Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

10+ Reasons California Is The Most Beautiful State In The USA.

Thousand Island Lake, Ansel Adams Wilderness

In the Sierra Nevada, you'll find the Thousand Island Lake, one of the largest backcountry lakes, at the edge of Banner Peak. It got its name from the various rocky islands on its surface. This lake offers some amazing scenery, which includes glistening waterfalls and snow peaks too.

If you thought that it wasn't worth visiting one of the most grueling places in the country, then you're so mistaken.

Zabriskie Point, Death Valley National Park

Don't let the name fool you, there's plenty of beauty in Death Valley, particularly in Zabriskie Point. The sunlight creates an amazing display of colors right at dawn, once the hill ridges become visible.

And you can thank the valley, which is rich in minerals for such a sight.

If you want to see a place that's a lot like Rivendell, then come here.

Mossbrae Falls, Dunsmuir

The moss-covered canyon walls are fed by the springs that run through it. That's what gives this place an ethereal type effect. You can get to the falls using the trail by the Union Pacific Railroad tracks but it's narrow in some areas. In fact, the city of Dunsmire had to close the trail in 2011 because of safety issues.

You might have visited this next destination, but did you know it has a lot more to offer?

La Jolla, San Diego

Tourists visiting San Diego love this popular hilly seaside community. It's got boutiques, and restaurants in a town with plenty of scenic views, secluded beaches, tide pools, ocean bluffs and a whole lot more. If you're a wildlife enthusiast, you'll also find plenty wildlife here like seals, a variety of seabirds and sea lions too.

If you go to this next spot, you'll swear that you transported into a fairy tale.

Cypress Tree Tunnel, Point Reyes

Located 30 miles northwest of San Francisco in beautiful Marin County is a cape called Point Reyes. It's considered the most magical spot because of the cypress tree tunnels between the visitors' center and the lighthouse. This area is often covered in fog at dawn, and when the sunsets, the light creates a breathtaking view as it breaks through the branches.

Don't call the body of water at this next location typical.

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