Northern California Day Trip Idea

Northern California Trips
We have recently expanded our day trip destinations into the northern part of the Golden State. With the additional trips we now have over 2500 day trip ideas in California.

Our main focus is on family friendly places to visit. We do throw in a few destinations best suited for teens and above but the vast majority of destinations are perfect for both and adults.

One thing that sets our site apart from other travel sites is we visit each destination before reporting on it. If its listed, we have been there.

If your favorite northern California destination is missing lets us know and we will check it out.

To see all the new Northern California Day Trips head over to our main site and start exploring.

Popular California Destinations & Deal

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Columbus Day Weekend Event Fisherman's Wharf Monterey' Bay

Fisherman's Wharf Columbus Day











The Old Fisherman's Wharf Association is holding a special free "Everything Italian! Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf Columbus Day Weekend Celebration" event on Saturday, October 12th and Sunday, October 13th.

 Join Christopher Columbus, Queen Isabella and the Knights of Columbus in the celebration of Monterey's Italian heritage on beautiful Fisherman's Wharf at the first ever Columbus Day weekend event.

The "Everything Italian! Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf Columbus Day Weekend Celebration" will highlight special Italian dishes featured at the many Wharf restaurants in honor of the holiday.

 On Saturday, October 12th and Sunday, October 13th, there will be many fun family activities, including special "guests' from history including Queen Isabella and her court, Christopher Columbus, the Knights of Columbus, local performers and entertainment, live music, and much, much more.

Experience a "voyage" on the seas with one of the Wharf's Whale Watching boats, deep sea fishing boats, sailboats or the Little Mermaid Glass Bottom boat.

 Come see Coastie the Safety Boat on Fisherman's Wharf and learn about water safety in a fun way. Coastie is shaped like a real Coast Guard Cutter and moves, speaks, listens, plays MP3's and activates his lights, and water squirter all by remote control.

 He's perfect for hugs and kisses from small friends. Plan your visit to the City of Monterey's nearby historical sites that weekend, including walking and bus tours, live battles, and more -- all open to the public for this special celebration.

Off The Beaten Track Hollywood

Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
Most tourist never get much further than Hollywood Boulevard when they visit this iconic city.

If you're looking for a little adventure while in town then check out Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

The cemetery is the final resting place of stars such as Cecil B. DeMille and Jayne Mansfield.

To get the most out of your visit we suggest that you take guided tour.

You can pick up a map at the gift store and go it on your own but chances are you will miss out on many of the interesting facts and places located throughout the historic site.

Hollywood Forever Cemetery tour guide Karie Bible ushers guests from crypt to mausoleum, narrating historical tales and legends along the way. Upon arrival, cemetery security guards will instruct guests where to park on-site.

 Hollywood Forever Cemetery Tour - $15 for a two-hour Hollywood cemetery tour for two (a $30 value)

Paul Bunyan Days Fort Bragg

Paul Bunyan Days Fort Bragg



















Paul Bunyan Days Fort Bragg August 30, 2013  through September 3, 201

Arts and crafts fair, Babe the Blue Ox, beer tasting, BBQ, parades, marching bands, and the original ugly dog contest!
Logging Show
Labor Day Parade
Kid’s Stuff
Ugly Dog Contest
Old Fashion Dress Review
Craft Show
Belle of the Redwoods
Kangaroo Kort
Pie Sale
Fish Fry
Labor Day BBQ
Library Book Sale
Fireman’s Water-Fight & Ball
Horseshoe Tournament
Gem & Mineral Show
Classic Car Show
Footlighters Gaslight Gayeties
Walk in the Park
Logger Breakfast at Fort Bragg Grange

California Travel Off The Beaten Path

We have launched a Tumblr Blog and will be featuring  unique places to visit in California.

We will be be posting deals and destinations here on Blogger and reserve the Tumblr blog for more unusual things.

Some of them may be off the beaten path while others may be hidden in plain view.

As we travel around California we will be posting images real time. Tumblr was recently purchased by Yahoo and should be getting some exciting new updates and improvements.

 If you have a Tumblr account be sure to follow California Travel Off The Beaten Path


Catalina Express Free Ticket Contest

To celebrate the Centennial of Catalina Island’s Avalon, Catalina Express is having  a Facebook giveaway on anniversary day, Wednesday, June 26.

Entries will be accepted through July 10. On July 12, 2013, one lucky Catalina Express Facebook fan will win 100 Days of Travel to Catalina.

The winner will be able to travel to Catalina as often as they like, based on space availability, until October 22, 2013.

Catalina Express has also launched the Avalon Centennial Planner filled with hundreds of dollars in savings for travelers to the island.

 In addition, throughout 2013, Catalina Express continues its Free Round Trip on Your Birthday giveaway.

IF you don't win the contest you can buy discount tickets to Catalina Island here.