The San Francisco Bay Area

When the afternoon sun shines on the hillsides or the fog rolls in from the Pacific Ocean over the Golden Gate Bridge, this breathtaking city has a mystical beauty.

Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and Pasadena

Los Angeles epitomizes the seductive image of sunny Southern California with its wide, palm-fringed boulevards; exclusive designer boutiques; trendy restaurants.

San Diego: Sunshine, Beaches, and Spanish Architecture

With its balmy year-round climate, San Diego is the place to experience California's laid-back lifestyle of sun-drenched days at the beach .

Yosemite National Park: A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Mother Nature's most striking creation, the Yosemite Valley is surrounded by sheer granite cliffs .

Lake Tahoe: Hiking, Mountain Biking, and Skiing

Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, this mesmerizing lake is a place of sublime beauty and serenity.

Seaside Towns and Nature Sites of Marin County

Just north of San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge, Marin County is one of the popular day trips from San Francisco. 

Gold Country in the Sierra Nevada Foothill

In 1948, when John Sutter and James Marshal were building a sawmill at Coloma along the American River, they discovered small nuggets of gold on the site.  

Rural Sonoma County, Napa Valley, and Calistoga

Sonoma County is one of the best places to visit in Northern California for scenic hikes in the rolling hills and along the coast. 

Mendocino Coastline

For spectacular scenery, few places compare to Mendocino's dramatic coastline, where the deep blue waters of the Pacific crash up against sheer cliffs.

Big Sur and Hearst Castle

Breathtakingly beautiful, Big Sur is a 90-mile stretch of mountainous coastline in central California. The two-lane Highway One route through Big Sur winds.

Santa Barbara: Sandy Beaches and a Charming Downtown

Santa Barbara is a dreamy seaside city in Southern California, a place for sunbathing, relaxation and pampering.

Palm Spring

With the towering San Jacinto Mountains and swaying palm trees as a backdrop, this desert oasis is synonymous with stylish poolside vacationing. 

San Luis Obispo and the Central Coast

San Luis Obispo delights visitors with its friendly atmosphere and interesting tourist attractions. Tucked away in the foothills of the Santa Lucia Mountains.