Welcome to the map and guide of the cities, towns or places of interest around California in United States of America. Here you will find virtual tours and guides with 360° panoramas of various destinations linked to various California maps.
Alongside each virtual tour and panorama is a Google map and some local and travel information to help you explore plan and your trip to California and United States of America. This growing guide of California uses images and information provided by independent travellers, giving you the fuller picture of the various sights, hotels and attractions in United States of America.
California State is on the west coast of the United States of America. To the north lies Oregon, to the east is Nevada and to the southeast is Arizona. Mexico lies along the southern border of California. To the southwest is Hawaii, albeit about 2,000 miles away in the Pacific Ocean.
California is the most populated state in the US, and has one of the largest economies in the world. The state capital is Sacramento, and the four main cities are Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, and San Francisco. There are many nationally and internationally famous parks and national treasures including the Sierra Nevada mountains, Yosemite Valley Death Valley and Sequoia National Park which is home to the largest trees on earth. The California White Mountains contain some of the oldest trees in the world, there is one Bristlecone pine estimated to be 4,700 years old.
Well know for the gold rush in the 19th Century, California has more recently seen the Celebrity rush that is focused on Hollywood in Los Angeles, and the Computer and hi-tech boom of the Silicon Valley, especially around Palo Alto where the headquarters of many global technological companies like Google, Yahoo, HP and Apple are found.
This California map shows some of the sights, attractions and places of interest in the state in a unique way. On the map of California are markers showing the destinations which have 360° panoramas that have been taken around California. Select from one of the pins on this map to explore the city or region of interest. Each panoramic image or picture is accompanied by some local and travel information.
This collection of panoramas will continue to grow, providing a virtual tours of California. The Google map of California used here can be viewed either as a street map of California, or changed to show highly detailed satellite images of the State. A hybrid version overlays the road map of California onto the satellite image.