California

California

Adventure Travel To California

Wine Country, Hiking Or Cycling the Redwoods

California is home to an extremely diverse range of landscapes that allow visitors to experience everything from the beach to the desert to the mountains in as little as one day. Of course, you’ll want to spend much more time soaking up all of the California attractions though. The list of things to do in California stretches on and on and includes swimming and surfing in the Pacific, hiking and skiing in the Sierra Nevadas and exploring the Mojave Desert. There’s no doubt about it. California is a must for any active vacation seeker.

From the Pebble Beach Golf Links that overlook the Pacific in Carmel to the rugged peaks of Yosemite National Park, Northern California has it all when it comes to adventure travel destinations. You can also go skiing on Mammoth Mountain, biking across San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge or hiking through the towering trees of the Redwoods. The opportunities for adventure travel in the great outdoors are endless here.

Of course, the southern part of the state offers its own assortment of California attractions as well. Try scuba diving in Santa Barbara, sailing in San Diego or head into the mountains near Big Bear Lake for a more rugged adventure holiday. Also, don’t miss your chance to surf in Malibu, wander through Death Valley National Park to see the lowest elevation in North America or hike to the Hollywood sign in Los Angeles, all while soaking up the warm Southern California sun.

With so many places to visit in California, you’ll likely need more than one active vacation to cross off everything on your to-do list. Luckily, our travel videos can help you prioritize and decide which of the things to do in California first on your adventure holiday in the Golden State.

Northern California

Pebble Beach Golf Links, Carmel
Pebble Beach Golf Links, Carmel
The Inn at Spanish Bay, Carmel
The Inn at Spanish Bay, Carmel
Poppy Hills Golf Course Hole #1, Pebble Beach
Poppy Hills Golf Course Hole #1, Pebble Beach
Wine Country Bike tour
Wine Country Bike tour
Biking in Napa
Biking in Napa
Eagle Vines Golf Club, Napa
Eagle Vines Golf Club, Napa
Napa Golf Course
Napa Golf Course
Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley
Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley
Explore Yosemite
Explore Yosemite
Half Dome Hike, Yosemite
Half Dome Hike, Yosemite
Mist Trail Hike, Yosemite
Mist Trail Hike, Yosemite
North Lake Tahoe Skiing
North Lake Tahoe Skiing
Lakeshore Winter Paddle, Lake Tahoe
Lakeshore Winter Paddle, Lake Tahoe
Emerald Bay,
South Lake Tahoe
Emerald Bay,
South Lake Tahoe
Kiwa Beach, South Lake Tahoe
Kiwa Beach, South Lake Tahoe
Pasatiempo Golf Club
Pasatiempo Golf Club
Hiking Black Butte Trail, Mt. Shasta
Hiking Black Butte Trail, Mt. Shasta
McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park
McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park
Highway 1, Big Sur to Carmel
Highway 1, Big Sur to Carmel
Northwood Golf Club, Monte Rio
Northwood Golf Club, Monte Rio
Biking in Redding
Biking in Redding
Alamere Falls Hike, Bolinas
Alamere Falls Hike, Bolinas
Uncle Tom's Trail Hike - Yellowstone National Park
Uncle Tom's Trail Hike - Yellowstone National Park
Fairmont Hotel San Francisco
Fairmont Hotel San Francisco
Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Omni Hotel San Francisco
Omni Hotel San Francisco

