Can You Name the West Coast City From Three Clues?
By: Heather Cahill
About This Quiz
Some of the largest cities in the country are found along the West Coast. They're located in states like Nevada, Washington and California. Some of them are vacation spots, while others are filled with booming businesses, but all are overall great places to live, work and play. Whether you live there or you've never been there, it's likely that you at least know a thing or two about West Coast cities. Think you can guess the city from a few clues about it?
Do you know where you can find the cities that are home to the Space Needle, Caesar's Palace or Lake Tahoe? Landmarks are a great way to identify a city, and they can be pretty memorable. If you can name the hometowns and birthplaces of notable people as well, then you're that much closer to acing this quiz! History buffs might be able to identify a few cities through hints about their past as well. Well, do you think that you're up for the challenge?
If you think you can become an honorary member of the West Coast or want to prove that you know your area very well, then now is your time. Take the quiz to show what you know!
This city is often thought of as home to the stars. It's one of the largest in the United States and is often called the "City of Angels." Can you name the city?
Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles is the place to be if you're in the entertainment business. Did you know that the famous "Hollywood" sign used to say something completely different? Somehow, "Hollywoodland" just doesn't have the same ring to it!
Merle Haggard was born here, it's known as the oil capital of California and you can get a glimpse at a group of peacocks. Do you know which city it is?
Santa Ana, California
Merle Haggard isn't the only famous country-music star to come out of Bakersfield; you can add Buck Owens to the list as well! They are known for creating their own brand of music, which was dubbed the "Bakersfield Sound."
It is the largest city in this state, known for its scenery, and it's home to many large animals. Do you know its name?
Los Angeles, California
Way up in the state of Alaska lies Anchorage, a beautiful, wintery city. Although it's not always snowy! In the spring, the snow starts to melt away here as well, but it can return a little earlier than it does in other places.
You may know it as the "City of Trees," the place where Eddie Murphy grew up or the place where the almond business is booming. Where is it?
Sacramento is filled with a vibrant arts scene, where there are countless theaters to catch a show at and many musicians around the city. For example, the band Deftones is from this musical city. There are also plenty of up-and-coming artists as well.
It's the home of the Sharks, Adobe and Mission Peak. Can you name the city?
Santa Barbara, California
San Jose, California
San Jose got its start in 1777 with the arrival of the Spanish, but it didn't become a city until almost 100 years later. Since then, it has expanded greatly and is home to many famous people and revolutionary companies.
George Lucas grew up here, you can stop by the Castle Air Museum and it's very wine-centric. What city is it?
San Francisco, California
Have you heard of the Gallo Family Winery? The winery and the Gallo family behind it has deep roots in Modesto since the winery's start in 1933. It's a great place to get a taste of the incredible city!
You may have visited the first McDonald's here or seen the start of the Hell's Angels. You may even know that Michael Reaves is from here. What is the city?
Santa Monica, California
San Bernardino, California
They call San Bernardino "The Heart of Southern California." After all, it is quite the city! It is filled with museums and history that dates back to the 19th century when the Spanish settled in the area.
This city has a high-heel shoe permit, Clint Eastwood once served as the mayor and you can get a glimpse of the Dennis the Menace Playground. What city is it?
Did you know that the first theater in California was constructed in Monterey? It's also know for its incredible Jazz Festival that attracts jazz fans from around the country and has been around for over 60 years!
Most children who live here speak a language other than English as their first. It's the birthplace of Peter Horton and where you'll find the Microsoft offices. Which city is it?
Bellevue, like Redmond, is known for a very big tech industry. In a visit to the city, you could visit the Expedia Offices or head over to see the folks at Unity. Then you could head over to take in the views at Lake Washington!
You'll find the iconic "Planet Ocean" mural here and have a chance to soak up the sun for almost the entire year. The Queen Mary is found in the city too. Can you name the city?
Long Beach, California
When you think of Long Beach, you probably think of the beautiful waterfront that the city sits along. It is also one of the largest cities in the state of California, with plenty of entertainment value.
Here you'll find a famous pier and the offices of Hulu. It's also called SaMo. Which city is it?
Santa Monica, California
Santa Monica is bordered by Los Angeles, meaning it could be a great place to get a glimpse of a celebrity. One good place to look is at the Santa Monica Farmer's Market, where many celebrities go for a quick shopping trip.
You'll know it by its famous Space Needle and a vibrant market. Bill Gates also calls this place his hometown. Where is it?
Think you know how much the Space Needle cost to make? It was a hefty $4.5 million! It's a staple of the Seattle skyline, which makes the city easily recognizable. Have a look for it if you're ever passing by the city.
The gold supply here was diminished by the early 1900s, it's inhabited by mostly military personnel and you can catch the famous Northern Lights here. What city is it?
Fairbanks is one of the largest cities in Alaska, and it is known for its beauty. Did you know that at one time Bob Ross called Fairbanks his home? His beautiful paintings were often inspired by the Alaskan landscape.
It's known for being the place people go to gamble, home of Caesar's Palace and what happens there, stays there. Can you name the city?
Las Vegas, Nevada
You might just feel like you're in "The Hangover" if you're partying in Las Vegas! Of course it is known for its unmatched entertainment scene, but did you know that it is also the brightest city on Earth that you can see from space?