calif. features majestic mountains, the world's tallest redwood forests, lakes for fishing & house boating, and weather! If you love the great outdoors, drive trips through North. California are spectacular for camping, hikes, and so much more ...
10High Sierra

Sierra Nevada Mountains...

Northern Calif. features majestic mountains, the world's tallest redwood forests, lakes for fishing & house boating, and weather! If you love the great outdoors, drive trips through North. California are spectacular for camping, hikes, and so much more ...
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Desserts...

Northern Calif. features majestic mountains, the world's tallest redwood forests, lakes for fishing & house boating, and weather! If you love the great outdoors, drive trips through North. California are spectacular for camping, hikes, and so much more ...
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Shasta Cascade...

Northern Calif. features majestic mountains, the world's tallest redwood forests, lakes for fishing & house boating, and weather! If you love the great outdoors, drive trips through North. California are spectacular for camping, hikes, and so much more ...

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