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Coastal Sleeps

One of the best ways to experience California’s famed coast with the most? Camp out on the beaches and bluffsides that overlook the ocean. From hidden sands to spending the night in a nest, here are three great ways to enjoy some salty-air rest.

Week 08.17.2015
Regions Southern CA

Life's a Hidden Beach!

Camp at Jalama Beach

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You want your California beach camping to be off the beaten path? Just add Jalama! Tucked away in Lompoc, about 60 miles west of Santa Barbara, Jalama Beach County Park has a hidden beach with 119 campsites, 7 cabins, and an old- fashioned storefront, slinging burgers and…
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Adventures Beyond

Alaska Beyond and Adventures from LAX

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Lounging beside turquoise waters, rafting through lush green jungle, hiking along volcanoes, sipping tropical cocktails at sunset … however you adventure, you’re just one low airfare away from a fantastic (affordable!) holiday with Alaska Air. Alaska Beyond is a new flight…
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There's Always To Morro

Camping at Morro Bay State Beach

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The Central Coast is famous for its beautiful beaches, and the one in Morro Bay State Park is a favorite. A popular place for enjoying a calm kayak paddle, it’s also the site of a woodsy bayside campground fragrant with eucalyptus trees. All 122 campsites tend to fill up during…
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All in a Good Nest's Sleep

Sleep in a Nest in Big Sur

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A befitting way to get a bird’s–eye view of Big Sur’s beauty? Camp out in a human nest! Big Sur Treebones Resort (famous for its luxury yurts along the Pacific Coast) offers a truly unique way to spend the night in nature with its large, woven-wood art “nest” installation. Spread…
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    Duck, Duck, Goose!

    Try to get a first-come, first-served campsite at one of the Lakes Basin’s lakeside campgrounds. We love Goose Lake Campground, where there are just 14 sites and no motorized boats.

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    Shealor Stunner

    Robust mountains, striking slabs of granite, and deep green pine reflections make Shealor Lake near Kirkwood resort a jewel of the El Dorado National Forest. Reach this alpine oasis on a 1.3-mile hike.

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    National Parks Road Trip: Circle of Discovery!

    Love national parks? Love road trips? Combine the two on one fabulous Circle of Discovery route in Northern California and Southern Oregon! This itinerary features 7 national parks with wondrous features.

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    Peak-a-View!

    Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the entire country and the seventh deepest in the world. For one of the very best perspectives of this shining blue beauty, hike up to Garfield Peak.

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    Hidden Stairways of SF: Urban Hike

    This guided hike sold out fast, but new dates have been added! Get outdoors and explore the hidden stairways and gardens of San Francisco anew. Small group and socially distanced.

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    Lookout for This View!

    Sierra Buttes Lookout, at a lofty 8,591 feet, is a memory maker for its pucker-worthy stairway to the tower’s balcony. It's a 5-mile (round-trip) hike to reach it. And the reward? Epic!

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    Ah, Good Point

    Ready for a rewarding view? Head to to one of the Peninsula’s favorite promontories: Mori Point. Climb your way up the Bootlegger’s Steps to the Mori Point headland for awesome vantages of the San Mateo Coast.

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    Sleeper Hit

    It's all about the water, and the camping, at Utica Reservoir in Stanislaus National Forest, a High Sierra reservoir perfect for kayak explorations and pitching your tent lakeside..

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