30 Epic Northern California Hikes for Your Bucket List

person standing at the base of a redwood tree

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

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

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

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

6 Best Trinity Alps Hikes to Tackle on a Day Hike

view of the canyon creeks lake a popular hike in the trinity alps of california

The Trinity Alps is a stunning mountain range within the Klamath Mountains System in Northern California. While the Trinities are not as well-known as other areas within California, the Trinity Alps Wilderness is actually the second-largest wilderness area in the entire state, after Death Valley National Park. In these Trinity Alps hikes, you’ll find pine … Read more 6 Best Trinity Alps Hikes to Tackle on a Day Hike

12 Awesome Places to Go Apple Picking in Northern California: Orchards, Farms + U-Pick Apples!

Picking apples in the fall is one of the most rewarding and peaceful activities that you can enjoy alone or with friends and family. There is something special about going out in the autumn sun and picking fruit that will feed you and your family — and hopefully make some tasty desserts, too! Northern California … Read more 12 Awesome Places to Go Apple Picking in Northern California: Orchards, Farms + U-Pick Apples!

21 Delightful Small Towns in Northern California

California is a beautiful state full of so much to do and see! It’s the most populous state in the US, and as a result, Californians often have a funny idea of what a small town in California really constitutes. I grew up in a town of 10,000 people that I thought was tiny, and … Read more 21 Delightful Small Towns in Northern California

10 Creative Things to Do in Crescent City, CA

Crescent City is a delightful little city with a lot to offer.  Where else can you walk amongst the tallest trees in the world, catch your own seafood dinner, and look for semi-precious stones while strolling along the beach? Crescent City is California’s northernmost city along Hwy 101 with the Oregon border less than 20 … Read more 10 Creative Things to Do in Crescent City, CA

15 Unique Things to Do in Eureka, California

California’s Redwood Coast extends for roughly 175 miles, affording numerous opportunities to walk amongst these three hundred foot tall, two thousand year old giant trees. Iconic Highway 101 meanders along the rugged coastline and right through the heart of Victorian Eureka, the perfect spot for an overnight stay amongst the redwoods. Founded on Humboldt Bay … Read more 15 Unique Things to Do in Eureka, California

The 8 Best Hikes in Point Reyes National Seashore

Beaches, forests, and… elephant seals? Oh my. Point Reyes National Seashore has it all, and then some! A triangular peninsula that hangs off the California coast, Point Reyes is a natural gem a mere hour away from the bustling metropolis of San Francisco. In Point Reyes, you are certain to see rolling hills, foggy forests, … Read more The 8 Best Hikes in Point Reyes National Seashore