California truly has it all. Where else can you find so much pristine coastline, otherworldly desert, epic granite mountains, and giant redwood forests? Take an extended road trip on Highway 1 or 395 and you'll see what we mean.

Top Adventures in California

Alamere Falls via Palomarin Trailhead

13.538773277418825 mi / 1614 ft gain

Take in Iconic McWay Falls


Sunrise Lakes to Clouds Rest

18.932483659054622 mi / 1775 ft gain

Lands End Trail

3.2632458937467383 mi / 500 ft gain

Backpack to the Ventana Wilderness' Sykes Hot Springs

20 mi / 5600 ft gain

Wisdom Tree

0.95 mi / 528 ft gain
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Big Pine, California

Upper Sage Flat

Angelus Oaks, California

Heart Bar Equestrian

Bridgeport, California

Trumbull Lake

El Dorado County, California


Palm Springs, California

Sparkling Deepwell Oasis | Casita, Pool & Spa

From $227/night

Foresthill, California

Giant Gap

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