One of the byproducts of our busy and harried existence is that we lose perspective. Life becomes a never-ending cycle of work, school, activities, social gatherings, taxiing kids, holidays, and rushed vacations to Disney World or the beach. We are caught up in our own little life corners, and those corners become our entire worlds. We lose our frame of reference of the bigger world around us. This can be remedied, and California may be just the right prescription. Here are 10 amazing places in California that will certainly broaden your world view.
Yosemite Falls, Yosemite Park
These falls are the 5th highest in the world, about 2,435 feet in length. Our own little problems and issues seem very remote in the presence of such magnificence.
Pacific Coast Highway
Drive along foothills, surrounded by mountains on one side and ocean on the other. How vast and varied our planet is.
San Francisco Cable Car
In the entire world, this is the last cable car system that is manually operated. You will need to ride it day and night to get the full perspective of what it must have been like when there were 33 lines running the streets of this city.
Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur
Have you ever seen a purple beach? Or a rock formation that is just a true phenomenon of nature? Majestic is the word.
Lava Tube Caves, Tulelake
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You actually climb down into these caves which are under Tulelake. They have tubes that are made from lava. Their formation is an interesting story which you will get from the visitors’ center.
This is actually a series of beaches, each one different. What you will ever forget are the sunsets – God is in His heaven and all is right with the world.
This looks like a painting, but it’s real. A perfect place to totally get away and reflect on the beauty of this planet.
Giant Rock in Landers
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5800 square feet of rock – actually that largest free-standing, 7-story tall rock in the world. It sits in the Mojave Desert. Inspiration from a rock? You bet.
In the Big Sur Valley and surrounded by the Lost Padres National Forest, you will travel above it all and catch amazing valley scenery below.
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
Giant Redwoods – stunning trees. These are the largest trees in the world and they only grow in one place in the U.S. – the Pacific Coast. Stand under a mature Redwood and feel very “small” indeed.
Daniela McVicker is a young and ambitious writer who doesn’t believe in the word impossible. Passionate about traveling, writing, psychology, and currently works as a freelance writer for SmartPaperHelp.