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August Events & Festivals: Fremont

Doing it up BIG at the Fremont Festival!

32nd Fremont Fest Poster; Courtesy of Fremont Festival of the Arts & Music
32nd Fremont Fest Poster; Courtesy of Fremont Festival of the Arts & Music

Fremont Festival of the Arts organizers claim it's the "largest free street festival west of the Mississippi River."

With over 700 artisan booths, close to 400,000 attendees, 18,526 ice cream bars eaten, and 23,552 mugs of beer sold, it's hard to dispute their claim!

The main attraction is four miles of juried and hand-crafted, quality artisan booths with offerings of fine art, arts and crafts, jewelry, clothing, and specialty items you'll want to pick up to tick off the items on your gift-buying list.

For families, there's Kid City with peformers, hands-on amusements, and rides. Two stages provide continuous music for your listening and dancing pleasure. The popular trade show, Business Alley, offers local goods and services to browse and buy. Local non-profits earn money with their food booths, and they get a little help from the addition of Food Truck Mafia and their gourmet food trucks. The Wine Garden returns again with its shady oasis and lovely buffet...

But my favorite spot is the Gourmet Marketplace. Browse around the specialty food items and cooking ingredients - you won't find these in your local supermarket! Tea-time treats; grow-at-home-mushroom kits; hand-crafted jerkys, pastas, oils, and vinegars; specially blended rubs, seasonings, and marinades - there's plenty to choose from for spicing up your own cooking or finding the perfect hostess gifts! I like to do a first round trying the free samples, then zero in on the things I liked best!

August 1st & 2nd ... Fremont Festival of the Arts... Be there!

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August Events & Festivals: Mammoth Lakes

Fun is the name of the game at Bluesapalooza!

Slideshow courtesy of MammothBluesBrewsFest.com

Mammoth Lakes probably puts on more festivals per capita than any other town of its size in Northern California!

But the biggest and the bestest is the Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza that's happening this weekend, July 30 - August 2, 2015

Kick it off with a special Thursday Night of Tommy Castro & The Painkillers plus ROBBEN FORD...

Finish it off at the Soulful Sunday Hangover Party and Concert...

Fill in the middle with Friday Night Rock 'n' Blues, Saturday's Grand Tasting and Bluesapalooza, beer offerings from over 70 handcrafted microbreweries, jammin' blues from 16 bands and performers...

And you're gare-awn-teed to have FUN!

Mammoth Blues and Brews Festival and Bluesapalooza
July 30 - August 2, 2015
Sam's Wood, Mammoth

Get your tickets, grab your tasting glass, and go party!

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August Events & Festivals: Santa Cruz

The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music begins Sunday

Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music; Photo Courtesy CabrilloMusic.org
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music

CabrilloMusic.org is fearless about bringing you the au courant and the extraordinaire because it's all about the new!

Mixing it up each August with both well-known outstanding composers and composers that are new and upcoming, audiences are treated to exceptional orchestra presentations led and conducted by the famed Marin Alsop and other worldwide artists. Most presentations are barely more than a year or two old, and often more recently produced that that!

Highlight events: several programs of new works, a chamber recital, open rehearsals, talks, meetups, and the Church Street Fair.

Don't miss this most excellent opportunity to see what's new on the orchestral music scene!

Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music
August 2 - August 16, 2015
Santa Cruz, CA

Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Musicjust gets
more fresh and feisty every year!

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Things To Do in Northern California: Modoc

Explore Lava Beds National Monument

Skull Cave in Lava Beds National Monument;
CC Ray Bouknight
Skull Cave at Lava Beds Nat'l Monument

Hidden in the Northeast corner of Northern California is this amazing land of volcanic lava tube caves with their own micro-climates, Native American rock art, wilderness, and historic battlefields!

Experience the centuries-old culture of the Modoc tribe and their tumultuous history with the late-coming white settlers. Learn about the diverse plants and animals that call this harsh environment Home, Sweet Home. Have a moonscape wilderness experience for the day or during an overnight stay.

Explore a cave, hike a trail, photograph wildlife, climb a spatter cone, contemplate a battlefield, peer into a crater, visit rock art sites...

There's no end of things to do at Lava Beds!

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July Events & Festivals:
Throughout Northern California

Coming up this Weekend: 5 More NorCal Events and Festivals!

