Aaahh, California. Everybody who travels to the US gets sooner or later to California. A ecology sensible, bankrupt, non smoking state that hosts also the IT heart of the world as well as Hollywood and the LA gangs. Actually, I’ve never been to LA. Not sure I’ll go there some day. Too big of a city, nothing to see or to do there when the rest of the state is such a jewel.
Ever been behind the Yosemite park ? There’s a complete unexplored & forgotten area of California with ghost towns, high altitude plateaus, fantastic views, western movie shooting sites, forgotten sleepy towns, it’s just lovely. Next time you get to this side of the US, go there.
And of course you’ve got the Death Valley, SFO and all the stuff around the national parks, but this is pretty well known.