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Spotlight: Pinnacles National Park

California condors are so big they make eagles look small. Sometimes when flying, they are mistaken for small airplanes. They’re the largest of all North American land...

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Discover the Inland Empire

The drive from San Bernardino to Lake Arrowhead is a quick one—just 23 miles/37 km. But as you twist and climb from the busy valley and into the San Bernardino Mountains,...

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Discover Shasta Cascade

One of the most spectacular waterfalls in the state—if not the continent—this 129-foot-tall, fern-draped cascade seems to come out of nowhere. Located 60 miles northeast...

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8 California Hot Springs

Take a soak in these thermal baths, mineral pools, and private tubs

Need to unwind? Chill out with a dip in geothermally heated waters. California’s geologically active landscape pushes mineral-laden springs to the...

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Unique California Surfing Vacations

Chase the endless summer with one of these wave-filled trips

California’s surfing habit has grown to be more than just a hobby. On August 20, 2018, surfing became the...