In the second half of the 18th century Franciscan padres established a chain of 21 Spanish missions, located a day’s travel apart. Some of them are still in use as local parish churches.
Do not miss
The iconic Golden Gate Bridge is one of the sights in San Francisco, one of the most beautiful cities in America. Yosemite National Park is one of the States’ most scenic and most visited national parks : mountains, valleys, rivers and spectacular waterfalls draw tourists from all-over the world. Home to the largest trees on earth, a visit to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks is a bucket-list event. Death Valley National Park contains some of California’s most inhospitable but strangely beautiful terrain, with extreme heats. Joshua Tree National Park is a jewel in the desert : consider spending a night under the stars and the trees. From Highway 1 there are splendid views over the picturesque Pacific coastline. Let’s not forget California’s theme parks : Disneyland and Universal Studios in Greater Los Angeles and SeaWorld in San Diego.
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The Wild Wide West
Los Angeles, de San Francisco et de Las Vegas, les parcs nationaux de l’Ouest américain sont autant de richesses que vous découvrirez dans ce circuit.