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Pismo Beach Dune Buggy Experience
"Rent your dune buggy in Oceano just 5 minutes down the road from Pismo Beach at your selected time. Get fitted with your gear and receive a safety orientation. You will then hop on an open-air tram which will drive you a mile down the beach to the staging area. Hop in the driver's seat or passenger's seat of your fully automatic 4-wheeler dune buggy and zoom off through the Oceano Dunes.The Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area is among the most unique California State Parks as the only place where you can drive your own vehicle on a public beach. Spend two hours exploring first approximately 2 miles (3 km) of scenic beachfront before zipping and zooming through 1500 acres (607 hectares) or rolling sand dunes in your dune buggy — a fun exciting way to spend a day along the beautiful California coast!Upon completion of your dune buggy adventure
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Wine Country Biking Tour in Santa Barbara
"Your group will be picked up by air-conditioned vans at a prearranged meeting spot at 10:00 AM. We will then shuttle by van to the Santa Ynez Valley. After getting riders fitted we ride along the scenic back-roads to our first winery. Once there the winery staff takes us for a tasting and your guide will prepare an enjoyable “deli spread” picnic lunch with lots of options. Cold beverages and water will be provided throughout the tour. Then we pedal on to the second winery. Your guides wil and several wineries extend discounts on wine purchases to our guests. This trip receives rave reviews from guests. We have done similar tours for wine and travel writers corporate groups bachelorette and birthday parties as well as families and tourists. This is the wine tour that was featured on the television show Giuliana and Bill."
From $159.00
 
Hop-On Hop-Off Wine Tasting Tour from Paso Robles
"Pickups are generally scheduled between 10:30-11:30am and coordinated geographically based upon the other pickups for the day with outside regions picked up first and returned last. Your guides will call you between 9:30-10am on the morning of service to give you a more specific pickup time. Returns start after 4pm. Late pickups and early returns may be possible upon request only within the Paso Robles Templeton or Atascadero city limits.You will most likely visit 4-5 wineries in your day depending upon how long you stay at each winery and what you do for lunch. When you decide to “hop off” your guides walk you in and introduce you to the tasting room staff who will guide you through your tasting experience and then your guides return in approximately 40 minutes. When they return
From $60.00

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Lady Bird Johnson Grove magic.

Favorite thing The Lady Bird Johnson Gorve is an easily accessed trail in Redwood National Park, Northern California. The morning I was there was magical, with mist slowly being burned off by the rays of the sun.
The trees here were the best specimens of redwoods I saw on my trip. This place was very special. See my 'things to do' section for more information.

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worldkiwi
Jan 11, 2007

Big Trees, Big Deserts, Big Oceans...

Favorite thing I'm pretty sure that California has at least one of everything. If you can't find it, you're not looking hard enough. My ultimate favorite thing? It really had to be Point Reye's National Seashore.

Fondest memory they're all good

dahkota
Jan 19, 2003

The National Parks

Favorite thing Visit Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Giant trees, mountains and narrow roads leading through the wilderness of Eastern California.

Fondest memory I almost forgot to include Yosemite National Park on my California page. It´s gorgeous. Don´t miss the waterfalls, beautiful valleys and mountains like El Capitan.

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KaiM
Sep 12, 2002

Oddly enough, stop by the...

Favorite thing Oddly enough, stop by the Joshua Tree National Monument - just about 45 minutes from Palm Springs. The Southern California desert is a beautiful. magical place - and the last of the Western frontier.

Fondest memory I was born and raised in California, so it will always be close to my heart. You cannot beat the weather!

ranting
Aug 24, 2002
 
 
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rent a car and head for the...

Favorite thing rent a car and head for the mountains, the High Sierra. Yosemite National Park, though scenically stunning, is horrifically crowded in summer. If you can't take the crowds, go to the nearby King's Canyon and Sequoia National Parks instead.

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DesertRat
Aug 24, 2002

We spent four days at Stinson...

Favorite thing We spent four days at Stinson Beach,(over the Golden Gate Bridge from S.F.).We rented a cabin amongst the pines 100 yds from the surf,the smells were amazing,the whole area reminded me so much of Scotland.The Point Reys Nat. Park is only a few miles up the road(epicentre of the 1906 quake)A visit to this site(good visitor centre)really brings home to you how insignificant man is to earths forces.

Fondest memory In complete contrast to the above my fondest memory is spending almost the whole day with my son on the Back To The Future ride at Universal Studios!

bluenose
Aug 24, 2002

Lava Beds National Monument - sunrise

Favorite thing We spent a bit of time (and a bit of film) at Lava Beds National Monument. It was fascinating and very scenic.

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bkathryn
Jan 19, 2003

See Lava Beds National Monument

Favorite thing This historic and unusual natural site is worth a visit.

Fondest memory http://www.recreation.gov/detail.cfm?ID=(2797)

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bkathryn
Jan 19, 2003

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If you are a nature lover like...

Favorite thing If you are a nature lover like me, I highly recommend the Redwood National Forest in Northern California.

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tompen
Sep 07, 2002

Lassen National Park is...

Favorite thing Lassen National Park is situated at the north eastern park of the state. Lassen is the third highest peak, after Mts Whitney and Shasta. You might see some deer.

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Mindjob
Aug 25, 2002

Things to Do Near California

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Lombard Street

i'M ONE OF THOSE ANNOYING TOURISTS THAT LIKE TO DO ALL THE PREDICABLE TOURIST STUFF ... AND MORE. THIS CURVY STREET IS FAMOUS AND ONE OF THE THINGS i'D INCLUDE IN MY PLANS WHEN VISITING THE CITY. AS...
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Hollywood Walk of Fame

My name is not there. I had no time to follow all the walk, but I think that I'm the only movie star missing there. I knew 85, wrote down more 4322 names, and I'm studying why are they famous. I...
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Gaslamp Quarter

The Gaslamp Quarter is a historical neighborhood in downtown San Diego. This area encompasses sisteen blooks and is packed full of historic buildings, museums, restaurants, shopping, galleries and...
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Sand Dunes

Mesquite Dunes is a great place to watch the sunset. As with any sunset, much of the colors occur after the sunset sets below the horizon. Mesquite Dunes is no different. I found the best colors...
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Glacier Point

Okay, they say a photo is worth a thousand words, so I have, by way of the photos here ALREADY written 5,000 words ^O^. But if you have the time, take the road up to Glacier Point, it is one of those...
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17 Mile Drive

17 mile drive is a gated drive around the ocean in the Pebble beach area. it costs about 10 dollars per car and although beautiful doesn't really contain anything ( other than the golf courses) that...
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