As you can see, there is a lot to take into account when visiting California. While theme parks are often high priority California also offers so much untouched nature and adventure. With several National Parks, road-trips are a great way to see the state, and you can always camp or glamp as you travel across the miles of beauty. For wine lovers there are several regions to visit like Paso Robles, Sonoma and Napa. Find great Travel Deals and ideas for California on our pages.
Destinations & Activities
A group of Islands off the coast near Los Angeles, the Channel Islands are one of the least visited National Parks in the USA. If you like marine life and secluded areas of nature a visit to these islands is a necessity. Reachable only by boat, its best to plan ahead.
Joshua Tree National Park is located about 2.5 hours outside Los Angeles and close to Palm Springs. It is made up of both the Mojave and Colorado deserts with over 800,000 acres. It is a land of varying desert landscapes from row after row of Joshua Tree to towering boulders and wildlife.
Located about 5 hours from Los Angeles and 2.5 from San Francisco, Yosemite started the birth of the National Park system in America when John Muir took Teddy Roosevelt on a camping trip here. And its been amazing people ever since.
Located in Northern California, Lassen is a park full of alpine lakes, beautiful wildflowers and dozens of volcanoes. With amazing geologic and thermal areas tucked into the forest. You can hike to thermal vents and boiling mud pots, cool off in glacial lakes, hike tall peaks and even explore a volcanic crater.
The largest National Park in the lower 48, is packed with excitement and adventure. The best time to visit is in the spring and winter months. Experience several different climates and temperatures. From dry lake beds, to volcanic craters, ghost towns, mines and wild donkeys.