California: The Bucket List
California: Travel Facts
Main International Airport: Los Angeles. Other major airports: San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento, Orange County, and San Jose.
Currency: U.S. dollars.
Capitals: Sacramento is the state capital.
Climate: Alpine in the mountains. Northern temperate to coastal rainforest on the north coast. Mediterranean on the central coast (dry inland). Desert in the south, interrupted by mountain “sky islands.” Drylands east of the Sierra.
Languages: English. Spanish is also widely spoken in some urban areas.
More facts: U.S. immigration and tourism visas are explained by the U.S. Department of State.
Time zone: Standard time for all of Hawaii is UTC – 8. See World Clock for seasonal adjustments.