30 Famous California Landmarks You Must See Story

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30 Famous California Landmarks You Must See Story

Planning a trip to the West Coast? These are the famous California landmarks you need...

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Landmark 1

TCL Chinese Theatres, Los Angeles

Located at the end of Hollywood Boulevard, the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles is...

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Landmark 2

Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles

Frank Gehry is responsible for the unique design of the Walt Disney Concert Hall in...

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Landmark 3

The Getty, Los Angeles

The Getty is an iconic institution in Los Angeles. It’s both a museum and a...

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Landmark 4

Universal Studios Hollywood, Los Angeles

Whether you’re an avid thrill-seeker or just fancy a day of family-friendly fun, Universal Studios...

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Landmark 5

Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles

Located next to Mount Hollywood, Griffith Observatory is easily one of the most interesting landmarks...

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Landmark 6

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

Although the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) was originally part of the wider...

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Landmark 7

Hollywood Sign, Los Angeles

As one of the most photographed landmarks in North America and the USA, the Hollywood...

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Landmark 8

Hollywood Walk of Fame, Los Angeles

The Hollywood Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard is one of the most iconic landmarks...

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Landmark 9

The Broad, Los Angeles

Located next to the Walt Disney Concert Hall, The Broad in Los Angeles is a...

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Landmark 10

Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills

One of the most popular landmarks in California and a shopping-lovers paradise, Rodeo Drive is...

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Landmark 11

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

One of the most iconic Californian landmarks is the Golden Gate Bridge, which connects San...

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Landmark 12

Union Square, San Francisco

Union Square refers to a commercial district of San Francisco, filled with shops, bars, and...

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Landmark 13

Alcatraz Island, San Francisco

As one of the most historic places in California, Alcatraz Island has a long and...

Landmark 14

Exploratorium, San Francisco

San Francisco’s Exploratorium is an exciting science museum that combines historical exhibits with mad-scientist experiments...

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Landmark 15

Pier 39, San Francisco

Pier 39 is a famous landmark in San Francisco with a shopping center, an abundance...

Landmark 16

Lombard Street, San Francisco

Lombard Street is one of the most iconic Californian landmarks that has featured in popular...

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Landmark 17

Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Mill Valley

Next on this famous California landmarks list is the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, located...

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Landmark 18

Yosemite National Park

California's Yosemite National Park, a landmark of America's natural beauty, welcomes millions each year. The...

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Landmark 19

Joshua Tree National Park

The Joshua Tree National Park features rugged mountains, abandoned gold mine ruins, and desert plains...

Landmark 20

Disneyland Park, Anaheim

Walt Disney's vision was of a tourist attraction to be built near his Burbank studios...

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Landmark 21

Redwood National and State Parks, Crescent City

Carefully looked after by the US National Park Service, the Redwood State Parks that are...

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Landmark 22

Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Pier is one of the most famous piers in the world, and a...


Landmark 23

Death Valley National Park

As one of the many natural landmarks in California, Death Valley National Park is one...

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Landmark 24

The Huntington Library, San Marino

Despite its name, The Huntington Library also boasts an art museum and breathtaking botanical garden...

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Landmark 25

Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego

The Cabrillo National Monument is a large part of the National Park in San Diego...

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Landmark 26

Old Mission Church, Santa Barbara

The Old Mission Church in Santa Barbara was originally built during the Spanish colonization of...

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Landmark 27

Santa Barbara Zoo, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Zoo is one of the smaller but very popular zoos in California. Boasting...

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Landmark 28

Lotusland, Montecito

Lotusland was opened in Santa Barbara in 1993 after Madame Ganna Walska - a famous...

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Landmark 29

Hearst Castle, San Simeon

What was once an elegant property with a powerful publishing headquarters inside is now a...

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Landmark 30

Bubblegum Alley, San Luis Obispo

One of the more unique Californian landmarks can be found in San Luis Obispo. This...

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