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

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

Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park is one of the must-visit state parks near San Francisco, California

18 Spectacular State Parks Near San Francisco (+ Map!)

Looking for the best state parks near San Francisco to visit? California has a very robust state parks system, with beautiful parks scattered all over the state, and you will be spoiled for choice when it comes to state parks around San Francisco. From mountains to coast and redwood forests to wildlife havens, there are many beautiful California state parks … Read More

Napa Valley California

8 Best Airbnbs in Napa Valley for an Incredible Wine Country Getaway!

Planning a visit to Napa Valley? If you are looking for accommodation options for your wine country trip, we’ve rounded up the best Napa Valley Airbnbs for you. One of the easiest and most fun weekend getaways from San Francisco, Napa Valley has it all: world class wine, fabulous food, pretty countryside, great shopping, and a charming ambience. You will … Read More

Pinnacles National Park in California

Pinnacles National Park: The Ultimate Guide

The smallest national park in California at 26,606 acres, Pinnacles National Park is worth visiting for its unique geological features, its excellent network of hiking trails, and the opportunities to see birds and wildlife, as well as wildflowers in season. Located in Central California, just around 120 miles south of San Francisco, Pinnacles National Park is one of the easiest … Read More

Artesa Winery is one of the most beautiful wineries in Napa Valley!

14 Most Beautiful Wineries in Napa Valley, California (+ Map!)

The best Napa Valley wineries offer exceptional wine, plus something more: art or architecture or gardens or great views. Especially if it is your first time visiting, you will want to stop at some of the most iconic and beautiful Napa Valley wine estates, for an unforgettable wine country experience. Over the years, vintners from many parts of the world … Read More