What California Towns are Famous For

The claims to fame and nicknames of several different towns, cities, and regions of California, from the California Travel and Tourism Commission.
  • Angels Camp is known as the "Frog Jumping Capital of the World."

  • Bishop is known as the "Mule Capital of the World."

  • Clear Lake is known as the "Bass Capital of the West."

  • Crescent City Harbor is the "Shrimp Capital of California."

  • Fallbrook is known as the "Avocado Capital of the World."

  • Gilroy is the "Garlic Capital of the World."

  • Gridley is known as the "Kiwi Capital of America."

  • Indio is known as the "Date Capital of the World" for producing more than 95 percent of the dates in the country.
  • Kelseyville is known as the "Pear Capital of the World."

  • Oakdale is the "Cowboy Capital of the World."

  • Oxnard is known as the "Strawberry Capital of California."

  • Palm Springs is known as the "Golf Capital of the World."

  • Sacramento is known as the "Camellia Capital" for it's more than one million camellia bushes.

  • San Jose was the site of California's first Capitol in 1849.

  • Santa Cruz County is the "Brussel Sprouts Capital of the World."

  • Santa Maria is known as the "Barbecue Capital of the World."

  • Selma is known as the "Raisin Capital of the World."

  • Solvang is known as the "Danish Capital of America."

  • Shasta Lake is known as the "Houseboat Capital of the World."

  • The town of Smith River is known as the "Easter Lily Capital of the Nation."

  • Tulare County is known as the "Milk Capital of the World."

  • Vista is known as the city with the "Best Climate in the World."

See also
California City Guide
Other Attractions in California
California Travel Guide



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