California Road Map

California Road Map
California Roads and Highways The California Road Map indicates the several state and national highways of the state. The well connected roads of California assist in both intra and inter-state connectivity. The huge territory of CA is linked by a huge network of expressways, freeways, and highways. The state is famous for its car culture and traffic congestion is a regular feature in most of the major cities. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) oversees the public transportation network in the state. A detailed California roadmap lets you find national highways, major roads, state capital (Sacramento), major towns, and small towns. Highways in California The Golden Gate Bridge, a famous landmark in San Francisco, is also known as U.S. Route 101. It is the longest highway in the state and the length is 808.111 miles or 1,300.529 km. It connects Los Angeles, CA with Olympia, Washington. The route forms a portion of the California Freeway and Expressway System. Other than this, the following national highways are there: U.S. Route 6 (Also known as Grand Army of the Republic Highway). The length is 3,205 miles (5,158 km) and connects Bishop, CA with Provincetown, Massachusetts. U.S. Route 50 - The length is 3,008 miles or 4,841 km. Connects Sacramento, CA with Ocean City, Maryland. U.S. Route 95 - The length is 1,574 miles or 2,533 km. Joins San Luiz, Arizona with Eastport, Idaho U.S. Route 97 - The length is 663 miles (1,067 km). Joins Weed, CA with the Canadian Border U.S. Route 199 - The length is 80.05 miles (128.83 km). Joins Del Norte, CA with Josephone, Oregon U.S. Route 395 - The length is 1,305 miles (2,100 km). Joins Hesperia, CA with Laurier, Washington close to US-Canada Boundary. Interstate Highways in California Given below are the interstate highways in the state and the states they connect California with: Interstate 5 - The length is 1,381.29 miles or 2,222.97 km (connects the capital cities of Washington, Oregon, and California) Interstate 8 - The length is 348.25 miles or 560.45 km (connects San Diego, CA with Casa Grande, Arizona) Interstate 10 - The length is 2,460.34 miles or 3,959.53 km (connects Santa Monica, CA with Jacksonville, Florida) Interstate 15 - The length is 1,433.52 miles (2,307.03 km) (connects San Diego, CA with Butte, Montana) Interstate 40 - The length is 2,555.10 miles or 4,112.03 km (connects Barstow, CA with Wilmington, North Carolina) Interstate 80 - The length of this interstate highway is 2,899.54 miles or 4,666.36 km (connects San Francisco, CA with Teaneck, New Jersey) Interstate 605 - The length is 27.40 miles (44.10 km). It connects Seal Beach with Huntingdon Drive in Irwindale, CA. The northern and southern parts of the State of California are connected by Interstate 5 and Interstate 15. The eastern end of the state is joined to the western part of CA by Interstate roadways of 8, 10, 40 and 80. California has a total length of 8,327 miles of roadways that comprise national highways, freeways, and expressways. As our maps show, roads of California connect all the important cities of the state. The Department of Transportation of CA builds new roads and deals with the upkeep of old roads. The California Road Map clearly points out the important cities that are connected by the state and national highways of the state.

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Fresno Map, California
Fresno Map, California
Fresno City, California Fresno City Map helps you get around California’s fifth most populous city. Find places of interest in Fresno City and the fastest way of getting there. About Fresno City Fresno is the county seat for Fresno County with a population of 527,438 (2017). Located in the central part of California state, Fresno City lies around 170 miles south of Sacramento, 185 miles southeast of San Francisco and 220 miles northeast of Los Angeles. Fresno goes back to 1872 when it was a railway station depot for the Central Pacific Railroad line. By 1885, Fresno was formally incorporated as a town along the San Joaquin River and people began moving in. Fresno City is home to a lot of commercial activity around the Fresno County and San Joaquin Valley area. Large scale agricultural activity remains central to the Metropolitan Fresno region. Higher education is centered around California State University also known as Fresno State. The university boasts of a massive 1,011 acre farm and is credited for operating the first campus-based commercial winery in the U.S. Nature lovers have a choice of visiting the famous Yosemite National Park - 60 miles north; Sierra National Forest – 40 miles northeast; Kings Canyon National Park – 60 miles east; and Sequoia National Park – 75 miles southeast. Air Services There are three airports serving the Fresno Metropolitan area: Fresno Yosemite International Airport Fresno Chandler Executive Airport Sierra Sky Park Airport (Private airport with public access) Rail Services Santa Fe Passenger Depot (Fresno Station): This is the main station serving the Amtrak California’s San Joaquin line. The Fresno City Map will help you reach other stations in the Metropolitan area. Fresno City will be on the California High Speed Rail map as the project comes up. Public Transportation Fresno Area Express provides the public transportation services in the Fresno Metropolitan Area. The intercity city services is provided by Greyhound