Tahoe Wooden Beauties; CC Doug Jones
Tahoe Wooden Beauties; CC Doug Jones

Summer is in full swing in Northern California - proof of the pudding? The fact that there are five Northern California events and festivals to still announce for the weekend of July 24 - 26, 2015!

Annual South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic

The South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic is presented each year by the Antique & Classic Boat Society on the last weekend of July. Enthusiastically awaited and well-attended each year, this event provides a classy setting for classic wooden beauties!

When & Where:
July 24 - 25, 2015
South Lake Tahoe

Bay Area Black Expo®

In its 25th year, this is the largest African-American cultural event in Northern California. Discover and utilize educational, community, and health and wellness resources, network, and enjoy classic live musical entertainment, vendors, food booths, and stuff to entertain the kids."

When & Where:
July 25, 2015
Oakland

Benicia Waterfront Festival

The popular summer event is back with a splash! Benicia celebrates its picturesque waterfront locale with two days of music, microbrews, arts & crafts, delectable foods, and fun for the kids!

When & Where:
July 25 - 26, 2015
Benicia Waterfront

Donner Lake Triathlon

Once again the Donner Lake Triathlon is the triathlon favorite of many talented athletes. It's not hard to believe when you consider the epic setting and the challenging course. Not to mention its proximity to Truckee and North Lake Tahoe!

When & Where:
July 25 - 26, 2015
Truckee

Moss Landing Antique Street Fair

The little fishing village of Moss Landing becomes the antique capital of the world where hundreds of antique booths set up on the streets for the Moss Landing Antique Street Fair, where you'll find antique furniture and every kind of vintage item you can imagine.

When & Where:
July 26, 2015
Moss Landing

This weekend promises fun in the sun
throughout Northern California!

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July Events & Festivals: Gilroy

There's Garlic Everywhere at the Gilroy Garlic Festival!

Garlic Flame-up; Photo Courtesy gilroygarlicfestival.com
Garlic Flame-up

This weekend, you have the opportunity to join the other 3,837,796 guests who have experienced the Gilroy Garlic Festival over the last 36 years! That's an average of 116,297 visitors per year, but no worries - they're spread out over three days - July 24, 25, & 26!

Insider Secret: Go on Friday if you can - most people are still working!

Fun newer stuff: Teen Zone, featuring an Orbitron Gyroscope Ride, a Mechanical Bull, the "Titanic" Slide, and the Quad Jump - an inflatable maze and a 250-foot long Zip Line!

But you can expect the Old Regulars to show up too! Gourmet Alley and Christmas Hill Park offer garlic in just about anything you could think of to eat - including a Surf & Turf Wrap, Ice Cream, and Jelly!

Don't miss the Celebrity and Local Celebrity Chefs struttin' their garlic, the Master Chef Challenge, the Garlic Showdown, or the ever popular Gourmet Alley Pyro Chefs and the Great Garlic Cook-off!

Gilroy Garlic Fest
July 24 - 26, 2015
Gilroy

There's tons to discover at the Gilroy Garlic Fest,
but nary a vampire will you find!

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July Events & Festivals: Pacific Grove

Over 100 Years of Tradition!

Feast of Lanterns Collage;
Collage Courtesy of feast-of-lanterns.org
Feast of Lanterns Collage

Back in 1905, the residents of Pacific Grove celebrated the end of the popular Chautauqua Assembly with a Feast of Lanterns festival - a ceremonial parade of lighted lanterns, a boat parade across the bay, and fireworks over the cove.

Visit PG this week, July 24 through the 26th, for all that and more! Feast of Lanterns has grown and evolved to include the Opening Ceremonies on Wednesday; a Feast of Flavors on Thursday, Pet Parade, and Feast of Dancing on Friday; Children's Activities, Entertainment, a Sand Castle Contest, and the Pagaent Presentation of the Legend of the Blue Willow at Lovers Point on Saturday; and Sunday's Closing Ceremonies, which conclude the weekend with more entertainment.

Feast of Lanterns
July 24 - 26, 2015
Pacific Grove

Celebrating the history and culture of Pacific Grove -
100 Years at a Time!

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July Events & Festivals: Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay's 24th Annual Tour des Fleurs is this weekend!

