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Counting California Highlights By the Numbers

Published on: February 10, 2018

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Pictured: Burney Falls 100 million gallons daily flow

Visit California recently released it’s annual guide with a fun, by-the-numbers count of California’s 12 regions.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY

  • 70 Continuous miles of beaches
  • 40% of California avocados
  • 32,496,352 LEGO bricks in Legoland Miniland U.S.A.
  • 20 years breedin seahorses, Birch Aquarium

DESERTS

INLAND EMPIRE

  • 68.1 feet World’s Largest Paper Cup, Riverside
  • 1964 Rolling Stones first U.S. concert, San Bernardino
  • 2,000 Classic cars, Ontario’s Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion
  • 2.7 million annual visitors, Temecula wineries

ORANGE COUNTY

  • 41,000 Acres, Irvine Ranch
  • 30,000 Migrating birds, Upper Newport Bay
  • 1,296 feet San Clemente Pier
  • 500,000 Spectators, Huntington Beach US Open of Surfing

LOS ANGELES COUNTY

  • 2,614 Stars, Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • 71 Beach volleyball courts, Hermosa Beach
  • 1,000 entertainment company headquarters, Burbank
  • 11,000 ocean animals, Long Beach’s Aquarium of the Pacific

CENTRAL COAST

  • 30 Sea caves, Anacapa Island
  • 41 fireplaces, Hearst Castle
  • 27,403 acres avocadoes
  • 1,000,000 gallons saltwater, Monterey Bay Aquarium Open Sea

CENTRAL VALLEY

  • 226 Bird species, Kern Wildlife Refuge
  • 50 Jelly Belly flavors, Fairfield
  • 1967 First U.S. bike lane, Davis
  • 21 Billboard #1 Hit singles Buck Owens, Bakersfield

HIGH SIERRA

  • 14,505 feet U.S. highest contiguous peak, Mount Whitney
  • 200 Caves, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks
  • 65 Saloons mostly gone, Bodie ghost town
  • 5 miles Heavenly Mountain Resort descent

GOLD COUNTRY

  • 195 pounds troy gold nugget, Carson Hill, 1854
  • 300,000 flowers, Volcano’s Daffodil Hill
  • 1,185 Bedrock mortars, Pine Grove’s Indian Grinding Rock
  • 1885 Sacramento’s Crocker Art Museum established

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

  • 10,000 Elephant seals, Pescadero’s Ano Nuevo
  • 160 Rooms, San Jose’s Winchester Mystery House
  • $295 Healdsburg’s 11-course tasting, Single Thread
  • 25 Pipes, San Francisco’s Wave Organ

NORTH COAST

  • 1945 Humboldt Crabs baseball began
  • 130 Miles beaches, Mendocino County
  • 379.7 feet, tallest redwood
  • 1,100 pounds, largest Roosevelt elk

SHASTA CASCADE

  • 13,000,000 Coleman Hatchery fish
  • 300 miles Siskiyou County snowmobile trails
  • 14,179 feet, Mount Shasta volcano
  • 700 Lava Beds National Monument tube caves
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