You’ll love exploring the Golden State from the mountains down to the forests and coastal ranges around the state
If you love taking road trips, visiting local, state and national parks or going off the beaten path, there’s plenty of it to explore in California. Or are you more into wine country or beach getaways or both, check them out on the landing page sections
There’s so much to do, see, eat and explore here in California. Check out our guides and best things to do posts to inspire you!
” The west coast areas of the state have all the cool beach communities, quirky towns, cliffside coastlines and other rugged places to discover along with chaparral country, wine country and fun places to explore.
The Central California region with Monterey, Carmel and Big Sur top the list. But there’s also national and state parks, amazing small towns and nature everywhere to explore around the central areas of the state.
Northern California with San Francisco, historic Sacramento and wine country draws visitors to enjoy the outdoors and lifestyle here with urban, country and forested areas to explore in the north.
Southern California is sun and fun with gorgeous coastlines and beaches, trendy towns to funky places to explore. There’s also the Eastern Sierras and amazing state and national parks that you must explore here”.
Things to do in Napa besides wine tasting (Enjoy these 13 attractions and activities now) Napa is known as a wine lovers’ destination to enjoy the iconic vineyards and tasting rooms the valley is known worldwide. But if you’re not a wine lover, there’s still plenty of...
Visiting Sonoma and things to do in wine country While many visiting wine country tend to explore all the wineries and tasting rooms around the county, doing a visit to the heart of Sonoma city is also fun to explore and discover the main attractions around the city....
Fantastic Day trips do do from San Francisco, California If you are visiting San Francisco and the Bay Area, there are so many fantastic places to visit just outside the city and make a perfect day trip. You’ll enjoy visiting some fantastic coastal destinations, wine...
Day trips from San Diego (outdoor adventure, historic sites, beaches & cool places) There are so many wonderful places to explore outside of the San Diego Metropolitan area and enjoy the outdoors, wine country, small towns and other attractions and California...
Guide to the best things to do at Carmel by the Sea in Monterey County (updated) Beautiful expansive sandy beaches, a European style and charming downtown area, gorgeous coastline roads to explore and wine country – It’s all here at Carmel by the sea. There are so...
Visit McWay falls and Trail at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park (updated) One of the most Iconic spots to visit and photograph in Big Sur area is McWay waterfall. A visit to McWay falls is easy with a short trail hike to an observation area above the falls. The iconic...
Purple sand beach at Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur (Purple sand, gorgeous unusual landscape) A beach with real purple sand you ask? Yes, it is rare and you can find the purple sand beach at Pfeiffer Beach at Big Sur. Not only is the beach sand unique but the just offshore...
Visit San-Carlos-Borromeo-de-Carmelo-mission aka Carmel Mission (updated) A visit to Carmel isn’t complete without touring San-Carlos-Borromeo-de-Carmelo-mission or in short Carmel Mission which was once the headquarters and gem of the California missions. Founded in...
Visit to Point Lobos State Natural Reserve (fantastic look out points, hikes & cool attractions) One of the most scenic stretches of coastline in Monterey County, Point Lobos State Reserve is stunning and worth visiting some of the gorgeous trails and lookout...
Big Sur Road trip (explore the best views, hikes and attractions) Big Sur conjures all the best of California road trips and a getaway place to go to for the weekend or even an extended time frame. Located on winding roads, seaside bluffs and condors flying above, a...
A Look Inside fun, quirky & Cool
Check out these, fun unusual and quirky places to explore in California that will amuse and make you want to see more
California is filled with so many inspiring places to visit that are so unique and one of a kind. Check out these popular and some offbeat places to discover around the state that you want to explore soon!
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Special Places, special spaces
Check out these cool topics to explore around the website for fun things to do and see around the state
Gardens, parks and amusements
Special gardens, monuments and cool places
Outdoor, recreation and adventure
Unique foods to eat
Markets, street food, specialty foods