Half Moon Bay Flower Bed; CC Wonderlane
Half Moon Bay Flower Bed by Wonderlane

Fields of flowers, overflowing nurseries, glass houses filled with budding beauties - that's what you get when you sign up for the once-a-year Tour des Fleurs event in Half Moon Bay, along the beautiful California coast.

Visit three different nurseries with each tour package (there are six tour packages from which to choose), and at each stop you'll get a one hour tour of the behind-the-scenes operations.

Tours can include flower growers, farmers markets, nurseries, hot houses, succulent growers, a salt-box home, ranches, a working harbor, and/or rare plants, depending on your tour of choice.

Tour des Fleurs
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Half Moon Bay

What a great way to explore beautiful Half Moon Bay!

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July Events & Festivals: Santa Cruz to Capitola

"The Best Little Road Race in California!"

Capitola Wharf to Wharf race; CC loraleebiz
Capitola Wharf to Wharf race CC loraleebiz

It's the 43 year-old, six mile, annual, Wharf to Wharf Road Race from the Wharf in Santa Cruz to the Wharf in Capitola on Sunday, July 26th!

The reason it's called "TBLRRIC"? It's so popular with runners in-the-know - from casual joggers to world-class elite athletes and future Olympians - they have to limit the official field to only 15,000 runners each year!

And this race is not only popular with participants - thanks to its scenic, seaside, beach party atmosphere, with live entertainment all along the coastal neighborhoods route - it's just as popular with spectators!

The first race was run in 1973 with, coincidentally, 273 runners - it has since become part of the local cultural fabric of the Santa Cruz/Capitola area...

Wharf to Wharf
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Start of the race is Beach Street in Santa Cruz;
Finish is Capitola Village

You've come a long way, Baby!

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Things To Do in Northern California: Jamestown

Attention All RR Enthusiasts!

Engine 3 in the Railtown 1897 Roundhouse; CC Wayne Hsieh
Engine 3 in the Railtown 1897 Roundhouse by Wayne Hsieh

Hidden away in the Gold Country foothills – in Jamestown, to be exact – is Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, an icon of railroad history. Originally known as the Sierra Railway (and still operated under that name), its facilities are still pretty much intact, operating as they always have for over 100 years.

The park is nicknamed “The Movie Railroad” because many of the locomotives and cars have been used in more movie and TV productions than you can shake a railroad spike at!

Visit the shops and roundhouse any day, but visit on the weekends and take a tour through the foothills behind a real steam locomotive!

All aboard!!!

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Things To Do in Northern California: Sacramento

Shakespeare as Shakespeare Would Do It!

Benches at William A. Carroll Amphitheatre; Photo Courtesy of Valley Community Newspapers
Benches at William A. Carroll Amphitheatre; Photo Courtesy of Valley Community Newspapers

There's still time to catch this year's presentations of the Sacramento Shakespeare Festival, which runs from July 3rd through August 2nd. Presentations for the 2015 season include Romeo & Juliet with an all male cast - just as it would have been performed in Shakespeare's day! Upcoming performances are set for Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through August First.

As counterpoint, As You Like It is presented in repertory with Romeo & Juliet, but with an all female cast. This version takes place in Prohibition era Atlantic City as Rosalind and Celia flee the court of Duke Frederick, the usurper.

And for a final treat, the 2015 Intern Program is presenting The Merry Wives of Windsor as the top hat to their summer program and everyone is invited! The performance will be on Sunday, July 26 at 9:30 p.m.

All performances are presented at the William A. Carroll Amphitheatre in William Land Park

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July Events & Festivals: Throughout Northern California

Coming up this weekend: 3 more NorCal events and festivals!

Summer Peaches; CC Rebecca Siegel
Summer Peaches; CC Rebecca Siegel

The Dog Days of Summer just keep getting better and better here in Northern California. Events and festivals are popping up like sprouting mushrooms in overwatered lawns! Here are three more for this weekend, July 17 - July 19, 2015.

Annual Marysville Peach Festival

Summertime and big juicy peaches just naturally go together! Celebrate that winning combination at the annual Peach Festival this weekend in Historic Downtown Marysville. Sample such familiar peachy delights as cobbler, pie, ice cream, and jam, but also the unexpected salsa, burgers, cookies, dumplings, taffy, and more. You'll also love the children's area, amusement rides, entertainment, and arts and crafts!

