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9 Must-See Historic Towns In California
02/22/2024 - WorldAtlas

When one thinks of the West Coast, the beautiful coastline of California often comes to mind. California is home to crystal blue waters of the Pacific Ocean and flooded with sunshine making it an ideal location for a getaway. The state has an official population of 39 million people, making it the most populous US state, but hidden between the major cities of California lies a history unlike any other within the country. These must-see historic towns range from gold rush boom towns to towns surrounded by the towering trees of redwood forests. The Sunshine State hides an abundance of adventure and history only to be discovered by those who visit.

02/22/2024 - San Diego Explorer

Some say: “Home is where the wine is!" I guess I am lucky to call California my home in two ways. California has become one of the most prolific wine-producing regions in the world. Ever since 1976, when professional (French) wine tasters picked California wines over their French counterparts, California wine regions have been considered top-notch quality.

California is split into 5 main wine regions: South Coast, Central Coast, and North Coast along the coast (you guessed it), as well as Inland Valleys, and Sierra Foothills. With 148 AVAs (American Viticultural Areas) and over 2800 wineries in California, there are plenty of options to choose from.

Drinking California wines is fun, of course, but visiting the wine regions, going for wine tastings, and chitchatting with the winemakers take the experience to a whole other level. Wine cations are all the rage this year. Are you ready to visit some of the best wine regions in California?

7 Most Beautiful Historic Towns In California
02/14/2024 - WorldAtlas

The Golden State is perhaps most known for the glitz and glamor of Tinseltown, the wealth of Silicon Valley, and its beaches and natural wonders. Prized for its perfect climate, California offers myriad outdoor activities, from downhill skiing to surfing. Often forgotten, however, is the hidden treasure of California’s small historic towns.

Many of these Gold-Rush-Era towns date back to the mid-1800s and offer visitors a chance to journey back in time to the state’s Wild West past. From the Native Americans who shaped the land to the pioneer settlers, immigrants, and miners. The tales of guts, glory, booms and busts, and the legends of gambling and gun battles are told in the preserved agriculture of the historic downtowns, their museums, and local attractions. Join us on a tour of the best historic small towns of California and find the inspiration for one’s next getaway.

6 Picturesque Small Towns In Northern California For A Weekend Retreat
02/12/2024 - WorldAtlas

Northern Californians lucked out with their geography. If you live in other regions, you must travel hundreds, if not thousands, of miles, often by plane, to see oceans, mountains, deserts, and giant trees. In NorCal, all this can be found a short drive from major cities. From Yosemite National Park to the Napa Valley, an entire geographic and cultural wonderland can be explored in a single weekend. Discover the most picturesque small NorCal communities near big cities for a weekend retreat to remember for a lifetime.

Golfer’s Paradise in California
02/06/2024 - Visit California

No matter where you go in California, there’s a golf course waiting to be played. Golf enthusiasts can play their perfect game at one of the many courses listed below – from Northern to Southern California to explore courses throughout the state.

Love is Alive This Valentine’s Day in California
02/06/2024 - Visit California

February marks the countdown to Valentine’s Day, when couples express their unconditional love for their significant other. It has also become a special time for single friends to celebrate with one another. Here’s a list of heartwarming things to do from delicious meals and trips to the museum to romantic hotel stays and unique experiences that will make Valentine’s Day a special time to remember.

In Search of Gold
02/06/2024 - Visit California

On January 24, 1848, James Wilson Marshall, an unassuming carpenter, kicked off the California Gold Rush. His finding of small gold flakes at Sutter’s Mill ignited a nation looking for their own pot of gold.

The Gold Rush ended in 1855, but the allure of the Golden State hasn’t dimmed. Today, travelers to California can search for all things golden, from sites exploring the state’s Gold Rush history to an explosion of canary yellow, butterscotch, and mustard hues throughout nature.

02/06/2024 - Ledger Dispatch

SONORA —SRT is proud to present The Play That Goes Wrong, at the East Sonora Theatre, February 15 through March 24. This play has been praised by critics as “the funniest play Broadway has ever seen.”

Wellness Experiences Await in Tuolumne County, California
02/05/2024 - Global Traveler Magazine

Head to Tuolumne County, California, for unique wellness experiences.

These trees of the United States are the oldest. List of the oldest trees of the US
01/30/2024 - Jagran Josh

Ever wondered which trees of the United States belong to history? Well, we have handpicked a list of the eight oldest trees in the United States. Take a look.

What’s New in California in 2024
01/29/2024 - Visit California

From new hotels to hotly anticipated restaurants to colorful theme park attractions, here’s a look at the top debuts in California.

