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

15.59 mi / 1614 ft gain

Take in Iconic McWay Falls


Sunrise Lakes to Clouds Rest

18.932483659054622 mi / 1775 ft gain

Hike the Lands End Trail

3.26 mi / 500 ft gain

Backpack to the Ventana Wilderness' Sykes Hot Springs

20 mi / 5600 ft gain

Hike to the Wisdom Tree

3 mi / 872 ft gain
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Big Pine, California

Upper Sage Flat

La Quinta, California

Gorgeous Remodel | Pools & Hot Tubs 1 Br #243710

From $234/night

Truckee, California

Pinyon Creek Upscale Vacation Retreat

From $391/night

Truckee, California

Mountaintop Tahoe Donner Getaway

From $309/night

Oceano, California

Modern Oceanfront Retreat With Private Balcony

From $103/night

Lake Arrowhead, California

Lakeside Farmhouse With Deck Overlooking Lake

From $285/night

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