The Most Beautiful Places in California You Need to See to Believe

California is many things, but if we could only use one word to describe it, we'd say beautiful sums it up pretty well. And it's as vast as it is visually striking. You can breathe in the crisp mountain air, feel the warmth of the sun while looking out at the Pacific Ocean, walk through an enchanting fog, study charming architecture, take in hypnotizing valleys and vineyards, and watch the moon rise over desert scapes all in one day. Since most of us can't pack all those sites in today, we decided to create a virtual tour of 23 beautiful places in California (though there are many more). So soak in the beauty of the Golden State and take note of our travel tips should you feel the urge to submit an OOO request as soon as you lay eyes on these destinations (warning: you will).