When my forever-adventuring mother initially suggested the trip, I thought, “Palm Springs?” It seemed out of left field, as our family trips typically revolve around National and State Parks with lots of hiking. After visiting, I can see why she was so excited to travel to the Coachella Valley. Each day was a special treat […]
The Golden State stretches more than 800 miles along the Pacific Coast, from sunny, palm-lined beaches in the south to the rocky and remote “Lost Coast” of the north. Marine life, coastal towns, and sandy sunsets characterize California’s unparalleled coast, but that’s not all this state has to offer.
Traveling inland highlights some of the state’s highest mountains — the granite faces of the Sierra and the volcanic peaks of the Cascades. Sequoias and redwoods tower over the forest floor, dating back thousands of years and setting records with their enormity.
Get a lay of the land by exploring California’s national parks, seashores, and marine sanctuaries on this California National Parks Grand Slam. Learn from local naturalists familiar with the state’s rich biodiversity and various landscapes. California’s history and geologic past are fascinating stories begging to be told, and this trip is your ticket to hearing them.
Travel through California’s bays, beaches, and mountains by kayak, foot, and horseback. Of course, a journey through this state wouldn’t be complete without a Pacific Coast Highway roadtrip between the sparkling ocean and rugged coastal peaks.
Stay in hip, elegant hotels in charming coastal towns and rustic mountain lodges set in forested alpine settings. Your experience throughout this Grand Slam will be as diverse as the state itself.
Join us for an unforgettable trip to California’s most scenic — and wild — corners.