California - The Golden State
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California Coastal Highway(#1), Death Valley, Napa and Sonoma Valleys, Redwood Forests, San Francisco, Los Angeles Dodgers , San Francisco Giants , San Diego Padres, Oakland Athletics, Los Angeles Angels & Unexpected Scenery driving from San Diego, California to Laughlin, Nevada.

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Map modified at site to include major highways & cities. Not to scale.
Maps by Ray Sterner and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
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California, really does have many things going for it. We were quite fortunate to have many ball-parks to visit in the State and that required a number of visits and overnight stays.
The Redwood forests in the northern section are really quite amazing. It really is difficult to describe the feeling one encounters as one sees the size and height of these magnificent trees.
The Winery Estates in the Napa & Sonoma areas one spends more time than expected tasting and viewing the winefields and estates.
San Francisco is a city like no other, where you can see the Golden Gate bridge, San Quentin and the cable cars, all from the wharf area. A visit to Chinatown is also recommended.
A visit to Death Valley will provide all the warmth you need even if it is a cold day elsewhere.

Drive clips:
A state with ocean beaches that beckon you to try and ride a wave, yet the drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles along coastal highway #1, is a bit on the wild side, with terrific beauty thrown in.
For a shorter drive closer to San Francisco a drive along the Pacific Coast provides excellent scenery.
The northern coast in California has scenery just a bit more rugged where the drive takes you by the coastline.
For scenery without the mountains and the Ocean try the drive thru the bread basket of America.
Another terrific drive is the one from San Diego past the Salton Sea to Laughlin, Nevada .

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San Diego where historically home to the Kumeyaay people, it was the first site visited by Europeans on what is now the West Coast of the United States. San Diego's broad city limits encompass a number of large nature preserves, including Torrey Pines State Reserve, Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve, and Mission Trails Regional Park, or
Redding / Red Bluff where Redding is nestled at the very northwestern end of the Central Valley, which transitions into the Cascade foothills. The city is surrounded by mountains to the north, east, and west; and fertile farm land to the south, and Red Bluff is home to the annual Red Bluff Round-Up, first held in 1921, has become one of the west's largest rodeos. The town is well-known throughout the nation due to its popular bull competitions.

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