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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.

Benefits of Owning a Business in Northern California

by Guest Author 23 August 2016 13:42

Considering opening a business but aren’t sure where? Northern California might be the right place for you.

1. Large population

A large population is great for many reasons. You will have more than enough potential customers to reach for profits. You also will be able to find workers to help you grow your business as necessary.

2. Many manufacturing companies

California has many manufacturing companies which means that the cost to supply and make your products will be cheaper than in other states. It also means that if you need more of something quickly the wait time will be less. All of which save you money!

3. Large economy

With a large population, California has a large economy. That means that you will be in a sound area to start your business. It also means that there will be enough potential money out there for your business to thrive.

4. Over 50% of businesses are small businesses in California

As a business starting out, take comfort in the fact that over 50% of California’s businesses are small businesses. Since you most likely will be starting out as a small business, you can join the ranks with many other businesses that seem to be doing well.

5. Largest tourism market

California is such a great place with so many types of attractions we cannot easily list them here. That means that your business might not be dependant on just the locals. It also means that you will get a chance to meet new people each day and have fun in the process.

6. Culturally diverse

You will have a diverse crowd in almost any place. Whether it is tourists or just the locals, you will meet many different people. Many of these people love to try new things and some just love the basics, so no matter what type of business you want to start, you should be able to find your niche audience.

7. Innovative area

With the Dotcom era and many other creative businesses starting here, you will fit right in if you have a new idea. California puts new businesses on the map all the time. It can be a new twist on an old idea, a fun place for customers to be, or a completely new idea. No matter which one of these your business is, Northern California is the right place for you.

8. Marketing

The best way to reach these goals? Marketing! Any Northern California has ways for you to reach out and talk to your audience. For example,

  • Has a place for you to put your ads
  • Gives customers directions to your business
  • Will let you put coupons for your business online
  • Helps you rank in organic searches

As you can notice, there are many reasons to start your business in Northern California. With a large population and tourism, many people will be able to drive by your place of business daily. You also have an easy way to reach out to your audience online.

The next question for you is, What city is best for you here?


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