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.
Ranked as the sixth greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute in 1999, Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, singer and model that died on August 5, 1962.