If you have been to Northern or Southern California, you have been a witness to this state's grand beauty. Its geography ranges from mountains to deserts, and from beaches to hot springs. You can surf, ski or hike your way across it. The weather is temperate, and the rich valleys are home to farms boasting luscious fruits and vegetables, as well as to vineyards producing some of the world's finest wines. San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and San Francisco are just a few of this state's most memorable cities.