There are multiple California attractions in all parts of this state. This is a large and diverse piece of ground that
offers great destinations for a Class C Motorhome enthusiast. California has prime destinations from world-class cities with all of their cultural attractions to the mountains, forests, deserts, delta, and Pacific Ocean beaches with activities, such as hiking, fishing, sailing,
rafting, kayaking, skiing, and surfing... to name just a few.
When you look at the big picture, the list of California attractions seems almost endless! It includes first-rate night life spots, great shopping, amusement parks, cultural affairs, concerts, festivals, wineries, museums, sporting events, historical landmarks, parks... the list goes on and on!
Desolation Wilderness Area
The Desolation Wilderness is a federally protected area in El Dorado County southwest of Lake Tahoe. It includes 63,690 acres along the crest of the Sierra Nevada mountains, and it is a very popular backpacking destination. In fact, it is one of the most heavily used protected areas in the United States.
I remember climbing over Rock Bound Pass back in the '80s. Other than the effort (this pass is 8500 feet), I remember how pristine this area is. The trick to exploring the Desolation Wilderness is to get past the day-packers. Most of them do not hike in any further than 3 or 4 miles because this will add up to 6 to 8 when they hike back out... That can be a lot of hiking for a day trip.
At 8500 feet, you are above the tree-line. You will see many alpine lakes and a lot of exposed rock left by receding glaciers.
For those who like off-road activities, we have the Rubicon Trail northwest of Lake Tahoe. This trail has set the standard for off road performance. It is very technical... but a lot of fun if you are interested in this type of off road activity. You will spend the day climbing over and around rocks the size of a small house.
The Rubicon is located just north of the Desolation Wilderness west of Lake Tahoe. For the off-road enthusiast, this
California attraction is a must.
The 8500 feet high Rock Bound Pass
Ex-Military California Attractions
Ex-Military California Attractions
You will also find the Star Of India at anchor in San Diego. She is an iron-hulled square rigger that is considered "active". This means that she can still set sail using her 100 foot tall masts. This makes her the oldest ship still under sail in the world.
Los Angeles is a Mecca for California Attractions
The Los Angeles basin is a mecca for fantastic California attractions. There are the standard bearers like Disneyland, Universal Studios, Hollywood, Magic Mountain, and the original theme park... Knott's Berry Farm. In today’s fast-paced world, places like Knott’s Berry Farm can easily slip through the cracks unnoticed. That could be a mistake… especially for the kids.
Another good California attraction that the kids like is the Rancho La Brea Tar Pits These tar pits have bones going back 40,000 years. Unfortunately for the kids, you won't find any dinosaur bones here. But they do have a skeleton of the Hairy Mammoth and the Saber-Tooth Cat!
The Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta
This Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, also known as the Sacramento Delta, has extensive waterways that are suitable for kayaking, fishing, water skiing, or just renting a houseboat to relax and watch the sunset.
It is a great place to go for refreshing hikes, to take in some rowdy festivals, or just enjoy the quiet, isolated sloughs to restore your soul. Overall, most of the 1,000 miles of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta can be summed up with the single word..."quaint". In fact, that area is almost Midwest in flavor.
Palm Springs Offers Attractions Like The Aerial-Trams That Will Take You From The Hot Desert To The Cool Pines
Going east out of L. A., you will find Palm Springs... a great winter golfing location. Palm Springs has the Palm Springs Tramway that will lift you up to the Mt. San Jacinto State Park.
Jim & Lynn At The Top Of The Palm Springs Tram
We Have Professional Sports Teams And
Depending on the season, California hosts a huge variety of sporting events. You can find basketball, baseball, football, soccer, lacrosse, etc. Just choose your sport, find your favorite team, and get ready for some action!
There are also world class museums all over California... whether you want to know way too much about too many movies or have an interest in the origins of life, you can definitely find a museum that will gain your interest and satisfy a thirst for knowledge.
We have a unique museum in Old Town Sacramento that I would consider to Smithsonian in quality. The Sacramento Railroad Museum has many historical steam trains on display, and the opportunity to take a ride on a classic steam train along the Sacramento River.
Below: For An Alternative Destination... A Four Mile Hike Around Sugar Pine Reservoir
A Good Place To Begin The Joshua M. Hardt Memorial Trail Is At The Dam. This 3.5 Mile Trail Is Good For Foot Traffic And Bicycles... No Motorized stuff
The Manzanita Day Use Area Is A Good Place To Sit And Watch The Wind
Play With The Water!
Another View From The Joshua M. Hardt Memorial Trail... Morning and Evening Are The Best Times To Hike This Trail. The Still Reflections Will Capture Your Attention
You May Want To Bring A Camera... There Are Large Birds Of Prey High In The Ski