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Northern California Holiday

Explore the outdoors, from rivers and lakes to mountains and volcanoes. Here miners once came to find gold and tourists now find nature’s recreational treasures.

Northern California is the region north of San Francisco and the mindset of outdoor living and healthy recreation. Visit this welcoming area to explore its history, enjoy outdoor sports and appreciate splendid views.

Far North California is the state’s least populated area, meaning attractions are often uncrowded and peaceful. Explore Lassen Volcanic National Park to see and smell its sulfurous steam vents and mud pots and hike through many acres of lovely wilderness. Rent a houseboat to party in style on Shasta Lake. Catch trout in the cold waters of Trinity Lake. Walk along the interesting Sundial Bridge across the Sacramento River in Redding’s Turtle Bay Exploration Park to see turtles and other reptiles and mammals.

Appreciate stunning views of lighthouses, towering cliffs and raging ocean waves along the northern California coast between Mendocino, Eureka and Crescent City. From December through May, more than 15,000 gray whales pass near the shoreline on their migratory path. Visit Redwood National and State Parks where you can walk among trees growing to 350 feet (110 meters) tall and over 2,000 years old. Kayak along the coast and observe other plants and wildlife in these peaceful parklands.

Move inland to Gold Country, where aspiring miners searched for and sometimes found vast gold deposits starting in 1848, sparking westward travel of more than 300,000 people. Visit the California State Capitol Museum in Sacramento to learn about this pioneer history and see the state’s modern government in action. Learn how efficient rail travel was developed and contributed to the state’s progress in the California State Railroad Museum.

Farther south and east is the Sierra Nevada Range with snow-capped mountains for challenging climbs or spectacular views, including Mount Whitney at over 14,500 feet (4,400 meters) tall. Hike and ski at the numerous resorts around Lake Tahoe. Go boating on the brilliant emerald-blue waters of this deep lake.

Escape to Northern California to appreciate a healthy lifestyle amid natural beauty.


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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe NZ$118
Reviewed on 20 Aug. 2019
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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe

50 Highway 50, Stateline, NV
     
    3.6 of 5
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Overall the experience was ok did not like the restrooms did not have any ventilation it got very steamy and hot when you took showers. Also did not have any refrigerator in the rooms!

    Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel NZ$191
    Reviewed on 20 Aug. 2019
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    Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel

    Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel

    4130 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
       
      4.1 of 5
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      It was a great hotel. They didn't register my coffee for the next morning which was a pain but I never said anything.

      Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa NZ$238
      Reviewed on 20 Aug. 2019
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      Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa

      Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa

      1 Old Golf Course Rd, Monterey, CA
         
        4.0 of 5
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Great location, right off the freeway. Breakfast is pricey, and honestly, I’m never able to eat $30 worth of breakfast. But there’s nothing else close by. Very family friendly. Hotel was shockingly peaceful considering all the activities (Monterey Car week, lots of families staying). I’d stay, again. ...

        MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa NZ$136
        Reviewed on 21 Aug. 2019
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        MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa

        MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa

        55 Highway 50, Stateline, NV
           
          3.7 of 5
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          The room was beautiful. We were very happy with the size and arrangement

          Hotel Spero NZ$258
          Reviewed on 21 Aug. 2019
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          Hotel Spero

          Hotel Spero

          405 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA
             
            4.3 of 5
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Jaspers was excellent for breakfast. Very clean and all products were eco friendly.

            Hotel Zephyr NZ$326
            Reviewed on 21 Aug. 2019
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            Hotel Zephyr

            Hotel Zephyr

            250 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA
               
              4.1 of 5
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Location is great and the staff was very kind and helpful.

              Sweden House Hotel NZ$194
              Reviewed on 11 Jul. 2019
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              Sweden House Hotel

              Sweden House Hotel

              570 O'farrell St, San Francisco, CA
                 
                2.7 of 5
                2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Clean and cheap! You get what you pay for! Check in requires staff to be in so you may need to phone, check out is quick and simple with a key drop

                Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf Hotel NZ$293
                Reviewed on 20 Aug. 2019
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                Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf Hotel

                Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf Hotel

                2500 Mason St, San Francisco, CA
                   
                  3.9 of 5
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Very close to the Wharf and a main Big Bus Tours station. Other easy types of transport and also decent walkable routes to other attractions if you dont want to rent a car. In the middle of everything, yet quiet for relaxing and sleeping.

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