If you don't think you can face another holiday weekend in a crowded shopping mall… then don't. Treat yourself to a more meaningful gift than a new toy: a day of wildlife watching in the beautiful Point Reyes National Seashore.
If your idea of a "one-horse open sleigh" is a ten-speed mountain bike, then San Diego may be the place for your winter holiday.
Sacramentans know that summer weather doesn't end until Halloween. That means while visiting Sacramento this fall there's still plenty of time to pretend it's July. One of the best ways to extend your holiday is to visit a favorite local spot -- Lake Natoma, where the Nimbus Dam helps with flood control and salmon come to spawn. On a hot summer day, the water is calm and cool, a perfect place for practicing your kayaking, rowing, or sailing skills.
Sacramento is a city rich in history, dating back to California's Gold Rush roots. Evidence of the city's influential past as an agricultural, commercial, and urban hub can still be found today in the modern downtown area, even beyond the noted landmarks.