Laguna Beach, California
Laguna Beach, city, Orange county, southwestern California, U.S. Lying along the Pacific Ocean, Laguna Beach is about 50 miles south of Los Angeles.
Part of the Mexican land grant (1837) called Rancho San Joaquin, it was named Lagona, a corruption of the Spanish word meaning “lagoon,” for the two lagoons at the head of Laguna Canyon.
Founded in 1887 as Lagonas, it was renamed Laguna Beach in 1904.
San Francisco, California
San Francisco is small and cozy, full of mysteries and odd things.
Sequoia National Park
Sequoia National Park is an American national park in the southern Sierra Nevada east of Visalia, California.
The park is notable for its giant sequoia trees, including the General Sherman tree, the largest tree on Earth.
The General Sherman tree grows in the Giant Forest, which contains five of the ten largest trees in the world.
The Giant Forest is connected by the Generals Highway to Kings Canyon National Park's General Grant Grove, home of the General Grant tree among other giant sequoias.
When Los Angeles was founded, the city’s full name was “El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora de los Angeles de Porciúncula .” That would translate to “The Town of Our Lady Queen of the Angels on the Porciuncula River.” The name was officially changed in 1850 when Los Angeles became an American city.
Los Angeles, California
The City of Los Angeles holds many distinctions. L.A. is the entertainment capital of the world, a cultural mecca boasting more than 100 museums, and a paradise of idyllic weather.
California has some of the best views and natural wonders in the world. This coastal golden state offers its residents and visitors an opportunity to see the world in a magical way with the incredible wonders it exhibits.