California is a state that has so much to offer. You can enjoy the beautiful landscapes and wildlife, or you can go hiking at one of the many parks in your state. These are some of the most beautiful parks in California, so make sure to add them to your bucket list!
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove is home to some of the world’s largest trees, including General Sherman and El Capitan. The park also offers camping, hiking trails through meadows and forests, and historical attractions like Hetch Hetchy Historic District.
The park is home to more than 200 species of mammal, nearly 300 kinds of birds (the only place where you can see golden eagles), 15 separate ecosystems (including alpine tundra) that are home to over 4500 plant species—and even a glacier on its eastern side! Onovoinfo
Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park is located in southeastern California, near the Colorado River. It’s a desert park with some rocky peaks and was once called “the end of the road” by pioneers. The park is known for its beautiful Joshua trees and other desert flora, but you can also find rock climbers here who come to scale some of its cliffs. Hikers will enjoy exploring this national treasure because there are plenty of trails to explore within its boundaries—and if you’re looking for something different from hiking up mountains or across deserts with your dog (or cat), try out one of their guided tours!
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Sequoia National Park is a national park in the southern Sierra Nevada east of Visalia, California, in the United States. It was established on September 25, 1890 as the second national park in the United States, following Yellowstone.
The 551 sq mi (1,409 km2) park has more than 350 miles (560 km) of hiking trails and offers access to hikers who wish to climb Mount Whitney or backpack along other trails within its borders. The park also features many rock formations including granite domes and monoliths as well as enormous sequoias that tower over 1,000 feet high (300 m).
Channel Islands National Park
Channel Islands National Park is a United States national park that consists of five of the eight Channel Islands off the coast of the U.S. state of California, located in the Pacific Ocean about 50 miles (80 km) south of Los Angeles.
The Channel Islands are volcanic formations and not part of mainland North America like El Supero or Mt Diablo , but they have their own unique ecosystems due to being isolated from any other landmass over time!
Pinnacles National Park
Pinnacles National Park is a national park located in the Gabilan Mountains, east of Salinas, California. The park features limestone spires and caves which are home to several species of plants and animals. Pinnacles was designated as a national monument in 1899 by President William McKinley and its status was elevated to that of a national park on October 4th 2013 by President Barack Obama with an initial boundary extending from the eastern boundary of Highway 101 (near Hollister) southward for approximately 30 miles into the foothills at Monterey County line where it ends at Elephant Seals Beach Campground near King City/Bay Point area south of Antioch/Pleasant Hill border line
White Water Inn, Cambria
White Water Inn, a former beach house that’s been beautifully renovated, is one of California’s most romantic hotels. Located right on Moonstone Beach in Cambria, it offers inspired designs by Nina Freudenberg, who has been tapped to design all over the world. Public spaces are spacious, airy and modern while rooms have a relaxing bohemian feel.
The Surfrider Malibu, Malibu
The Surfrider Hotel is the ultimate in surf-inspired sophistication. The converted 1950s motel consists of 20 light-filled rooms decked out in natural elements like teak, limestone, and white oak overlooking the Malibu Coast and the Pacific Ocean with dreamy sunset views. If you love simple yet upscale coastal California design, this hotel is for you.
Cuyama Buckhorn, New Cuyama
At the Buckhorn Motel, you’ll discover a tastefully rustic roadside oasis in the Cuyama Valley that’s perfect for kicking back, relaxing and reconnecting with nature. The motel is a great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. And with a complimentary breakfast (and sometimes lunch or dinner) each morning, there are no plans for prying eyes on your next vacation day!
Santa Monica Proper Hotel, Santa Monica
Designed in a swath of modern and unique design, the Santa Monica Proper hotel is located just steps away from the beach. Its lush gardens and marble paths provide the ideal ambiance to enjoy your time as you step back in time. You’ll be able to prime a look at California’s South Bay by checking out its list of must-see attractions like Santa Monica Pier, Third Street Promenade, and a number of museums.
Sands Hotel and Spa, Palm Springs
We hope you enjoyed our list. These parks and hotels offer many beautiful sights, from towering trees to waterfalls, but all come with an element of danger. If you’re looking for a nice place to explore nature with your family, we recommend using our guide to help find the perfect park or hotel for your trip. And if you have any questions about these places, feel free to contact us here at Staying Fit with Kids!