CA is cool I live there but I personally hate Hollywood and LA and Venice beach is completely filled with drug addicts and THOUSANDS of homeless people but good places are big bear, June lake, sequoia national park, and Palm Springs/desert but if you're going out that way might as well visit Vegas also
I'm in a town called half moon bay which is located in between San Francisco and Monterey. it gets really foggy and cold here. In southern california though, there's perfect weather and it has nice beaches. I've alway's wanted to go to florida, although it's really hot there. So i don't really know.