9 Incredible Natural Hot Springs in California

Looking for a little dash of Iceland in California? There are many wonderful, relaxing hot springs in California — though many of them come with a steep resort fee. This post focuses instead on the best non-commercial public hot springs in California: ones you don’t have to pay a fee to use (although you may … Read more 9 Incredible Natural Hot Springs in California

13 Stunning Lakes in California for Year-Round Fun

Want a lakeside escape in California? Coming right up! Beaches aren’t all the waterside fun California has to offer. You’ve got tons of gorgeous lakes in California to choose from, from beautiful alpine gems to glacier-carved lakes, from salt lakes to scenic reservoirs. While Lake Tahoe is known worldwide and is perhaps the best-known lake … Read more 13 Stunning Lakes in California for Year-Round Fun

California in October: 17 Fun Fall Activities to Do This Year

California in October is a hopping time — yes, even in 2020. Put on your mask and get out of the house this fall! While social distancing requirements are still in place, there are fall activities in California which are giving you a chance to get outside safely with your family and get into the … Read more California in October: 17 Fun Fall Activities to Do This Year

The 9 Epic National Parks in California (+ 45 Can’t-Miss Sights)

At current writing (August 2020), the United States has 62 National Parks. And here’s an idea of how beautiful California is: while spending time in California, you can visit over 10% of the entire U.S.’ national parks! The nine National Parks within the California borders offer very diverse ecological settings. Take time to explore the … Read more The 9 Epic National Parks in California (+ 45 Can’t-Miss Sights)

18 Incredible California Lighthouses (+ 6 You Can Stay the Night In!)

Along the rugged California coastline, 30 lighthouses shine a beacon out to the Pacific Ocean. These California lighthouses range from the state’s oldest lighthouse, Point Pinos Lighthouse, constructed in 1855 to those with unique purposes like Point Bonita Lighthouse’s guiding light to the San Francisco Bay and the historical Old Point Loma that sits within the … Read more 18 Incredible California Lighthouses (+ 6 You Can Stay the Night In!)

17 Incredible California Waterfalls Worth the Hike (+ Trail Info)

The Golden State is famous for many things — its sky-scraping sequoias, its awe-inspiring mountains, its stunning beaches — but for some reason, people forget about all the beautiful waterfalls in California. Sure, McWay Falls in Big Sur may come to mind, but there are several hidden gem waterfalls in California few people know about … Read more 17 Incredible California Waterfalls Worth the Hike (+ Trail Info)