AVOID These 20 Common Tourist Mistakes in California

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Published on November 6, 2022 by

These are the 20 most common mistakes and incorrect assumptions that tourists make when they visit California. I’m joined on this video by the biggest expert on California travel that I know: Josh from California Through my Lens. We want to help you plan the best trip to California, and that’s a mistake free trip to California!

✔️ Watch the vlog that Josh and I did on our day in Huntington Beach: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hma7BVlVOms✔️ Watch more of Josh’s videos on his California Through My Lens channel here: https://www.youtube.com/c/cathroughmylens

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
00:00 – Common Tourist Mistakes in California
00:18 – Mistake 1 – Trying to see too much
01:04 – Mistake 2 – Thinking the beach is warm for Spring Break
01:43 – Mistake 3 – Going to Death Valley in Summer
02:16 – Mistake 4 – Not packing cold weather clothes for San Francisco (all year)
02:48 – Mistake 5 – Referring to San Francisco as San Fran
03:18 – Mistake 6 – Not booking attractions in advance – camping, national park permits, hotels
04:02 – Mistake 7 – Not budgeting enough $$$ for your trip
04:29 – Mistake 8 – Forgetting your passport when visiting Tijuana from San Diego
05:01 – Mistake 9 – Not factoring traffic in to your drive times
05:45 – Mistake 10 – Driving “slow” in the carpool lane
06:32 – Mistake 11 – Thinking the train is the fastest way to get around
07:05 – Mistake 12 – Not using the Subway in Los Angeles and SF
07:41 – Mistake 13 – Thinking that LA and SF are the only airports
08:25 – Mistake 14 – Missing out on the National Parks
09:08 – Mistake 15 – Not buying a National Parks pass
09:41 – Mistake 16 – Going to a snow area without tire chains
11:08 – Mistake 17 – Not eating at In N Out Burger
11:58 – Mistake 18 – Going to Hollywood Blvd to see movie stars
12:34 – Mistake 19 – ONLY visiting LA and San SF and leaving out all the amazing places outside of the tourist areas (i.e. Napa is known for wine but you can have awesome wine in Sonoma, Paso Robles, Temecula, and even Lodi) –
13:48 – Mistake 20 – Not watching more videos from California Through My Lens!

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