32 Incredible Places to Visit in California for Your Bucket List

Dreaming of visiting California? There are so many beautiful places to visit in California and I think it has more diversity than any other state in the United States. 

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

One of my favorite things to do in San Diego was go hiking in Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Located a couple of miles north of La Jolla, it’s 2,000 acres of beautiful coastal state park. 

Barker Dam, Joshua Tree NP

A 1-mile loop walk takes you past Barker Dam which was created as a watering hole for cattle. It opens up to a gorgeous expansive vista of the surrounding mountains, rocks and Joshua Trees making it one of the prettiest things to see in California. 

Sunset Cliffs, San Diego

Sunset Cliffs Natural Park is a 68-acre City of San Diego regional park which extends 1½ miles along the Point Loma peninsula western shoreline, and just a couple of miles south of the Ocean Beach pier. 

Malibu Creek State Park, Los Angeles

There’s over 8,000 acres of rolling tall grass plains, oak savannah’s, and opportunities for mountain biking, fishing, rock climbing and horseback riding. 

Balboa Park, San Diego

Balboa Park is America’s largest urban cultural park and one of the best things to do in California with kids – it has everything to suit all ages and your family’s preferences.