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Yosemite vs Sequoia: Which National Park to Visit?

Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park

With fewer than 100 miles between Yosemite National Park and Sequoia National Park (99 to be exact), these two parks both highlight what makes the Sierra Nevada such a spectacular region of California. Whether visiting Yosemite or Sequoia, you’re guaranteed to see towering redwoods, seasonal waterfalls, and sunset views that will take your breath away. It’s no question that both parks deserve a visit. However, few of us have the … Read More

The Perfect 2 to 3 Days in Sequoia National Park Itinerary

Trees in Sequoia National PArk

Sequoia National Park is a stunning 404,000-acre National Park in the Sierra Nevada. Unlike its more famous northern neighbor, Yosemite National Park, Sequoia is much less crowded destination compared to Yosemite for those curious about the beauty of the Sierras. While famous for its giant sequoia trees, there’s tons to do in this national park. With 2 to 3 days in Sequoia National Park, you can hike through the massive … Read More

9 Best Stops on a San Francisco to Lake Tahoe Road Trip

Lake Tahoe's Clear Waters

The drive from San Francisco to Lake Tahoe is a gorgeous ascent from the sparkling city in the Bay to the pine-covered mountains and sapphire lake beloved by Californians and international visitors alike. Less than four hours end-to-end, the San Francisco to Lake Tahoe drive is easy enough to do in one go. But if you’re looking to enjoy Northern California and take your time on your San Francisco to … Read More

The Ultimate Big Sur Day Trip Itinerary

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One of the most iconic stops when embarking on a California road trip itinerary is a stop at Big Sur. However, even if you don’t have the luxury of a long road trip along the Pacific Coast Highway, it’s possible to do a Big Sur day trip if enjoying a weekend in nearby cities such as Monterey or Carmel or even if you’re in San Francisco at a stretch! Spending … Read More

The Ultimate 2 to 3 Days in Lake Tahoe Itinerary

Beautiful Lake Tahoe

As the largest lake in the Sierra Nevada and the second deepest lake in the United States, it’s no wonder Lake Tahoe draws visitors from all around the world. Thanks to dedicated activists and community-wide efforts, Lake Tahoe is considered one of the clearest and cleanest bodies of water in the world. The massive, bright blue lake surrounded by towering alpines and endless forests of pines is truly one-of-a-kind. This … Read More

The Perfect Catalina Island Day Trip Itinerary

The historic Avalon Casino is must visit on your Catalina Island day trip

Going on a Catalina Island day trip is one of the most unique and fun things you can do when visiting Southern California. Whether you want a break from exploring the urban landscapes of Los Angeles or want a change of scene from the beaches of Orange County, Catalina Island has a lot to offer visitors and it surprisingly quick and easy to reach from numerous ports in either area. … Read More

The Perfect Santa Barbara Day Trip Itinerary

Santa Barbara day trip itinerary

When it comes to finding the quintessential day or weekend trip from Los Angeles, you cannot go wrong with a Santa Barbara day trip. Perched on the cusp of Southern California and the Central Coast region, Santa Barbara has long been a haven for couples looking for a romantic city break or young people looking to have a great party in a beautiful setting. However, planning the perfect weekend break … Read More

9 Best Stops on a San Francisco to Yosemite Road Trip

El Capitan in Yosemite National Park

As two of the most famous locations in California, you’ve likely spent a lot of time researching what to do in San Francisco and Yosemite. But what about the time in between? Sure, it’s a fairly quick drive that could be knocked out in an afternoon, but if you’re willing to make a longer day out of it, there’s plenty to do and see along the road. From Bay Area … Read More