Painted Canyons Mecca Located about an hour southeast of Palm Springs, this is hands down one of the most unique California "hikes" you'll ever go on, largely because it's a LADDER hike (!) through a narrow and actually really refreshingly cold gorge formed years ago by the San Andreas Fault. The whole "Painted Canyons" name is thanks to the walls, which are washed with pinks, reds, grays, browns, and greens -- especially when you first pull into the canyon. Bonus: a few years back, some…

The 28 Most Beautiful Places in California You Didn't Know Existed

Painted Canyons Mecca Located about an hour southeast of Palm Springs, this is hands down one of the most unique California "hikes" you'll ever go on, largely because it's a LADDER hike (!) through a narrow and actually really refreshingly cold gorge formed years ago by the San Andreas Fault. The whole "Painted Canyons" name is thanks to the walls, which are washed with pinks, reds, grays, browns, and greens -- especially when you first pull into the canyon. Bonus: a few years back, some…

The 15 Most Beautiful Places in California You Didn't Know Existed

The 28 Most Beautiful Places in California You Didn't Know Existed

The 15 Most Beautiful Places in California You Didn't Know Existed Alamere Falls Point Reyes Oh this? It's just a waterfall. THAT FLOWS DIRECTLY INTO THE OCEAN. A rare "tidefall," it's found by following the Coast Trail from the Palomarin Trailhead on a 8.5-mile round-trip hike. Pro tip: stop at Bass Lake along the way if you're into rope swings. (Editor's Note: You're into rope swings.)

The 28 Most Beautiful Places in California You Didn't Know Existed

The 15 Most Beautiful Places in California You Didn't Know Existed Alamere Falls Point Reyes Oh this? It's just a waterfall. THAT FLOWS DIRECTLY INTO THE OCEAN. A rare "tidefall," it's found by following the Coast Trail from the Palomarin Trailhead on a 8.5-mile round-trip hike. Pro tip: stop at Bass Lake along the way if you're into rope swings. (Editor's Note: You're into rope swings.)

Enjoy all the NATIONAL PARKS in California - Road Trip: Exploring California’s Mountain National Parks. 10 days, 4 parks - road trip with kids

Road Trip: Exploring California's Mountain National Parks

Enjoy all the NATIONAL PARKS in California - Road Trip: Exploring California’s Mountain National Parks. 10 days, 4 parks - road trip with kids

From fern canyons they used in Jurassic Park II, to waterfalls that go directly into the Pacific, to enchanted freaking forests...

The 28 Most Beautiful Places in California You Didn't Know Existed

A stay in California wouldn’t be complete without a road trip on the Pacific Coast Highway. The iconic Hwy 1 continues along most of the California coast through to Oregon and Washington and can be enjoyed at any pace… whether it’s over the course of 1 day or 2 weeks. Road trips are one of my favorite ways to travel, and of course I love my Southern California home, so I couldn’t think of a better girl’s getaway than taking this coastal road trip!

The Girl's Guide to a California Coast Road Trip

A stay in California wouldn’t be complete without a road trip on the Pacific Coast Highway. The iconic Hwy 1 continues along most of the California coast through to Oregon and Washington and can be enjoyed at any pace… whether it’s over the course of 1 day or 2 weeks. Road trips are one of my favorite ways to travel, and of course I love my Southern California home, so I couldn’t think of a better girl’s getaway than taking this coastal road trip!

Bay Area Adventures: The 15 Most Beautiful Places in California You Didn't Know Existed. From Yosemite and Big Sur, to Joshua Tree and Santa Barbara, California is home to some of the most beautiful places on the West Coast. It's beautiful enough, that no matter how many Half Dome hikes you take, you're still never even going to scratch the surface.

The 28 Most Beautiful Places in California You Didn't Know Existed

Bay Area Adventures: The 15 Most Beautiful Places in California You Didn't Know Existed. From Yosemite and Big Sur, to Joshua Tree and Santa Barbara, California is home to some of the most beautiful places on the West Coast. It's beautiful enough, that no matter how many Half Dome hikes you take, you're still never even going to scratch the surface.

The 15 Most Beautiful Places in California You Didn't Know Existed. Not LA, but so many amazing things to see in this big 'ol state!

The 28 Most Beautiful Places in California You Didn't Know Existed

Where to Camp in California

Where to Camp in California

On a camping trip, you have access to few of the conveniences of home. Plan accordingly and prepare for the best and the worst. This article will arm you with the knowledge necessary to maximize your enjoyment. It's imperative that you pitch your tent...

Mossbrae Falls Dunsmuir Yep. That's in California. One of the most scenic waterfalls in the Golden State, Mossbrae Falls are fed by springs, which course down a moss-covered canyon wall and create this eye-bulger. Just make sure you use the right access point -- one of the trails is closed.

The 28 Most Beautiful Places in California You Didn't Know Existed

Mossbrae Falls Dunsmuir Yep. That's in California. One of the most scenic waterfalls in the Golden State, Mossbrae Falls are fed by springs, which course down a moss-covered canyon wall and create this eye-bulger. Just make sure you use the right access point -- one of the trails is closed.

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