Explore California



About - California Travel - Essential information on amusement parks,

beaches, cities, hotels, mountains, parks, etc.

Aquarium of the Pacific - Long Beach

Automobile Club of Northern California, Nevada, & Utah

Automobile Club of Southern California - Members can search for

the best rates on lodging, get restaurant reviews, airline info, and much more.

Cabrillo National Monument

California's Great America Northern California's largest amusement park.

In Santa Clara, about 45 miles south of San Francisco, near San Jose.

California National Forests (18)

California State Forests (8)

California State Home Page

California State Parks

California Tourism & Vacations - Trip Advisor - Reviews and lots of links to everything you need to help you get the most out of your California vacation.

Catalina Island

Channel Islands National Monument

Death Valley National Park

Desert USA / California - Explore state, regional, and national parks; recreation, historic and wilderness areas.

Devil's Postpile National Monument

Disney Destinations in California -Disneyland, Disney California Adventure Park, Downtown Disney District.

Farmers Market - Los Angeles. The one you've heard so much about.

Specialty foods, shops, baked goods, pizza, ice cream, meats, toys, and much more.

Gaslamp Quarter - "The Historic Heart of San Diego". Restaurants, entertainment, shopping and nightlife.

Ghirardelli Square - San Francisco. Did somebody say "chocolate"? Oh yeah! But SO much more...

Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Hidden California

Joshua Tree National Park

Knott's Berry Farm - In Southern California's Buena Park, about 5 miles from Disneyland.

La Jolla Zip Zoom  - From the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians.

Laguna Beach - "Located midway between Los Angeles and San Diego, this seven-mile stretch of sand and surf offers a year-round retreat for art lovers, nature enthusiasts and beachgoers".

Lake Tahoe Visitor's Bureau - Northern California on the Nevada border. Whether it's North Tahoe, Tahoe South, or both, you'll want to make time for one of America's favorite vacation destinations.

Lake Tahoe Vacation Rentals - North Tahoe, West Tahoe, and Squaw Valley.

Lake Tahoe Vacation Guide - Vacation rentals in South Tahoe.

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Mammoth Mountain - Life tickets, accommodations, trail status, child care, first timers guide.

Mojave Desert

Mojave National Preserve

Mono Lake

Monterey Bay Aquarium - Northern California, on legendary Cannery Row.

Muir Woods

Napa Valley

Only In Your State - Northern California

Only In Your State - Southern California

Palm Springs - Discover, stay, play, dine, shop.

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Ascend two-and-one-half miles to a pristine wilderness aboard the world’s largest rotating tramcar.

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy

Pinnacles National Park

Point Reyes National Seashore

Redwood National and State Parks - Northern California's Coastal Redwoods, not to be confused with the Giant Sequoias of the Sierra Nevada range.

Reserve California - A new camping and tour reservations service.

San Diego - Shopping, night life, restaurants, hotels, theme parks, and attractions galore.

San Diego Bike Maps

San Diego Zoo 

San Diego Zoo's Safari Park - Try the Flightline, Jungle Ropes, Roar 'n' Snore Safari, the Lemur Walk and more.

San Francisco Travel - Alcatraz, Embarcadero, Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach. Deals, maps, trip ideas.

Santa Monica Mountains Nat'l Recreation Area

Sequoia -  Kings Canyon National Parks  - Next to each other in Nor Cal's Sierra Nevada mountains. Kings Canyon is home to Grant Grove and the General Grant tree, aka "the Nation's Christmas Tree".

Shasta Lake 

Six Flags Magic Mountain - In Southern California, about 30 minutes north of Los Angeles. Home of the new Revolution Virtual Reality Coaster, with exciting new plans for the year ahead.

Solvang - Enjoy a taste of Denmark in Santa Barbara County Wine Country. 

Southern California Travel Guide 

Visit California

Yosemite National Park - Northern California home of spectacular Half Dome and the Yosemite Valley, the most famous glacially carved landscape in the world.

Yosemite National Park - Northern California home of spectacular Half Dome and the Yosemite Valley, the most famous glacially carved landscape in the world.


Best California Camping - Sunset Magazine  

California Camping - RV parks, campgrounds, cabins.

California Campgrounds and Camping - Reserve California. 

Review these safety and preparation tips before you take that hike!