Northern California Vacation Ideas

Northern California is known for its breathtaking coastline, towering redwood forests, world-class vineyards, and vibrant cultural scenes. 

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Big Sur

This scenic drive follows a rugged coastline for some 110 miles from Monterey to Morro Bay. Big Sur is known for its rocky beaches, picturesque bridges, and hiking trails.

Crescent City

When the tide goes out, there are hundreds of beautiful tidepools to explore. Go tidepooling along Crescent Beach or Enderts Beach. 

Half Moon Bay

About an hour’s drive south of downtown San Francisco, you’ll find Half Moon Bay. It’s a hidden gem along the Northern California coast.

Lassen Volcanic National Park

This volcano last erupted in 1915, and now is home to bubbling mud pods, sulfurous pits, clear mountain lakes, and 150+ miles of trails.

Mammoth  Lakes

Nestled amidst the majestic Sierra Nevada mountain range, Mammoth Lakes is truly a gem of a destination in Northern California. 

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