Nearby Events & Local Attractions in Northern California
Wherever you go in the Golden State, there's plenty to fall in love with, and very few visitors go home unsmitten.
Explore Regional Attractions
If you're looking to escape the crowds of California's better-known parks, head to the Shasta Cascade region. This year-round outdoor enthusiast's paradise is home to every kind of recreation on Mounts Shasta and Lassen, without the crowds and with no need for advance permits. Here, you’ll also find some of California's best fly-fishing, arts, music, museums, and other urban amenities.
Find yourself amid the nature preserves, forests and rugged trails of California’s North Coast, and you’ll also discover artist enclaves, fine dining and music festivals. The giant tree you can drive through near Redwoods State Park is one of the area’s most famous landmarks.
You may have missed your opportunity to strike it rich during the California Gold Rush, but local landmarks, annual celebrations, and history museums in Auburn, Nevada City, and Angel’s Camp will take you back. You can still pan for gold on the rivers that run throughout this region, though fishing, rafting and kayaking are more popular nowadays. Enjoy urban diversions in state capital Sacramento. Escape to the Sierra foothills for outdoor recreation year round
Yosemite’s endearing spirit is indicative of California’s High Sierra region’s awe-inspiring scenery, from other breathtaking national parks like King’s Canyon and Sequoia to majestic peaks surrounding Mammoth Lakes, with its fishing, hiking, biking, and more. Travel farther north to beautiful Lake Tahoe, surrounded by world-famous ski resorts with legendary snow in winter and arts, music, and festivals in summer.
San Francisco Bay Area
San Francisco is considered one of the greatest cities in the world for many things, including five-star dining, a happening theater scene, and gay and lesbian culture. And, beyond the fifty-square-mile city, in the surrounding Bay Area, there’s so much more to explore, including Silicon Valley’s innovations, Marin’s Headlands, the vineyards of Napa Valley and Sonoma County, and Berkeley’s free spirit.