and Orange Belt Stages. Use the Fresno City Map to reach other places of interest Tower Theatre for Performing Arts in Tower District Fresno Metropolitan Museum Save Mart Centre Huntington Boulevard Kearny Boulevard Woodward Regional Park Sierra Sky Park Roeding Park Forestiere Underground Garden Shinzen Japanese Gardens Fresno Chafee Zoo Fresno Convention and Entertainment Center Rotary Storyland Playland Family Amusement Park Island Water Park Blossom Trail Azteca Theatre Warnors Theatre St John’s Cathedral of Fresno St Georg Greek Orthodox Church Vineyard Farmers Market Moravia Wines Meux Home Museum Kearney Mansion Museum Legion of Valor Museum Arte Americas Discovery Center LoMac Winery Fresno City Hall Airports Fresno Air Terminal Airport Map Fresno Chandler Airport (FCH) Map PB.08.05.2017 Last Updated on: January 24, 2019
California Attractions and Places to Visit
California Attractions and Places to Visit
Here are some of the cool places to visit :  Yosemite National Park : A world heritage site, the park is known for its amazing waterfalls, freshwater streams, Giant Sequoia groves, spectacular granite cliffs and wilderness. The scenic beauty attracts many visitors to the place (3.5 million people every year). Huntington Beach : Known as the cradle of surfing, Huntington Beach is a must-visit place. Surfing, sun-bathing, bird-watching, skating, surf fishing and bonfires are famous. The beach serves as a sanctuary for the rare and endangered species like the tern and the snowy plover. Museum of Death : The world-famous museum houses the largest collection of crime scenes, paintings, drawings and sculptures; murders, body bag and coffins; and also videos of serial killers and autopsies. The museum offers thrilling adventures with a good dose of reality. People who love horror must visit the Museum of Death. Disneyland Resort and Theme Park : Disneyland is an adventure park that keeps one engaged with new and exciting adventures. It is a place for both young and old where the imagination gets to fly high. The wonders of this fantastic magical world with its various amusement parks make for a perfect family outing. Hollywood Land, Paradise Pier, Cars Land, Sunshine Plaza are some of the many theme parks within the huge Disneyland. The park is visited by millions of people worldwide; in 2010, 15.98 million people visited the park. Golden Gate Bridge : One of the most-famous icons of San Francisco, the Golden Bridge is acclaimed as one of the world's most beautiful bridges. The tremendous towers and its sensory beauty (featuring color, sound, and light) make it a popular tourist destination. Frommers, a travel guide believes the bridge is "possibly the most beautiful, certainly the most photographed, bridge in the world." Things to do in California California is one of the favorite tourist destinations in the USA. The mind-blowing variety of land-relief, the burgeoning economy, the cultural plenty, and the alluring lifestyle bring a number of tourists every year. Here is MapsofWorld's pick of the top 10 tourist destinations in California :  Sacramento : The capital of California State, Sacramento, is located in the rich and fertile Central Valley region. Founded in 1839 by John Sutter, Sacramento grew during the Gold Rush and became one of the main supply centers for the forty-niners. Later, Sacramento grew in importance as the western headquarters of the first transcontinental railroad. In your visit to Old Sacramento you are sure to relive the history of the city. The riverfront is dotted with a number of souvenir shops. The warehouses and wharfs of Old Sacramento are now restaurants and shops, but the ambience is one that is sure to evoke the frenzied passions of the days when gold prospectors came here and dreamt of untold riches. Eagle Theater in Sacramento is California's oldest theater. The city has a number of cultural centers and performing arts theaters which make it a favorite with the culturally inclined tourists. You may catch a musical performance at the California Musical Theater or if you are a theater buff visiting Sacramento in July-August, do make it to the Sacramento Shakespeare Festival. The California State Railroad Museum is of interest to children and adults alike and showcases the state's rail history as witnessed by this city. Stutter's Fort State Historic Park exhibits the city's historic relics from the days of the Gold Rush. MapsofWorld Tips :  The Sacramento News & Reviews is a popular and free-of-cost weekly that lists the city's hip parties, cultural performances, live music, and nightlife. Well worth a read. Los Angeles :  With a population of over 3.8 million settlers, Los Angeles is the second largest city in the USA. The 'Angelenos', as the inhabitants are called, are such an eclectic mix that the city is a multi-hued canvas assimilating various races, cultures, and ethnicities. The city's cosmopolitanism is perhaps its greatest identity. It is with good reason that Los Angeles is called the "Creative Capital of the World". Almost one sixth of the city's working population is employed in the creative industry. Hollywood, in Los Angeles, in home to the world of cinema and is recognized as the premier film industry of the world. Downtown LA is the very soul of the city. The Plaza square in the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Park is reminiscent of the old town that Los Angeles was, quite a contrast to the