Over the years we have lived in beautiful Golden State we have seen many popular attractions. Yet it is so vast that we still have a long list of places we need to cover. But on this 10 day road trip we did not want to rush and make it only about visiting popular tourist destinations. We designed this itinerary with photography as our main goal while having the best relaxing time.
Glacier Point is a viewpoint in California's gorgeous Yosemite National Park. It is located on the south wall of Yosemite Valley at an elevation of 7,214 ft. Millions of visitors every year are captivated by the commanding views this viewpoint has to offer.
17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach, California, is one of the most scenic drives in the world. A 2-lane road winds its way along the rocky Pacific Coast through cypress tress, offers stunning views of the Pacific, rocky beaches, marine animals and birds, exclusive mansions, and more. It is most definitely one of the best things to do on a trip to Monterey Peninsula.
On this Labour day weekend we set out on yet another road-trip, to Central California. California's Pacific Coast is one of the best scenic routes in the country and there is so much to see in this lifetime. Our trip to the central coast has been a very memorable one, we did many firsts, had thrilling fun and saw beautiful places.
Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area in Oceano, is the only California state park to allow Off-highway vehicles (OHV's) to drive on the beach. It is also the only stretch of coastline in Central California where cars are allowed on the beach. Five and a half miles of beach open for driving cars (all-wheels), a large area of sand dunes open for OHV's, legal beach camping and other recreational activities.
Yosemite Falls, dropping 2425 ft, is the tallest waterfall in North America and the fifth tallest waterfall in the world. The water falls in three sections, Upper falls, Middle cascades and Lower falls. Lower Yosemite Falls, the shortest section at 320 foot tall, is one of the most visited attractions in Yosemite National Park.
Bridalveil Falls, plunging 620 ft down on the valley rocks, is the first to grab your attention as you enter Yosemite Valley. It is one of the most prominent falls in Yosemite National Park visited by millions of people every year.
Sentinel Dome is a granite dome in the Yosemite National Park, with its highest point above 8000 ft. Hiking to the top of Sentinel Dome is by far the easiest way to experience 360 degree views of the park.
We went off on a long overdue weekend road trip to Yosemite National Park. Its always the places nearby that take forever to get checked off the bucket list. But Yosemite is not the kind of place you go once and think its done. Its astounding natural beauty and unlimited attractions demand more time than just a weekend.
Carlsbad Flower Fields are a great spring weekend getaway in Southern California. If you are visiting California this is something definitely worth adding to your itinerary along with other attractions in the area. Walk around the hills through this colorful display or take a wagon trip, and when you are done here dig your feet in the sand at the beach.