Madera County, California, is nestled at the southern entrance to Yosemite National Park. The list of things to do in and around Yosemite and Madera is lengthy year-round, from wine trails to train rides to horseback excursions. So no matter when you visit, come prepared for unforgettable adventures.
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Connected at the Roots: A Trail Among California’s Giant Sequoias
After making your way through a national forest, a national monument, and a national park, you’ll be ready to wind down in a peaceful village. Treat yourself to a fabulous dinner from locally sourced foods (with some local wine, of course), and a well-earned night’s sleep in one of the towns neighboring the parks.
Discover the Sequoias: National Parks, Unforgettable Arts & Local Eats
Here, in the heart of California, giant sequoia trees reach unbelievable heights. The forests reach out wide, as well—stretching across two national parks, one national monument, and through a national forest. Neighboring all these protected lands are some delightful communities filled with history, art, and farm-fresh feasts.
California’s Calico Ghost Town: Where History Meets Adventure
Travel back in time to the late 1800s at this easy-to-access historical landmark in southern California! Boasting a wealth of history, outdoor activities, shopping, and can’t-miss events for the whole family, this old Western mining town offers something for everyone.
Finding Farm to Table in California’s Central Valley
California’s Central Valley is the “farm” to the “fork,” offering unique agricultural experiences alongside outdoor activities.
Yosemite and Beyond in California’s Central Valley
Explore the Central Valley’s rich agricultural heritage and tour some of the country’s most iconic national parks.
Bishop, California Has the Full Vacation Spectrum
From the peak of Mount Whitney to the depths of Death Valley—that’s how many options there are for things to do near Bishop, California. If that’s a bit extreme, here are a few more ideas: birding and fishing, cool rocks and hot springs, 4 wheel drive and all-star skies.
Discover What’s New in Lake Tahoe
We’re no strangers to the beauty of Lake Tahoe, and we find it draws us back year after year. After all, there is always something new going on! Look no further for the newest adventures, bites, and places to rest your head during your next 48 hours in the Sierra Nevada.
Marine Wildlife Watching: National Parks Edition
Marine wildlife watching is an underrate national park activity. The impressive mountain ranges get all the attention, but the rich coastal waters of America’s seashores and oceanic national parks are full of wildlife that can be safely and responsibly observed year-round.
Rush to Placerville, CA this Weekend
El Dorado County is the birthplace of California’s gold rush, and the fever that inspired hundreds of thousands of emigrants to flock to the Pacific Coast—forever changing the course of American history. Today, modern travelers find small-town charm, outdoor experiences, and robust flavors that continue to thrive in Placerville, CA.