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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.
Featured Nature Resorts and Lodges in California
Situated in relative seclusion among 25 acres of forest, Cambria Pines Lodge lets you get as close to nature as possible. Onsite, you will find plenty of nature trails that circle the resort and let you get a glimpse of deer and other wildlife. Take the 272 stairs down to the quaint, charming town, or make the short drive to classic Wine Country!
Located in the heart of the June Lake Loop, Reverse Creek Lodge truly immerses you in nature. Come discover endless wildlife, lush forests, and sparkling lakes - all just minutes away! It's the ideal place to experience the wonders of Mother Nature. With many surrounding state parks such as Yosemite, Death Valley, and Bode, you'll find the perfect...
Tucked within the forest you'll be sheltered by towering black oaks and overlook beautiful Shasta Lake. And Tsasdi Resort is your perfect home base for exploring Mt. Shasta and Castle Crags State Park for an even bigger dose of nature. The lake provides the perfect outdoor playground for boaters and swimmers alike!
Redwood Coast combines its own blend of coastal ocean beauty with the world-renowned Redwood National Park and its ancient redwood trees, the world's tallest. Or, visit the beautiful Patricks Point, one of the highest state parks in the nation! This is a location unparalleled in it's beauty grandeur.
Throughout Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, you will have the unique opportunity to check out a variety of colorful birds including Macaws, Eclectus Parrots, Cockatoos, Mallards, Ducks, Hummingbirds, and exotic waterfowl. This San Diego resort happens to be a safe haven for these beautiful and charming birds to live each other and the guests in...
The breathtaking Napa Valley surrounds you during a stay at Solage Calistoga. This beautiful place offers you a relaxing environment perfect for that romantic escape, business retreat, or family vacation. When you're not unwinding onsite, go out and explore the area. Endless vineyards and wineries are just minutes away, plus you can enjoy the views...
Located in the heart of Sonoma Wine Country, Hotel Healdsburg offers you a peaceful vacation immersed in quiet nature. Discover the many beautiful vineyards nearby on a winery tour. Head to the Russian River for a day of canoeing or fishing, or simply relax onsite and enjoy the views.
Even though Cavallo Point Lodge is in the city, it's still close by to some great natural retreats. Make sure to visit the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and the San Pedro Valley Park. Two of the best parks in the entire Bay area. No trip would be complete without a visit!
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Henry Cowell State Park, Wilder Ranch State Park and the Forest of Nisene Marks surround Hotel Paradox. With thousands of hiking trails, you'll be able to explore for days the rugged beauty of the scenic central California area.
Natural beauty surrounds you in every direction during your stay at the Best Western Seacliff Inn. Enjoy the sand and sun at Seacliff State Beach, or hike through the wilderness at New Brighton Beach State Park or The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park. No matter what you choose to do, you'll find plenty of breathtaking sights to visit.
Reconnect with nature during your Lake Tahoe vacation! A four-season outdoor utopia, adventurers can hike the area's miles of trails through beautiful lush forests with the stunning Sierra Nevadas as the backdrop. Come explore all the scenic wonders the Lake Tahoe area has to offer!
You won't find a better place than Meeks Bay Resort & Marina when it comes to getting close to nature. The Lake Tahoe area is full of wondrous outdoor recreation options and Meeks Bay puts you just minutes from all of it. Whether you choose to spend your time kayaking across the beautiful lake waters, or enjoy a refreshing hiking trip at Sugar...
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