California is the third largest state by area and the largest state by population in the USA. California’s geography ranges from the Pacific coast in the west to the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the east. Along the California coast are several major metropolitan areas, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego. There is something for everyone in California! Southern California offers such popular attractions as Disneyland, Hollywood, and beautiful beaches, while the northern part of the state is home to the Golden Gate Bridge, the hills of San Francisco, and the vineyards of Napa Valley. California also has some of America’s most famous national parks, incredible skiing opportunities, and quiet northern forests.