California, the most populous state in the United States and the third largest in terms of area, is a place where prime real estate is available and great homes are for sale in many different beautiful locations including large cities, suburbs, and rural areas. The major cities of Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento, Palm Springs and East Bay real estate in Oakland offering homes close to all kinds of activities, vibrant nightlife scenes, major league sports teams, and other urban attractions. The colonial era missions of California provide a striking reminder of the strong influence that the Spanish Empire held at one point over the southern part of the continent; old Hispanic architecture and the ruins of old churches and other buildings dot the landscape throughout much of California. The majestic mountain ranges and deep valleys complete the picturesque landscape begun by the open sky and great climate.
Some of the more prominent attractions in California are well known across the world as a result of what they offer to see and do. For example, the Golden Gate Bridge of San Francisco and the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which showcases mostly famous actors and actresses, are featured prominently in many publications, books, TV shows, and movies. Some other widely known destinations in California are Disneyland, California Adventure Park, the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, Hearst Castle, San Diego zoo and La Brea Tar Pits. The natural beauty and astounding majesty of Yellowstone National Park are another outstanding feature of California; waterfalls, mysterious fogs, walking trails, and sequoia trees are all part of this natural wonder.