This is your source for Northern California attractions. Click a marker on the map to discover a destination or attraction. Then click “Details” to get more information on the attraction.
Northern California features many incredible sights and parks. Among the attractions listed on our central California Attractions Map are:
- Redwood National and State Parks: The Redwood National and State Parks are home to some of the tallest and oldest trees on the planet. These ancient redwoods can grow up to 380 feet tall and live for thousands of years. Visitors can take a scenic drive through the park, go hiking or camping, or simply marvel at the towering trees.
- Lake Tahoe: Lake Tahoe is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts. This crystal-clear lake is surrounded by the Sierra Nevada mountains and offers a variety of activities, including boating, fishing, hiking, and skiing. The area also has several charming towns, such as Tahoe City and South Lake Tahoe, that offer great dining, shopping, and nightlife.
- Yosemite National Park: Yosemite National Park is a must-see destination for anyone visiting Northern California. This park is home to several iconic landmarks, including Half Dome and El Capitan, as well as stunning waterfalls, meadows, and forests. Visitors can go hiking, camping, rock climbing, or simply enjoy the breathtaking scenery.
- Mendocino Coast: The Mendocino Coast is a rugged and picturesque stretch of coastline that offers stunning ocean views, rugged cliffs, and charming seaside towns. Visitors can explore the many state parks and beaches in the area, go whale watching or fishing, or simply enjoy the scenery.
- Lassen Volcanic National Park: Lassen Volcanic National Park is home to several active volcanoes and a variety of geothermal features, including hot springs, mud pots, and fumaroles. Visitors can go hiking, camping, or fishing, or simply explore the unique geological features of the park.
- Mount Shasta: Mount Shasta is a majestic mountain located in the northern part of the state. Visitors can go hiking, camping, or fishing in the area, or simply admire the stunning scenery.
There are so many great attractions in Northern California. Maybe you’ve already decided to visit Mendocino, Redwood National Park, Mount Shasta or Lake Tahoe? You can find suggested itineraries for all of these destinations under the Itineraries menu selection of our site.