metropolis of today. La Placita, the church at the Plaza still hold mass four times everyday. The olde worlde charm of Los Angeles is quite evident in this locale which houses the Avila Adobe, the city's oldest mansion. The Chinese American Museum was established to nourish the sentiments of the residents of Chinatown, located a few blocks away. The LA Civic Center, located south of the Plaza houses the City Hall, the Disney Hall, and Our Lady of the Angels church. Quite near the Civic Center is the Los Angeles Times office. The newspaper is the largest daily in circulation on the West Coast. The Times office offers tours for visitors. Te grandeur of Bunker Hill transformed with the growth of Los Angeles, and now the Financial District locale stands for the chic offices and expensive condos. The Museum of Contemporary Art, on Grand Avenue displays the work of emerging local talents. While the Wells Fargo Museum is Los Angeles' attempt to preserve the heady memories of the Gold Rush, the Japanese American National Museum is the attempt of Little Tokyo's inhabitants at preserving their religion and culture. Broadway, also in downtown Los Angeles, is the iconic locale synonymous with theater, glamour, and shopping. Hollywood is the name that stirs dreams. This Los Angeles locale houses a number of theaters such as the Kodak Theater, studios such as the famous Paramount Studios, and museums such as the Hollywood History Museum preserve the glamour and prestige of the film industry. The Hollywood Entertainment Museum is also well worth a visit. Those who have enjoyed the Wild West movies of Hollywood may wish to check out the Museum of the American West. For tourists wanting to give their children an educational tour of the city, the LA Zoo and Griffith Observatory at Griffith Park are the best bet. The prime attraction of West LA is the Museum Row. As the name suggests the street is lined with a number of museums including the Craft and Folk Art Museum, the George C Page Museum, and the Petersen Automotive Museum. A visit to the city of Los Angeles is incomplete without a visit to Disneyland in Orange County. Disneyland takes about forty-five minutes from Los Angeles city if you drive down the Santa Anna Freeway. The rides and dream settings make it a favorite with children and adults alike. Los Angeles has over a 1000 theaters and music, art, and drama is at the heart of the city's cultural life. The city's many orchestras and music groups perform round the year. Do tune in to one of these mellifluous concerts when in LA. MapsofWorld Trivia :  "Hotel California", the Eagles' single was released in February 1977 and has been a global favorite ever since. In Don Henley's own words, the song is "our interpretation of the high life in Los Angeles". The song depicts the excesses in lifestyle consequent to the "Hippie" movement and exposes the nightmares of being trapped in drug abuse. In the Howard Stern Show, Don Felder refers to the inspiration - a drive into LA at night, the lights in the horizon, and the images of Hollywood. San Francisco :  The City of San Francisco is the 4th largest city in California, in terms of its population. The city is also a county by itself. It is the second most densely populated city in the USA and a veritable melting point for cultures. San Francisco has long been the center of liberal activism and cultural movements in the United States. The city is known as the Gay Capital of the world. San Francisco is known for its hip culture, its summer fog, the perfect blend of colonial and contemporary architecture, the Golden Gate Bridge, its commercial wealth, and urban lifestyle. Union Square is the heart of San Francisco. High shopping, cable cars, theaters, and art centers, boutiques and stores and the general buzz reflect the spirit of the city. Theater District is the hub of tourist and cultural activity. The Financial District of San Francisco was almost entirely rebuilt after the 1906 earthquake wreck. It is indeed at the heart of the commercial enterprises carried out in the city. The Wells Fargo History Museum is certain to give you an insight into the city's economic history and as if to substantiate this claim the Bank of America headquarters nearby, displays its architectural and financial prowess. The immigration of Asians has resulted in the growth of communities such as Chinatown in San Francisco. Chinatown is the largest settlement of the Chinese outside China, with the exception of their settlement in New York. Grant Avenue promises a true picture of the attempts of these settlers at recreating their native lifestyle and the eateries, souvenir shops, and tourist centers are reminiscent of Hong Kong. Stockton Street is the best place to buy Chinese herbs and other ingredients that go into cooking an authentic Chinese meal. To explore more of this incredible settlement you may head towards Waverly Place. The three Chinese temples of Waverly Palace remain places of worship for the Asians of this locality. The culturally inclined tourist will find North Beach and its famous City Lights Bookstore very appealing. Further north, up Columbus Plaza are the bistros and cafes that were the attractive drug-joints of the hippie days. Despite their erstwhile disrepute, it is widely acknowledged that the artists, poets, and youth who make the Beat movement a revolutionary success frequented these locales and contributed to the popular culture of the