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 -
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 -
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 … - 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 -
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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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, which includes over 50 u-pick apple ranches, a Christmas tree farm, a … - continue reading -
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 -
With its mystical green-colored waters, Grover Hot Springs State Park is the perfect destination to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday urban life.
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Located east of the Sierras, just off US Highway 395 south of Mammoth, Convict Lake is in a mixed pine-hemlock forest with aspen trees that turn golden in fall and surrounded by towering granite peaks.
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Inyo County is California's second largest county. Highway 395 runs through the center of Inyo County along the Owens River Valley. With the eastern High Sierra to the east, the White Mountains to the west. A road trip along … - continue reading -
June Lake Loop is a 16-mile stretch of Route 158 that wraps around four picturesque lakes located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains at Mono Basin’s southernmost rim. Much like the nearby Mammoth Lakes, the June Lake Loop is home … - continue reading -
Mono County Day Trips
Mono County is a diverse land of sage brush-covered plains that lead to soaring, jagged peaks and dormant volcanoes in east-central California. Set between the crest of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and … - continue reading -
Mono Hots Springs is located in the Sierra National Forest, northeast of Fresno. If you are looking for an amazing wilderness experience with some of the comforts of home then Mono Hot Springs Resort is defiantly worth … - continue reading -
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 -
Right, where Interstate 5 and California Highway 99 meet is the home of the newest outlet mall in Southern California. Let’s welcome the Outlets at Tejon Ranch. Outlet Mall Hours Monday – Saturday: 10 am to 9 pm Sunday: 10 am … - 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 -
The Central Valley city of Stockton is located in the middle of the rolling hills and bucolic 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.
Visitors from all over the state come to see … - 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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