» USA, California– From San Diego To Palm Springs for a Weekend
USA, California– From San Diego To Palm Springs for a Weekend
When we say California, each of us imagines the sun, the beaches, Hollywood or Disneyland. Today we look at two California cities together. First we take a tour of the city of San Diego and then we move to relax inland, following the example of Hollywood stars in the town of Palm Spings.
San Diego is the second largest city in California. It boasts one of the best zoos in the world. They keep about 4,000 animals, including pandas, gorillas and tigers. There is also one of the most popular sea parks Sea World. You can watch performances with dolphins or killer whales. Balboa Park with its many museums and Old Town are well worth a visit. The main attraction, especially for the male part of the population, is undoubtedly the USS Midway.
You will take a tour of the boat with an audio guide in English. Don't miss the picturesque seaside suburbs of Coronado or La Jolla. In Coronado is the Victorian hotel Del Coronado, where the film "Someone Likes It Hot" was shot with Marilyn Monroe. Today, the island of Coronado itself is connected to the mainland by a high bridge built into a wide arch. Having an address with the island's zip code means you made it somewhere in San Diego. Since we are close to the Mexican border, we can't resist visiting Mexican restaurants, which are like mushrooms after the rain.
Palm Springs is a two-and-a-half-hour drive from San Diego inland. Americans often come here for the weekend to find themselves literally in an oasis in the middle of the desert from the hustle and bustle of the big city. This oasis is surrounded by the Coachella Valley. The first hotel was built here in 1886, and in the 1930s, acting stars came here in fashion. We liked the quiet Palm Springs so much that we finally stayed here for two nights and enjoyed walks along Ryan Mountain to Joshua Tree. Palm Springs is perfect for golf, so it's no wonder that it's not just Americans who come here for this sport. Cycling, hiking through the adjacent canyons or swimming in the hotel’s luxurious swimming pools are also popular. A sought-after attraction in Palm Springs is the cable car, which is run by two revolving cabins with a capacity of 80 people. It is interesting that in the city you will find a walk of fame with three hundred names.
As Vanity Fair wrote: “Palm Springs is the most boring place on earth. There is nothing that can be done here - except for comfortable living and seeking pleasure. ”But we cannot agree, we enjoyed this place to the fullest and we will have something to remember. Were it not for my awareness of this magnificent place from the popular American series, we would have completely omitted it on our way to the western United States. And that would be a shame!
GPS: 32°44'07.3"N 117°08'58.3"W
Text and photos: Veronika Kocmanová
Lancaster is located approximately 70 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. The city lies on the western edge of the Mojave Desert in the beautiful Antelope Valley. It is probably best known for its seasonal poppy bloom, and the Antelope Valley is literally flooded with colors from March to May.
Empty dwellings, dilapidated houses, deserted streets with only wind blows are the American ghost towns. That you only know them from western movies? So do we, but only until we had the opportunity to see some of them with our own eyes on our way along the west coast of the USA. It is reported that there are hundreds of them throughout the country.
We probably all know the city of sin and gambling. The truth is, I've probably never visited a crazier city, but I'd definitely like to go back one day. If you can stare at an area with your mouth open unnoticed, it's in Las Vegas.
If you find yourself in Los Angeles and you love art and architecture, don't miss a visit to the Getty Museum. The Getty Center was established here in 1997, so it probably won't seem very modern to you anymore, but I still wouldn't miss the tour. This complex of the world's largest private art collection is located on a hill above LA.
Today we will travel through sunny California to the city of Los Angeles. The city of angels greeted us with gloomy weather, but that did not stop us from thoroughly inspecting it. After well-known places, such as Hollywood or the Walk of Fame, we also moved to explore its outskirts.
Who wouldn't know about the most famous road in the world and who wouldn't want to drive it? We did this during a visit to the United States in California and Arizona. You will find out what it was like to continue reading.
Since we've walked the Walk of Fame and taken a photo with the words Hollywood, we're heading from the Hollywood hills to the Pacific Ocean and the LA coast this time. If you like swimming or have surfed, these places will be an ideal attraction for you. But that's not all, the entertainment offer is much wider here, so let's visit Malibu and Santa Barbara together.
In the east of California there is a place which boasts with the highest ever recorded air temperature. It happened in the summer of 193. The temperature attacked shocking 56,3 degrees of Celsius. Just remember how awful it was last summer when 35 degrees was daily temperature in Prague. Also, the highest ever night air temperature was recorded here – 43 °C.
California is a country in the southwest coast in the US. Many foreign and domestic tourists are lured to this state. There is the wild Pacific Ocean coastline, interesting cities and towns and other amazing places created by nature. Mt. Whitney (4421 m) is the highest mountain of the Sierra Nevada moutain range stretching in the south of California. Mt Whitney is the highest mountain of continental United States. Some areas in California are national park or nature reserves.
Our tourist destination today is the city of Riverside, which lies approximately a hundred kilometers east of the megalopolis of Los Angeles. In comparison, it looks like a small suburb with its 300,000 inhabitants. However, if you want to try something other than a traditional overcrowded tourist destination, it is a great cruise destination.
We'll stay in California, just move northeast, into a picturesque area where our destination is Redding. It is located near the inactive volcanoes Lassen Peak and Mount Shasta. In the center of Redding stretches the Sacramento River, alongside the Sacramento River Trail, a grateful postcard theme.
Last week we introduced you the most famous theme park in the world. It radically change the city of Anaheim. Once a sleepy Californian town became one of the most important cities in the state and revolutionized the entertainment industry.
Today we continue in our trip in world famous theme park. We are going to leave Main Street U.S.A. and see other parts of the park.
Today we will visit Fresno again. We will tell you where to go for culture, because perhaps there is no city more in favor of culture in the United States. After all, there are more than a hundred nationalities, making it perhaps the most ethnically diversified city in the US after the largest cities like, for instance, New York.
The city's name sounds interesting, curiosity has not allowed us to miss what it means. The name originates neither in English nor in the native Native American Yokut and Miwok tribes, as is common throughout America but in Spanish. Fresno means ash because ash is the most common tree lining the San Joaquin River, which flows into the Gulf of Suisun.
Today we head to sunny California and head to the San Joaquin Valley, which is located in the central area of the state.
California is a home to new ideas and innovations. Did you know that here (in San Bernardino) the very first McDonald’s restaurant was opened?
Today we continue in our trip in California’s Capital – Sacramento. We are going to leave Chinatown to see the historical district of this city of half million.