BEST OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

The vast park complex consisting of one national park and three state parks helps preserve a region home to the oldest redwood forests.

REDWOOD NATIONAL AND STATE PARKS

Take one of the 750-miles of trails to see El Capitan, Half Dome, and other famous rock formations. Then, peer up from the canyon floor to see Yosemite Falls.

YOSEMITE NPS

Any time of year is perfect for visiting one of Northern California’s favorite year-round destinations. Gear up for an adventure because it is a place for enjoying outdoor recreation.

LAKE TAHOE

Head outside of Mammoth Lakes to Travertine or Wild Willy Hot Springs to soak in pools with mountain views, or let the natural baths at Sykes Hot Springs reward you after a hike.

HOT SPRINGS

Enjoy secluded public beaches shielded by rocky cliffs. Hike along the coastal trails to spot whales, or explore the natural attractions like Alamere.

POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE

Riding around town is a clash of times as the modern offices of tech giants like Apple and Google contrast with the Spanish Colonial Revival architecture decorating downtown.

SAN JOSE

Revel in the postcard-worthy views from the Point Arena Lighthouse, Point Cabrillo Light Station, and other historical lighthouses adorning the Mendocino Coast.

MENDOCINO COAST

Limestone structures emerge like castles from the middle of Mono Lake. These peculiar landforms have intrigued photographers and nature seekers.

MONO LAKE

Hike the 1.3-mile loop trail to the waterfall, where you can truly experience its 129-ft drop. And on hot days, there are sure to be visitors swimming in the cool waters.

MCARTHUR BURNEY FALLS

18+ MAGICAL THINGS TO DO IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA EVERYONE NEEDS TO EXPERIENCE

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