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Nature - Resorts and Lodges in California
Though known for its buzzing city life, California is also teeming with natural splendor. Trek through Sierra Nevada trails at Yosemite National Park, admire some of the largest redwoods in the world, and make it a high priority to visit North America’s lowest point, Death Valley National Park. Soak in the oceanfront scenery at Big Sur and as you travel along the coastal Highway 1. You can’t beat backpacking through the backcountry of Los Padres National Forest while aquatic adventurists can take a boat to one of the five islands of Southern California’s Channel Islands National Park.
Monterey is the best place in the nation to view a variety of marine mammals and seabirds! Monterey Bay Whale Watch offers year-round whale watching trips to observe the spectacular diversity and abundance of whales and dolphins inhabiting the wandering waters. Stay dry at Garland Ranch Regional Park, where you can hike among cascading waterfalls...
Get away from all the demands of the digital world with a relaxing stay at Camp Richardson Historic Resort. In keeping with the historic wooded atmosphere of the resort, there are no phones and no TVs in the lodgings. Take the time to enjoy the beauties of nature all around you! Inquire now!
Drink in your unspoiled desert surroundings at Smoke Tree Ranch. This gently sloping alluvial fan is protected by the San Jacinto Mountains. Everywhere you look you'll see desert shrubs, Smoke Trees, and spectacular blooming wildflowers. Enjoy this beautiful area on horse trails or from your cabin.
Between the Glorietta Bay, the San Diego Bay, and the vast Pacific Ocean, you will never run out of picturesque views during your trip to the Glorietta Bay Inn. Coronado is home to one of the world's best beaches, and your comfortable accommodations sit only a block from these sandy shores. Bike rentals are a great way to explore this beautiful...
The beautiful Sonoma County is full of wonders just waiting to be discovered! Just a short drive from Sonoma Coast Villa & Spa Resort, you'll find 40 stunning vineyards and wineries to explore. Nearby Bodega Bay is ideal for whale-watching, hopping aboard a hot air balloon to enjoy a bird's eye view of the area, and visiting Drake's Bay Oyster...
The breathtaking scenery of the Napa Valley is sure to help you unwind on your California vacation. The Carneros Inn's prime location makes it easy to take in the surrounding views from the comfort of your accommodation or to experience it first-hand on a day trip. Make sure to visit the many wineries and vineyards in the area, or go on a hike...
Nature-lovers of all ages will love a stay at the Best Western Dry Creek Inn Hotel. This Healdsburg, California destination is located in the heart of Sonoma County. The beautiful surroundings offer you plenty of opportunities to explore and unwind. Visit the many wineries in the area, head out on a hiking trip through the stunning trails, or enjoy...
Sonoma Coast is a nature-lover's haven and Timber Cove Inn puts you in the middle of all of it. Take a whale-watch cruise from Bodega Bay, explore the natural surroundings on a hike in the Armstrong Redwoods, or canoe and kayak down Russian River. This incredible location is just what you need when you're looking for a break from all the...
At Calistoga Spa Hot Springs you're right in the middle of all that the breathtaking Napa Valley has to offer. When you're not unwinding at the onsite mineral pools, you can easily head out and explore the stunning scenery in a variety of ways. Stop by the magnificent vineyards that Napa is known for, visit Old Faithful Geyser, a must-see Calistoga...
When you stay at Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, even though you're in the midst of a city, there are great ways to experience nature's charms! One of the easiest ways is to take a stroll outside down to the beach and watch the waves crash on the shore. Another great opportunity is to visit the world famous San Diego Zoo, where you can see...
A stay at the Lake Don Pedro Marina offers plenty of opportunities to reconnect with nature. Located in the Sierra Nevadas near Yosemite National Park, outdoor enthusiasts are presented with endless hiking and biking possibilities. For a more leisurely approach, the expansive waters of Lake Don Pedro always beg to be explored.
Lake Berryessa, located in the Lake Berryessa Recreational Area, is tucked between the Blue Ridge and Cedar Roughs, making it the perfect nature getaway. When you stay at Pleasure Cove you're not far from all the outdoor activities. The lake itself is ideal for fishing trips, relaxing kayaking excursions, and much more. The recreational area offers...
Reconnect with nature during your stay at Trinity Lake Resorts & Marinas. Located in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, the tree-lined terrain surrounding Trinity Lake serves up a wealth of hiking opportunities to explore the diverse ecosystem that California has to offer. Lakes, forests, deserts, and mountains, California has it all!
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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