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Best Places to Vacation in California

Best Places to Vacation in California
Do you want to Vacation in California? Below are our recommendations for the best places to Vacation in California. Click on the destination links to find area description and characteristics, area amenities and things to do, climate and weather, accommodation options and average costs.

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vacation in Healdsburg  - Sonoma County Wine CountryHealdsburg - Sonoma County Wine Country, California - Healdsburg - Sonoma County, CA is a wine country town of 11,000 +/- people deep agricultural roots and small town values. Main industries, grape growing, wine making and tourism. Healdsburg is surrounded by several of Northern California's finest regional wine appellations, including Alexander Valley, Chalk Hill, Dry Creek Valley, and Russian River Valley.


vacation in Lake TahoeLake Tahoe, California - Lake Tahoe. What can you say about a lake that is ranked “Best Lake in America” by USA Today, and the number one ski destination by Rand McNally and Orbitz, and the number one travel destination by TripAdvisor? Beautiful Lake Tahoe, where California and Nevada meet. Skiing and boating. Bike trails and blackjack. Ice-skating and bar hopping. Casino excitement and family fun.

vacation in IrvineIrvine, California - Located in the center of Orange County, Calif., Irvine is a convenient gateway to a true Southern California vacation. Visitors can enjoy miles of hiking and biking trails, golf, shopping, culture, diverse dining, activities and the city’s close proximity to the area’s popular beaches and attractions.

vacation in PetalumaPetaluma, California - Located less than 45 minutes north of San Francisco, Petaluma is one of California's oldest cities and has proudly preserved its cherished 19th century charm. Our walkable downtown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, the iron-front buildings of the late 1800s house antique stores, boutiques, art galleries and bistros serving the best of Wine Country cuisine.

vacation in Temecula ValleyTemecula Valley, California - Temecula Valley has a rich heritage of passionate dreamers who create wines and delectable foods with farm fresh ingredients, and extraordinary experiences. There are 365 days of fun to be had in sunny Temecula Valley with three distinct attractions to visit: Wine Country, Old Town, and Pechanga.


vacation in Central CoastCentral Coast, California - The community of Los Osos/Baywood Park is nestled along the Southern tidal estuary of Morro Bay, on the smog-free coast of Central California.

vacation in Mendocino CountyMendocino County, California - Spectacular scenery, a sense of isolation, an aesthetic sensibility, and a strong sense of community are the standout highlights of a trip to Mendocino County, an area that is well within a drive of the Bay Area and Sacramento.

vacation in Sierra Nevada Foothills near YosemiteSierra Nevada Foothills near Yosemite, California - Over the years Tuolumne County has been known as a popular "vacation play land" Once known for its gold extraction and its valuable timber resource, Tuolumne County has now become a favorite vacation spot for outdoor enthusiasts.

vacation in Yolo CountyYolo County, California - Yolo County is tucked-away between Lake Tahoe and San Francisco, but it is a world apart.

vacation in Monterey CountyMonterey County, California - Monterey County highlights everything that's best about California. From Monterey's hotels and seaside restaurants to the Salinas Valley's hillside vineyards, from Big Sur's redwood groves to Pebble Beach's perfectly groomed golf courses, from Salinas' old-fashioned rodeo to Carmel-by-the-Sea's elite music and art festivals, Monterey has a feast of fun just waiting to be sampled.

vacation in NipomoNipomo, California - Nipomo, founded in 1882, is the southernmost community in San Luis Obispo County. Its name is derived from the Chumash Indian word “Nepomah”, meaning “the foot of the hills”.

vacation in San AnselmoSan Anselmo, California - San Anselmo sits about 18 miles from San Francisco. The Mediterranean climate is envied throughout the nation. San Anselmo’s business community is walkable and includes boutiques, grocery stores, and award-winning dining. The schools are exemplary and the town is one of the safest places to live.

vacation in Santa Clarita ValleySanta Clarita Valley, California - Located in north Los Angeles County , Santa Clarita offers the ideal California experience. Santa Clarita also boasts abundant sunshine, a unique blend of upscale sophistication and small town charm, historic elements. These characteristics and more make Santa Clarita a must see destination when visiting Southern California.

vacation in Big Bear LakeBig Bear Lake, California - Big Bear Lake is a small city in San Bernardino County, California, located in the San Bernardino Mountains along the south shore of Big Bear Lake, and surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest.

vacation in Solana BeachSolana Beach, California - Solana Beach The charming, seaside community of Solana Beach home to 60+ local restaurants, nightclubs and cocktail lounges is nestled along the northern coast of San Diego County, and is approximately 20 miles from downtown San Diego. Its main access routes include Interstate 5, Highway 101, Lomas Santa Fe Drive, and Via de la Valle.

vacation in Yucca ValleyYucca Valley, California - With a hometown atmosphere and an ideal location in Southern California's high desert about 35 minutes northeast of Palm Springs on Highway 62, Yucca Valley residents enjoy a climate and quality of life that is nearly impossible to match.

vacation in Plumas CountyPlumas County, California - Rugged canyons, crystal clear lakes, grassy meadows, trout-filled streams, fresh pine forests, brilliant star-filled skies -- they all await you in beautiful Plumas County. Located in northeastern California, where the Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountain ranges meet, Plumas County boasts more than 100 lakes, 1000 miles of rivers and streams, and over a million acres of national forest.

vacation in Russian RiverRussian River, California - Where the River Meets the Redwoods You want to be here for a long weekend. Forestville’s unofficial motto is “The Good Life,” and that’s what a visit to the Russian River Wine Country seems to be about: hiking, kayaking, indulgent meals and tasting at acclaimed wineries.

vacation in Paradise RidgeParadise Ridge, California - Welcome to Paradise! Perched atop the Ridge, above the heat and fog, our picturesque Sierra foothill community is rich in history, culture, and natural beauty.


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