When & Where:
July 18 & 19, 2014
Historic Downtown Marysville

2nd Annual Oroville Rock Reggae Jamfest

"Ifa Journey and Stephen Marley have known each other from they were youths... Collaborating to do A festival was a No Brainer for these two young men who grew up together as Rasta youths in Jamaica."

And the innaugural festival last year was such a success, they've expanded from two days to three days! Performing artists include Stephen Marley, Jo Mersa Marley, Don Carlos, and many more exceptional reggae musicians and performers. You won't want to miss a beat!

When & Where
July 17, 18, & 19, 2015
4514 Pacific Heights Road, Oroville

Carmel Bach Festival

Many surprises are in store at the Bach Festival this year as Carmel explores Bach, Bohemia, and Beyond through the music and ideas of not only Bach, but Handel, Haydn, Dvorak, Mozart, Bartok, and ever so many many more. The 2015 Carmel Back Festival promises to be one to remember!

When & Where
July 18 through August 1, 2015
Various venues, Carmel

There are plenty of choices,
so get out and have some fun this weekend!

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July Events & Festivals: Nevada City

Storytelling is an art from the heart

Storytellers; Photo courtesy of SierraStorytellingFestival.org
Storytellers courtesy of SierraStorytellingFestival.org

And you'll find an abundance of storytelling heart keeping the traditions alive 30th annual Sierra Storytelling Festival, held at the historic North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center in Nevada City this weekend.

From tall tales to true stories, legends and myths to histories and memoirs, the Gold Rush Country hills and dales come alive under the pines and the evening stars with some of the best storytelling from some of the world's best storytellers at the "Queen of Storytelling Festivals."

Experience three days of storytelling, workshops, and concerts that will have you laughing and crying and pondering the mysteries of life.

Sierra Storytelling Festival
July 17 - 19, 2015
Nevada City, CA

You're in for a storytelling treat this weekend!

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July Events & Festivals: San Francisco Bay Area

Now HERE's a Festival!

The Breastfest Beer Festival; Photo Courtesy of breastfest.org
The Breastfest Beer Festival

It's the 15th Annual Breastfest Beer Festival Saturday, July 18th, at Fairground Island, Marin Center, San Rafael. And I must say, the name of the festival had me doing a double-take, LOL! What a great way to get the guys in our lives involved in the fight against breast cancer - combine two of the things they love most, Boobies and Beer!

With unlimited beer tastings from over 60 Bay Area and Beyond Breweries (including Marin Brewing Co. and Lost Coast Brewery), a tasty variety of Bay Area food samplings, live music from Bay Area artists, and a raffle with great prizes, a Very Good Time is to be Had by One and All!

Here's a seriously fun way
to help low-income women combat breast cancer and the debilitating effects of treatment!

While in SF, visit The City's amazing Neighborhoods like Fishermans Wharf - and look here for our Fishermans Wharf Photo Collection!

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July Events & Festivals: Squaw Valley

Mixing it up: An adventure of mind, body, and soul
in beautiful Squaw Valley this weekend

Wanderlust Festival 2013
Photo by Alex Wang, Courtesy of Squaw.WanderlustFestival.com
Wanderlust Festival 2013 by Alex Wang

Wanderlust Festival is bringing yoga teachers, top musical acts, inspirational speakers, wellness chefs, and exciting performers to Squaw Valley this weekend, July 16 - 19, to help you unwind from the ordinary and discover the extraordinary.

Study yoga and meditation with internationally renowned instructors to the tunes of live musical performances.

Practice standup paddleboard yoga, take a mountain bike ride, go hiking, or raft the Truckee River; learn more about the mindful life through the Speakeasy lecture series; let the roving artists and performers inspire you to tap into your own creative spirit; freshen up at the spa-like Beauty Bar; discover your inner beauty at the Wellness Haven; or shop till you drop at the eclectic Kula Market.

Wanderlust Squaw Valley
July 16 - 19, 2015
Squaw Valley, North Lake Tahoe

"From early morning meditations to all-night chakra-spinning musical performances, come practice and party in the most awe-inspiring locations in the world."

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July Events & Festivals: Salinas

California Rodeo Salinas - Where the West Comes Alive!

