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Winter Visits in Northern California

by Guest Author 21 November 2017 11:25

California is synonymous with the sun and warm weather. However, there is more to California. There are places that have warm weather and places to enjoy a winter wonderland. Here are a few ideas for your winter festivities.

Yosemite

While some of the hiking trails do get closed off for the winter, you can enjoy so much of the park still. For instance, Half Dome looks amazing when it’s covered in snow. There are many places to stop to park and take pictures of the view or with loved ones.

The park is also home to the historic Ahwahnee Hotel. This place dates back to 1927 and is close to Yosemite Village. You can stay at the landmark hotel. They have great rooms, a bar, stone fireplaces, an amazing dining room, and so much more.

Yosemite Village has outdoor ice skating

Every year they create a flat sheet of ice for you and your family to enjoy. They also have a lovely fire pit with supplies to make s’mores and a warm hut to store your shoes. Nothing will be quite like ice skating in the beautiful Yosemite national park.

Lake Tahoe

This is a popular spot to vacation is perfect for anytime of the year. However, in winter you get the opportunity to enjoy nature and have a snowball fight at one of the many resorts in Lake Tahoe. Before you decide, you might want to think about which side of the lake you want to be on.

Skiing, tubing, and more

There are so many places to ski/snowboard in Northern California. One great place is Mount Shasta. They have 17 trails to go on during the day and 14 at night. That’s right; you can keep going through the night!

There is also Spicer Sno Park where you can take you little ones sledding. It’s definitely fun for all ages.

If you really want to go tubing, we suggest Soda Springs. They are set up for adults and children of all ages (as long as they can ride on their own tube). You can go for a day trip or plan a trip around it. Either way you will make a lot of happy memories.

Camp in the Napa Valley

Fall and winter are some of the best times to go camping in the Bothe-Napa Valley State Park. You can bring your own tent or reserve one their yurts (It’s basically a comfortable little house tent).

While there you can hike the trails, go horseback riding, or biking. All of these options allow you to enjoy nature and finally get a break from the fast-paced life in the city and enjoy relaxation far away from your worries and responsibilities.

Warm up with a wine tour

We all know that winter is cold in many places but you can warm up by a fire in one of the many amazing tasting rooms in Napa Valley. You can try something new with friends and family or give somebody you love a special date.

No matter which one of these you choose to do on your winter break (or weekend get-away); myyp.com is here to help you along the way. Find the right place to stay, where to eat, and so much more with us.

Best things about Bakersfield

by Guest Author 7 November 2017 08:55

Bakerfield is the ninth largest city in California and is not known for one thing. If you visit this area you will learn that you probably will not see a common theme to what you are looking at and you will be perfectly fine with that. Here are a few things for you to consider doing if you want to visit and some fun facts as well.

A couple fun facts

Some people think that most of the oil in the United States is done so in Texas, however, it is really California. Bakersfield is the oil capital of California. While driving through the area you will see some oil rigs.

Buck Owens was a part of the Buckaroos and they developed their brand of country music in Bakersfield. That is why the Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace is such a great place for people to visit because they get a little bit of history with their fun.

Lots of fun things to do

Many places have theaters, stores, and museums, but not every place has speedway or an antiques mall. These are two things you will find here and so much more.

  • Bakersfield Speedway
    This is just one of the few raceways they have. This dirt track is fun to watch no matter your age. People love the action and enjoy the food. To top it off, finding parking is not hard here because they have made enough space for people.

  • Central Park Antique Mall
    Instead of driving around different areas in search for the perfect antique mall to find that one piece you were looking for, consider shopping at this antiques mall. You will find many vendors under one roof and hopefully that special piece as well. Even if you want to just walk around a see what there is, you will leave happy.

Great choices for food

There are so many great places to eat in the area, so we picked a few places that are popular in the area and have excellent food.

  • Wool Growers Restaurant
    This restaurant has a long history starting in 1954 with a small family. They still serve food using the same recipes as the founders along with some newer things. One of the long time recipes is Mayie’s beans and you can eat it today. If you have never had Basque food before, you are missing out and should come in to Wool Growers Restaurant.

  • Uricchio’s Trattoria
    This is an elegant Italian restaurant with a romantic atmosphere. There isn’t one dish that people love to talk about here because there are so many amazing options to choose from. This place is not too expensive, but not cheap as well. It’s a great place for your next date night.

  • Mama Roomba
    They were featured on Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. He loved their authentic Caribbean cuisine and we think you will as well. This is a fun place to eat because of the friendly atmosphere this family run restaurant has created. If you want some suggestions on what to try, we say the tri-tip.

If you decide to take a trip to Bakersfield, we hope you get the time to experience some of these places. Myyp.com is here to help you make sure you get the information you need.

3 Helpful Resources for California entrepreneurs

by Guest Author 24 October 2017 08:44

Fed up with crazy hours, unreasonable bosses, or abysmal salaries? Have a great idea for a new business but aren't sure how to get it off the ground? Starting a business in Northern California isn't as complicated as you might think. In fact, the core steps are very straightforward. It is vital, however, that you do it properly.

Unless they're professionals, getting advice for starting a business from your neighbor's best friend's gardener or your long lost auntie from New York is not the right way to go. You need solid information you can count on -- not just an encouraging pat on the back and a suggestion to to immediately quit your day job.

Federal Resources

The Small Business Administration is the best place to start when you're in need of solid, up-to-date business guidance. For nearly 65 years, the SBA has pursued a mission to deliver loans, contracts, and counseling to America's small business community. Established in 1953, the SBA describes its primary functions as:

  • Providing capital for established businesses and start ups
  • Education, training, and technical assistance to facilitate entrepreneurial development
  • Small business advocacy

State Resources

Your next stop for gathering reliable information on starting a business is California's Secretary of State's website. California's SOS's website is your one-stop shop for registering and licensing your business with the state, and includes forms to complete as well as a mechanism for paying associated fees.

State resources for financing your business are just a click away at California's Business Investment Services website. California's official business portal is another invaluable resource for entrepreneurs where you will find everything from financial and permit assistance to quick start guides for expanding an existing business.

Local Resources

In addition to federal and state resources, you may also want to take advantage of local business groups such as chambers of commerce or business improvement district organizations. You will find a handy list of contact information for local chambers of commerce here at the CalChamber website's official directory listing.

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