Tour in San Jose

San Jose, which in Spanish means Saint Joseph, is a beautiful city on the West Coast. It is surrounded by rolling hills of Silicon Valley, which is famous all over the world for its technology-based firms. San Jose is the heart of Silicon Valley. I was surprised to find that San Jose is bigger than San Francisco. However, it is much less dense, so be prepared to get a suburban feel when visiting this city on the West Coast. Spanish found this city way back in 1777, and it still retains a lot of Spanish influence in its culture and architecture.

A picture of Municipal Rose Garden in San Jose, CA.

San Jose Rose Garden

I was told not to miss out on Municipal Rose Garden, the Best American Rose Garden. Rose Garden is the name of a neighborhood in the city where you will see palm trees and beautiful homes with extensive manicured gardens. I was amazed by the beauty and the sight of large numbers of rose plants inside the 5.5 acres Rose Garden.

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Experiences from my Trip to San Francisco

Hey friends, this is Marcos again with some more interesting facts and experiences from my trip to the West Coast in America. My next stop was San Francisco, also referred to as merely SF or San Fran by the locals. It is a large city that is the cultural and also the commercial hub of the state of California. I was super excited when visiting San Francisco, and I must say that I was more than happy and satisfied with fond memories of the beautiful city and its people after my visit.

Golden Gate Bridge

The first thing that most visitors do in San Francisco is to go and see the Golden Gate Bridge. It is the most famous bridge in the entire world, with a span of nearly 1.7 miles. There are many places to get a stunning view of this famous landmark of the city, and I used the following four points to catch a glimpse of this landmark.

  • Go through the bridge on a bike to reach Sausilito
  • Go to Crissy Field which is a sandy beach and gives picturesque views of the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Go to Baker Beach, and you will find that form there Golden Gate Bridge looks different and beautiful
  • Go to Battery Spencer to get a mesmerizing view of this landmark
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Adventures in Sacramento

Hi friends. This is Marcos again, taking you down memory lane to the time when I visited Sacramento, yet another beautiful city and the capital of California during my visit to the West Coast. Sacramento is not as big as New York or Los Angeles, but it is a city where you feel good as it is not very crowded and also easy to commute. 

An image of Sacramento view.

Capitol Building and Capitol Park

Undoubtedly, the Capitol Building is the most important in Sacramento. It is the seat of the government of California, one of the most impressive buildings in Sacramento. Capitol Park houses not just the Capitol Building but also several museums and the magnificent city park with a mindboggling variety of trees. There is also a majestic rose garden and the lush garden inside the park. I spent several hours walking in the park and found the Capitol Building mesmerizing. You will fall in love with Capitol Park if you are a political buff. 

California State Railroad Museum

I have never seen anything like this museum in Sacramento. Spread over a massive area of 100000 sq ft, this railroad museum houses locomotives and coaches belonging to different eras. Mind you; these are not a replica but real engines where you can not only watch them from close quarters but also go inside many of the wagons. I went there during summer, so I was fortunate to get a chance to ride a steam train that gave us a joyride along the Sacramento River

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Memories of My Trip to Carlsbad

Hey friends, this is Marcos again to share the memories of my trip to the West Coast. The next leg of my journey was Carlsbad, a beautiful coastal city just 35 miles north of San Diego in California. It is a top-rated tourist destination famous for its caves called Carlsbad Cavern lying inside Carlsbad Cavern National Park. Carlsbad is also referred to as the Titanium Valley because of the presence of a large number of Golf equipment making companies. 

Legoland California

This theme park in Carlsbad is a must-visit place for the tourists. I was anxious to explore this Miniature Park and aquarium. I must say that it is merely spellbinding for kids and adults alike. I loved all the majestic rides and other features of entertainment. I am not a kid anymore, but if I was thrilled to pieces during this visit, you could simply imagine how young kids feel when they are inside this theme park. 

Legoland California

Flower Fields

Carlsbad is also known as the Flower Capital of the U.S, and I found that this nickname suits Carlsbad perfectly after visiting the Flower Fields. I was fortunate enough to visit Carlsbad during the year when this flower filed is open for the visitors. This flower field spreads over an area of 50 acres and is famous for its giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers. Parking is free, but the entrance ticket costs $14 for adults. It is hard to describe the beauty of this flower field that was covered in a rainbow of colors with flowers. 

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My Trip to San Diego

Hi. I am Marcos, a young 22-year-old guy from Kythnos Island, Greece. I am an avid traveler, having visited a lot of places in the last few years. I have set up this blog to write about the adventures I had while traveling to the West Coast in the United States. There is a lot to see and do on West Coast, also called the Pacific Coast, which covers the very long coastline spread over five states: California, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Hawaii. This particular blog is dedicated to my trip to San Diego, the 2nd largest city on the West Coast. 

Coronado Island

No matter how short your visit to San Diego, do not miss this beautiful place in the city. It is a village on the seaside that is worth a visit. You need to cross a bridge called Coronado Bridge to reach this neighborhood to witness mesmerizing coastal life. I was stunned by the beautiful views of the North and South Bay. I also enjoyed the pristine Hotel Del Coronado, which has a lovely ice cream store. I loved the scenic beaches as well as the ferry ride during this trip. 

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