Bordered on three sides by granite peaks, this is one of the most beautiful lakes in Yosemite National Park.
The lake is a saline lake with no outlets and is also a stopover point for nearly two million migratory birds.
The great sight is the surf at the base of Morro Rock which is the lava plug remnant of an ancient volcano.
This beautiful and marine-rich area is home to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, currently the largest marine sanctuary in the United States.
Some of the world's oldest redwood groves and trees dating 2,200 years can be found in California.
Yosemite is internationally recognized for its spectacular granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, giant sequoia groves, and biological diversity.
The name of the park comes from the distinctive Joshua Tree, a tall-growing variety of the 'yucca' genus that grows prevalently within its boundaries.
With four types of volcanoes, steam vents, mud pots and painted dunes, the park is ideal for nature lovers.
Balboa Park is the largest urban national park in the United States, with beautiful open spaces, gardens and vegetation.
Five isolated islands just off the Southern California coast, boasting pristine natural splendor.
It is the lowest point in North America and one of the hottest places in the world.