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The Best Places in California That Only Locals Know About

California is a hot spot, both literally and metaphorically. Sure, the heat is notable but so are the places. It’s the state that attracts tourists from all over the world. Pretty much everyone wants to visit Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego. But tourists don’t always know the best places to go to – they go to where all the other tourists go. And you know what? Let them! This article isn’t for the tourists. This one’s for the Californians.

There are the hot spots that only locals know about. This list is what California has to offer that Californians don’t necessarily want tourists to know about. Here are non-touristy, non-cliché, actually cool things to do in the Sunshine State. And some little unknown facts about the biggest cities.