You might not know it, but California is big into the great outdoors.
Yosemite National Park beckons with its plunging waterfalls, giant sequoias and sheer granite cliffs. Scale the towering El Capitan. Raft down the lazy Merced River. Or hike through the lush Tuolumne Meadows.
Gawk at gargantuan sequoias, towering mountains and deep canyons at Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks. Here you’ll meet General Sherman Tree, the world’s largest tree—84 metres tall, with an 11-metre-diameter base.
The weird and wonderful shines through loudly at Joshua Tree National Park, inhabited by desert plains studded with wacky trees, odd-shaped boulders and a bewitching cacti grove.