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 -
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 -
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 -
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.
Nimbus is more than just a spawning … - 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 all the way to Bridgeport. Many primitive … - 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 a large history. It is located in Inyo County and has a population of under 4,000. Originally named Bishop Creek, 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 -
Mono Lake is a salt water 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 -
Mono Hot 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 well worth checking … - continue reading -
Kern County is often referred to as the “Golden Empire” and for good reason. Kern County is located in the southern Central Valley of California. It extends east beyond the southern slope of the eastern Sierra Nevada range … - continue reading -
On average over half a million visitors a year enjoy fishing, boating, and camping at Don Pedro Lake. There are more than 160 miles of shoreline and over 12,000 acres of land to explore. Three separate campgrounds offer … - continue reading -
Yosemite Sugar Pine Railroad is an exciting 4-mile railroad excursion near Yosemite Park's south gate on highway 41. Ride into history where powerful locomotives once hauled massive log trains through the Sierra … - continue reading -
Kern River Camping areas include the Lower Kern River, Lake Isabella, and the Upper Kern River. State-run campgrounds, private resort style campgrounds, and free camping areas can all be found along the Kern River … - continue reading -
The town of Tehachapi has made a name for itself because of the numerous murals that adorn virtually every wall in site. At every turn, a new and fascinating piece of artwork reveals itself. Many of the murals depict an … - continue reading -