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Places to Camp in Humboldt County, California. Humboldt County, which hugs the rugged northwest coast of California, covers 3,600 square miles of land area, roughly 80 percent of which is woodlands, including some of California's famed coastal redwoods. RV and tent campers will find a wide array of campgrounds in Humboldt County, most of which are within an easy drive of Eureka and Arcata, the county's major cities. Emerald Forest of Trinidad Set amid 12 acres of towering redwoods, Emerald Forest of Trinidad ( welcomes RV and tent campers and even offers rental cabins for those who arrive without camping gear. Located near Trinidad, about 24 miles north of Eureka, the campground has 46 year-round campsites for RVs and 30 sites for tent camping. Forty RV sites have full hookups, and the remaining six have only water and electric. Eureka KOA Mad River Rapids RV Park Patrick's Point State Park About the Author Don Amerman has spent his entire professional career in the editorial field.

Photo Credits. Patrick's Point SP. Located 25 miles north of Eureka California, Patrick's Point is a park located in the heart of California's coast redwood country. The park's dense forests of spruce, hemlock, pine, fir and red alder stretch over an ocean headland with lovely wildflower-festooned meadows. A dramatic shoreline ranging from broad sandy beaches to sheer cliffs that rise high above the Pacific Ocean offers great opportunities to explore tide pools, search for agates and driftwood, watch whales, sea lions and brilliant sunsets.

The park offers several miles of hiking trails, a recreated Yurok Village, a native plant garden, visitor center, three family campgrounds, 2 group camps, a camp for hikers and bicyclists, and 3 group picnic areas. Location/ DirectionsThe park is 25 miles north of Eureka and 56 miles south of Crescent City. Seasons/Climate/Recommended clothing40 - 65 degrees during summer.35 - 55 degrees during winter. Patrick's Point has night and morning fog almost all year. Facilities - Activities. Panorama Trail | Yosemite. Panorama Trail is a 10-mile long point-to-point hike from the top to the bottom of Yosemite Valley. Starting at Glacier Point and ending at Happy Isles, the trail descends 3,200 feet and is filled with sensational views. You could not pick a more panoramic start for Panorama Trail than Glacier Point, a spectacular drive-up overlook atop the south wall of Yosemite Valley. The trail descends past Illilouette Falls on a course with stop-you-in-your-tracks views of Half Dome at nearly every turn.

The bottom of the hike follows the Mist Trail alongside two daunting waterfalls, Nevada Fall and Vernal Fall, making Panorama Trail one of the most impressive hikes in Yosemite National Park. Panorama Trail is typically tackled as a one-way hike from Glacier Point down to the valley floor, dropping 3,200 feet along the way (those glutton for punishment can climb the trail in the opposite direction). Panorama Trail Illilouette Fall Jumping for joy on Panorama Cliff Upper Yosemite Fall Map Data Map.

Nojoqui Falls & Classic Organic Market in Solvang | One Cool Thing Every Weekend. Looking for a cool and free things to do in Santa Barbara? How about a short and easy hike to a waterfall with a stop at an organic produce store? What Nojoqui Falls Park is located just outside of Solvang, a little town north of Santa Barbara. It is free for the public to visit, plenty of parking, picnic area, and not usually crowded. The waterfall is beautiful. Although my friends and I visited over the summer when it was pretty much dry, I could tell that in the spring, this place would be spectacular.

The falls was pretty dry because it’s summer It is definitely a great place to stop on your way to Solvang. Directions It is pretty easy to get to Nojoqui Falls. However, to get to the falls, just drive pass that parking area and continue straight. Classic Organic Farm and Market This organic produce store is located on Old Coast HWY. They have anything from fresh vegetables, strawberries, and other kinds of fruits. Cool things must be shared Like this: Like Loading... The water that falls right into the ocean: McWay Falls | One Cool Thing Every Weekend. From the iconic and classy Hearst Castle to rugged hiking trails, the HWY 1 is packed with amazing places for all the road trippers to see.

One of the most well known and beautiful stops is the McWay falls located in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park near the town of Big Sur. Right at the half way point between Los Angeles and San Francisco, McWay falls is the perfect place to stop and stretch. GPS Coordinates: 36.158784, -121.670540 Parking: There are limited parking in the park but during busy summer weekends, you will most likely park along the HWY 1 and walk down to the park entrance. Getting There: Enter the Julia Burns state park, which is on the east side of the hwy 1. McWay waterfall Cool things must be shared Like this: Like Loading... Central California | One Cool Thing Every Weekend. The town of San Luis Obispo is a little gem along the highway 1.

The town has several great restaurants and a well known shopping area. If you need a […] Read Article → From the iconic and classy Hearst Castle to rugged hiking trails, the HWY 1 is packed with amazing places for all the road trippers to see. One of the most […] Read Article → The Mariposa Grove is a must visit to see some of the most impression sequoias in the world. Read Article → Pinnacles National Park is most known for its, of course, pinnacles, but the parks also offer much more than just spiral rock formations. Read Article → Yet, another truly fascinating and unique place in Death Valley is Badwater Basin. Read Article → Dante’s Viewpoint is marked as the “best view” in the national park on the visitor magazine, and they weren’t kidding. Read Article → Being nearly 8000 miles away from my family, there was no other way to celebrate the long Thanksgiving weekend than going camping! Read Article → Read Article → Road Trip Death Valley National Park In One Day | One Cool Thing Every Weekend.

