Perhaps the most diverse of all the fifty states in the , California has a culture ranging from the easygoing surf spots on the beaches of to the glamor of , and the counterculture and thriving businesses of the .

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The centerpiece of the Bay Area, is one of the most visited cities in the world, and with good reason. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Frank Lloyd Wright is said to have quipped, "Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in ," a quote that has since been repeated both by those who love and hate L.A. Photo: Mfield, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a megapolitan area in the southern region of the U.S. state of California. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The , ringing the Bay in northern California, is a geographically diverse and extensive metropolitan region that is home to nearly 8 million inhabitants in cities such as San Francisco, , and . Photo: Bgag, CC BY-SA 3.0.


The of California is a region that remains calm and tranquil. Photo: Antandrus, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The of California stretches from the Tehachapi Mountains north of up to . Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

The of California has beautiful redwoods and small coastal towns. Photo: Joe Parks, CC BY 2.0.

The region of California includes the northeast corner of the state, home to volcanoes, lush forests, high mountains, and clear lakes. Photo: Joe Parks, CC BY 2.0.

The region of California is its alpine region, covering a large portion of the state's inland territory. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is a region of California that includes foothills of the western Sierra Nevada mountains and many historic towns that date to the 1849 California Gold Rush. Photo: Patrick Nouhailler, CC BY-SA 2.0.

The is the area of the of the U.S. state of California that lies north of the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta and is drained by the Sacramento River. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

The California is composed of California's entire southeast corner and offers excellent opportunities for hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts. Photo: Traveler100, CC BY-SA 3.0.


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