California’s Hidden Treasures: 10 Gems Beyond the Golden Gate

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens: Stunning coastal landscapes with diverse plant life.

Joshua Tree National Park: Unique desert oasis with otherworldly rock formations.

McWay Falls: Enchanting waterfall cascading onto a pristine beach in Big Sur.

Mono Lake: Ancient saline lake with mesmerizing tufa towers and birdlife.

Pfeiffer Beach: Purple sand beach with iconic Keyhole Rock in Big Sur.

Hearst Castle: Opulent estate with grand architecture and lush gardens in San Simeon.

Glass Beach: Colorful sea glass sparkling on the shore in Fort Bragg.

Lake Tahoe: Crystal-clear alpine lake surrounded by picturesque mountain scenery.

Point Reyes National Seashore: Coastal wilderness with dramatic cliffs and diverse wildlife.

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park: Wildflower superblooms and vast desert landscapes in southern California.

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