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Big Sur offers visitors luxury resort hotels, RV equipped campsites, restaurants hiking and breath-taking views of the Pacific Ocean. Reserve here today.

Monterey County's diverse parks range from tiny jewels beloved by birdwatchers to the vast, unspoiled spaces of the Los Padres National Forest. Monterey County also has 99 miles of spectacular coastline encompassing every coastal landscape.

Bicycling is a great way to stay in shape! Join Raji;s Racers in MS Bike to Bay 2014. This PIN is for Heather, Monica, Michelle , Alice and John.

9 signs you've turned into an annoying rogue bicyclist

Bicycling is a great way to stay in shape! Join Raji;s Racers in MS Bike to Bay 2014. This PIN is for Heather, Monica, Michelle , Alice and John.

A list of beaches to camp on in the San Diego area.... oh yeah.. keepin this baby close!

A list of beaches to camp on in the San Diego area. oh yeah. keepin this baby close! *****this is where we would camp!

Lace up the hiking boots and hit the refresh button: the summer sizzle is on! Keep your cool with these lakeside hikes.

Dog Friendly: Moore Creek Park is located just 30 minutes east of Napa’s great grapes, and rewards with a bounty of scenic countryside on a loop hike bordering St. Helena’s gorgeous Lake Hennessey.

Jacks Peak County Park, a hidden gem here in the Monterey Peninsula!

Jacks Peak County Park, a hidden gem here in the Monterey Peninsula!

Hike: The Mindego Gateway trailhead in Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve gives new access to wide-open meadows, forests, and amazing views of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Hike: The Mindego Gateway trailhead in Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve gives new access to wide-open meadows, forests, and amazing views of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Sunol Regional Park - The 5-mile (round-trip) hike starts on the popular Indian Joe Nature Trail. But within a few minutes, you’ll ditch most of the people when you turn north onto the Indian Joe Creek Trail. You’re immediately transported into a shady canyon alongside a babbling brook with chirping birds … it really seems like a bluebird might land on your shoulder.

Sunol Salutations - East Bay The (round-trip) hike starts on the popular Indian Joe Nature Trail.

Monterey Bay (Image: Richard Masoner / Cyclelicious used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

Scenic California bike rides

Monterey Bay (Image: Richard Masoner / Cyclelicious used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

Big things come in small packages. Tucked in an upscale neighborhood in Los Altos, Redwood Grove Nature Preserve is just 6 acres, but it sure packs in those redwoods! This little sanctuary is a locals' favorite, with several spur trails, observation decks, and picnic tables. Wander the central boardwalk and hillside trail that follows bubbling Adobe Creek through a grove of reds transplanted from Santa Cruz. (All the trails eventually…

Big things come in small packages. Tucked in an upscale neighborhood in Los Altos, Redwood Grove Nature Preserve is just 6 acres, but it sure packs in those redwoods! This little sanctuary is a locals' favorite, with several spur trails, observation decks

It’s hard to say what’s better: the hike to Pirate’s Cove, or Pirate’s Cove itself. Tucked between Tennessee Beach and Muir Beach on the Marin coast, Pirate’s Cove is a rugged little beach with a colorful past. And it’s only accessible by hiking in. Even better, the hike’s awesome: a 1.5-mile (one-way) Pacific-hugging ramble. From Muir Beach, the Coastal Trail climbs for three-quarters of a mile before topping out at…

Oceanside settings, nearby hikes and adventures, first-come, first-served opportunities … summer camping is on! Pitch your tent at any of these seaside campgrounds and have fun exploring NorCal’s dramatic coast.

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