Tourism In California


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A pedagogical presentation about the tourism posibilities of California, mainly focused on the city of San Francisco. A good model for BAT students in Spain to be followed when producing their own presentations.

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Tourism In California

  1. 1. TOURISM IN CALIFORNIA Two different examples . . . Two different destinations . . . SAN FRANCISCO YOSEMITE
  2. 2. CALIFORNIA STATE CALIFORNIA <ul><li>HISTORY </li></ul><ul><li>Part of Spain until 1821. </li></ul><ul><li>Part of Mexico until 1848. </li></ul><ul><li>1850  31st State of the Union </li></ul><ul><li>(USA) </li></ul><ul><li>ETHIMOLOGY </li></ul><ul><li>“ California ” comes from the </li></ul><ul><li>name of a Queen in a Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>XVI c. Novel called “ Calafia ” . </li></ul><ul><li>THE GOLD RUSH </li></ul><ul><li>The most important event in </li></ul><ul><li>California. James Marshall found </li></ul><ul><li>Gold in 1849 in the American </li></ul><ul><li>River  the steadily growing up </li></ul><ul><li>of population till today. </li></ul>
  3. 3. CALIFORNIA STATE 1 st 2 nd 3 rd 4 th <ul><li>EXTENSION </li></ul><ul><li>Alaska. </li></ul><ul><li>Texas. </li></ul><ul><li>California. </li></ul><ul><li>Montana. </li></ul><ul><li>SIMILAR TO SPAIN </li></ul><ul><li>410,858 Km2 </li></ul><ul><li>35,000,000 citizens </li></ul><ul><li>(9 million  foreign-born) </li></ul>IMPORTANT CITIES San Francisco Los Angeles Sacramento San Diego NICKNAME: The Golden State BIRD: Valley Quail MOTTO: Eureka TREE: California Redwood CAPITAL: Sacramento ANIMAL: Grizzly Bear FLOWER: Golden Poppy FISH: Golden Trout
  4. 4. CALIFORNIA STATE Amazing DIVERSITY Redwood National Park Sacramento Valley The Mojave Dessert Breathtaking Coast Line (+1,500 Km.) Sierra Nevada Sierra Nevada Ski Resorts
  5. 5. SAN FRANCISCO POPULATION 800,000 citizens DISTANCE to: Sacramento: 144 Km. Los Angeles: 619 Km. San Diego: 822 Km. Yosemite: 325 Km. The city of the 7 Hills Nob Hill Russian Hill Telegraph Hill Twin Peaks Rincon Hill Mount Davidson Lone Mountain SAN FRANCISCO
  6. 6. SAN FRANCISCO The city of the 7 Hills NOB HILL RUSSIAN HILL Shows you the Bay and the Bay Bridge. Shows you the Financial District. Shows you the Pagoda roofs of China Town. Named by Russians soldiers that are buried there. The Russians moved down from Alaska in the early 1800s. Spectacular view of the GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE.
  7. 7. SAN FRANCISCO The city of the 7 Hills TELEGRAPH HILL TWIN PEAKS The name comes from a light that used to announce the ships that came through the Golden Gate. From here you can see the famous Coit Tower. Before it was considered the “Art Colony”. A 210 foot Observation Platform to visit. The center of the city where you can get a 360 degree view of the Bay Area.
  8. 8. SAN FRANCISCO is famous for . . . Since 1873 A national landmark SAVE THE CABLE CARS ! THE CABLE CARS A Tourist Attraction
  9. 9. SAN FRANCISCO is famous for . . . THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE <ul><li>Opened in 1936 during the Depression defying hard times and promising a better future. </li></ul><ul><li>A suspension bridge able to sway in strong winds 21 feet (6.50 m.) in either direction. </li></ul><ul><li>It connects San Francisco with Marin County. </li></ul>
  10. 10. SAN FRANCISCO is famous for . . . ALCATRAZ 36 men in 14 separate escape attempts  23 caught; 6 shot & killed; 2 drowned; and 5 never found (They are officially listed as “missing and presumed drowned”. “ Alcatraz” from the Spanish name “Alcatraces”. 1850-1933: US Military Reservation to protect The San Francisco Bay. 1934-1963: “THE ROCK”  A maximum-security, minimum-privilege Federal Penitentiary. Al Capone, George “Machine-Gun” Kelly, Alvin Karpis (the first ‘Public Enemy No. 1’), and Arthur “Doc” Barker.
