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Experiences In and Near California

Below is just a partial listing of some of the activities and other experiences that await you in California the rest of the West.


  • Shoot river rapids on raft or kayak.
  • Go mountain and rock climbing.
  • Mountain bike trails of all levels in a plethora of different settings.
  • Go offroading by ATV or dune buggy.
  • Play in the air by going sky diving. bungee jumping, parasailing, or hang gliding.
  • Tour wild scenic rivers aboard a high-powered jetboat.
  • "Flightsee". See the West's diverse scenery from the air by plane, helicopter, glider or hot air balloon.


  • Pitch a tent or park an RV in an incredibly scenic mountain, coastal or desert setting.
  • Hike or trek with pack animals into the backcountry.
  • Explore the unique silent beauty of the mountains in winter by Telemark (cross-country skis).
  • Visit Hearst Castle, one of California's unique tributes to excess.
  • Sightsee San Francisco highlights like Alcatraz, Chinatown, the Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street and Fisherman's Wharf.
  • Ride horses through the redwoods, along the beach, or up soaring mountain trails.
  • Get a clear perspective on underwater life from the comfort of a glass-bottomed boat.
  • Drive the many beautiful scenic byways that traverse the diverse environments of California and the rest of the West.
  • Journey smooth river waters by canoe, kayak or raft.
  • Walk of Fame, Chinese Theatre, Hollywood Sign, Rodeo Drive, the "homes of the stars". can you say you've seen these yet?
  • Take and overnight to the Channel Islands on a privately skippered yacht.
  • Bundle up the kids and build a snowman before taking a trip on a snow cat.
  • Tour the countryside in style, behind a steam-powered locomotive.
  • Peddle your touring bike along miles of scenic byways.


  • Fish rivers and streams for salmon, trout or sturgeon.
  • Waterski under a clear desert sky.
  • Sip cocoa and schnapps by the fire after a day of carving your way through fresh powder on the ski slopes.
  • Fish for tuna, yellowtail, dorado, king salmon, rockfish and a variety of other game species off the coast.
  • Learn to surf with quintessentially Californian beach dude.
  • Take to the waves on a jet ski or try your hand at wind or kite surfing.
  • SCUBA dive or snorkel among the myriad inhabitants of giant kelp forests.
  • Fish mountain lakes for bass, trout, or mackinaw.
  • Test your handicap over 18 holes in a variety of settings from spectacular links courses to remote Sierra fairways and balmy desert resorts.
  • Go snowmobiling.


  • Pan for gold in streams where old-timers still run active claims.
  • Discover the natural wonders for which the West is famous, including the Redwoods, Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Sequoia, Monterey Bay, and Death Valley, just to name a few.
  • Enjoy the coastal wildlife up-close from your sea kayak.
  • Get into the history of the Gold Rush, Spanish Missionaries, Native Americans or the Old West. Sit in on the filming of your favorite television show at a Hollywood studio.
  • Learn the ropes at a working ranch.
  • Experience a bountiful array of wildlife, including black bear, elk, bald eagles, sea otters, elephant seals, several species of whale and dolphin, and hundreds of species of birds.


  • Tour vineyards and sample wine from a wonderful variety of growing regions, from foggy coastal mountains a to sunny inland valleys.
  • Spend days exploring boutiques, art galleries, botanical gardens, museums and antique shops.
  • Spend relaxing days and nights houseboating on mountain or desert lakes.
  • Pamper yourself with massage, mineral or mud baths and other delights at a wine country spa, coastal resort or mountain retreat.
  • Enjoy a variety of culinary delights born from the influence of immigrants from around the world who have arrived in California over the generations to form our uniquely diverse population.
  • Simply lay the towel out, apply some sunscreen and let the warm sand, sun and the sound of the surf wash away the strains of the working world.
  • Escape to a remote mountain retreat, a desert oasis or a coastal spa resort.
  • Soar silently over coastal dunes or inland vineyards suspended beneath a hot air balloon. Follow the flight up with hors d'oeuvres and champagne.
  • Enjoy gourmet barbecue while your skipper sails you along the coastline and California sea otters dine on local shellfish.
  • Sip cocktails with companions while cruising the waters of the San Francisco Bay or a crystal clear mountain lake.
  • Dive into the local scene at a county fair or culture festival.
  • Chance your luck at the tables, slots or sports book before hitting a top-notch production show on the Strip.
  • Discover heady flavors in the myriad brewpubs of the Pacific Northwest.
  • Spend an exciting evening at one of our local sporting venues. The West has some of the best baseball stadiums in the country and several football and basketball venues. We also host many of the top-notch touring events like auto racing, golf and of course, the rodeo!
  • Spend the day at Disneyland, Universal Studios, the San Diego Zoo or one of several other amusement parks for which Southern California is famous.


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