You don’t have to be a nature lover to understand the benefits of a nature trip or vacation. It’s something that you can feel when you’re in a beautiful natural setting, and scientific research backs it up. Spending significant time in nature has been shown to lower stress and improve your mood. Connecting with nature can even give you a sense of purpose and place in life.
Whether you prefer green spaces with lots of trees and plants or blue spaces near bodies of water, California provides lots of options. And it’s not just the landscapes – also consider the wildlife and the unique sounds of a destination when planning your next trip.
Go Hiking to See Spring Wildflowers in Henry Coe Park
Henry Coe State Park is the largest state park in northern California and a spectacular place to view spring wildflowers ... Read more
Enjoy Forest Bathing Among Giant Sequoias
After a long week at work, a luxurious bath can be a relaxing way to unwind. But instead of bubbles ... Read more
Hike Through Redwoods and Relax on the Beach in West Marin
On this trip, you'll strike a balance between activity and relaxation while doing it all in a beautiful natural setting ... Read more
Catch Iconic Rainbow Trout on the McCloud River
Learn the art of fly fishing by casting for iconic rainbow trout in a beautiful setting on the McCloud River ... Read more
Chase Waterfalls Near Redding
With lots of spectacular waterfalls accessible within a short drive, Redding is the perfect springtime destination for a weekend getaway ... Read more
Find Dark Skies and Go Stargazing
If you live in the city or suburbs, it's easy to forget that nature puts on a show in the ... Read more