times. There are a pronounced number of Italian settlers in this area. Those exploring San Francisco on foot will find a visit to Lombard Street and Macondray Lane well worth a visit. San Francisco's Civic Center stands out as a bizarre contrast to the adjoining SoMa district and in fact to the city itself. The City Hall and United Nations Plaza impress with their grandeur. The gold dome of the plaza and the tours on offer never fails to catch the attention of the casual tourist. The Mission is a locale of much interest, primarily due to its easy ambience, abundance of bookstores and Mexican restaurants. Mission Dolores enchants with its beautiful murals and arches and takes one back, in a rather snug unobtrusive manner to the Spanish missionary endeavors. Not for nothing is San Francisco known as the LGBT capital. A trip to the posh locales of the Castro is quite enough to provide one a glimpse of the gay scene in the city and indeed, the entire state. The bars and hangouts, the chic shops and immaculately dressed residents quickly make every tourist to the locale fall in love with the ease and comfortable culture. The love that went into fashioning "The Quilt" emphasizes San Francisco's love of its inhabitants, irrespective of race, creed, sex, and sexual orientation. A visit to the Japanese Tea Garden near the Golden Gate Park is enough to take one away from the madding bustle of the city and Haight-Ashbury is just right for a leisurely stroll with a loved one. A trip to the many enterprises of Fisherman's Wharf, the snobbish, swanky locales of Nob Hill, a drive across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, and you would have savored the all-encompassing variety and inclusive spirit of San Francisco. MapsofWorld Trivia :  And you thought Azkaban was the scariest prison? Alcatraz prison on Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay was reserved for the country's most wanted criminals. In its 29 year history as high-security federal prison, not a single prisoner is recorded to have escaped. Kept in complete and madding isolation, the prisoners were kept in rather inhuman conditions. The very name of Alcatrez struck fear in the hearts of hardened criminals. San Diego : Popularly called "Sandy Ego", due to the presence of white-sand beaches, sunny climatic conditions, and popular tourist attractions, San Diego is the second largest city in the state of California, in terms of population. Located on the Pacific Coast of southern California, San Diego is the hub of research and technological studies and industries in the state. Balboa Park in downtown San Diego houses a number of museums including the famous San Diego Museum of Art. Other museums in the Balboa Park are the Museum of Photographic Arts, the Mingei International Museum of Folk Art, the Natural History Museum, the Museum of Man, the Timkin Museum of Art, and the Museum of San Diego History. The park encloses the Japanese Friendship Garden, a beautiful garden and the San Diego Zoo. The Belmont Amusement Park and the Sea World are other tourist attractions of San Diego that record a high footfall. The old world charm of Old Town San Diego and the colonial architecture of Presidio Hill make the locales well worth a visit. Mission Beach and Pacific Beach are very attractive to the adventure tourists. Tourmaline Surfing Park and Windansea Beach are surfers' delights. La Jolla, north of San Diego is a beach community and the La Jolla Cove here provides for snorkeling. Further yet, is the Stephen Birch Aquarium and Museum. A trip to this museum provides families with young children the opportunity to enjoy an educational picnic. MapsofWorld Tips :  When in San Diego, do indulge in a safari to the nearby Anza-Borego Desert. It is the largest desert state park in the country. Winters are a safe bet when it comes to visiting this state park but the spring months bring the wildlife out of their hibernation and the desert becomes a living entity. Santa Barbara :  A popular tourist city in California, Santa Barbara is often called the 'American Riviera'. The beaches of Santa Barbara are among the most beautiful in the state. Clean and golden sands and a warm if slightly humid climate, and romantic views have earned the city this name. Santa Barbara, as it is now, was rebuilt after the city was wrecked by a devastating earthquake in 1925. The city was planned to reflect its colonial history and the Spanish influence on the architecture of the region. Mission Santa Barbara is a perfect example of the beautiful blend of Spanish style and Romanesque design as found in the architecture of the locales. Accentuating the history of the city are the numerous museums such as the Santa Barbara Historical Museum, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and the Museum of Natural History. August is the ideal month to visit Santa Barbara, for it is in this month that the annual festival, called the Fiesta is held with much pomp and merrymaking. The Summer Solstice Parade is another annual event hosted by the city that is enjoyed immensely by the tourists and locals alike. The parade is held amidst a number of street performances, parties, and fancy dressing events. Santa Cruz :  Seventy miles south of San Francisco, Santa Cruz is another popular destination with the tourists of California because of the pristine long stretch of beaches and natural beauty. Mystique is added by Mystery Spot, where