The towering peaks, hidden valleys and cascading waterfalls of the National Parks have to be seen to be believed. Yosemite is a true natural wonder with its meadows of wildflowers, dazzling waterfalls, sheer granite rock formations and wildlife. Enjoy a valley floor tram tour of the Yosemite Valley, or hire bikes for the chance to go out and explore for yourself.
Be sure to head up to Glacier Point, the highest point in the park, which benefits from the most spectacular views across the Valley. South Lake Tahoe is the ultimate year-round destination, famous for its ski resorts such as Heavenly as well as Las Vegas-style casinos.
With a great variety of watersports on offer such as water-skiing, jet skiing and sailing, sunny Tahoe days can be filled with adventure and exhilaration based around and on the lake. Mammoth Lakes boasts miles of pristine alpine hiking trails, extreme downhill mountain biking as well as fishing in the San Joaquin River Valley. Spend your days snapping photos, climbing mountains, wading waist deep into rivers, or relaxing in the soft grass of a meadow in the Sequoia National Park.