Have you been doing some California Dreaming? Who can blame you? There are many memorable things to see and do in the Golden State. So without further adieu, here are 30 incredible “bucket list” places to visit in California.

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

The Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is great for hiking. This beautiful 2000-acre coastal park is but a couple of miles north of the city of La Jolla. There’s a trail for everyone.

The popular Guy Fleming Trail is reportedly “an easy 2/3-mile loop” stroll. It features cacti, wildflowers, orange cliffs, and shady pines. The Razor Point Trail includes scarlet sandstone cliffs and you get to climb up the famous Red Butte.

Barker Dam, Joshua Tree National Park

Take the easy one-mile loop walk past Barker Dam. The dam was originally meant to be a reliable watering hole for local cattle. The hike will also lead to an impressive, expansive which was created as a watering hole for cattle. It opens up to a gorgeous expansive vista that includes memorable mountains and (of course) Joshua Trees. At the trail’s end, you’ll also be able to see the vivid pictographs and petroglyphs.

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