Spring in California: 17 Places to Find Wildflowers and Flower Fields

While most of California enjoys a relatively mild winter, spring in California is a true joy, with beautiful flower fields in California erupting nearly everywhere you look! Whether we’re talking desert superblooms of California wildflowers, brilliant mustard flowers erupting between vineyards in wine country, gorgeous fields of purple lupine, or of course California’s signature fields … Read more Spring in California: 17 Places to Find Wildflowers and Flower Fields

12 Best East Bay Hikes: Trails in Oakland, Berkeley, & Beyond

Hiking in Northern California hardly needs an introduction. Majestic mountains, luminous coastal views, and gorgeous redwood forests – there is no place like it to get your fill of the outdoors. Whether you’re seeking ocean views at Land’s End or a sea of fog rolling in on Mt. Tam, the Bay Area has an abundance … Read more 12 Best East Bay Hikes: Trails in Oakland, Berkeley, & Beyond

9 Cool Things to Do in Crystal Cove State Park, CA

Sunset at a staircase in Crystal Cove State Park leading to the ocean

If you find yourself wanderlusting over the beauty of California’s coast and dream of those postcard-picturesque views, Crystal Cove State Park is the answer to your California dreaming! Located in gorgeous Orange County, Crystal Cove has it all:  a natural seashore, tidepools, beaches, towering bluffs, and wide-open spaces for epic hiking and camping.  The gorgeous … Read more 9 Cool Things to Do in Crystal Cove State Park, CA

Visiting Channel Islands National Park: 21 Things to Know Before You Go

If you are looking for a true escape to get away from it all, then make your getaway plan to explore Channel Islands National Park. It has been described as one of America’s best secret National Parks. And the numbers bear it out. Only 350,000 or so people a year visit this national park: compare … Read more Visiting Channel Islands National Park: 21 Things to Know Before You Go

The Absolute Best Hikes Near Sacramento: 15+ Ideas

Sacramento is the state capital of California and known as “the city of trees”. For being the capital of the most populous state in the US and one of the largest economies in the world, Sacramento is a fairly small city. However, it has some great restaurants, family-friendly activities, and some interesting nightlife, with a … Read more The Absolute Best Hikes Near Sacramento: 15+ Ideas

The 15 Best Hikes in Lake Tahoe: Hiking Trails For All Levels

While Tahoe is a world-renowned ski area in the winter, there are also some amazing and interesting Tahoe hikes to keep you busy all summer long. The fact that Lake Tahoe is nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains means you will find yourself immersed in some of the best, most scenic high alpine hiking in … Read more The 15 Best Hikes in Lake Tahoe: Hiking Trails For All Levels

6 Best Santa Barbara Hikes For All Levels

Hiking in Santa Barbara is a unique experience. A small mountain range called the Transverse Range is just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean, creating a scenic mountain backdrop from anywhere in the city and meaning that countless Santa Barbara hikes are, literally, in your backyard! It’s located just two hours north of Los … Read more 6 Best Santa Barbara Hikes For All Levels

13+ Amazing Santa Cruz Hikes to Tackle

Santa Cruz is not only a beach and surfing destination, but it also has some of California’s best hiking. It’s easy to find adventure within Santa Cruz proper and the surrounding vicinity. From coastal hiking to redwood forests, any adventurer is sure to find excellent locations for short and long hikes. Choose from difficult, moderate, … Read more 13+ Amazing Santa Cruz Hikes to Tackle