Best Time to Visit California
No other state in the USA offers the unparallel diversity of California. The diversity of cultures, of places, of outdoor activities and lifestyles is immense. Even climate and weather conditions diverge in an abrupt and amazing degree.
California is often associated with sun, beaches and warmth, and with an agreeable year-round climate, where winters are mild and moderately wet, and summers are warm.
And that’s true, for San Francisco, Los Angeles or San Diego in the central and southern coast (though even in these cases there are reasonable differences. San Francisco has fresh summers, due to sea fog... and Los Angeles is a victim of a negative weather phenomenon: smog).
But the image of sun, beaches and moderate winters is not true to California as a whole. Inland, and in the southeast desert areas, summer temperatures attain unexpected highs. Death Valley is an example of that, with some of the highest temperatures in the world.
And, in the other extreme, there are freezing temperatures during winter. Frost and snow occurs rarely on the coast, but not inland, in the winter, or in the northern counties. California has the major skiing centers in North America: Lake Tahoe and Mammoth Lakes.
This diversity of climates - and of lifestyles and natural conditions - turns California into a world of top travel destinations.
With so many different attractions and places to visit, and with such climatic differences, you should plan your California vacations carefully.
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Best time to travel to Californian destinations involving
SKIING, BIKING, FISHING AND OTHER OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
Mammoth Lakes and Bishop
Best time to travel to destinations involving
NATURE, DESERTS, WILDLIFE
Sequoia and Kings Canyon
Palm Springs and Southern Deserts
Best time to travel to Californian...
Big Sur Coast
San Diego and Tijuana (in Mexico)
OTHERS Californian Destinations
Gold Country and Sacramento
Northearn Coast: Shasta Cascade, Redwood, Mendocino, Humboldt.
WEATHER DATA involving California travel destinations
Los Angeles Weather map
San Francisco Weather map
San Diego Weather map
Lake Tahoe Weather map
Yosemite Weather map
Santa Barbara Weather map
Monterey Weather map
Palm Springs Weather map
Sacramento Weather map
CALIFORNIAN TRAVEL MAPS
California State travel map
Northern California map
Death Valley regional map
Lake Tahoe map
Monterey Peninsula map
Palm Springs and Joshua Tree Park map
Sacramento and Gold Country map
San Francisco map
San Francisco Santa Cruz coastline map
Sequoia and Kings Canyon regional map
Wine Country map
CALIFORNIA STATE TRAVEL MAP
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