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Natural wonders and wide-open spaces draw visitors and locals to climb Yosemite’s granite peaks, hike among redwoods in Sequoia and Kings Canyon, surf the beaches of Santa Cruz, scale the spines of Shasta, Lassen, and Whitney, ski the slopes of Tahoe, and dip their toes into the sea in Big Sur.

Read Liz Hamill Scott’s area overview of California.

Planning Your Trip

Visiting Northern California? If You Have…

A weekend: Visit San Francisco.
Five days: Add the Wine Country or visit Monterey and Big Sur.
One week: Add Yosemite and Tahoe.
Or check out the following articles for ideas across the state.

California Trip Itineraries

California Road Trips

Where to Go in California

Beaches in California

Other Recreation in California

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