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California in Spring


Yosemite Valley

California's best Spring destination is Yosemite National Park. Waterfalls are at their peak output, mosquitos are nonexistent, the air is crisp and crowds are just beginning to develop. Check out our YOSEMITE page for the most comprehensive listing on the internet about our national park. We cover everything from camping to luxury resorts, hiking to white-water rafting and more. Get insider tips on popular attractions and view some of our custom maps we created to help you find your destinations easily.


Sea Chest Restaurant

We only list Hotels and Restaurants that we've personally patronized or those with the highest consumer ratings. Whether you're seeking five-star or budgeted, you'll find the best places on our site. If a hotel or restaurant is popular with tourists but doesn't receive high consumer ratings, you won't find it here. We point you to the places that the locals go. You'll also find tips on preferable rooms at hotels and menu choices at restaurants. So visit our HOTELS page for the perfect place to stay and our RESTAURANTS page for that perfect meal.


Blooming Cactus - photo courtesy of the Furnace Creek Inn & Ranch Resort

The California deserts explode with wildflowers each Spring. The usually stark landscape of greys and browns transform into fields of orange, yellow, periwinkle and more. The weather is also at it's most hospitable during the Spring.

Check out our DESERTS page to find places to stay and attractions to visit.

Already have a desert in mind?
Death Valley - is a National Park located between the Eastern Sierras and the Nevada border.
Joshua Tree - is a National Park located just outside of Palm Springs.
Antelope Valley - is a State Park and poppy preserve located north of Los Angeles near Palmdale & Lancaster.
Anza-Borrego - is located east of San Diego to the Arizona border.


Camanche Reservoir, site #128

CAMPING - It's time to start reserving your favorite Summer spot. California has thousands of campgrounds located at beaches, mountains, deserts and next to pristine streams, rivers and lakes. Pitch a tent on the sand at El Refugio State Beach just north of Santa Barbara, among the rocks at Joshua Tree National Park, or creekside in Yosemite. We list just about every campground with modern conveniences like showers and flushing toilets, and provide you the links to find the more primitive camps. Maps and reservations are easily accessed through our camping pages.

RIVER RAFTING - Whether you're an experienced river runner looking for holes and drops, or just interested in a fun family activity, we give you all the options. This is the most interactive and informative page on the internet for whitewater rafting. Easily find a waterway by map, name or region. Links to all of the state's rafting companies are provided.


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We're native Californians who have spent a lifetime traveling and exploring our state. We can give you local insight on popular destinations, but also let you know about the obscure, less traveled destinations that only locals of this state would know about. This is not the most extensive listing of California locations but instead, a resource of places and adventures that are sure to please you.

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