The Golden State has long been a destination for the rich and famous to let their hair down, with the cult of celebrity following them to Hollywood, Los Angeles and Malibu.

Beneath the furore and excitement of being host to a modern celebrity lifestyle, an appealing factor for many looking to visit the states, California boasts some of the world's most outrageous natural beauty, including beaches, landscapes and national parks.

Below is a list of three amazing areas in this stunning part of America that are sure to take your breath away.

Lake Tahoe

A large freshwater lake located along the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe is home to a number of ski resorts, summer outdoor recreation facilities and tourist attractions.

Should you be planning a summer break to the area, be sure to embark on the ultimate archetypal seasonal activity and take an exhilarating boat or jet-ski rental out on the pristine, crystal-clear blue water. Failing that, pack a picnic and head to one of the beautiful riverside beaches and admire some of the breath-taking views on offer.

In the winter time, there is a range of world class ski slopes that boast the same amount of wow-factor as the apr├Ęs and nightlife. Whatever time you decide to go, you are sure to have the time of your life.

California's North Coast Wine Region

Regarded by many as a wine and food lover's paradise, this tranquil part of California, like Lake Tahoe, is blamed for its stunning views. Boasting wide-ranging hills, rustic towns and luscious vineyards, the region is most famous for the high quality varieties of wine it produces, and has been since the mid 19th century when Agoston Harazthy, a Hungarian soldier, introduced vine planting to the majority of North California. The climate here is ideal for grape growing and you can find some of the finest wines in the world in this glorious part of the States.

San Francisco

The leading cultural center in California, the Golden Gate City is regarded as something of a Mecca by travelers looking to combine some of the nation's best views with vibrant nightlife and mind-nourishing delights.

Famous for its beautiful bay, there are plenty of amazing ways to explore the city, with cable car, catamarans, coaches and more to help you get the most out of your trip.

Whatever you decide to do and where you plan to travel around this stunning part of the world, you are sure to have the time of your life.



Source by Thom Sanders