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Top Ten Spring Activities in California

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Hike at Point Reyes

Just 75 minutes from San Francisco at Point Reyes National Seashore, you can hike 150 miles of trails and see gray whales, ocean waves crashing against bluffs, and wildflowers galore, including the California poppy (the state flower). After you enjoy Point Reyes National Seashore, visit quaint Point Reyes Station nearby. See local art, savor a treat at a great bakery, and discover the pleasure of eating local oysters and cheeses.

Explore Balboa Park in San Diego

A national treasure, Balboa Park is the home of an amazing array of museums, gardens, and attractions. From treasured Spanish paintings at the San Diego Museum of Art to beautiful drought-resistant plants in the Desert Garden, there’s something for everyone. Check the event calendar before you go for current films, events, and exhibitions. Take advantage of the free tram service to get around.

Get Outside in Mendocino County

This region of Northern California features crashing waves, cypress trees, and deep forests. This spring, head to the Boonville Beer Festival for great brews, food, music, and scenery.

See a Basketball Game

Witness amazing feats of athleticism by the professional basketball team in your region. See the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, the Clippers or Lakers in Los Angeles, or the Kings in Sacramento. Or you may see the next great superstar emerge at one of the many NBA Development League team games in this region.

Explore Golden Gate Park

In San Francisco, wind your way through the delightful trails and pathways of Golden Gate Park, one of the largest urban parks in the world. Don’t miss the San Francisco Botanical Garden and the Conservatory of Flowers.

Visit the San Francisco Ferry Building

San Francisco has some of the world’s best places to eat. At Ferry Building Marketplace in the heart of downtown, you’ll get a taste of the city’s incredible local food scene.

Have a Night Out in Los Angeles

Dress up and go out on the town – you might see a celebrity – and you’re sure to find lots to do. From comedy clubs to dance clubs, music venues to sports bars, L.A. nightlife has it all.

See an Outdoor Concert

Listening to great music outside is magical – California is home to some amazing venues. See a memorable show at the Hollywood Bowl (Los Angeles), the Ford Amphitheater (Los Angeles), the Greek Theater (Berkeley), or Montalvo Arts Center (Saratoga).

Discover the Getty Museum in Los Angeles

At The Getty Museum, the stunning, serene beauty of the architecture, grounds, and view of Los Angeles are as remarkable as its art.

Joshua Tree National Park

At Joshua Tree National Park in southeastern California, you can hike to a desert oasis. You might hear the coyotes sing, watch golden eagles soar above spikey Joshua trees, and see all the way to Mexico in clear weather. 


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