There is so much to see and do in California! Use our California travel map below to help you decide where to go, what to do next, and even find your way from one fantastic site, restaurant or place to stay to the next. If it is on our map below, we’ve been there and can recommend it. Simply click on any pin to launch additional details about any site. Links will take you to additional information as appropriate. Use the navigation feature at the bottom of our map of California to plot a route — using Google’s directions to determine a best route for walking, driving or public transit.
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Feather River Fish Hatchery
5 Table Mountain Blvd, Oroville, CA 95965, USADirections
Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve
5175 Somersville Rd, Antioch, CA 94509, USAhttps://hitraveltales.com/rose-hill-cemetery-at-black-diamond-mines-regional-preserve/Directions
Table Mountain Preserve
North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve, 2488 Cherokee Rd, Oroville, CA 95965, USAhttps://hitraveltales.com/table-mountain-preserve-boasts-wildflowers-and-waterfalls/Directions
Liberty Cemetery
3151 Liberty Rd, Acampo, CA 95220, USAhttps://hitraveltales.com/liberty-cemetery-california-a-ghost-town-burial-ground/Directions
Michigan Bluff
Michigan Bluff, CA 95631, USAhttps://hitraveltales.com/historic-gold-rush-town-michigan-bluff-off-beaten-path/

 

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Foresthill Divide Loop Trail
Foresthill Rd, Foresthill, CA 95631, USAhttps://hitraveltales.com/sierra-foothills-wildflowers-hike-abundance-hidden-places/

 

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Lynch Canyon Open Space Preserve
3100 Lynch Rd, Fairfield, CA 94534, USAhttps://hitraveltales.com/postcard-san-francisco-lynch-canyon-open-space-escape/

 

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Apple Hill
2952 Carson Rd, Placerville, CA 95667, USAhttps://hitraveltales.com/apple-hill-yummy-visit/

 

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Wofford Acres Vineyards
1900 Hidden Valley Ln, Camino, CA 95709, USAhttps://hitraveltales.com/apple-hill-yummy-visit/

 

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Apple Ridge Farms
1800 Larsen Dr, Camino, CA 95709, USAhttps://hitraveltales.com/apple-hill-yummy-visit/

 

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Larsen Apple Barn
2461 Larsen Dr, Camino, CA 95709, USAhttps://hitraveltales.com/apple-hill-yummy-visit/

 

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Rainbow Orchards
2569 Larsen Dr, Camino, CA 95709, USAhttps://hitraveltales.com/apple-hill-yummy-visit/

 

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Alhambra Theater Historic Site
1101 Alhambra Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95816, USA

Today, the former movie showplace is not much of a show. And not many folks seem to even be aware of the meaning of these palm trees, and non-functioning fountain.

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South Yuba River State Park
Bridgeport Covered Bridge, 17660 Pleasant Valley Rd, Penn Valley, CA 95946, USADirections
Underground Gardens
5021 W Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93722, USA

The Underground Gardens is a weaving labyrinth of caverns, rooms and passages all dug underground and filled with fruit trees, vines and plants in spaces that open to the sky.

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UC Davis Arboretum
UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery, 920 Garrod Drive, Davis, CA 95616, United Stateshttps://hitraveltales.com/uc-davis-arboretum-free-award-winning-gardens/

 

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Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
165 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950, USAhttps://hitraveltales.com/pacific-grove-museum-area-natural-history-comes-alive/

 

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Palo Corona Regional Park
Palo Corona Regional Park, California 1, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923, USADirections
San Francisco National Cemetery
Korean War Memorial, Lincoln Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94129, USA

Korean War Memorial; San Francisco, California – Perhaps the newest of the Korean War Memorials in the United States, the memorial in San Francisco opened in August 2016.

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San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery
32053 McCabe Rd, Gustine, CA 95322, USA

This national cemetery may not be so easy to access, off of Interstate 5 in the middle of the vast Central Valley, but it is beautiful, set among the rolling grassy slopes, albeit very hot on a summer day. The Korean War Memorial is a circular set of granite stones with the POW/MIA flag flying in the center.

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Mozzeria Pizzeria
3228 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USAhttps://hitraveltales.com/mozzeria-pizzeria-provides-diners-with-much-more-than-extraordinary-food/

 

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Crema Restaurant
481 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950, USA

Crema restaurant in Pacific Grove   is a restaurant, coffee bar and wine bar all-in-one (although it’s only open until 4 p.m.).

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Allez French restaurant
4242 Fowler Ln, Diamond Springs, CA 95619, USAhttps://hitraveltales.com/allez-french-restaurant-delight-near-placerville-california/

 

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Villagio Inn and Spa
6481 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599, USA

The wine country can feed your soul – literally. The food and drink from world-class restaurants to top-rated wineries is endless. A stay at a spa can help you “detox” from all that indulgence. We selected the Villagio Spa in Napa for a short retreat that was more about the bliss than the bounty of Napa Valley.

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Battery Point Lighthouse
Battery Point Light, Lighthouse Way, Crescent City, CA 95531, USA

Battery Point Lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and it is also a California Historic Landmark.

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The Kitchen
2225 Hurley Way, Sacramento, CA 95825, United States

At The Kitchen, the chefs, servers, wine and ingredients all work together to put on a culinary performance that will keep you coming back, time and again – we promise.

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