Where to Go Camping in Orange County (Both Beaches & Backcountry!)

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Orange County is home to first-class beaches, incredible nature reserves, and stunning landscapes that emphasize California’s intrinsic beauty. Apart from the cities, theme parks, and developing infrastructure that people often associate with Orange County, the region’s fantastic weather and unique environment make the county an enticing destination. Arguably the best way to experience the county’s … Read more Where to Go Camping in Orange County (Both Beaches & Backcountry!)

How to Hike Santiago Peak, the Tallest Mountain in Orange County

Santiago Peak, also referred to as Saddleback Mountain, is Orange County’s highest summit. It’s also one of the most scenic and worthwhile hikes in Orange County! The mountain, located in Cleveland National Forest and amongst the Santa Ana mountain range, overlooks South Orange County and the Los Angeles Basin with incredible city views and steep, … Read more How to Hike Santiago Peak, the Tallest Mountain in Orange County

Best Pumpkin Patches in Los Angeles: Where to Go Pumpkin Picking In & Near LA

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The fall is a wonderful time full of fun traditions to welcome the harvest season and begin the countdown until winter and winter holidays. Many families or groups of friends include pumpkin picking or a visit to the pumpkin patch as part of their fall-time traditions. This is one of the best activities that is … Read more Best Pumpkin Patches in Los Angeles: Where to Go Pumpkin Picking In & Near LA

Best Pumpkin Patches in Northern California: Where to Go Pumpkin Picking Near San Francisco

Northern California is well known for its Gold Country towns and its quaintly charming cities that hold onto overtones of yesteryear! Fall is Northern California’s best time of year, one where the beautiful weather shines. Trust me, you will never regret visiting this picturesque part of the state in the fall, and if you’re local … Read more Best Pumpkin Patches in Northern California: Where to Go Pumpkin Picking Near San Francisco

11 Perfect Places to Go Apple Picking in Southern California: Orchards, Farms + U-Pick Apples!

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Southern California is not often thought of as a location for farming or orchards — but the ample opportunities for apple picking in Southern California will prove that wrong! People more commonly associate Southern California with beaches, Los Angeles, and Hollywood stars — not outdoor adventure, hikes, or agriculture. While these attractions are all valuable … Read more 11 Perfect Places to Go Apple Picking in Southern California: Orchards, Farms + U-Pick Apples!

9 Best Hikes in Big Sur to Add to Your Bucket List

Big Sur is an unbeatable highlight of California’s coast! Nature lovers dream of this beautiful area because of its picturesque camping sites, unparalleled hiking trails, and magical ocean views. Big Sur includes stunning coves, waterfalls, and rock formations, unlike any other area of the state, making it a popular spot for visitors and native Californians. … Read more 9 Best Hikes in Big Sur to Add to Your Bucket List

7 Breathtaking Malibu Hikes with Mountain and Coastal Views

Welcome to Malibu, where there are endless coastline and ocean views! While these views can be enjoyed by taking a drive along the Pacific Coast Highway or at one of the many Malibu beaches, there are even better vantage points for taking in all the beauty of this coastal city—on a hike in Malibu! Malibu … Read more 7 Breathtaking Malibu Hikes with Mountain and Coastal Views

6 Exciting Palm Springs Hikes for Your Next Getaway

With Joshua Tree National Park (and its awesome hikes) so close by, the remaining Palm Springs area doesn’t get much attention but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t! Palm Springs is located between not one, not two, but four mountain ranges — and let us not forget about the Coachella Valley stretching in almost every direction! … Read more 6 Exciting Palm Springs Hikes for Your Next Getaway

10 Best Mammoth Lakes Hikes for All Hiking Levels

Mammoth Lakes is a town in California’s Sierra Nevada, sitting pretty at an elevation of 7,880 feet. While the town itself is fairly small, with a population of around 9,000 people, the town can get crowded in the winter, as visitors flock from across the country (and even around the world) to ski at Mammoth … Read more 10 Best Mammoth Lakes Hikes for All Hiking Levels

7 Things to Do in California’s Alabama Hills: Movie Road, Hiking, Stargazing & More!

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California’s Alabama Hills is one of the most fascinating places in the Eastern Sierras and should be on any Highway 395 itinerary! Nestled in the shadows of the grandiose Mt Whitney, the Alabama Hills afford plenty of opportunity for adventure and exploration.  Whether you’re all about hiking and climbing or prefer to just chill in … Read more 7 Things to Do in California’s Alabama Hills: Movie Road, Hiking, Stargazing & More!