Discovering Northern California
Travel Guide to NorCal Adventures

What Makes Northern California so Special?
We Can Give it to You in One Word: Variety!

Calling All Adventurers! Whether you're soaking up NorCal on a vacation or you're a seasoned California local, hungry for new discoveries, let our Discovering Northern California Travel Guide show you the way to more diversity in a smaller package than anywhere else on the planet!

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Embrace the Extraordinary: Where else can you savor the elegance of The "Ladies Who Lunch" in downtown San Francisco, or escape it all amidst the ancient redwoods of Humboldt County...

Indulge in world-class wineries, then conquer the heights of Half Dome's 4,700-foot granite peak...

Delve into Monterey's captivating tide pools or unearth the treasures of Gold Rush country...

Roost in a lofty redwood tree house, luxuriate in a Trinity River yurt, unwind in a Yosemite-adjacent log cabin, or safari in style on Santa Rosa's near-Serengeti.

Discover Northern California – where diverse and exciting adventure awaits!

Discovering Northern California Travel Guide
is Your Guide to NorCal's Variety

In Northern California it's possible to snow ski in Tahoe and surf the beaches of Santa Cruz on the same day;

Or go bird watching along the Pacific Flyway in the morning, then explore Mendocino Village's art galleries in the afternoon;

Or tour the Jelly Belly Factory in Fairfield to see how your favorite Jellys are made, and next morning wake up in a yurt.

NorCal offers a coastal world of long sandy California beaches, but also windswept bluffs, rivers that pour out into the sea, and saltwater marshes.

Discover the vineyards and tasting rooms of California Wine Country and the historic sites and re-enactments of California Gold Country.

Visit sophisticated cities for wining and dining or lose yourself in the peaceful wilderness of NorCal's forests.

Immerse yourself in the diversity of California history... you'll never run out of new things to discover in Northern California!

How to use our Travel Guide and Tips to Plan Your NorCal Getaways

Discovering Northern California is your one-stop, online California Vacation Travel Guide for tips on where to go, what to see, and what you can do in the North State.

Together we'll explore the well-known and popular tourist attractions - you can't miss those!

But we'll also dig out the Insider Secret places as well - the types of things only the locals know about.

Whether you're planning your very first visit here for a major California vacation, or you're a long-time resident who's looking for something to do on a Saturday afternoon, you can plan your trip here!

Just Follow These Easy Steps:

  1. Let's say you and your family are planning to be in the Big Sur area and you want to know what there is to do and see nearby... just click on the Big Sur button in the left column, read the intro, and follow the links within to Big Sur Attractions, Big Sur Beaches, Big Sur Camping, etc.
  2. Or maybe you live in the Sacramento area and you've always heard that Sonoma's an interesting place to see. Click on Sonoma County in the left column, start reading, and follow the links to Sonoma Town, Sonoma Plaza, Russian River Drive, and so forth.
  3. If you're interested in whale watching around Northern California, click on the Whale Watching button in the left column and read all about the exciting world of NorCal whales. And follow the links for Whale Watching Tips, Videos, and more.
  4. Want to spend some quality friends-and-family-time camping? Click on the Camping button to find out what your options are.
  5. Coming to Butte County to check out CSU, Chico for your graduating Senior? Click on the Butte County button to the left...

I'm sure you've got the idea now... have fun with it!

Please continue your exploration of what Northern California has to offer by using the Nav Bars in the left and right columns or by using the links at the bottom of the page.

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