Famous California Landmarks: How Many Have You Seen?

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There are too many to name, but this list of California landmarks contains the best of them. From breathtaking natural sites to modern marvels and historic gems, there’s something everyone will appreciate.

The coast of California hugs the breathtaking Pacific Ocean while the interior is filled with National Parks and charming cities. It’s easily one of the most beautiful states in the US.


Hollywood Sign

The sign was created as a temporary advertisement in 1923. It originally read “HOLLYWOODLAND”, which was the name of a new housing development above the Hollywood district of LA.


Hollywood Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is stretched along 18 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, running for a total of 2.1 km (1.3 miles).


Santa Monica Pier

The iconic Santa Monica Pier is a double-jointed pier that’s the postcard of this laid-back California city.

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Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most famous bridges in the world. It sits over the Golden Gate, a narrow strait that connects the Pacific Ocean with San Francisco Bay.


Alcatraz Island

This is a small island located in San Francisco Bay, about 1.25 miles offshore. It served many purposes over the years, the most well-known being the site of a federal prison, which operated from 1934 to 1963.


Bixby Creek Bridge

Bixby Creek Bridge is located on the Pacific Coast Highway and is often regarded as the gateway to Big Sur. It rises 260 feet above a steep canyon carved by Bixby Creek.


Yosemite Falls

Located in the magnificent Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Falls is the highest waterfall in the valley. Given its size, it’s easy to see from far away.

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