Whether you’re planning your next trip to the Golden State or need a momentary vacation from your inbox, these 10 TikTok accounts will put you in a California state of mind. The highly addictive social media platform provides the opportunity to explore new places through bite-sized videos set to trending music and compelling voice-overs.
Brandy Travels California
Find hidden trails and epic views with this California-only travel blogger. Brandy’s videos alternate between informative mini-vlogs and dreamy panoramas. Get inspired to venture off the beaten path with this stunning trail in Kings Canyon National Park.
California State Parks, North Coast Redwoods District
This whimsical account features awe-inspiring footage of native giants with fascinating facts from the naturalist interpreters of the North Coast Redwoods District in Humboldt County. Join interpreter Kyle on a drizzly hike through Redwoods National and State Parks to learn how much rain falls in the forests each year.
Historical Society of Mendocino
Take a trip through time at the Historical Society of Mendocino’s archive and research facility in Ukiah. Find snapshots of historic California, recorded in the pages of old high school yearbooks and preserved diaries. Guess the offenses of early 20th-century criminals in the popular sheriff’s booking log series.
Sacramento History Museum
Get a closer look at California’s fascinating Gold Rush history through the eyes of the entertaining staff at the Sacramento History Museum. Watch docent Howard Hatch work his magic on still-functional printing presses that date back to the 1850s.
Whether San Francisco is on your travel bucket list or you’re a longtime Bay Area local, this official account delivers a perspective of the city you’ve likely never seen before. See unexpected sites with impressive drone footage like this video of Karl the Fog rolling in.
Santa Barbara Zoo
Ranked as one of the nation’s best, the Santa Barbara Zoo is home to more than 500 animals from around the world. Meet a wide variety of mammals, reptiles, and birds through the zoo’s account. Who wouldn’t love to scratch this sweet capybara’s chin?
Planning your Los Angeles vacation and not sure where to start? This official account features fun ideas for date night, shopping, museum hopping, and more. Explore wonderfully dizzying videos of different L.A. hot spots like this tour of The Broad.
Disneyland News Today
Get the latest on everything Disneyland and Disney California Adventure from this account devoted to anyone obsessed with the Happiest Place on Earth. Get a first look at new additions to the park like the Avengers Campus, the Cold Brew Black Caf, and fresh-out-of-the-egg baby ducks.
Aquarium of the Pacific
Discover why this silly-yet-fascinating account from the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach has attracted more than 2.3 million fans. Perhaps it’s the behind-the-scenes look at one of the country’s premier aquariums—or the absolutely adorable sea otters.
San Diego Foodies
With rich international influences and top chefs like Richard Blais and Brian Malarkey creating restaurant empires in this seaside city, San Diego’s culinary scene has never been hotter. Get inspired to make a reservation with this fun account for foodies. Rooftop sushi brunch, anyone?