California Regions

Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey, California

The Central Coast, at one-time a maligned roadway between San Francisco and Los Angeles has been transformed into a real gem. Stretching from north of Santa Cruz through Santa Barbara this section of coast has become a popular place to live, visit and play. With the increase of people and traffic has come a wealth […]


The relatively flat Central Valley of California runs through the center of the state from north to south and includes some of the most fertile agricultural land anywhere in the world. the valley produces nearly one-quarter of the food consumed in this country. The northern half of the valley consists of the Sacramento Valley while […]

Death Valley, California

The desert region of California covers nearly a quarter of the state. For our purposes we have labeled the south-southeast area as the desert region. The two best known portions of the desert are Death Valley and Palm Desert. One includes people who reside there and the other’s inhabitants, other than the native flora and […]

Historic Town, Columbia, Gold Rush Country, California

The region of the California Gold Country is now almost as well known for its quaint Bed and Breakfast Inns as it is for the yellow ore it is named after. These Inns and Bed and Breakfasts offer a nice change from the touristy motels that dot the landscape. The historical significance of the region […]

Universal Studios, Los Angeles, California

The greater Los Angeles area is an vast metropolis of cities and towns which are connected by a maze of freeways. The freeways will either quickly transport you across large distances or provide a free parking lot. Try to choose your accommodations, be it a boutique hotel, charming inn, friendly bed and breakfast, luxurious resort […]

Mendocino, California

The North Coast of California elicits the image of lounging in a bed and breakfast inn or small hotel with a good book in front of a crackling fire with a view of the ocean during a fierce storm coming off the ocean. Add in some crab, fresh sour dough bread and a glass of […]

The Cove at La Jolla, San Diego, California

San Diego is the quintessential outdoor person’s mecca. The locals all appear fit and tan as well they should since the weather along the San Diego coast promotes outdoor activities throughout the year. Many of these activities are centered around the beaches and include surfing, swimming, bicycling, running or for those so inclined-simply walking and […]

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco and Marin Headlands, California

The choices for lodging accommodations in the San Francisco Bay area are numerous and diverse. One can choose from quaint and charming bed and breakfast inns, romantic boutique hotels and luxurious resorts. All of these different lodging choices excel at what they offer. The most difficult choice will be whether to experience the energy of […]

Mount Shasta, California

The Shasta Cascade region of Northern California is often overlooked by the out of state tourist. After all, there is only so much time to experience everything else California has to offer. This region is a well-kept secret that many Californians don’t ever know about. You will not find elegant, luxurious resorts that are a […]

Emerald Lake, South Lake Tahoe, Sierras, California

The Sierra Nevada mountains once stood as a mighty barrier for the immigrants travelling westward in their search of fame, fortune and a better life. Witness the trials and tribulations of the Donner Party in their attempt to navigate the Sierra’s. Today, the region is an alpine playground where fishing, skiing in winter, climbing, hiking […]

Picnic at Pride Vineyards, Napa Wine Country, California

First came the grape and it was followed by some of the finest bed and breakfasts, superb hotels and inns and fantastic resort accommodations found anywhere in the world. Funny what a little fruit that can stain has accomplished. Our itinerary ‘Wandering through the Wine Country’ leads you on a wondrous trip exploring the bounty […]

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