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”.
Visit this purple sand beach at Pfeiffer Beach at Big Sur, California 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 is the unique...
Visit San-Carlos-Borromeo-de-Carmelo-mission aka Carmel Mission 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 1770 and...
Visit to Point Lobos State Natural Reserve – fantastic look out points, hikes and other 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 fun road trip itinerary to Big Sur exploring 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...
Visit the Point Old Loma Lighthouse at the Cabrillo National Monument in San Diego Light House at the Point Loma at the Cabrillo National Monument is a wonderful place to visit and connect with Old San Diego history and the gorgeous landscape where the light house...
A visit to Cabrillo National Monument in Southern California The High point at Point Loma is where the Cabrillo National Monument sits overlooking the massive harbor and San Diego laid out in panoramic view. This monument commemorates the Spaniard explorer, Juan...
Visiting the San Francisco Botanical Garden at Golden Gate Park The San Francisco Botanical Garden at Golden Gate Park is a must visit for plant lovers, those who enjoy gardens or just enjoy being outdoors and visiting a beautiful botanical garden. With all these...
Visit The gorgeous Dahlia garden at Golden Gate park in San Francisco The Dahlia Del located next to the Conservatory of Flowers at Golden Gate park is breath taking to visit especially if you are in the vicinity of Conservatory of Flowers. Situated in the lower right...
Visit the Conservatory of Flowers at Golden Gate park in San Francisco The Conservatory of Flowers at Golden Gate park is breath taking to visit as both a living museum and a historic landmark in the park. One of the oldest wooden glass houses in the United States,...
Explore the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park Explore the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park and be immersed into this world that easily takes you to Japan walking along the garden pathways, bridges and quiet spots around this magnificent garden. Slowly...
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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