Are you California dreaming?
A California vacation is an ideal solution for almost everyone's travel yearnings. The great Golden State offers the diversity of mountains, shorelines, forests, deserts, major metropolitan cities, and fertile farmland. Even before the promise of, "gold in them thar' hills", rang out, people knew there was something very special about California.
Nature lovers can really spread themselves thin trying to experience all there is to see and enjoy in California. The National Park Service maintains thirty national parks, historic sites, monuments, or trails in (or partially in) the state of California. Included among these are: Alcatraz Island in San Francisco; Death Valley National Park; Devils Postpile National Monument in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range; Joshua Tree National Park; the Mojave National Preserve near Barstow; Point Reyes National Seashore; the Pony Express National Historic Trail; the Redwood National and State Parks; the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park; and Yosemite National Park, to name only a few.
To add to the places to hike, bike, camp, ski, horseback ride, swim, and explore, the state maintains almost three hundred other parks, trails, preserves, shorelines, and protected natural or historic areas. A California holiday affords you the chance to explore the beauty of Red Rock Canyon State Park in southern California's Mojave Desert or the magnificence of the giant redwoods in Tall Tree Grove and the Redwood National Park near Crescent City, more than five hundred miles apart. Book a vacation rental, a spacious timeshare, or just pack your tent. You'll want to spend quite a bit of time in outdoor California, and you'll need to come back more than once to see it all.
But maybe your idea of back to nature runs more along the lines of golf courses and theme parks. A California vacation is still your perfect choice. You can play where the PGA and LPGA Tour players play, including Torrey Pines in San Diego; PGA West at La Quinta; Pebble Beach and Spyglass in Pebble Beach; the Rivera Club in Pacific Palisades; Olympic Club in San Francisco, and La Costa at Carlsbad. There are hundreds of professional quality golf courses from one end of the state to the other, many of which offer top notch training at schools like Jim McLean Golf School at La Quinta and the Nick Faldo Golf Institute in Palm Desert. Both are located roughly midway between San Bernardino and San Diego.
Make your San Diego hotel or San Diego timeshare resort your home base for exploring one of the most beautiful areas of the California coast. Visit Sea World and the famous San Diego Zoo. See San Diego's sea life in its natural habitat when you watch for California grey whales, porpoises, and dolphins just off the beach, and sea lions and seals along the shoreline, just about everywhere!
North of San Diego, the Los Angeles area is home to Universal Studios, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Disneyland, and Knott's Berry Farm, as well as dozens and dozens of other theme parks, attractions, and thrill rides.
And then of course, there's Hollywood-a kind of thrill ride in itself. You'll want to visit Grauman's Chinese Theatre, the star-studded Hollywood Walk of Fame, Hollywood Boulevard, and take the scenic drive through Hollywood Hills.
California is so large, and so diverse you'll have to select travel accommodations in several different cities. Timeshare resort owners have a distinct advantage when it comes to planning their California dreaming vacations. They can take advantage of timeshare exchange and go on holiday at a southern California golf course one year, the Napa Valley wine country the next, glamorous "old" Hollywood the following year, and in a northern California Mount Shasta resort the year after that.
How you organize your California travel vacation is up to you; just make sure you plan one(or two or three). Few places in the US offer the range of relaxation and recreational experiences as you those you find in the state of California.
Schedule your vacation. Stop California Dreaming. Start singing, "California, here I come!"