Emerald Bay, a picturesque notch of Lake Tahoe’s southwestern shores, features beaches, Tahoe’s only island, and an unexpected, Scandinavian-style stone castle.
Big Sur is famed for its scenic coastline, but few coves are as stunning—or easily accessible—as the one found at Julia Pfeiffer Burns.
Famed landscape painter Francis McComas nailed it when he referred to Point Lobos as the greatest meeting of land and water in the world.
California’s largest redwood state park is a worthy introduction to coastal redwoods, the tallest and oldest living organisms in the world.
Every day, 100 million gallons of water gush over McArthur-Burney's namesake falls, a 129-foot curtain of water comprised of innumerable cascades.
Open space is a rare premium in Orange County today, but the real draw at Crystal Cove is a 3.2-mile beach with turquoise waters that rival Hawaii’s.