There are countless activities, attractions and things to do in California throughout the year and seasonally. Even before California became a state, local Native Indian tribes enjoyed leisure activities and art. Many of their works remain in museums you can visit and enjoy.
Today art is one element of the California lifestyle and offerings of things to do. With the focus on outdoor settings, sports are extremely popular throughout California. At beaches you'll find over 20 different sports to participate in and enjoy. The mountains include equally exciting and interesting sports unique to their setting. If you see something to do, here's a directory with a list of things to do for you!
See California Art - Hundreds of great art museums are the start of art appreciation in the Golden State. There are also countless public art displays created by world class artists.
See California Attractions - California is a West Coast, Pacific Ocean facing state with numerous ranges of mountains. As such you will find world class national parks, California State Parks, and unique oddities and points of interest.
See California Beaches - Beaches are one of the top things to see and do in Calif. There are about 450 official beaches and countless local beach coves and spots on the sand that the natives have given names to. Got sand, sun and ocean? Get to the beach!
Boating - California is one of the largest boating economies in the world. Why? There are two major ports in Los Angeles with the biggest freighters from around the globe visiting daily. Long Beach claims the nation's largest municipal marina with over 4,000 boat slips. But San Diego, San Francisco, Oakland, and the Sacramento Delta are equal forces of boating and recreation fun. The world's Houseboat Capital is in California, as well. That is located in Shasta Cascade region near Redding on Shasta Lake.
Festivals - From the popular county fair (there are 50+ events for 58 California Counties) to the seasonal festivals, you have come to the epicenter of event fun if you came to California for something to do.
Museums - More of a thing to see than to do, museums include major eye candy for the California explorer. However, most museums have interactive exhibits allowing guests to become a participant in some manner. You'll find this especially true in kids museums, and in events and programs at over 1,000 museums in California.