  11. 11. SAN FRANCISCO is famous for . . . THE EARTHQUAKE <ul><li>The Great Earthquake and Fire was on 18 th April 1906 . </li></ul><ul><li>It was very hard: 8.25 RICHTER SCALE . </li></ul><ul><li>It lasted 48 seconds . </li></ul>
  12. 12. More TO SEE in San Francisco . . . Fisherman’s Wharf Ghirardelli Square The Marina Mission Street Nob Hill Wells Fargo History Museum
  13. 13. More TO SEE in San Francisco . . . Typical Western Spectacles Gold Rush Museum Famous Stairs in Rincon Hill Coit Tower
  14. 14. YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK CREATION 1890 LOCATION North-east of California. A spectacular tract of mountain-and-valley scenery in the Sierra Nevada. PURE NATURE WILDERNESS Waterfalls Meadows Forests High Cliffs Mountain Peaks Unusual Rock Formations Wild Animals Impressive Wildflowers Giant Sequoias
  15. 15. YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK YOSEMITE VALLEY World famous for its impressive WATERFALLS, and for its landmark ROCK FORMATIONS About 3,000 ft. deep (915 m.) and just 1- 2 mile wide.
  16. 16. Yosemite National Park: AREAS TO VISIT . MARIPOSA GROVE of GIANT SEQUOIAS The largest stand of giant sequoias in Yosemite . SEQUOIA : The world’s largest living thing in our planet. The road to MARIPOSA GROVE is often closed from November to March.
  17. 17. Yosemite National Park: AREAS TO VISIT . WAWONA The home to the historic WAWONA HOTEL (XIX c.) . Accesible by car all year round. The Pioneer Yosemite Historic Center: A collection of historic buildings.
  18. 18. Yosemite National Park: AREAS TO VISIT . GLACIER POINT & BADGER PASS GLACIER POINT: An overlook with a commanding view of Yosemite Valley, Half dome and The High Sierra. The Road is closed from November to May-June. BADGER PASS: A famous cross-country skiing area from December to April.
  19. 19. Yosemite National Park: AREAS TO VISIT . CRANE FLAT A pleasant forest and meadow area located 16 miles from Yosemite Valley. Accesible by car all year. Near the TUOLUMNE and MERCED GROVES of Giant Sequoias.
  20. 20. Yosemite National Park: AREAS TO VISIT . TIOGA ROAD & TUOLUMNE MEADOWS A 39 mile scenic drive through forests and past meadows, lakes, and granite domes. Many broad and beautiful vistas.
  21. 21. Yosemite National Park WATERFALLS YOSEMITE FALLS 740 m. The world’s 5 th tallest waterfall. It doesn't flow in Summer. UPPER YOSEMITE FALL (436 m.) THE MIDDLE CASCADE (206 m.) LOWER YOSEMITE FALL (98 m.)
  22. 22. Yosemite National Park WATERFALLS OTHER FALLS . . . Most of them only flows during 3-4 months a year. BRIDALVEIL FALL (189 m.) VERNAL FALL (97 m.) NEVADA FALL (98 m.) RIBBON FALL (491 m.) HORSETAIL FALL (305 m.) STAIRCASE FALL (396 m.)
  23. 23. Yosemite National Park ROCK FORMATIONS HALF DOME Perhaps the most recognized symbol in Yosemite. 1,220 m above the valley floor
  24. 24. Yosemite National Park ROCK FORMATIONS EL CAPITAN The favorite plane and highest wall for experienced rock climbers. The largest monolith of granite in the World. 915 m above the valley floor
  25. 25. Yosemite National Park ROCK FORMATIONS Other impressive rock formations CATHEDRAL ROCKS
  26. 26. Yosemite National Park ROCK FORMATIONS Other impressive rock formations SENTINEL ROCK
  27. 27. Yosemite National Park ROCK FORMATIONS Other impressive rock formations THE THREE BROTHERS Eagle Peak (Uppermost Brother) Middle Brother Lower Brother
  28. 28. Yosemite National Park WILD LIFE ANIMALS Bears Deer Coyotes Birds
  29. 29. Yosemite National Park WILD LIFE FLOWERS A great variety of unique wild flowers. A real paradise for Botanic experts.
  30. 30. and THE MOST IMPORTANT thing . . . Thank you very much for your attention! It’s been a pleasure !