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Iris From Cirque Du Soleil
Iris From Cirque Du Soleil Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Hollywood, CA
Theatre in Hollywood, CA USA

IRIS, A Journey Through the World of Cinemais located at its permanent home at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. IRIS is an inventive spectacle that combines acrobatics, dance, projections and live music, featuring a score by Oscar-nominated composer Danny Elfman.


Transformers: The Ride-3d at Universal Studios Hollywood
Transformers: The Ride-3d at Universal Studios Hollywood Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Hollywood, CA
Recreation in Universal City, CA USA


California Gold & Silver Settlements
California Gold & Silver Settlements Top Attraction!
Historic Site in Mammoth Lakes, CA USA

Museums and historical sites in the Mammoth Lakes area pay tribute to life in the Old West and share the area's cultural heritage.

California National Historic Trail
California National Historic Trail Top Attraction!
National Park in various states, CA USA

National Historic Trail The California Trail carried over 250,000 gold-seekers and farmers to the gold fields and rich farmlands of California during the 1840's and 1850's, the greatest mass migration in American history.

Shollenberger Park
Shollenberger Park Top Attraction!
Nature in Petaluma, CA USA

Hike the scenic wetlands at Shollenberger Park and experience a variety of habitats that are home to 200 bird species, turtles and other wildlife. Shollenberger Park is part of the 500 acre Petaluma Wetlands, and adjoins Alman Marsh and The Ellis Creek Water Recycling Facility. There are approximately nine miles of trails through the wetlands complex, used by bird watchers, hikers, and cyclists.


Historic Downtown Petaluma
Historic Downtown Petaluma Top Attraction!
Historic Site in Petaluma, CA USA

Victorian charm meets Wine Country sophistication Nestled along the banks of the Petaluma River and chartered in 1858, Petaluma is one of California's oldest and most picturesque cities. Located just 32 miles north of San Francisco, Petaluma is the southernmost city in Sonoma County.

Petaluma Arts Center
Petaluma Arts Center Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Napa, CA
Art Museum in Petaluma, CA USA

The Petaluma Arts Center exhibits works by internationally known artists and hosts literary events, concerts, children's theater and films. Located in the historic Railway Express Building next to the Petaluma Visitors Center, the Petaluma Arts Center features unique changing exhibits.

The Baker Creek Seed Bank
The Baker Creek Seed Bank Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Napa, CA
Historic Site in Petaluma, CA USA

Stop by the Seed Bank, housed in a stately, historic bank building, for hundreds of varieties of heirloom seeds, local products and gardening supplies.

Laguna Art Museum
Laguna Art Museum Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Irvine, CA
Museum in Laguna Beach, CA USA

Come visit one of the oldest museums in California, the Laguna Art Museum. The Laguna Art Museum has deep ties to the history and culture of Laguna Beach. It's focus is American art with an emphasis on the art of California.


The Laguna Playhouse
The Laguna Playhouse Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Irvine, CA
Recreation in Laguna Beach, CA USA

Celebrating 90 years of Community Theater in Laguna Beach the Laguna Playhouse provides an enriching cultural experience to residents and visitors alike. Award winning and unique shows playing year round.

Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country
Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country Top Attraction!
Scenic in Temecula, CA USA

Temecula Wineries Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country is synonymous with fine wines and exceptional hospitality. Close to 40 wineries produce award-winning wines made possible by a unique microclimate and well-drained decomposed granite soils.

Big Bear Lake
Big Bear Lake Top Attraction!
Recreation in Big Bear Lake, CA USA

Big Bear Lake is Southern California's 4-Season mountain resort destination. Big Bear Lake is a 4-season mountain resort destination within just a few hour drive of anywhere in Southern California.

Alcatraz Island
Alcatraz Island Top Attraction!
National Park in San Francisco, CA USA

National Park Out in the middle of the San Francisco Bay, the island of Alcatraz is a world unto itself. Isolation, one of the constants of island life for any inhabitant - soldier, guard, prisoner, bird or plant - is a recurrent theme in the unfolding history of Alcatraz.

Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Hollywood Top Attraction!
Tour in Universal City, CA USA

Universal Studios Hollywood lets visitors go behind-the-scenes on the legendary Studio Tour to explore where Hollywood movies are made. Don't miss the incredible new King Kong 360 3-D at Universal Studios Hollywood. Created by Peter Jackson, it's the largest, most intense 3-D experience in the world.

Turlock Poker Room
Turlock Poker Room Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in California
Recreation in Turlock, CA USA

The Central Valley's largest satellite to the World Series of Poker the Turlock Poker Room is The Biggest Little Card Room in California. Seven tables in action with limit Hold 'em, Omaha, and Pan games; table limits range from $3 /$6 to no limit.

Van Damme State Park
Van Damme State Park Top Attraction!
Scenic in Little River, CA USA

Van Damme State Park consists of beach and upland on the Mendocino Coast. Of all the park system's units along the Mendocino coast, Van Damme is perhaps the richest in terms of historical resources connected with the redwood lumber industry.

Point Cabrillo Lighthouse
Point Cabrillo Lighthouse Top Attraction!
Recreation in Mendocino, CA USA

Welcome to the Point Cabrillo Light Station. Our lighthouse has an original Third Order Fresnel lens that continues to operate 24 hours a day as an active Federal Aid to Navigation.

The Skunk Train
The Skunk Train Top Attraction!
Excursion in Fort Bragg, CA USA

It is the towering trees, a glimpse of a deer drinking from the Noyo River, an isolated fisherman's cabin peeking from the forest, and the notion that you have left the rest of the world behind that draw people to the Skunk Train. Except for the passengers' high-tech cameras and modern garb, a time traveler from the last century would feel quite at home riding on the Skunk Train today.

Promenade And Ventura Pier
Promenade And Ventura Pier Top Attraction!
Recreation in Ventura, CA USA

Surfers and beach goers enjoy this palm lined promenade that stretches from the Ventura Pier to an estuary at the Ventura River. The Ventura Pier is one of California's longest wooden piers (circa 1872) with views of the Channel Islands and hillsides of Ventura. The oceanfront and exquisite beaches are the shining jewels in Ventura's crown.

Downtown Ventura
Downtown Ventura Top Attraction!
Recreation in Ventura, CA USA

Vintage California. Ventura's Historic Downtown Cultural District is permeated by early California history. Historic homes, museums, boutiques, Mission San Buenaventura, antique shops and restaurants adorn our palm tree-lined streets.

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California

Attractions
Activities
Indoor Activities
Events
Places to stay

Regions

Anaheim
Carlsbad
Hollywood
Irvine
Los Angeles
Napa
Ontario
Palm Springs
Sacramento
San Diego
San Diego North
San Francisco
San Jose
San Luis Obispo
Santa Barbara
Santa Cruz
Santa Monica
Sunnyvale

Best Places to Stay in California


Best Western Country Inn Fortuna
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From $116 / night.


Swimming Pool, Non Smoking Rooms.
Comfort Suites Beale Air Force Base Area
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From $95 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.
Hampton Inn Los Angeles/Carson
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From $141 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Loews Regency San Francisco Hotel
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From $349 / night.


Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant, Free Breakfast.
Waters Edge Hotel Tiburon
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From $237 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms, Free Breakfast.

Best Time to Visit California


The best time to visit California is in the summer and fall. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the low 70's and highs in the low 80's. Nights are cool with lows in the upper 50's. Fall temperatures are cool with averages in the low 60's and highs in the low 70's. Fall nights are cold with lows in the upper 40's.

Spring Visit California in the summerSummer Visit California in the fallFall Winter


Monthly Temperatures in California


Month Low Avg High
January 41.4 51.1 60.7
February 43.6 53.5 63.4
March 45.7 55.6 65.4
April 48.2 59.1 69.9
May 52.4 63.1 73.7
June 56.5 67.7 78.9
July 59.8 71.4 82.9
August 60.2 71.8 83.3
September 58.0 69.6 81.1
October 52.7 64.1 75.5
November 45.6 56.3 66.9
December 41.0 51.1 61.1

Destinations in and around California to Visit



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