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”.
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...
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 (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...
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...
Visit Ventura and Carpinteria
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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!
San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo
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