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Climb Yosemite’s granite peaks. Hike among the redwoods in Sequoia and Kings Canyon. Scale the spines of Shasta, Lassen, and Whitney. Ski the slopes of Tahoe, surf the beaches of Santa Cruz, dip your toes into the sea in Big Sur. If you thrive in the natural wonders of the outdoors, travel California.

Hit the latest clubbing hot-spots. Experience award-winning plays. Browse experimental art exhibits, attend splashy gallery openings, sample some of the best cruise of the country, all on the same six-block street. If your heart beats to an urban rhythm, travel California.

After all that, California travel offers even more: tiny coastal towns, sweeping farmlands and vineyards, bone-dry deserts and Gold Country ghost towns. Whatever your speed, find your passion in California.

We’ve got some great ideas to get you started.

Read Liz Hamill Scott’s area overview of California.


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Northern California

 

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Southern California

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Get Inspired With Our Most Recent California Articles

Just getting started planning? Here are our four most recent articles to help you find your way, or dig deeper and browse the latest Moon travel articles for all of California.

View from along the High Peaks trail in Pinnacles National Park.

Visiting Pinnacles National Park

Sacramento and Gold Country. Photo © Christopher Arns.

Planning Your Time in Sacramento and Gold Country

Rafting along the calm stretches of the river. Photo © All-Outdoors.

South Fork Whitewater Rafting Tips

California's Big Sur coastline. Photo © Dreamstime.

Best Scenic Views on the Pacific Coast Highway