My Favourite Places in California

Updated: May 6, 2019

California is probably one of my most favourite states in the US. I love this place for its amazing landscape and for the crazy good food. I did visit a lot of places in California, including San Diego, Los Angeles and other local beaches. However here are my top 3 places:

Big Sur

I probably don't have to say much about this place. It's just stunning! I was actually quite amazed when I went there, as it felt like a completely differently place from everywhere that I have been in California. The Coast was just so beautiful and the drive there was heaven!

San Francisco

I have to be completely honest here, I am not a huge fan of San Francisco because the city is not very clean, hotels were expensive and not nice. In general, everything there felt overrated.

However, here are my favourite activities in San Francisco:

- Go down to the beach underneath the Golden Bridge to get the best view.

- Visit China Town

- Drive through the Lombard street

- Visit Japanese Tea Garden

Orange County

I just can't express how much I love the food in Orange County. This is seriously a food heaven!! During my time there, I did nothing other than eating (oops). I ate at approximately 10 restaurants per day. I simply just ate, took a quick break and went to eat again. If you ever visit this place, please give night market in Phuoc Loc Tho a try! They have the best Vietnamese street food there and I totally felt like I was in Vietnam.

Where is your most favourite place in California?

Lots of love,

Annie Pham

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