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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

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Discover California’s Beauty

Cool places to visit in california

Best beaches in the San Francisco area

Best beaches in the San Francisco area (Rugged, hidden and some are swimmable along with hidden beaches to explore) Even though the waters around San Francisco are frigid and icy cold, the beaches are still fantastic to explore and enjoy a nice beach day especially if...

San Francisco at night

Best views of San Francisco at night (city skyline, landmarks and bridge views) The Best views of San Francisco at night is magical. The city seems to come alive and shimmer all around the beautiful spots of the city that are lite up and seen from above, across the...

Best things to do in Santa Rosa

Best things to do in Santa Rosa (wine, dining, outdoor adventure, historic downtown) Santa Rosa is the largest city of Sonoma County and leis about 60 miles north of San Francisco. Santa Rosa is the main gateway to Sonoma County’s wine region, outdoor and nature...

Luther Burbank Gardens

Visit the Luther Burbank Gardens in Santa Rosa, California For plant and flower lovers, a visit to the Luther Burbank gardens in Santa Rosa is wonderful place to enjoy some of his amazing flower and plant introductions to the plant world. Luther Burbank is...

Charles M Shulz Sonoma County airport

Charles M Shulz Sonoma County airport (STS) Located just north of Santa Rosa, the regional Sonoma County airport is dedicated to Charles, M Shulz, the famous cartoonist who lived in Santa Rosa for most of his life. The regional airport is small and hassle free with...

California’s National parks, State parks and historic sites

Visit California's national and state parks and other historical monuments and treasures With so much amazing landscape, historic monuments and places to visit around California, there’s so much inspiration places to see and experience around the state. I’ve asked...

Best beaches in Southern California

Explore the best beaches in Southern California beaches for a fun beach day Southern California and spending a fabulous day on the beach and enjoying the SoCal vibe is what it’s all about here. Finding some of the best Southern California beaches to explore and hang...

Visiting Guerneville in the Russian River

Visiting Guerneville on the Russian RIver (adventure, gorgeous landscape, redwood forests and quirky places) A popular getaway spot for Bay Area visitors to the Russian River area, Guerneville is a good base to explore the town and surrounding area in West Sonoma...

Things to do in Old Town San Diego

Visiting Old Town in San Diego – a tour and top things to do in the historic district and surrounding area The old town section of San Diego is colorful, easy to walk around and very historic. The district is both a California State Historic Park and also a National...

Top Destinations

in California

 

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”.

Day trips from San Diego

Day trips from San Diego

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...

Visit Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

Visit Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

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...

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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Northern California

San Francisco
Sonoma
Napa
Marin
Mendocino
Bay Area

Southern California

Los Angeles

San Diego

Palm Springs
Santa Barbara
San Luis Obispo

Eastern

California

Lake Tahoe
Mammoth Lakes
Yosemite
Gold Country

Central California

Monterey
Carmel
San Luis Obispo
Sacramento
Pismo Beach

Special Places, special spaces

Check out these cool topics to explore around the website for fun things to do and see around the state

Botanical Gardens and outdoors

Gardens, parks and amusements

Special gardens, monuments and cool places

Outdoor adventures

Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor, recreation and adventure

California foods & Street Food

Unique foods to eat

Markets, street food, specialty foods

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