California has the most to offer. It has world-famous beaches, mountains, snow, deserts, thick, tall forests, big cities, small towns, amusement parks, zoos, theaters of stage and screen; it's home to Hollywood, has awesome weather, and it has an interesting history! Please do visit this wonderful state at least once in your lifetime!
California isn't that great IMO, and I'm actually considering changing my vote. First of all, the desert corridor of California is very drab and flat, compared to Arizona or the mountain states. Most of the population live in the cities of LA metro. During my time there, it felt like their was no civilization in between LA and San Diego. For good reason. California has no flat land for farming and no water to irrigate from the ground. It was hell getting any basic amenities anywhere outside the metro, Don't even get me started about the mess of people within the cities, This Hollywood you were bragging about was full of freaks and fakes. Anything to the East was occupied by "gang bangers" who walked around like a bunch of fools extorting the people. Lol, I was just laughing at how everyone wore the same colors in each neighborhood we passed. East coast crime is at least honest. It's about money rather than that silly nonsense. Now, California has beaches, I admit, but they weren't that impressive to me in particular, as I already live in a state with 10 coasts. You can't see the other end of the water. I also noticed that the waves reel slowly in. Go up to lake Michigan and it feels like you're getting smacked by the hand of Poseidon. California wasn't overtly special IMO, and even though I enjoyed my time there greatly, mostly do to the mountainous area surrounding San Diego (Beautiful,), but I sometimes felt like the various amenities in California were overrated. My state already haws everything California could offer. The only difference is that I missed my Islands, waterfalls, forests, and overall natural beauty. I feel like California is an eco disaster. If I were to go back, I would center most of my time in San Diego.