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Events throughout Northern California

by Guest Author 20 September 2016 08:42

Vacationing in another area or looking for something to do where you live in Northern California? There is almost always something going on! Let’s look at some of the events you could experience in the next year.

County Fairs

A couple of the major ones are the Sacramento County Fair and the Bay Area County Fair. They have animals, food, and rides for your enjoyment. Whether you already live there or are looking for a fun event, come check it out.

These fairs also include musical talent, so look to see if they are one of your favorites and plan accordingly so you don’t miss out.

Gilroy Garlic Festival

It’s supposed to be one of the summer’s hottest festivals. They have live music, great food, and fun people. There is also a cook-off for those of you who would like to share their love of cooking.

Stern Grove Festival

In San Francisco, they have free concerts in the park for a good majority of the summer. These weekly free musical festivals are a great way to get out of the house and hear something new.

Fresno and Sacramento Greek Festival

Every summer they have delicious Greek food for you to try. They have live entertainment and food demonstrations. At the Fresno Greek Festival, you can learn how to cook your favorite Greek dishes you tried that day. For the younger people in your life, there is a youth Olympics they can compete in.

Concerts and Shows

It doesn’t matter the season, concerts are going on all around Northern California. Whether you want to see music or comedy, start looking up your favorites and find their tickets now! You don’t want to miss out on the best hotels and concerts.

Makers Faire

Ready for an epic show and tell? San Francisco’s Makers Faire is a great place to view other inventors and engineer’s works of art. This includes large rides and cool robots you can watch and sometimes play with.

Not only can you look, but you can participate. You can sign up to show your own inventions or play with all the interactive exhibits they have.

Sacramento Gold Rush Days

California is known for the historical gold rush. During the Gold Rush Days, Sacramento turns into an old mining town and people dress in the historical period garb.

Watch them act out fun scenes and enjoy experiencing what life might have been like for you if you grew up in that era.

The Whole Earth and Watershed Festival

They have great local artists, food, and live music. They feature innovative exhibitors and fun for all ages. The best thing is that it is a free event.

You don’t have to pick one of these but you should try and experience them all.

Once you have found the right event for you, we are here to help you set up the rest of your special occasion. We have contacts for hotels, dining, and more. Start planning your fun trip to one of these great festivals, concerts, or fairs.

Fun Facts about Northern California

by Guest Author 6 September 2016 09:04

Whether you are looking to visit, writing a report, or just curious, California has many great and interesting things to offer. Here are seven fun facts about Northern California natural beauty and industry. Read about them here and hopefully you can take the time to visit them later (if you haven’t already).

  1. Largest Standing Redwood Trees in the World

    The Avenue of the Giants is a scenic strip on the old 101 highway that goes right through Humboldt Redwoods State Park. Along the way there are plenty of places to hike, camp, swim, and so much more! There are over 51,000 acres of redwoods for you to enjoy.

  2. Most Bald Eagles in the U.S.

    The largest population of bald eagles in the United States live in the Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge during the winter. They have great bird watching trails for you to hike, especially in November to March. If you won’t be in the area during these months, don’t worry, there are other birds that migrate to the area during the other months.

  3. Sacramento railroad museum

    Train enthusiast? Sacramento has the largest railroad museum in North America. They restore engines and cars for exhibits. They also feature new exhibits often and happy hold events. Don’t forget around the holidays they have the Polar Express train rides!

  4. World’s Largest Landlocked Harbor is in San Francisco

    Not only is it large but there are many places to check out while you are there. These places include Alcatraz, the aquarium, and Pier 39. They also have a large history behind it. Come check it out if you haven’t already. Why just read about facts and history when you can experience for yourself.

  5. Some of the Largest Cities in the Country

    These Northern California cities include Sacramento, San Jose, San Francisco, Fresno, and Oakland. Each of these major cities have many people but more importantly, they have fun places to visit and see for yourself. Sacramento and San Francisco, as you have already read, have plenty of great places for you to visit.

  6. Large Wine Industry

    California produces over 17 million gallons of wine annually. Many of these vineyards are award winning and have comfortable taste testing rooms for you and your friends to have fun in. Some of these amazing vineyards are located in Northern California’s Napa Valley.

  7. Hershey Chocolate factory

    That’s right, Northern California is home of the only three Hershey’s chocolate factories in the U.S.. They are located in Oakdale and because of this chocolaty delight the south end of the town smells like fresh chocolate. YUM!

There are many other great facts of Northern California but these are a few of the fun facts that you know not only know, but can experience!

If you are looking to take a vacation and take a day trip to one of these places, we are the best source for you to plan your trip. We have listings for everything from hotels to attractions and will get you the information you need now. Check it out today!

Top Trips in Northern California

by Guest Author 29 August 2016 06:41

As you may know, California is filled with places to see and even if you are from Southern California, you might be missing out on what Northern California has to offer. This is a list of the top ten places to plan a trip in Northern California. We also included some of the great places to check out when you go there. In no particular order, here they are:

  1. San Francisco

    They have so many things to offer you that you might want to consider spending a few days there. Some of the cool places include Chinatown, where you can get a special tour, catch a Giants baseball game, and the New Crystal Aquarium. There are many more attractions in this area and fun for your entire family. Check it out today!

  2. Santa Cruz

    They are known for their legendary boardwalk. You and your family can enjoy rides, junk food, and the view. Not only can you spend your day on the boardwalk having fun, but you can stay the night there as well. The Comfort Inn Beach Boardwalk is the place to be to keep everything within walking distance. Santa Cruz also offers great shopping and surfing.

  3. Monterey

    Looking for a beautiful place to enjoy a weekend, or just a nice trip? Monterey has great places to eat at Cannery Row and an aquarium that will make you never want to leave. The Monterey Bay Aquarium has many different marine life exhibits and if you want to get your kids excited you can put on their live web cams so they can see the what is in store for them.

  4. Sacramento

    Gain a little bit of history as well as fun on your trip here. They have California’s State Capitol building, fun places to eat, and more. One fun attraction is the American River. They have rafting and swimming.

  5. San Jose

    Looking for a great hockey game? The San Jose Sharks is the place to be. They also have Winchester Mystery House and many museums. This includes a children’s museum, which is the perfect place for your little one to have fun after a long drive or just to burn off energy in a fun interactive way.

  6. Berkeley

    Whether you are coming for a college tour at UC Berkeley or to see the sights, you will love it. They have botanical gardens, parks, and more. This mellow town is a great way to have a relaxing vacation.

  7. Napa

    Forget Wine Wednesday, you can get a wine vacation! They have some of the world’s most renowned vineyards. Whether you want to taste test or stock up, this is your number one spot. You can combine your wine with golf. Or, if wine isn’t your thing, there is always hiking and seeing the beautiful views.

  8. San Rafael

    If you want a hiking trip or great camping, this is a top choice. They have plenty of great trails for you to not only get a workout in, but view plants and scenery you won’t get anywhere else.

  9. Vallejo

    Rollercoasters and family fun is what Vallejo is about. They are home of the Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. Some of the fun roller coasters you will find there are: Medusa, Superman, and Kong. Plan your trip today and get excited for a great amusement park.

  10. Fresno - zoo, CSU Fresno athletics

    If you are looking for a big town feel without tons of people, Fresno is a great place. They have great athletics from CSU Fresno. There is also a great zoo, golfing, and more. We recommend checking out their mall and Riverpark.

We hope you found at least one place to plan your trip. If you are looking for the perfect place to stay and where to find these places, you are in the right spot! We can help you find coupons, directions, and more.


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