When it comes to innovations in travel, TikTok is a terrific resource for finding insightful videos that can spark inspiration for everything from where to go on your next big road trip to the discovery of a new favorite restaurant. California travelers can discover all this and so much more with @visitcalifornia on TikTok, the latest tool for finding inspirational destinations and insider travel tips. Like and save posts for future reference when planning your next trip to the Golden State. Here are seven reasons to follow Visit California’s newest channel.
1. It’s fun
Picture yourself sliding down the golden Sand Dunes of Pismo Beach or crossing San Diego’s scenic Seven Bridges Walk and taking in the flora and fauna along the way. With Visit California on TikTok, you’ll be able to get a taste of all the colorful neighborhoods and festive activities the Golden State has to offer. Join the Visit California travel community and create content of your own using #VisitCalifornia for a chance to be featured on our channel.
2. You’ll discover hidden gems
You’ve probably seen the Golden Gate Bridge and the Hollywood Sign, but the list of surprising destinations makes for new adventures with every trip to the Golden State. Feeling bold? In Eureka, the Sequoia Park Zoo offers the opportunity to get a bird’s-eye view of the world’s tallest trees at the Redwood Sky Walk. Take in the architecture of BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Hindu Temple in Chino Hills on a TikTok virtual tour. Bibliophiles: Be sure to visit the Last Bookstore, the largest new and used bookstore in Los Angeles.
3. It will soothe your soul
With more than 840 miles of coastline, California’s beaches rank among the best in the world. For those dreaming of relaxing by the ocean, kick back on TikTok and take in the sounds of the surf on San Francisco’s Kirby Beach, where choice views of the Golden Gate Bridge await. Or take a break from your to-do list with a moment of zen on the dreamy shores of San Clemente Beach, just south of Dana Point.
4. There are tons of insider tips
Not a California local? These TikTok insider tips can help you travel like one. There’s no better way to get to know an area than through the passionate people who live there. Spend 12 hours in San Francisco like a local hiking Crissy Field, strolling the Castro, or enjoying a hearty seafood meal at Anchor Oyster Bar. Or listen to San Diego’s Elexia de la Parra tell you where to find her favorite coffee shops, breweries, and Mexican food in North Park.
5. You’ll discover California’s eclectic culinary scene
California is the top U.S. producer of avocados, lemons, strawberries, almonds, and much more—and it’s no coincidence that some of the world’s most innovative chefs come here to hone their craft. Find hole-in-the-wall joints and swanky restaurants alike to add to your list of memorable bites, such as the posh Rooftop Bars of DTLA, Wolfie’s Carousel Bar in San Diego, and Must-Try Eateries in Woodland.
6. There is endless road-trip inspiration
Home to 16 unique climate zones and more national parks than any other state, California road trips offer a variety of byways and unique landmarks to explore. Get inspired on TikTok to hit the open road and get away for the weekend to see the redwoods, or shift into four-wheel drive for a trip to the ancient rock columns of Crowley Lake. Hop in the car with a friend for an unforgettable drive along Highway 395, where stops include the Alabama Hills, Mono Lake, and Bodie State Historic Park. A trip along California’s famous Highway 1 is also a must for those looking to take in the Pacific on their travels.
7. We’ll help you stay in the know about upcoming events
In any given month, California’s event calendar is filled with food festivals, pop-up art installations, and concerts by world-famous musicians. Get up to speed on the latest offerings with videos on upcoming holiday events, seasonal must-visits, and recent museum openings. See how Disneyland is celebrating the holidays or scope out the best California Haunts during spooky season.