California: What you can visit in the Sunshine State? Apply for ESTA.

When you are planning a trip to California there are so many different places to visit, so you should fully plan your visit by finding out about everything in the area. California is a huge state in the US including both San Francisco and Los Angeles, amongst other big cities.

Top Attractions in California

Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz

If you take a boat trip to Alcatraz then you can take in the iconic Golden Gate Bridge at the same time. You can join the guided tours to find out all about the notorious criminals that served time here and the escape attempts.

Walk of Fame and Chinese Theater

Los Angeles is home to many celebrities, with some of the world’s biggest actors, music artists and TV presenters living in the area. The famous Walk of Fame stars are in the center of Hollywood and the Chinese Theatre is a top place to go to see the handprints and footprints of stars past and present.

Universal Studios

A trip to Universal Studios should be top of your ‘Things to do’ in California. There are loads of fun rides and attractions including a Harry Potter themed area.
A bus tour of the city will take you to see the sets of some famous movie moments such as Pretty Woman and many others. If you keep your eyes peeled, you might even spot the odd celebrity or two on your visit. You can also visit Disneyland in LA and Santa Monica Pier is another hot tourist spot. You can’t visit LA without heading to one of the many famous beaches like Malibu or Venice Beach. If you fancy a spot of surfing or topping up your tan, then there are plenty of great beaches to choose from in LA.

Airports

LAX is the main airport in California if you are heading into LA but there are several others across the state, including San Francisco International, San Diego International and Oakland International, so you have a good choice of airports depending on where you are headed to first on your trip to California. LAX is one of the busiest airports in the world and you can get flights to LAX from most major cities.

Working in California

There are all kinds of industries in California to find work in. Many people head to LA in seek of fame and fortune but there are plenty of jobs in the tourism industry, retail and most others. California is quite big on health and fitness, so if you are qualified in this area then you could find that type of work in one of the many gyms.
You can apply for an ESTA if you are travelling to the US from one of the countries that are part of the Visa Waiver Program. This will give you permission to enter the US for a period of up to 90 days, for both work and tourist purposes.