Lake Tahoe’s beautiful shoreline can be enjoyed during the fall, winter, spring and summer. Stretching along Lake Tahoe's northern shore, this 13-acre park/beach is one of the largest in the area.
Lovely view of Lake Tahoe. Tahoe is the 16th deepest lake in the world, and the fifth deepest in average depth. It is a freshwater lake. The lake is so large that its surface is noticeably convex due to the curvature of the earth.
Tahoe is known around the world as a prime skiing, snowboarding and other winter sports location. There are a variety of ski resorts in the area on both the California and Nevada side of Lake Tahoe.
Lake Merritt is a large tidal lagoon in the center of Oakland, California, just east of Downtown. It is surrounded by parkland and city neighborhoods. It is historically significant as the United States' first official wildlife refuge, designated in 1870, and has been listed as a National Historic Landmark since 1963.
Palm Springs, a city in the Sonoran Desert of southern California, is known for its hot springs, stylish hotels, golf courses and spas. It's also noted for its many fine examples of midcentury-modern architecture. Its core shopping district along Palm Canyon Drive features vintage boutiques, interior design shops and restaurants. The surrounding Coachella Valley offers hiking, biking and horseback riding trails.
A 45-ton concrete statue of a Gold Rush era miner stands at the entrance to Old Town Auburn, a small collection of shops, restaurants, and antique stores. Auburn sits about 30 miles to the north east of Sacramento. The statue is a representation of Claude Chana (1811-1882), the prospector who discovered gold here in the foothills east of Sacramento on May 16, 1848.
A majestic part of San Francisco’s landscape is the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge. It is one of the city’s most visited and photographs landmarks. The Golden Gate Bridge can be seen and photographed – day and night- from several locations in the Bay area. Discover 10 places to go for the best views of the Golden Gate Bridge.
The Golden Gate Bridge extends 1.7-miles-long in the San Francisco Bay. Completed in 1937, the bridge was considered an engineering marvel as the longest main suspension bridge span in the works until 1964 when New York City’s Verrazano Bridge opened. Find this and more interested facts about the bridge here.
Within a long eyeshot’s distance from the Golden Gate Bridge, the Berkeley Marina is not only a great location to view the bridge but is itself an urban sanctuary. The Marina boasts beautiful and lush park spaces, miles of hiking and walking trails, and a 17-acre open air space for dog walking, socialization and play.
Reno is just a short drive from Sacramento and home to a significant McGeorge alumni network. A mecca for gaming, exploring nature and romantic getaways, Reno has been coined “The Biggest Little City.” A trip to Reno can be as restful or busy as you would like to make it. Check out all that Reno has to offer.
Napa County is north of San Francisco, in California. It's known for hundreds of hillside vineyards in the Napa Valley wine region. In the city of Napa, Oxbow Public Market features regional gourmet food. The Napa Valley Wine Train is a vintage locomotive and traveling restaurant running through the valley. Northwest of Napa is Yountville, a town known for high-end restaurants and sparkling wine.
Napa is the seat of Napa County, California. Its downtown is known for late-1800s and early-1900s architecture, a riverfront promenade with shops and restaurants, and an arts scene anchored by the Napa Valley Opera House.