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14 Ways To Tour The World Without Leaving California

The West Coast is the best coast, because it has all the coasts in one. Hop in the car, and travel the world without leaving the Golden State. Get there with Ford. Go Further.

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3. Get spiritual in the Buddhist temples and monasteries of California.


Buddhism is the second-most popular religion in California, so it's no surprise that there are many temples you can visit. You can visit Buddhist centers in the Chinese tradition such as the Hsi Lai Temple in Hacienda Heights. You could also visit monasteries in the Thai forest tradition such as Abhayagiri in Redwood City.

5. Hike the rough terrain of the Vasquez Rocks.


If you can't make it to the Australian Outback, Vasquez Rocks in the northern part of Los Angeles County is the next best thing. The park has terrain unlike anything else in the area. It's a must-visit for movie buffs too, because it's been the backdrop for many films over the years.

14. Say hello to the wild animals of Africa in San Diego.

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The world-famous San Diego Zoo is full of African animals, like this baby white rhino, Kayode. The zoo is also home to lots of other animals from all around the world.