California

California

Wine Country or Hiking and Cycling the Redwoods

California is home to an extremely diverse range of landscapes that allow visitors to experience everything from the beach to the desert to the mountains in as little as one day. Of course, you’ll want to spend much more time soaking up all of the California attractions though. The list of things to do in California stretches on and on and includes swimming and surfing in the Pacific, hiking and skiing in the Sierra Nevadas and exploring the Mojave Desert. There’s no doubt about it. California is a must for any active vacation seeker.

From the Pebble Beach Golf Links that overlook the Pacific in Carmel to the rugged peaks of Yosemite National Park, Northern California has it all when it comes to adventure travel destinations. You can also go skiing on Mammoth Mountain, biking across San Francisco’s Golden Gate bridge or hiking through the towering trees of the Redwoods. The opportunities for adventure travel in the great outdoors are endless here.

Of course, the southern part of the state offers its own assortment of California attractions as well. Try scuba diving in Santa Barbara, sailing in San Diego or head into the mountains near Big Bear Lake for a more rugged adventure holiday. Also, don’t miss your chance to surf in Malibu, wander through Death Valley National Park to see the lowest elevation in North America or hike to the Hollywood sign in Los Angeles, all while soaking up the warm Southern California sun.

With so many places to visit in California, you’ll likely need more than one active vacation to cross off everything on your to-do list. Luckily, our travel videos can help you prioritize and decide which of the things to do in California first on your adventure holiday in the Golden State.

Northern California

Pebble Beach Golf Links, Carmel
Pebble Beach Golf Links, Carmel
The Inn at Spanish Bay, Carmel
The Inn at Spanish Bay, Carmel
Biking in Napa
Biking in Napa
Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley
Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley
Biking in Redding
Biking in Redding
Explore Yosemite
Explore Yosemite

Southern California

The Lodge at Torrey Pines
The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Big Bear Lake
Big Bear Lake
Sailing in San Diego
Sailing in San Diego
Scuba Diving near Santa Barbara
Scuba Diving near Santa Barbara