More ideas for planning your California adventures

Sequoia National Park | Photo Copyright: Lana Law Looking for inspirational travel ideas to add to your bucket list? How about trekking under the tallest trees on the planet at Redwood National and State Parks, or camping with the largest trees on earth at Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park? Hit the LakeRead More

Bicycling

The road to the mirror lake | Photo Copyright: Lana Law Families, especially those in the park, can enjoy easy biking. In addition to road cycling, the park offers 12 miles of paved paths. One of the most popular areas for casual biking is the paved service road on the north side of the riverRead More

Tioga Road

View from Olmsted Point The stunning alpine scenery along Tioga Road, Highway 120, running east-west through Yosemite, is a great destination for summer hiking and camping. Wildflowers bloom in open meadows and clear lakes reflect the mountain peaks. Due to the elevation, this road is only open in summer and it opens later than GlacierRead More

Mountaineering

Climbing | Photo Copyright: Lana Law Yosemite is the most famous climbing destination in the United States, and for many climbers, it is the pinnacle of their upward career. Half Dome and El Capitan have been captivating climbers for decades. Climbing legends and leaders in the sport such as Royal Robbins, Warren Harding, Jim BridwellRead More

Hiking

Yosemite Falls Base | Photo Copyright: Lana Law It’s hard to imagine visiting Yosemite without hitting some of the hiking trails. The park has a full range of hikes, from quick and easy, including some with wheelchair access, to full or multi-day hikes. The most popular trails include hiking in waterfalls or climbing high exits,Read More

Bridalveil Fall

Bidevale Autumn | Photo Copyright: Lana Law Yosemite has long been a source of inspiration for artists, climbers and nature lovers. Beginning in the 1920s, Ansel Adams’ stunning black-and-white photographs of Yosemite have brought the park’s beautiful landscapes and iconic spots like never before. After World War II, climbers descended the park and struggled toRead More

Glacier point

Glacier Point | Photo Copyright: Lana Law Driving through the Yosemite Valley usually entails looking for places. Glacier Point, at over 7,200 feet, gives you a magnificent view of the entire valley, as well as many other features beyond, and provides a whole new perspective. It is one of the most incredible views in YosemiteRead More