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.
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State Parks Road Trip through the Heart of Arizona
Beachside campsites offer easy access to the river, while hiking trails along the banks give hikers panoramic views of the river and beyond. Springtime wildflowers are best seen along the half-mile Lightning Bolt Trail, and the Copper Mines Trail and Lamb Springs Trail take you on an abandoned mine tour.
Southern Arizona State Park Road Trip
After a day of hiking or horseback riding, make a short drive for some of the best stargazing in the state.
Explore Southern Arizona’s State Parks
Rugged mountain peaks, wildflower-studded hillsides, and desert oases define springtime in Southern Arizona, and there’s no better way to take it all in than a trip through Arizona’s state parks.
Discover State Parks in the Heart of Arizona
From wildlife to wildflowers and cactus blooms, late winter and spring is when the desert comes alive. Take a trip through the heart of the Sonoran Desert by way of Arizona State Parks.
Outdoor Date Ideas
Dating can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be! During these outdoor date ideas, you can enjoy nature while getting to know each other better. From basic outings to action-packed adventures, there’s something on this list for every kind of couple.
Travel Through Time in Arizona
There’s a lot to uncover in Arizona. From ancient sites still being excavated to world-class museums and events, these six suggestions will wow anyone with an interest in natural history.
Bear Country Safety
I’ve seen wild bears a few times in my life. When I was a kid growing up in central Pennsylvania, bears would sometimes wander into town from the surrounding Appalachian mountains in search of food. Most recently, I stumbled upon one in someone’s front yard in Asheville, North Carolina. While bears are incredible creatures, encounters aren’t generally desirable. Bear safety is as much a human problem as a bear problem.
Discover the State Parks of Bryce Canyon Country
The landscape of Bryce Canyon Country feels timeless as you move from one community to the next. Though we tend to think about parks and monuments in terms of grandchildren appreciating these landscapes on their own road trips, we can also appreciate them through the perspective of lightyears!
Four Spring Days on the Olympic Peninsula
On the morning of your third day on the Olympic Peninsula, even more options await. We recommend choosing one of three expeditions: kayaking, exploring Hurricane Ridge, or whale watching.