11 Wonderful Things to Do in Shelter Cove, CA

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Hidden away along the Avenue of the Giants, Shelter Cove is the most beautiful and fascinating Northern California small town you never knew existed. If leaving from the Bay Area, it is a 3 hour and a half drive up the scenic 101 to Garberville, but that is where things get interesting! As you approach … Read more 11 Wonderful Things to Do in Shelter Cove, CA

33 Phenomenal Beaches in Northern California

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From rocky coasts to breathtaking sandy ones, Northern California’s beaches genuinely have it all! The rugged and beautiful Pacific coastline is unlike any other in the United States, and there’s a reason that people flock to it not only from all over the USA, but from all over the world. This post covers all of … Read more 33 Phenomenal Beaches in Northern California

Your Weekend in Mendocino Itinerary: 2 Days of Beachfront Bliss

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If you’re looking to escape to a small coastal town that has all the beachy scenery, cute amenities, and none of the crowds, you’re looking to head to Mendocino! This treasure is located between the beach and the redwoods in Northern California on Highway 1, the much-photographed two-lane road that runs up and down almost … Read more Your Weekend in Mendocino Itinerary: 2 Days of Beachfront Bliss

Hiking the Lost Coast Trail: Guide to Trekking California’s Wildest Stretch of Coastline

The Lost Coast Trail (LCT)  is a backpacking trail in the Sinkyone Wilderness, Humboldt County, California. It has a north and south section covering 60 miles of California’s beautiful coastline. Most hike the northern section: this is the section we will be covering in this guide to hiking the Lost Coast trail. The northern section … Read more Hiking the Lost Coast Trail: Guide to Trekking California’s Wildest Stretch of Coastline

7 Best Hikes Near Mt Shasta: Hiking Trails For All Levels!

Drive a little over four hours north of San Francisco and you’ll arrive in Mount Shasta – an enchanted city at about 3,600 feet above sea level in Siskiyou County. Known for the massive volcano of the same name, Mount Shasta is a popular attraction for outdoor enthusiasts across the nation. While mountaineers travel to … Read more 7 Best Hikes Near Mt Shasta: Hiking Trails For All Levels!

30 Epic Northern California Hikes for Your Bucket List

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If you love hiking, Northern California has just about every kind of hike you can imagine. Redwood forests? Check. Fern-covered canyons? Got it. Rugged coastline and black sand beaches? Yup and yup. There’s an astounding number of incredible hikes in Northern California for just about every difficulty level and location! We’ve grouped this post by … Read more 30 Epic Northern California Hikes for Your Bucket List

13 Things to Do in Point Reyes: Complete Travel Guide + Tips

Just a short day trip away from San Francisco, you can enjoy the beautiful Point Reyes National Seashore.  Drive a leisurely 1 hour north on Highway 101 to Manzanita, then continue north on CA-1 to Olema, where you will find the park entrance. Even though it is just a short drive, you may want to … Read more 13 Things to Do in Point Reyes: Complete Travel Guide + Tips

11 Best Redwoods Near San Francisco

Whether you’re a born-and-raised Californian or visiting Northern California for vacation, you can’t help but feel awe every time you’re in the presence of a mighty redwood. Redwoods are some of the tallest trees in the world, and some can live to two or three thousand years old. While you can indeed find a few … Read more 11 Best Redwoods Near San Francisco

Best Pumpkin Patches in Northern California: Where to Go Pumpkin Picking Near San Francisco (+ Hay Rides and Corn Mazes)

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 (+ Hay Rides and Corn Mazes)

Top 10 Things to Do in Redwood National & State Parks

The Redwood National and State Parks attract countless visitors to Northern California each year, and it’s a must on any NorCal road trip. This stunning region of California graces visitors with scenic coastal drives, old-growth temperate rainforests, and of course, the tallest trees in the world!  It’s not surprising that Redwood National Park makes it … Read more Top 10 Things to Do in Redwood National & State Parks