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15 Best Drives in California

Big Sur, California - Beautiful secluded beach with waterfall at the Julia Pfeiffer Burns Park
California is well known for its amazing natural beauty especially on the Pacific Coast. As a result there are quite a few roads that can take you right to the most amazing California landscapes. From the amazing ocean views and towering Sequoias to tall mountain peaks, California offers it all. Come along with me as we explore 15 best drives in California.

2 Great Family Hikes in Pinnacles National Park, California

Pinnacles National Park - Tall rocky pinnacles towering over Bear Gulch ReservoirPinnacles National Park in California is the newest national park in the United States. And as such this park is not very well known. This is a good thing especially in California where the national parks get very busy starting with the spring are become very difficult to visit getting very busy with tourists. Pinnacles National Park was very easy to visit since they were not that many people even on a Saturday. Our family enjoyed two great hikes which were also a lot of fun.

7 Best Things to Do in Monterey, California (with map)

Jellyfish at the Monterey Aquarium.Monterey is my favorite California beach town. Then entire Monterey Bay peninsula is absolutely gorgeous to visit, and actually visit slowly. In addition to gorgeous scenery, Monterey is one of the oldest towns in California dating to the old Spanish days. So, come along with me as we explore the best things to do in Monterey California.

Big Sur, California gives you amazing views of the California coast

Big Sur, California - Point Sur LighthouseBig Sur is an area on the coast of California, roughly in between San Simeon to the south and the little town of Big Sur to the north. It is not clearly defined and many people refer to different places when talking about Big Sur. Some talk about the Point Sur light house while some talk about the Julia Pfeiffer Burns park. Regardless of the proper definition of Big Sur, this area of the California Coast boasts some breathtaking views of the Pacific coast.