• Sutter's Fort State Historic Park
  • Old Sacramento State Historic Park

Santa Barbara

Chumash people

california missions

California State Route 1 (Santa Cruz to San Luis Obispo)

  • Sunset at Pigeon Point Lighthouse
  • Carmel-by-the-Sea
  • Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur
  • Santa Cruz Capitola village
  • San Luis Obispo County organic farms

Palm Springs / Palm Desert

  • Palm Springs
  • Painted Canyons, Mecca, 1 hr away from Palm Springs

National Parks

Other Destinations

  • Glass Beach, Fort Bragg, California
  • Humboldt Redwoods State Park, California
  • Solvang: Denmark style, windmill, 汉斯安徒生博物馆
  • Temecula, "The heart of Southern California Wine Country"
  • Catalina Island, boating
  • Big Bear Lake
  • Santa Monica Getty Center van Gogh
  • Santa Rosa Charles M Schulz Museum
  • Agua Caliente Indian Canyons
  • Mammoth Mountain’s Bike Park
  • Natural Bridges, Vallecito
  • The Seven Tea Cups, Johnsondale
  • Mossbrae Falls, Dunsmuir


San Francisco - Los Angeles

By Air

  • 3 SF Bay Area Airports: SFO, SJC, OAK
  • 5 LA Airports: LAX, BUR, SNA, ONT, LGB

By Bus

By Train

By Car: 6-8 hours

Los Angeles - San Diego

By Car: 120+ Miles, 2+ hrs.

By Bus: ~3 hrs (Flixbus, Greyhound)

By Train: (~3 hrs): Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

By Air: Direct flights between LAX and SAN

San Francisco To Sacramento

By Train

Amtrak Capitol Corridor:


Alta Wind Energy Center (AWEC), also known as Mojave Wind Farm, is the third largest onshore wind energy project in the world. the largest wind farm in the United States

Central Valley

Redding - Sacramento (state capital) - Fresno - Bakersfield

The valley is bounded by the Coast Ranges to the west and the Sierra Nevada to the east.

Known for its agricultural productivity: it provides more than half of the fruits, vegetables, and nuts grown in the United States.

Sutter Buttes

a small circular complex of eroded volcanic lava domes which rise as buttes above the flat plains of the Sacramento Valley

Referred to as the world's smallest mountain range,

At the base of the mountain is the small town of Sutter. Both the town and the buttes are named for John Sutter, who received a large land grant in the area from the Mexican government.

known for establishing Sutter's Fort in the area that would eventually become Sacramento

Sutter Health: The organization takes its name from one of Sacramento’s original European settlements, Sutter's Fort, built by California pioneer John Sutter.