Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevada of California

The Best Yosemite Airbnbs for a Dreamy National Park Getaway!

Planning a visit to Yosemite National Park? If you are looking for accommodation options for your national park getaway in the Sierra Nevada, we’ve rounded up the best Yosemite Airbnbs for you. Yosemite National Park is legendary for its beauty, and visiting the park is a California bucket list item for many visitors. Residents of the Golden State love Yosemite … Read More

Big Bear Lake California

10 Big Bear Airbnbs for a Scenic Mountain Lake Getaway!

Planning a visit to Big Bear Lake? If you are looking for accommodation options for your Southern California mountain lake getaway, we’ve rounded up the best Big Bear Airbnbs for you. One of the prettiest weekend getaways from San Diego or the LA area, Big Bear Lake is fun in every season. And if you are planning a longer Big … Read More

A view of Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey California

25 Exciting Things to Do in Monterey, California!

Considering a trip to Monterey? Whether it’s just the city you plan to visit, or the Monterey Peninsula as a whole, you will find a wealth of recreational opportunities to enjoy. With one of the most diverse marine environments on the planet, Monterey is famous for its whale watching, which you can do year round, and for the Monterey Bay … Read More

Rhine House Beringer Vineyards Napa Valley California

Visiting Beringer Vineyards in Napa Valley, California

Beringer Vineyards should be at the top of your itinerary for Napa Valley. Not just for their wines and tasting experiences, which are superb. But also for the art and architecture, the gorgeous gardens and grounds, and the rich history of the vineyard. One of the most beautiful wineries in Napa Valley, Beringer Vineyards is located in Saint Helena, in … Read More

Manzanita Lake, with Lassen Peak behind, in Lassen Volcanic National Park in northeastern California

22 Best Things to Do in Lassen Volcanic National Park (+ Tips for Visiting!)

Lassen Volcanic National Park is home to striking hydrothermal features, volcanic peaks, and many beautiful alpine lakes. If you enjoy the great outdoors, put Lassen Volcanic National Park on your itinerary for the Golden State! Located in the Shasta Cascade region of northeastern California, Lassen Volcanic National Park is one of the lesser visited national parks in California. Which is … Read More

Driving Tioga Road Over Tioga Pass in California

Tioga Road: A Beautiful Summer Road Trip at Yosemite National Park

Tioga Road is a spectacularly scenic drive through Yosemite National Park. The drive should definitely be on your itinerary for Yosemite if you visit the park when the road is open. Officially California State Route 120, the Tioga Road drive between Crane Flat and Lee Vining goes over Tioga Pass, the highest highway pass in California. It features diverse and … Read More

Pacific Grove California

16 Perfect Things to Do in Pacific Grove, California

Charming Pacific Grove, located in Monterey Bay, makes for a wonderful getaway, for a day, a weekend, or more. It has a spectacular setting along the Pacific Ocean, a quaint downtown, and plenty of fun things to do. Pacific Grove is known for its monarch butterfly grove, its many historic homes, some of which date back to the 19th century, … Read More

Redwood National and State Parks in California

23 Best Things to Do in Redwood National and State Parks (+ Tips for Visiting!)

Redwood National and State Parks offer you the chance to discover some of the most scenic redwood groves on the planet. But they also offer an astonishing variety of other beautiful landscapes to explore and many fun things to do. Located in Northern California, close to the Oregon border, Redwood National and State Parks comprise four parks: Redwood National Park, … Read More

Garrapata State Park in California at Sunset

Garrapata State Park in Carmel, CA: Things to Do + Tips for Visiting!

Located along scenic California Highway 1, at the base of the Santa Lucia mountains, Garrapata State Park features spectacular scenery, a variety of hiking trails, and a sandy beach. If you enjoy the great outdoors, you will love Garrapata State Park, and all it offers. Acquired by the State of California in 1980, Garrapata State Park is one of a … Read More

Where to Stay in Lake Tahoe

Considering a visit to Lake Tahoe? If you are looking for accommodation in Lake Tahoe, you have lots of great choices all around the lake! Lake Tahoe is a gorgeous alpine lake located in the Sierra Nevada mountains, on the California-Nevada border. The enormous lake straddles the two states, and there are many small communities nestled along the shore of … Read More