Bareback Ride;
Photo by RichardFieldLevine.com Courtesy CaRodeo.com
Bareback Ride by RichardFieldLevine.com Courtesy of CaRodeo.com

Originally dubbed "The Wild West Show" in the 1910s, what started out as a rough and tumble, show-off-your-working-skills, week-long event-for-local-cowboys, has evolved - more than 100 years later - into one of the most popular and respected professional rodeo venues anywhere!

In addition to the rodeo events like bareback riding; saddle bronc riding; bull riding; tie-down roping; steer wrestling; team roping; and steer roping, the Tough Enough to Wear Pink program is fast becoming a rodeo tradition; Carnival continues, morphing to Carnival 2015; trick riding performances reign; and rodeo clown, Jeff "Slim" Garner keeps you entertained with his wild and funky antics!

So head on over to Salinas July 16th through the 19th
for a weekend of Geit Yur Cowboy On!

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July Events & Festivals: Salinas

California Rodeo Salinas - Where the West Comes Alive!

Bareback Ride;
Photo by RichardFieldLevine.com Courtesy CaRodeo.com
Bareback Ride by RichardFieldLevine.com Courtesy of CaRodeo.com

Originally dubbed "The Wild West Show" in the 1910s, what started out as a rough and tumble, show-off-your-working-skills, week-long event-for-local-cowboys, has evolved - more than 100 years later - into one of the most popular and respected professional rodeo venues anywhere!

In addition to the rodeo events like bareback riding; saddle bronc riding; bull riding; tie-down roping; steer wrestling; team roping; and steer roping, the Tough Enough to Wear Pink program is fast becoming a rodeo tradition; Carnival continues, morphing to Carnival 2015; trick riding performances reign; and rodeo clown, Jeff "Slim" Garner keeps you entertained with his wild and funky antics!

So head on over to Salinas July 16th through the 19th
for a weekend of Geit Yur Cowboy On!

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July Events & Festivals: Grass Valley

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in music and dance!

Concert at CA Worldfest; Photo by Alan Sheckter; Courtesy California Worldfest
Concert at CA Worldfest

The annual California Worldfest starts Thursday, July 16, at the fairgrounds in Grass Valley and runs through Sunday, July 19, 2015.

Worldfest brings you artists like Lucinda Willians, Beats Antique, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Richard Thompson, Rocky Dawuni, EmiSunshine and Dengue Fever.

The festival features eight stages, camping, workshops, international foods, fine crafts, and a fabulously-acclaimed children's program, along with the musical and dance performances ranging from Afro/pop to Bulgarian harmonies to Latin to bluegrass to Scottish fiddle tunes to rock & roll to jumpin' jazz to Gypsy to folk to new accoustic to mariachi to Russian folk to swing to jazz to gospel to Bollywood to the newest Celtic incarnations. Something for everyone!

California Worldfest
July 16 - 19, 2015
Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley

So head for Grass Valley this weekend and become a part of Bono's solution ...

"Music can change the world because it can change people"
~ Bono

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July Events & Festivals: Napa Valley

Napa Valley's On Stage with Festival del Sole!

Concert at Castello di Amorosa; Photo Courtesy festivaldelsole.org
Concert at Castello di Amorosa

And the highlights include world-class artists from around the world, exclusive food and wine events, one-of-a-kind lifestyle programs, and special wellness programs - each event taking place in an exceptional Napa Valley setting like the concert at Castello di Ambrosa in the picture above.

The festival kicks off Wednesday the 15th with the Twilight Preview Concert, and it continues through the 26th with concerts, dance performances, Yoga in the Vineyards, plays, dinners, vintner's luncheons and more!

Napa Valley always does it with Style!

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July Events & Festivals: Sacramento

17 Days of The Best of California!

California State Fair; Photo Courtesy of castatefair.org
California State Fair

Come to the California State Fair at Cal Expo between July 10th and the 26th and celebrate the State of California in all its diversity!

The Best of California theme is a perfect way to describe what the annual California State Fair brings to the table.

It's a celebration of what makes California the best - wines, cheeses, artists, innovations, agricultural products, culinary delights, fabulous eco-systems and amazing scenery.

