Who hasn’t dreamed of exploring California? The land is rich and natural, with varied landscapes that include mountains, sea, lakes, rivers, beaches, and agricultural regions like the Wine Country. Here are the best things to do in Northern California before you die:
1. Exploring Yosemite National Park
Located in the western Sierra Nevada of Central California. Yosemite National Park is best known for its waterfalls, but within it’s nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more. On average, about 4 million people visit Yosemite each year.
2. Monterey Bay Aquarium
Founded in 1984, this non-profit public aquarium located in Monterey, California, features more than 600 species of plants and animals and is acknowledged as one of the best aquariums in the United States.
3. Tasting Wine in Napa Valley
With more than 400 wineries, each with its own unique style, setting, and history, the valley offers something for everybody. It’s always a good idea to schedule winery appointments well in advance of your visit, Buzzers!
4. Walk Across the Golden Gate Bridge
Who knows about Golden Gate Bridge? Everybody dream to stand there. The Golden Gate Bridge is one of California’s most enduring symbols. The bridge stands approximately 3.5 miles (5.5 km). The best months for visit in September and October because the view is the beautiful, and often warm weather.
5. Hiking to Alamere Falls
Buzzers, don’t miss to list hiking to Alamere Falls. Alamere Falls is one of those rare and special places where a beautiful waterfall cascades directly onto the beach. This 14-mile hike is the easiest route to the falls and makes a perfect long day hike.
6. Go Skiing and Snowboarding at Tahoe
Skiing and snowboarding are a vital part of the North Lake Tahoe experience. Tourists and locals alike flock to North Lake Tahoe for skiing and snowboarding adventures.
7. Go swimming in Lake Shasta
Swimming is an all-ages activity perfect for the sunny summers in the north state. Shasta Lake– the keystone of the Central Valley Water Project is the largest manmade reservoir in California, offering over 360 miles of shoreline.
8. Explore the Lost Coast
The Lost Coast is 100 miles of pure magic, set along the state’s most undeveloped stretch of shoreline. A true paradise, this is one of the few areas of California where solitude can be enjoyed with jaw-dropping beauty.
9. Visit Point Reyes National Seashore
Located in Marin County approximately 30 miles (50 km) west-northwest of San Francisco. It is the best raw, rugged nature in this part of the state: dramatic cliffs, strong winds, and crashing waves, elk and deer roaming the hills, and barking seals at the beaches.
10. Dinner at the French Laundry
Chef Thomas Keller’s iconic Napa Valley restaurant — is no stranger to accolades. It has topped Restaurant magazine’s annual list of the world’s best restaurants, and Anthony Bourdain has called it “the best restaurant in the world, period.” It’s worth saving up a couple hundred of dollar for a person lol.