Category: Destination

Destination: Mammoth

Bordered to the north by the eastern entrance to Yosemite and surrounded by the vast Ansel Adams and John Muir Wilderness, Mammoth Lakes and the surrounding eastern Sierra is the perfect destination for both an adventure-filled vacation as well as a peaceful and serene getaway.

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Destination: Yosemite Valley

Yosemite became a national park in 1890, and now, 125 years later, the valley has become a destination for millions. Come fall and winter, things slow down considerably and there are few, if any, lines at the park stores or venues and no crowds on the trails or in the campgrounds.

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Destination: Groveland

Groveland is quickly becoming a destination hub for California outdoor enthusiasts. Situated on the south bank of the Tuolumne River and surrounded by Stanislaus National Forest, Groveland is home to beautiful foothill terrain on the doorstep of Yosemite.

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Destination: San Luis Obispo

On the 101 just about halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the old mission town of San Luis Obispo (also known as just San Luis or the even simpler SLO) has mountains, wine country, a year-round farmer’s market, and easy access to stunning beaches. It’s also got some amazing year-round weather, and no matter what level you’re at in just about any outdoor adventure, you can find a way to challenge and indulge yourself in and around SLO.

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Half Moon Bay

If you’ve driven between San Francisco and Santa Cruz along scenic Highway 1, you’ve passed through Half Moon Bay. Chances are, you were on your way to somewhere else, and your experience was that of stop lights and fast food restaurants along a congested main thoroughway.

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Destination: Bear Valley

Between Tahoe and Yosemite on California State Route 4 is Bear Valley, a small and scenic destination with a rich history and year-round fun. Bear Valley is set in the midst of the central Sierra mountains, along the 61-mile Ebbetts Pass National Scenic Byway.

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