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

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

The Ultimate Northern California Road Trip Itinerary (By a NorCal Native)

I may be — OK, correction, I definitely am biased — but Northern California has it all. Towering coastal redwoods hugged in fog, bubbling sulfurous geothermal pits in a volcanic landscape, pristine turquoise alpine lakes hemmed by pines: these are just a few of the diverse things you’ll see on a Northern California road trip. … Read more The Ultimate Northern California Road Trip Itinerary (By a NorCal Native)

Best Camping in Tahoe: 10 Campgrounds Perfect For Summer

Camping along the shores of Lake Tahoe means waking up to fresh mountain air, a day on the lake, or relaxing on the beach while sleeping under the alpine forest. These campgrounds are usually open between mid-May and mid-October and provide an affordable way of staying and kick up your heels, while refreshing yourself in … Read more Best Camping in Tahoe: 10 Campgrounds Perfect For Summer