But there's so much else to see in the state though! Everyone already knows about Yosemite, and goes there.BroDeal said:The downside is that if the ToC is meant to act as advertising for tourism, California misses out on a great opportunity to showcase the state.
As to traffic, this is fairly realistic:
As to smog and haze, this is a little extreme, but definitely happens too frequently:
I rode up Tioga Pass in 2005 and it was crowded, but wonderful, but I haven't been down to the Valley since 1994, and that was in winter. I imagine winter is still a fairly nice time to visit. You couldn't get me in there before Memorial Day and Labor Day if you tried.