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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

California adventure experiences

Discover California’s Beauty

Cool places to visit in california

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

Insiders guide to visiting Guerneville on the Russian RIver in Sonoma County 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 County. You'll enjoy spending some...

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...

Things to do in Napa besides wine tasting

Enjoy these 13 attractions and activities around Napa Valley that are non-wine tasting experiences 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...

Sonoma things to do

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....

Road trips from San Francisco

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

Day trips and weekend getaways from San Diego, California 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 scenic landscapes. If you are...

Things to do at Carmel by the Sea

Guide to the best things to do at Carmel by the Sea in Monterey County 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 many...

McWay waterfall at Big Sur

Visit McWay falls and Trail at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park 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 Big Sur...

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 and weekend getaways from San Diego, California 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 scenic landscapes. If you are...

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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