America has been known to most to be the Land of Milk and Honey, a land of great opportunity. And in a land of abundance such as this, making it in California means you have made it in the big leagues. It is the State of California that hosts the country's best and brightest. And no, we're not just talking about the celebrities.
This is why the state of California has been recognized as "the El Dorado State," or the land of the golden opportunities. As a matter of fact, many of the people who choose to live in this state do so because of the stability of the state's economy, which has the best economic status in the country.
Natural Highs for the Nature Lover
California is flocked by millions because it has something for everybody. It is home to great beaches and yet also houses grandiose snow-capped mountains. It is home to the most spectacular trees ever known to man: the tallest and largest living tree, the General Sherman, and wonderful drive-through redwood trees. It is home to 20 million acres of National Forest land. It has over 20 wildlife viewing areas. It has spectacles such as the Furnace Creek Inn, which boasts of a spring-fed swimming pool and the lowest grass golf course in the world (214 feet below sea level). The Tien Hau Temple, which is the oldest Chinese temple in the United States, is also a must-see. It also houses The Delta in Rio Vista, which is one of the top windsurfing areas in the world, the 20-million-year-old Torrey Sands Cliff, and the Yosemite Falls that is the longest drop in the country.
Interesting Features for the Perennially Curious
California is also home to the world's most interesting marvels. It is home to the Kaweah Post Office, which is the smallest post office in the world that is still in operation. It houses the Ballard's Little Red Schoolhouse, the oldest schoolhouse still in use. It is home to the longest runway in the world, located at Edwards Air Force Base (used for space shuttle landings), the world's largest yo-yo in the National Yo-Yo museum, the first ever Tower Records in Sacramento, and of course, the world's first ever cable car.
A Haven for the Cultural
But what would California be without its people? Visitors from different states as well as from different countries won't feel too much like tourists here, as the state houses more people who speak Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Korean, and Vietnamese than any other state in America. And because California has a population comprised of people from everywhere around the globe, the state is also famous for its grand Festivals such as the Chinese New Year Festival and the Cinco de Mayo, the Annual Indian Fair in San Diego, the Los Angeles African Marketplace and Cultural Faire, the French Festival in Santa Barbara, and the Japanese Cultural Bazaar in Sacramento.
Home of the Great and the Famous
Last but not the least; California is home to the world's most beautiful and successful people. The state is the home of Hollywood, breeding icons in the sports, entertainment, and politics alike. It is home to Star Wars creator George Lucas, as well as tennis greats such as Lindsay Davenport, Venus and Serena Williams.
California, with its many faces and facets, is one of the best places to discover yourself, revive your soul, and enrich your life.