Bonus Sherpa: On the House

They're officially known as America's Best Idea, and they're even better when getting into them is free! Here are a few of California's National Parks offering complimentary entrance for Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday, January 21). Eureka!

My Weekend Sherpa:

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Joshua’s a Hit: Still haven’t found what you’re looking for? Joshua Tree is an ancient land of solitude and extremes: Deserts dotted with whimsically wild trees, rock formations rising to soaring views, vibrant sunsets, and starry nights…

Pinnacle Moment: It was formerly a national monument; then, just last week, it officially became a national park! Pinnacles National Park is a wonderland of rugged rock spires, deep cave waterfalls, valleys, and streams—all packed into one small park inland from Monterey.

Sequoia Solitude: California’s first national park is home to world-famous trees, including the biggest one on Earth. Yet even with such mighty credentials, Sequoia National Park sees few visitors in the winter. There’s snowhere else like it!

Yo ho, Yosemite: Visiting Yosemite in winter is like seeing a favorite band at a private venue—you can’t believe how lucky you are to be there without the crowds. Head to California’s beloved treasure for an off-season escape that will refresh your spirits and inspire some wintry whoop-dee-doos!


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