But, hey, it's still a fair, right? So you've also got your entertainment, midway games and carney rides, livestock shows, concerts, and live horse racing, plus exhibits of every description!

California State Fair
July 10 - 26, 2015
CalExpo Fairgrounds, Sacramento, CA

The California State Fair - Everything a State Fair Should Be!

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Site Map for Discover Northern California

Discover Northern California's Site Map gives you a quick, one-stop-shop for exactly the Northern California travel tips you seek!

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Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock, popularly known as the Master of Suspense, boasted an illustrious movie making career that spanned half a century.

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Deer Pictures

Ava Turner spotted a young fawn swimming across Collins Lake during a visit with her family years ago. Here's her story with a few deer pictures.

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Lake Tahoe Ski Nevada

The Nevada side of Lake Tahoe sports one and one-half Lake Tahoe ski resorts.

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Whale Watching Tips When You're Ashore

Whale Watching Tips When You're Ashore provides helpful information to get the most of your whale watching from Northern California's shoreline.

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Whale Watching Tips When You're Asea

Whale Watching Tips When You're Asea brings helpful information for you to get the most out of your whale watching from a boat.

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Castle Rock

Rock climbing at Castle Rock State Park is some of the best. There are beginner and intermediate routes, as well as some very challenging peaks.

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Trinity County Attractions

Trinity County attractions range from scenic byways to the oldest still-in-use Joss House (Chinese temple) in California.

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California Nut Festival

The California Nut Festival in Chico invites you to enjoy a celebration of nutty fun! Chico; it's where California nuts are grown!

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Big Sur Beaches South

What will you find at Big Sur Beaches South? How about white sands (Sand Dollar Beach), jade (Jade Cove), and elephant seals (Elephant Seal Beach)? Sounds good to me! Let's go . . .

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Shopping in Downtown Chico

Shopping in downtown Chico is a truly unique experience! You'll find one-of-a-kind boutiques, specialty shops, antique stores, and local restaurants.

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Fresno County

Located in California's Great Central Valley, Fresno County offers the visitor a wide range of attractions and activities. Find out more here...

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Things To Do Santa Cruz

Beaches, boardwalk, surfing - yes, but there are many more things to do Santa Cruz you may NOT know about. Let us show you around!

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Whale Watching Trips Ashore

Whale Watching? You don't have to go on a boat to see whales. A picnic lunch, a pair of binoculars, a headlands jutting into the sea... Perfect for Northern California Whale Watching Trips Ashore!

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Chico Day Trips: Gold Country Drive

Relive the Gold Rush with another of my Chico day trips! Historic buildings, hard-rock mining, museums, Old Towns, gold discovery site, gold panning, historic main streets-it's all on this day trip!

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46th Annual Grass Valley
Cornish Christmas

Join us as we celebrate our 46th year of Cornish Christmas every Friday night from 6 to 9 pm, Nov 29 thru Dec. 20, 2013 in beautiful historic downtown

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Cornish Christmas "

Yosemite Cabins

Yosemite has ahead-of-their-times lodging choices. Take Yosemite Cabins for instance-they're a bit more rustic, but they sure seem like the fore-runner to the luxury Kenyan safari tents of today!

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Dichotomy of Copperopolis

Call it what you will, two sides of the same coin, split personalities, or a dichotomy - there's a ying and yang to Copperopolis!

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Lake Shasta Caverns Photo Gallery

Photo gallery of pictures that Wolf and I took on a trip to Lake Shasta Caverns in Shasta County, California in May of 2009.

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County of Santa Clara

Located at the Southern tip of the SF Bay Area, the County of Santa Clara is home to Silicon Valley, Raging Waters, California's Great America, and Gilroy Premium Outlets.

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Build Your Own Website, Just Like I Did!

Have you ever wondered if you could build your own website? I did it without any prior knowledge or experience, and I think it's a pretty nice website! Come on - I'll let you in on my secret!

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Best Day Trips

Best Day Trips is all about getting out and exploring. Where ever you are in Northern California, there's a perfect day trip just waiting for you.

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Yosemite National Park Taft Point

Kristopher Corey's article about hiking Yosemite National Park Taft Point. It's truly a treasure!

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Northern California Beaches

Though they're not always sandy and they're not always overcrowded, Northern California beaches have a lot to recommend them.

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