legends of Druidic worship and New Age religious practices entice the adventurous. Natural Bridges State Beach and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, besides being popular tourist attractions are often the venues that host the 'Miss California' pageant. Cowell Beach is your ideal destination if you are looking for adventure sports while the city's Surfing Museum can provide you the inspiration. West Cliff Drive and Steamer Lane are the locales that photographers seek out, since they are known for their spectacular views. The biggest wave, the perfect sunset, the beautiful coastline, and relatively virgin beaches make for the perfect pictures. McPherson Center for Art and History was founded in 1992 and a visit to this 20,000 square feet center is well worth a visit. Art enthusiasts may wish to visit the Santa Cruz Art League Galleries. With a bit of luck you are likely to find an interesting display here. The Santa Cruz Film Festival, the Shakespeare Festival of Santa Cruz and Open Studios Art Tour are popular cultural events that attract a number of visitors from all parts of the country. San Jose :  Nicknamed, Capital of Silicon Valley, San Jose is one of the oldest cities in California. The Spanish settlement, El Pueblo de San Jose de Guadalupe, was founded in 1977. Its location in the Santa Clara valley gave San Jose the advantage of being an agricultural hub. But the growth of high-tech business in the Silicon Valley has quickly transformed San Jose into a commercial center and home to many corporations. San Jose is a city for those who like an active vacation. Winchester Mystery House is just right to lend the otherwise urban locale an air of eerie calm. Read up the building's history to enjoy your visit. The Rosicrucian Museum is the right place to check out Babylonian objets d'art. A trip to the Tech Museum of Innovation, downtown San Jose is a great learning experience. San Jose is a sports enthusiast's paradise. Besides finding like-minded company, you are likely to catch the professional sports teams playing in one of the city's many stadia. Soccer fans never fail to discuss the highlights of the last San Jose Earthquakes match. The National Premier Soccer League local favorite is Real San Jose. Hockey fans follow the San Jose Sharks and baseball enthusiasts worship the San Jose Giants. MapsofWorld Tips :  The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum offers Junior Archaeologist training programs for children aged 5 to 17. The museum also organizes scavenger hunts and weekend workshops, a sure hit with both children and parents and an educational weekend spent in San Jose. Lake Tahoe :  Lake Tahoe is a major tourist destination in California and every year a large number of visitors flock to Tahoe City to take advantage of the many adventure sports options available here. Heavenly Valley, Squaw Valley, Homewood, Echo Summit, Alpine Meadows, Kirkwood, and Sierra Ranch are among the better-known ski resorts in Lake Tahoe. Most of them have various ski courses for the novice, beginner, and experts. Skiing equipment is available on rent as well. For those less enthusiastic about adventure sports, guided cruises are the perfect option. The beauty of the lake and the Sierra Nevada are captivating. Sailboat racing is another interesting activity at Tahoe. Scuba diving is another favorite activity. Tourists are warned that scuba diving at Tahoe is not for the novice. The rugged trails of the Sierra Nevada draw tourists for another reason. These make perfect hiking and cycling trails. The Tahoe Rim Trail, a 165 mile course that allows the cyclist to circumnavigate the entire like is preferred by most. The Eagle Lake Trailhead and the Granite Chief Wilderness are expeditions by themselves. MapsofWorld Tips : Ski resorts at Lake Tahoe rent skis for about $30. Travel light and forget your bulky equipment at home. Yosemite National Park : The Yosemite National Park is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. The national park was founded in 1890 and encompasses the most stunning wilderness of Sierra Nevada. The Yosemite National Park is home to some amazing and beautiful species of animals and plants. The numerous waterfalls, natural springs, and thicketed forests of the region make it a favorite with nature lovers. El Captain, Glacier Point, Half Dome, Mariposa Grove, and Mirror Lake are some of the major attractions of this national park. Bears, bobcats, cougars, foxes, marmots, deer, and skinks are some of the animals found here. Their natural habitat is preserved and the beautiful flowers of the park provide colorful settings. Joshua Tree National Park : In the mood for a desert Safari? The Joshua Tree National Park is the right place to be. The Colorado Desert is lower in elevation than the Mojave Desert and this national park is located at the intersection of both. The Joshua trees are not trees, say scientists, but are a form of overgrown desert shrubs. A safari to the Joshua Tree Natural Park is best undertaken at sunrise or at sunset. At other times, the variance in desert temperature is high and midday can get exceptionally hot. Hiking trails are organized to the Fortynine Palm Oasis. It is recommended that you be accompanied by a local or a guide to ensure safety. The beautiful features of the Wonderland of Rocks and the Hidden Valley are a wonder to behold. Photographers love this national park. Californians take