Lake Tahoe is a major tourist attraction in both California and Nevada. It is home to a number of ski resorts, summer outdoor recreation, and tourist attractions. Snow and skiing are a significant part of the area's economy and reputation.
Often known by its initials, "L.A.", and nicknamed the "City of Angels", Los Angeles is a world center of business, international trade, entertainment, culture, media, fashion, science, technology, and education.
Modesto is located in Northern California, 92 miles east of San Francisco, 68 miles south of the state capital of Sacramento, and 66 miles west of Yosemite National Park.
Orange County's warm Mediterranean climate and 42 miles of year-round beaches attract millions of tourists annually. It is mostly suburban, except for some traditionally urban areas such as Anaheim, Santa Ana, Orange, and Huntington Beach.
San Jose is situated in an ideal location, being close to the Pacific Ocean, close to the San Francisco Bay, and relatively close to Lake Tahoe. It is surrounded by mountains, but it is easily accessible from all parts of the Bay Area.