Outdoor & Recreation in San Luis Obispo


Outdoor & Recreation in San Luis Obispo

Ocean Bluff Hike, San Luis Obispo

Ocean Bluff Hike, San Luis Obispo

5 Best Hikes San Luis Obispo

5 Best Hikes San Luis Obispo

Hotel Cerro, San Luis Obispo

Hotel Cerro, San Luis Obispo

Southern California

Hilton Grand Vacations at MarBrisa, Carlsbad
Hilton Grand Vacations at MarBrisa, Carlsbad
Carlsbad Lagoon Water Sports Activities
Carlsbad Lagoon Water Sports Activities
Carlsbad Village
Carlsbad Village
Explore Carlsbad
Explore Carlsbad
Hiking Iron Mountain, San Diego
Hiking Iron Mountain, San Diego
Paddleboarding in San Diego
Paddleboarding in San Diego
Golf at Omni La Costa Resort
Golf at Omni La Costa Resort
Sailing in San Diego
Sailing in San Diego
San Diego's Mission Bay
San Diego's Mission Bay
Paddle Boarding in Mission Bay, San Diego
Paddle Boarding in Mission Bay, San Diego
Mission Bay – Guides to the Good Stuff
Mission Bay – Guides to the Good Stuff
Play San Diego: Mission Bay
Play San Diego: Mission Bay
Hiking Black Mountain, San Diego
Hiking Black Mountain, San Diego
La Jolla On The Water, San Diego
La Jolla On The Water, San Diego
La Jolla Rock Fishing
La Jolla Rock Fishing
La Valencia Hotel, La Jolla
La Valencia Hotel, La Jolla
The Lodge at Torrey Pines
The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Surfing at Torrey Pines City Beach
Surfing at Torrey Pines City Beach
Torres Pines State Natural Reserve
Torres Pines State Natural Reserve
Torrey Pines South Course
Torrey Pines South Course
Exploring Santa Barbara
Exploring Santa Barbara
Scuba Diving near Santa Barbara
Scuba Diving near Santa Barbara
Sandpiper Golf Course, Santa Barbara
Sandpiper Golf Course, Santa Barbara
Hidden Oaks Golf Course, Santa Barbara
Hidden Oaks Golf Course, Santa Barbara
Channel Islands National Park
Channel Islands National Park
Channel Islands National Park
Channel Islands National Park
Big Bear Lake
Big Bear Lake
Snowboarding at Mt. High, Wrightwood
Snowboarding at Mt. High, Wrightwood
Biking in Malibu
Biking in Malibu
Mountain Vista Golf Club, Sun City Palm Desert
Mountain Vista Golf Club, Sun City Palm Desert
Smuggler's Cove Hike, Santa Cruz Island
Smuggler's Cove Hike, Santa Cruz Island
Fishing Santa Rosa Island
Fishing Santa Rosa Island
Top 5 Place to hike in Malibu
Top 5 Place to hike in Malibu
Malibu Creek State Park Secret Hike
Malibu Creek State Park Secret Hike
Hike Zuma Canyon Trail in Malibu
Hike Zuma Canyon Trail in Malibu
Surfing in Point Dume, Malibu
Surfing in Point Dume, Malibu
Malibu Hikes & Trails: Point Dume Natural Preserve
Malibu Hikes & Trails: Point Dume Natural Preserve
Escondido Falls Hike: Malibu's Three Tiered Waterfall
Escondido Falls Hike: Malibu's Three Tiered Waterfall
Malibu Wine Hikes with Stanley the Giraffe in Saddlerock Ranch
Malibu Wine Hikes with Stanley the Giraffe in Saddlerock Ranch

Hike Corral Canyon Trail in Malibu


Hike Corral Canyon Trail in Malibu
Hiking Tuna Canyon Park Topanga
Hiking Tuna Canyon Park Topanga
Hiking Los Liones Canyon, Malibu
Hiking Los Liones Canyon, Malibu
Hiking Solstice Canyon, Malibu
Hiking Solstice Canyon, Malibu
Malibu Beach Inn
Malibu Beach Inn
Intercontinental Hotel Downtown Los Angeles
Intercontinental Hotel Downtown Los Angeles
Bel Air Hotel
Bel Air Hotel
Shutters Hotel Santa Monica
Shutters Hotel Santa Monica
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Viceroy Santa Monica Hotel
Viceroy Santa Monica Hotel
Fairmont Miramar Hotel Santa Monica
Fairmont Miramar Hotel Santa Monica
Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica
Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica
Ocean View Hotel Santa Monica
Ocean View Hotel Santa Monica
Mountain Biking The Santa Monica Mountains
Mountain Biking The Santa Monica Mountains
The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey
The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey
La Jolla Coast Trail Hike
La Jolla Coast Trail Hike
Torrey Pines Hiking Trails
Torrey Pines Hiking Trails