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Drenched alternately in sun, fog, mist and rain, the North Coast changes moods with the weather. Forests of lofty redwood trees thrive in this moist, cool climate. Wild salmon swim up the Klamath, Eel, Smith, and other ancestral streams. Eagles soar overhead, whales cruise offshore, and sea lions lounge on the rocky outposts amid wild, crashing surf. Travel north on the rocky, wind-swept coast on Highway 1, then venture inland to Highway 101- head further north to verdant redwood groves or southward to beautiful vine covered river valleys and dense forestlands of the wine country.
Breathtaking vistas enthrall visitors with towering mountains, volcanoes, glaciers, waterfalls, whitewater rivers, dense lush forests and glistening lakes. An outdoor-recreation wonderland, a scenic venue for camping, hiking, biking, hunting, fly-fishing, swimming, boating, whitewater rafting, house boating, and water-skiing spring through fall. Where winter brings snow shoeing along with downhill and cross-country skiing and the region boasts some of the nation's finest birding and wildlife viewing, the Shasta-Cascade is an out of door wonderland.
Whether you want to climb the hills of the San Francisco Bay Area or explore the more urban delights of the "Cities by the Bay", you will never run out of things to see and do. Within every neighborhood, from San Jose in the "South Bay", Oakland in the "East Bay", San Francisco or Mill Valley, a diversity of tastes and interests are thriving! You will see it in the cuisine, the boutiques, the theater and the arts, word-class museums and boundless recreational opportunities.
Situated in the heart of the one of the country's largest agricultural lands, visitors are treated to the charming Central Valley town of Merced. At any given point during the year, Mother Nature treats the senses with some awesome inventory. Awe nuts? You bet. See one of everyone's favorite, the pistachio, makes its way from the golden fields to the grocery shelf. Spring finds travelers take in the sweet heavenly scents of Merced County's Blossom Tour. Rewards of the blossom's harvest line the aisles of the "Fruit Barn" featuring out-of-this-world vine-ripened fruits and vegetables. Your next stop should be the Hilmar Cheese Company where appetites are treated daily to savory cheese samplings of a Zesty-Italian Jack, Pesto Jack, Aged Cheddars and freshly baked crackers of course!
LOS ANGELES VALLEY
More than movies, Los Angeles offers a cultural diversity that is reflected in its museums, architecture, art and restaurants. Even the geography is diverse: Where else can you go snowboarding in the morning and catch a wave in the afternoon, or hike deep into the wilderness just off a busy freeway? Los Angeles county stretches over 4,000 square miles, encompassing high deserts, sparkling beaches, snowy peaks, and meandering megalopolis that, since its inception, has inspired legions of dreamers -from de Mille to Steven Spielberg.
Orange County is one of the world's premier visitor destinations and offers a diversity of things to do and see. A place that has sparked the imagination of travelers worldwide, it is comprised of 33 cities and 48 miles of warm, sandy beaches. Orange County, with a picture perfect climate, provides outstanding dining, shopping, museums, and art galleries, great theater, major league baseball and hockey teams, missions, golf courses and, of course, Disneyland Resort and Knott's Berry Farm. While in Orange County, go for a sunset stroll or on a whale-watching cruise, visit a state park or maybe catch a movie in production. You'll find sun-soaked days and neon-nights in Orange County, California.
SAN DIEGO COUNTY
For many visitors and most residents, Oceanside is quintessential California. Picture a quaint beachfront community where visitors enjoy a near perfect climate. Known as a mecca for water sports, Oceanside's Harbor offers a convenient boat launch area as well as services for kayaking and jet skiing. The "Beach Boys" probably said it best back in the '60s when they sang, "Surfing is the only life for me, now surf, surf, with me" and surfing in Oceanside is no exception. Surf's up! The 6 miles of beachfront is also perfect for walking jogging, biking or rollerblading. Try your hand at surf fishing along the coastline, or drop a line off the end of the 1,942-foot wooden pier and wait for the fish to bite. Steeped in history just minutes away is Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, the "King of Missions" and nestled behind the Mission is Heritage Park Village and Museum with an idyllic main street lined with many of Oceanside's historic buildings. Cruise down Historic Route California/US 101 to downtown Oceanside, where you can shop and dine at the many downtown businesses. Regional talent abounds at the Oceanside Museum of Art and down the street, learn about the sport and lifestyle of surfing at the California Surf Museum.
Often referred to as the "gateway to California's outback," the Morongo Basin is conveniently situated just a short drive to some of Southern California's great outdoor destinations. With the majestic Joshua Tree National Park on its southern border, the basin communities play host year-round to visitors and outdoor recreation enthusiasts from all over the world. The region's California Welcome Center is found on State Route 62 in Yucca Valley, a high desert community located about 30 miles northeast of Palm Springs, and just an hour from the Big Bear area mountain resorts. The highway is a favorite route for southern Californians headed to the Colorado River vacation spots.
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