Plan your trip to California
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Ecotourism - Resorts and Lodges in California
California is at the forefront of environmental conservation and takes pride in protecting Mother Nature through a series of information and fun activities. Learn about that land on guided kayak tours in the Pacific, hiking through the many national parks, and even sampling the organic, home-grown cuisine. Travel to Half Moon Bay and enjoy the abundance of natural, historical, and cultural wonders including rich marine reserves and wetlands, small farms, a working harbor, hiking trails, and bird refuges.
Big Sur is a place like no other. People say the meeting of mountain and sea is a spiritual and moving experience. Hike the coast or take a boat out to experience the stunning view by sea. It's a destination that will soothe and relax you in an intimate, natural experience.
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel and Jean-Michel Cousteau partner to bring you eco-adventures that promise to open your eyes to Southern California's unique ecosystems and open your heart to their connection to the larger global systems. Led by expert naturalists, choose from 15 different excursions.
If you want your sailing vacation to be more eco-friendly, Bay Club's marina is the place for you. As the first green marina on the west coast, Bay Club Hotel & Marina offers you a great way to sail while decreasing your environmental impact. Take an excursion out onto the crystal clear waters of the Pacific Ocean without worry that you are...
As a member of Destination Hotels, Terranea Resort upholds a number of initiatives to preserve the timeless Palos Verdes Peninsula. Designed with a light footprint that leaves nearly 75% of its acreage untouched, the resort maintains 631,800 square feet of native habitat areas, carefully managed to promote local plant life.
California Top List Picks
The Pacific Ocean waves gently lap against the sugar-white shoreline. Rolling vineyards dot the horizon. The sun tickles the nape of your neck. This is California, one of the best places in the... more
Roaming Pacific Ocean waves, sun-kissed beaches, and a vibrant nightlife welcome you to San Diego. This year-round oceanfront oasis features an average of 210 days over 70 degrees Fahrenheit per year,... more