Gallery USA Pacific Northwest
In the east this zone is bordered by coastal ranges on which most of the moisture of the air coming from the Pacific rains down. Beyond these coastal ranges the climate is more continental, i. e. dryer, hotter in the summer and colder in the winter.
I've visited the region several times. San Francisco is a central starting point for travels along the Pacific coast, but also for travels into the coast ranges.
The Pacific coast hosts some of the most impressive natural features in the U. S., for example the coast between Monterey and Big Sur, the Point Reyes National Seashore, the Redwood National Park, the coast of Oregon and the Olympic National Park in Washington state. It's also home to some of the most scenic cities, especially San Francisco, Seattle, San Diego and Portland.
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