immense pride in their state. They are known for their enterprising attitude, love for travel, culture, and education. The state's economic growth and increased demands of the markets across the USA led to the development of an extensive network of multi-lane expressways and freeways. With the Californians love for travel and movement the state has seen a boom in its automobile culture and currently is among the regions of the world with the greatest automobile concentration. The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is an architectural marvel and was the longest suspension bridge when its construction was completed, in the year 1937. Hollywood, the land of dreams is a glamour paradise of millions across the globe. With all this and much more, California is well worth many visits. The state is one of the favorite tourist destinations drawing the attention of the world. Last Updated on: January 6th, 2018
Santa Maria City Map, California
Santa Maria City Map, California

Santa Maria is one of the modern and developed cities of California and has numerous striking things to offer to the tourists. The population of Santa Maria in 2006 was estimated to be 92,400 and the climate remains pretty mild throughout the year. It's a peaceful valley along with the growing hub of business sectors. The city of Santa Maria is also famous for the awesome California wines. Santa Maria is well known business sector and the city provides a dynamic and prosperous area to stay and work. The main center of attraction in Santa Maria is the Santa Barbara country and the city is growing very rapidly. Santa Maria is well known for the agricultural background along with the wine production and it provides various leisure opportunities in the country. The agricultural production of Santa Maria is the boon of its rich soil, climatic factors and abundant water supply and thus varieties of crop production takes place throughout the year. Santa Maria in California boasts of some really good educational institutions and the UCSB in Santa Barbara and Cal Poly of San Luis Obispo are the reputed one among them. Santa Maria is one of the best business supporting cities of California. The major industries of the city include aerospace industry, high technology research and development, communications and military operations. Santa Maria is a premiere wine producing region of California and the city offers numerous events throughout the year. The visitors will enjoy numerous attractions throughout the trip as the city of Santa Maria strikes out a complete balance between the modern and agricultural backdrop. Last Updated on: June 08, 2017

Things to do in Los Angeles (LA)
Things to do in Los Angeles (LA)

Know about Things to do in Los Angeles The very name Los Angeles or L.A as it is famously abbreviated, unconsciously makes us go ‘wow!’ This land of Hollywood has been enthralling visitors with its everlasting glory. The sprawling sea beaches, the innumerable amusement parks, the awe-inspiring museums and observatory center, the incredible shopping destinations knits the city into a pulsating land, always buzzing with activities and always bustling with visitors from various parts of the world. Los Angeles is a metropolis perched in the beautiful natural surroundings of Southern California in the United States. Over the years the city has zoomed into an important hub of fashion, technology, entertainment, media, culture, business etc. It is a city that comes loaded with countless tourist hotspots and thus, a city, which promises to keep you entertained for days end. It never ceases to surprise even the frequent travelers. With zillions of attractive things that Los Angeles has to offer to the ardent travelers, choosing the best can often turn out to be mystifying, let alone a time consuming task. Below is a highlight of the top things you can do to make your ‘Los Angeles days’ unforgettable. Griffith observatory Image Source - Matthew Field 1) Get an up-close panorama of LA from Griffith Observatory : Nestled on the southern slopes of Mt. Hollywood in LA, the Griffith Observatory boasts of a planetarium with advanced star projector, bookstore, café, and world-class telescopes. Above all it hosts interesting exhibitions and offers a breathtaking view of the Los Angeles basin on a clear day. Watching the sun set amidst the sweeping and spectacular views of LA will surely instill in you a deep sense of bliss. Disneyland, Los Angeles Image Source 2) Go back to your childhood days at Disneyland: One can never be too old for Disneyland. It is a place where you will see the old and young alike. A visit to Disneyland will transport you to a magical wonderland, a completely different world away from the mundane city life. Get introduced to your favorite cartoon characters, go back in time as you see the vintage architecture and cars, get thrilled as you ride and spin the numerous roller coasters, shop till you drop, gorge lip-licking foods from the innumerable restaurants and photographed yourself with the colorful characters from the world of Disney. Getty Center Image Source 3) Introduce yourself to Getty Center, an architectural splendor of US: If you are a lover of architectural grandeur, then Getty Center is a must visit place for you. Spread over acres of land the Getty Center, comprises of a circular structure that houses some of the finest artwork from various ages and places. You will come across 20th century American photography, Renaissance paintings, Baroque sculptures, Byzantine manuscripts and numerous other intricate works of art. The stunning sight from the center comes as a great stress reliever. Hollywood Image Source 4) Walk the Hollywood Walk of Fame: It is undoubtedly LA’s most iconic tourist destinations, a place where stars have been immortalized. If you are a Hollywood freak you will surely love this place. You can feel the essence of numerous Hollywood stars who have left their marks and signature on the pavements. There is an aura of festivity all around the place with visitors cramming in to take photos of their favorite stars, starred on the sidewalks. 