California is nicknamed the golden state. It borders the Pacific Ocean. And is the third largest state with several popular cities. San Francisco is known for its cable cars. When visiting here take the Hyde Street cable line for the best views. Also a visit to Fisherman’s Wharf is a must. Napa Valley and Sonoma Region are known for all the many vineyards. They have some of the world’s best wine. Los Angeles is not only the world’s busiest port but the home of Hollywood. Los Angeles is rimmed with beaches and has 80 stage theaters and several museums. San Diego once only known for being a Navy town now offers world class shopping, art, a multitude of culinary options and family attractions like the San Diego Zoo.