California, known also as the Golden State. I grew up in southern California, in a small town called La Mirada. I can tell you from first-hand experience that the beach was close, and the parks were where our family spent much of our time. Knotts Berry farm only had a few rides, and sold the best Jams and Jellies.
Disneyland was an annual staple, Walt used to greet folks at the entrance, I remember him well as a kind man.
I hope you find California a delight as I have.