Located south of San Francisco and just north of Monterrey is Santa Cruz. The beach and ocean are a big part of the Santa Cruz lifestyle and the area is well known for sailing, swimming, surfing, and paddling.
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Moss Landing is a sleepy little fishing village that time has forgotten. Located halfway between Santa Cruz and Monterey, most people visit this area to explore Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine.
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Northern California is a great place to live in or visit. Just about everyone knows about NorCal's major attractions. Yosemite National Park, Fishermans Wharf, and Monterey Bay. This list highlights lesser-known travel … - continue reading -
There is a famous welcome sign in the Napa Valley that features a quote from Robert Louis Stevenson. It reads “… and the wine is bottled poetry.” Wine is often the first thing that comes to mind when you think about the Napa … - continue reading -
The small coastal town of Bodega Bay is probably best known for its cinematic past which has been engulfed in Hitchcock horror, but this pleasant town on the Sonoma coast has a lot more to offer and is the perfect destination … - continue reading -
In Marin County, only 40 miles north of San Francisco, visiting the Tomales Bay Region is like visiting another world. Tomales Bay is a long, narrow strip of water that opens off of Bodega Bay. Because it is an outcropping … - continue reading -
Apple Hill has been the perfect traditional fall family destination for a half a century, with its mix of kid-friendly activities and adult attractions. Attractions include over 50 u-pick apple ranches, a Christmas tree farm, … - continue reading -
Brannan Island State Recreation Area is halfway between San Francisco and Sacramento along the east bank of the Sacramento River. Brannan is not entirely an island, but it is surrounded on three sides by water.
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With hundreds of miles of navigable waterways, the Sacramento River Delta, also known as the California Delta, provides a plethora of outdoor exploration opportunities, including boating, bird watching, camping and … - continue reading -
Nimbus Fish Hatchery is situated on the banks of the American River. The hatchery was constructed to replace the salmon and steelhead runs that were blocked by Nimbus and Folsom dams.
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California State Railroad Museum is located in the old town section of Sacramento, California. You can spend an entire day looking around this interesting museum. On hand are full-size locomotives and passenger cars of every … - continue reading -
The state capital of California, Sacramento, plays a key role in politics and decision-making for the state, but there’s a different side to the city as well. The Old Town District gives a fascinating look into what has … - continue reading -
For over 100 years, Mammoth Lakes has drawn thousands of visitors to enjoy the area’s spectacular natural beauty. In addition to the town’s proximity to the stunning Yosemite National Park, the area surrounding Mammoth offers … - continue reading -
Bishop California is a little town with an extensive history. It is located in Inyo County and has a population of under 4,000. Named Bishop Creek initially, it is the most populated place in Inyo County.
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Only 3 ½ hours from San Francisco and 2 hours from Sacramento, Emerald Bay State Park preserves one of the loveliest and most photographed areas of Lake Tahoe.
The Bay was carved in granite by the movement of glaciers. It … - continue reading -
California's Eastern Sierra region offers adventurous travelers numerous opportunities to soak and soothe the senses. Hot mineral water pools can be found in the upper Owens Valley to Bridgeport. Many primitive natural hot … - continue reading -
Mono Lake is a saltwater oasis of the Great Basin located just 13 miles from Yosemite National Park in California’s Eastern Sierra. Although it has suffered for decades at the hands of humans diverting water from its … - continue reading -
Alabama Hills Owens Valley Road Trip points of interest you don't want to miss.
Take a drive in the Alabama Hills’ “movie flats” and walk in the footsteps of the Lone Ranger, Russell Crowe, Gene Autry, and Mel Gibson. Or … - continue reading -
More than just a beautiful gorge with a river running through it, Arroyo Seco campground located just west of Soledad, California, is a rural but urbanized facility in California’s westernmost national forest.
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Lake Isabella Camping Trip things to do while visiting this Kern County lake. Lake Isabella is nestled in what is known as the Kern River Valley between two sections of the Sequoia National Forest. Surrounding communities are … - continue reading -
West Kern County Oil Museum is well worth a visit for if you live in the area or are traveling along Highway 5 between Southern and Northern California.
In the early 1920s, West Kern County was a forest of oil derricks. … - continue reading -
With over 100 outlet stores, many of them upscale, Gilroy Premium Outlets is a shopper’s paradise. Spread out over four separate buildings. The outlets contain just about anything a person would want to buy
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The Central Valley city of Stockton is located in the middle of the rolling hills and rural vistas of the San Joaquin Valley's farm and vineyard country. But it's not just Stockton's location that makes it a good fit for … - continue reading -
Located in the center of Roeding Park in Fresno, California, the smaller than average, the zoo sits on 46 acres and is home to nearly 700 animals and over 200 different species.
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