5) Explore Universal Studio: Your visit to Los Angeles will be incomplete without a visit to the famous Universal Studios Hollywood. Always bustling with tourists, one should take plenty of time in one’s hand to explore this place. Apart from touring the studio set, you can enjoy various themed rides that have been based on scenes and characters of famous films. For example; there is a Transformer ride, based on the movie Transformers. Experience the mysterious world of Jurassic Park as you ride through its creepy setup. 6) Refresh yourself at Santa Monica Pier and Beach: Los Angeles is blessed with some of the most exotic sea beaches of which Santa Monica beach tops the list. Apart from the captivating beauty, which it portrays, the beach boasts of restaurants and nightlife spots in galore. Of course, one cannot ignore the famous pier and street shows and other thrill rides around the beach. Art of Museum Image Source 7) Stroll through the impressive work of art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art: Get yourself acquainted with art and artifacts of Islamic, European and the contemporary world. Various exhibitions are held all through the year that showcases several works of art. The picturesque garden enhances the beauty of the place. Walt Disney Concert Hall Image Source 8) Watch Los Angeles Philharmonic perform at Walt Disney Concert Hall: While the architectural grandeur of the concert hall is indeed a treat to the eye, the performance of the Los Angeles Philharmonic is sure to leave you more enthralled. Farmers Market and Shop Image Author - Geographer at English Wikipedia 9) Treat yourself with mouth-watering dishes at the Farmers Market and Shop at the Grove: Savor mouth-watering ready-made food at the Farmers market, a place that is always abuzz with foodie tourists and other activities. Make sure to hop at the Grove that lies just adjacent to the Farmers Market. A shopper paradise, the Grove has all your favorite shopping stores where you can indulge in an endless shopping spree. Rodeo Drive Image Source - Torsten Bolten (Wikipedia) 10) Shop like a star at Rodeo Drive : It is a place exclusively for the wealthy shoppers and a stroll through the pricey shops, designer stores and boutiques is sure to make you feel like a fashion icon. If you are lucky enough you are sure to spot a celebrity or two. Though the designer wears come in exorbitant rates, it’s free to marvel at them through the windows of the shop. The above listed are some of the top attraction in LA however,the following five also has its own charm and beauty. So if you have ample time in hand during your stay at LA, you can hop at these places as well - Malibu Coast, Sunset Boulevard, Six Flags, Venice Beach, Hollywood Bowl. Last Updated on: June 08, 2017

Riverside City Map, California
Riverside City Map, California
About the City of Riverside, California Riverside is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, located in the Inland Empire metropolitan area. The 'Riverside' name is derived from its strategic position by the river of Santa Ana. The geographical coordinates of the city indicates it's latitude as 33°56N and it's longitude as 117°23W. The city of Riverside in California includes entire area of just about 98.6 sq mi of land and water. This total area of the city provides the habitats to the populace of 303,871 people. Riverside is the 59th most populous city in the United States and 12th most populous city in California. The standard time followed in this city is denoted as UTC-8. Riverside was established in year of 1870 by John W.North.The spectacular and well developed city is famous for several reasons. The number of hospitals, educational institutes and public libraries has made the every day life of the inhabitants of the city of Riverside very comfortable. Hospitals in Riverside : Parkview Community Hospital Riverside Community Hospital Kaiser Foundation Hospital High Schools in Riverside : Norte Vista High School John W. North High School Arlington High School Rubidoux High School Martin Luther King Jr. High School La Sierra High School Ramona High School Riverside Polytechnic High School University in Riverside : La Sierra University Riverside Community College California Baptist University University of California, Riverside Other than the mesmerizing view of river side, this scenic city offers a number of must visits in the city area. Among the array of attractions Historical "Mission Inn", captivating Box Springs Mountain, Ticolote Hill and Jurupa Hills fascinates the visitors across the country. Last Updated on: July 6, 2017
Ventura City Map, California
Ventura City Map, California