If you want to see Death Valley in a day, then it calls for a very very early start. By 8am you should already be at the park. This depends on where you’re from. It was a bit over a 4 hours drive from Los Angeles. I spent two days in Death Valley; one night camping at Furnance Creek (highly recommended). But if you have no time, one should allow you to see some of the coolest things about Death Valley. One thing that you should know about this national park is that is it is one of the biggest.

With more than 3 million acres, it is impossible to see it all in a day. This quick itinerary is perfect if you’re doing a drive from LA north and want a detour through the national park or if you’re driving from Las Vegas to northern California. Entering Death Valley good to know Death Valley is very hot from April to October. it can be consistently over 100 degrees every single day of the summer. Stops on this day trip day trip overview Me on the road entering Death Valley mammoth skeleton bonus!

California Hot Springs Guide: Where to Soak. Updated December 19, 2014. As you slip into one of the many California hot springs, you're sure to think it's just another reason why we all love the place so much. You'll find natural, mineral-laden hot water bubbling up all around the state, and we've rounded up a collection of the best places to enjoy them. We're sticking to developed California hot springs and a few natural ones that we've been able to check out ourselves. If you're looking for more of the delightful outdoor springs, try Touring California and Nevada Hot Springs by Matt Bischoff.

Total Escape also has a good list of natural California hot springs. Northern California Hot Springs Folks have been soaking in these California hot springs and thermal pools for hundreds of years and the options in the northern part of the state include some historic properties. Drakesbad Guest Ranch at Mt. Wine Country California Hot Springs California Hot Springs, Mid-State Southern California Hot Springs Palm Springs Area Hot Springs. 12 Best Unusual Things To Do In Southern California | One Cool Thing Every Weekend. If you’re looking for off the beaten path places to explore in Southern California, check out my list below! You’re off to quite an adventure here especially if you like graffiti. I have been to these places myself. Make sure to click on the name of those places to find out more information about them such as location, direction, and associated fees.

I love the Getty, but sometimes, I just want to be away from the crowd. Below are some unusual adventures in Southern California that you can do this weekend. Here’s the quick list and more description with pictures below. 1. Salvation Mountain This is one of the largest outdoor art installment in California. Griffith Park Old Zoo This place was where all the animals of LA used to live before the current LA zoo. Lost Sunken City **warning, entering is considered trespassing. Venice Canals Don’t need to go far across the globe. Animals Sculptures of the Borrego Desert Salton Sea: California’s Largest Lake Looking at the water storage from distance. Northern California | One Cool Thing Every Weekend. This 1,200 feet tall waterfalls is easily accessed via an easy 1.2 mile trail from Lodgepole Campground.

Along the way there, you will be walking along a creek and a […] Read Article → If you’re looking for an easy breezy hike, yet greatly rewarding, then Zumwalt Meadows is the way to go. This flat 3 miles trail will take you on a walk […] Read Article → Sierra Nevada is a 400 miles long mountain range that runs from Northern California to the Central Valley of California and is home to 3 spectacular national parks; Yosemite, Sequoia, […] Read Article → The desert is full of surprises. Read Article → Lyell Canyon is one of the most popular backpacking and day hiking trail in Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park. Read Article → When it comes to backpacking opportunity, the Eastern Sierras is second to none. Read Article → It was another backpacking trip kind of weekend. Read Article → This is one of the coolest and biggest waterfalls in the sierras! Read Article → Read Article → Read Article → 6 Amazing Places to visit in California | TopicBistro. A tourist guide for places to visit in California Located in the American West Coast is the sunny state of California, famous for its pristine beaches, showbiz studios and wonderful theme parks.

If you’re thinking about visiting California, then here are the places you need to visit while in the state. Places to visit in Southern California : Hollywood. Los Angeles, California, known as the studio center of American TV shows and films, is famous for its bustling stop that is Hollywood. Disneyland. Known as the ‘happiest place on earth,’ Disneyland is the perfect tourist destination for kids and adults alike. Golden Gate Bridge. This famous suspension bridge is one of the best-known landmarks of California. Big Sur. California is a famous place for avid beachgoers. Places to visit in Northern California Lake Tahoe. Famous as California’s vacation hub, Lake Tahoe is home to blue-water beaches, golf courses and casinos. Ski resorts. » 5 Amazing Places To Visit In California.

Have you ever had the chance to visit California? Well if you ever do, here are 5 amazing places definitely worth visiting on your next trip to California! The San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge The California Coast The California Redwoods The Monterey Bay Aquarium The San Diego Zoo Do you have some favorite locations in California that you have visited in the past, or perhaps even where you live now? Do you have any California destinations on your bucket list? This post was written by a guest blogger on this network, if you would like to write posts on this blog, learn more at