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The Most Popular Cities in California

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I hope everyone enjoys this list deciding which California cities are the most popular. My favorite city in California is San Francisco, but everyone is entitled to their own opinion. The criteria for choosing the most popular cities are overall living conditions, beach conditions, restaurants, shopping malls, amusement parks, cruise lines, landmarks, bars, clubs, college campuses, golf and tennis resorts, views from above, and sporting events.
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    San Francisco

    San Francisco, officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California. The only consolidated city-county in California, San Francisco encompasses a land area of about 46.9 square miles on the northern end of the San Francisco Peninsula, ...more

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    Salinas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular Cities in California
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    Salinas is the county seat and largest municipality of Monterey County, California. Salinas is located 10 miles east-southeast of the mouth of the Salinas River, at an elevation of about 52 feet above sea level. The population was 155,662 as of 2013. The city is located at the mouth of the Salinas ...more

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    San Jose

    San Jose is the third-largest city in California, the tenth-largest in the United States, and the county seat of Santa Clara County. San Jose is the largest city within the Bay Area and the largest city in Northern California. San Jose was founded on November 29, 1777, as El Pueblo de San José de ...more

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    Monterey

    Monterey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular Cities in California
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    Carmel-by-the-Sea is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular Cities in California
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    Carmel-by-the-Sea, often called simply Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Situated on the Monterey Peninsula, Carmel is known for its natural scenery and rich artistic history. In 1906, the San Francisco Call devoted a ...more

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    Los Angeles

    Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular Cities in California
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    Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles, often known by its initials L.A., is a major city in California's Southern California region, approximately 342 miles south of San Francisco. With a population of 3,792,621 as of 2010, Los Angeles is the second-largest city in the United States, after New ...more

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    Santa Barbara

    Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular Cities in California
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    San Diego is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular Cities in California
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    San Diego is a major city in California, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,355,896 as of July 1, 2013, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the ...more

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