Ventura is a perfect getaway place with the family as the city is rich with its agricultural and cultural history. Education facilities in Ventura in California are also good and the city houses two college campuses namely the Ventura College and the Brooks Institute of Photography. Various public schools are there for imparting educations to the kindergarten and primary level students. Ventura is one of the culturally rich cities in California and the art and culture of Ventura has a broad spectrum and the city is always bustling with various events throughout the year. One can enjoy various music, exhibitions, festivals and art, swing dancing and many more live entertainments. Shopping is a pleasure filled activity of Ventura and the shopaholics will really like Ventura due to the presence of various shopping outlets and boutiques throughout the city. Discover the amazing attractions of Ventura and their names are mentioned below: Seaward Avenue Beach District Historic Downtown Ventura Ventura Harbor Village Waterfront Ventura Country Fairgrounds Visitors can plunge themselves into various activities of Ventura as the country has numerous such tailor made activities for the peoples. Ventura Spas are the best places to unwind oneself after a thrilling trip to the city. The party goers can enjoy the nightlife of the city as it has numerous hip- hop clubs and discos. Ventura is also famous for manufacturing world class wines and the wine club gives you the opportunity to enjoy these fine drinks. Ventura can be called as a perfect holiday destination as each and every part of the city is unique and provides a fun filled vacation to people irrespective of any age group. Last Updated on: June 08, 2017

Santa Barbara City Map, California
Santa Barbara City Map, California
Santa Barbara, California Santa Barbara City Map is a handy resource for finding some of the best places to visit. Located over 41.4 sq miles on the longest beach stretch on the US West coast, the city remains an attractive holiday destination with a wide variety of hotels and resorts overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Beyond tourism, the city is the County seat for Santa Barbara County and serves several important sectors like education, aerospace and defense. About Santa Barbara City The city is conveniently located with the beautiful Santa Ynez Mountains on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other. Spanish architecture along with late Victorian style shows its influence in residential architecture in and around Santa Barbara. The city is home to several public personalities and exclusive homes dot the city neighborhoods. Find some of the popular neighborhoods marked out in the Santa Barbara City map and include: The Riviera The Mesa Samarkand The Westside The Eastside Upper State Street Lower State Street Mission Canyon San Roque Reaching Santa Barbara by road is easy as it lies on the US Highway 101 which connects San Francisco in the north to L.A. in the south. The Santa Barbara Municipal Airport operates commercial flights while Amtrak offers rail connectivity from the station on State Street. Educational Institutions The city is home to the popular University of California, Santa Barbara, a leading research university in the region. For liberal arts, Westmont College, Antioch University, Santa Barbara City College and Southern California Institute of Law continue to attract students from all over. Vocational institutions like the Brooks Institute of Photography, Music Academy of the West, Paul Mitchell The School remain popular for vocational training. Television and radio stations along with print media continue to thrive here with a lot of content being created and broadcast from the city. Places of interest in Santa Barbara Tourism is a major attraction that generates over a $1 billion for the city. Visitors with an interest in performing and fine arts will find several options to explore. The 2000-seat Arlington Theatre is a major attraction and also happens to be the official venue for the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The towering 1924-built Granada Theatre continues to stand tall with a long standing history of hosting some of the most memorable performances. Stearns Wharf along with the Ty Warner Sea Center near the harbor is a popular destination for tourists and visitors to hang out with enough entertainment options to spend the entire day and evening there. For those seeking to go back in time, there are heritage buildings like Rafael Gonzalez House (built 1820s), Hill-Carrillo Adobe (built 1825), Hastings Adobe (built 1854), Covarrubias Adobe (built 1854) and Burton Mound among many others. For nature and wildlife lovers there is the Santa Barbara Zoo, Channel Islands Marine Sanctuary, Channel Islands National Park, Santa Barbara Botanical Garden, Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens, Mission Historical Park, Elings Park, Parma Park among many others. Popular events through the year in Santa Barbara The city hosts special events throughout the year and include: Roar and Pour Wine Festival in May Music Academy of the West Summer Festival from June to August I Madonnari Street Painting Festival in May Santa Barbara French Film Festival to celebrate Bastille Day in July The Old Spanish Days Fiesta in August Summer Solstice Parade in June California Wine Festival in July Santa Barbara International Film Festival New Noise Music Conference and Festival PB.10.05.2017 Last Updated on: July 6, 2017