Roam the new ‘Sonora Selfie Trail' and get acquainted with the charming hamlet
01/29/2024 - KNBC-TV, Los Angeles, CA

What to Know:

  1. The Sonora Selfie Trail celebrates the scenic city, a Tuolumne County gem
  2. If you snap selfies at specific spots around the area, checking in as you go, you may be entered in a grand prize drawing
  3. Goodies from Sonora favorites are part of the prize; the drawing will take place in December 2024
9 Offbeat Towns To Visit In California
01/22/2024 - WorldAtlas

The Golden State, world-renowned for popular destinations like San Francisco and Los Angeles, draws millions of tourists every year to experience its unique offerings. But beyond the urban hustle and bustle, California is home to an array of charming small towns waiting to be discovered off the beaten path. These little-known locations introduce the diversity of the state’s regions with their rich histories, captivating cultures, and unique festivals.

From historic gold rush towns and scenic alpine villages to idyllic coastal communities, they promise an authentic vacation experience away from rowdy crowds. Whether you are seeking to uncover forgotten state history, interact with friendly locals, or get lost in the great outdoors, these hidden gems harbor a variety of fun adventures. Here are some of the most offbeat towns in California to visit.

These Gateway Towns Might Be Cooler Than the National Parks Next Door
01/22/2024 - AFAR

National park gateway towns aren’t just pitstop points where you can stock up on trail mix or refuel the car. All across the USA, these active-minded communities are the lifeblood of the national park system, where rangers live and play when they’re off duty. And while they’re uniquely situated for maximum nature appreciation, outdoorsy pursuits are often only one piece of the puzzle: From the Hawaiian rain forest to the West Texas desert to the coast of Maine, these small towns are often brimming with historic architecture, creative cuisine, and unexpected finds. Here, nine small towns that are almost as cool as the national parks next door

California's guide to the best culinary and drink trails
01/22/2024 - The Times of India

California is a food lover’s paradise where diverse flavours and culinary experiences await, defining a gastronomic adventure like no other. Its thriving food scene reflects the state's commitment to fresh, locally sourced ingredients, from world-class seafood along the coast to farm-to-table dining experiences in the agricultural heartland. Explore renowned wineries, breweries, and eateries, indulging in California’s rich culinary landscape.

National Tour Association Names 2024 Board of Directors
01/19/2024 - Group Tour Magazine

The National Tour Association’s 2024 newly elected Board of Directors stepped into their respective roles on Jan. 1. 

9 Most Quaint Small Towns In California's Sierra Nevada
01/19/2024 - WorldAtlas

The Sierra Nevada is a mountain chain that runs north-south along much of the state of California. The area consists of lush National Forests and scenic vistas, including Sierra National Forest, Yosemite National Forest, and Lake Tahoe. Aside from the majestic mountains and pristine lakes, Sierra Nevada is dotted with quaint small towns full of charm and character. Lake-side villages, mountain towns, and historic gold-rush settlements sit all along the mountain range. They make for excellent places to visit. Travelers can enjoy quiet getaways, weekend trips, or escapes into the great outdoors.

Can Bed and Breakfasts Be Family-Friendly?
01/15/2024 - MOMTASTIC

Bed and breakfasts are quaint, sweet, and often romantic places to stay. However, can they also be a good spot for traveling families with kids? Yes, as long as you choose carefully and ask the right questions. Here’s what you need to know to find a family-friendly bed and breakfast.

California Welcomes New Attractions And Celebrates Milestone Anniversaries In 2024
01/08/2024 - The DOPE

California invites travelers to experience an abundance of new offerings coming online in 2024. Throughout the year, the Golden State will celebrate the opening of exciting new attractions, rich educational offerings, milestone theme park anniversaries, luxury hotels and more.

7 Towns In California's Sierra Nevada With Rich History
01/05/2024 - WorldAtlas

California's Sierra Nevada mountains combine dramatic histories with an active, awe-inspiring present. The region's name, rooted in the Spanish colonial period and often translated as "snow-covered mountains," forms a western territorial spine across central California and nearby Nevada. The region has drawn gold diggers, fortune seekers, and creative spirits of all kinds — not least Mark Twain, one of the finest writers in US history, who used the region for literary inspiration. Dreamers like these have been drawn to Sierra Nevada's beauty and the rich history of its towns for generations, and modern visitors are no different.

01/05/2024 - Wherever Family

Visit Tuolumne County recently launched Sonora Selfie Trail, an innovative and engaging way for family travelers to explore the rich history and vibrant culture of Sonora, California.

13 Best Glamping Spots Near Yosemite National Park - Updated 2024
01/04/2024 - Trip101

Redwood trees. Waterfalls. Canyons. It’s impossible to see everything that Yosemite National Park has to offer, given its sheer size and number of attractions. From superb hiking and biking trails to the best camping spots in Yosemite National Park, there is so much on offer here. While there are people who are as happy as clams setting up tents or crawling in their sleeping bags surrounded by the great outdoors, there are also adventure-seekers who want to explore the gorgeous sights in the park but want someplace comfortable to spend the night. If camping in Yosemite National Park interests you but you need a few more comforts, then glamping may be more suitable for you. Check out this list of the best glamping spots near Yosemite National Park.

7 Picture-Perfect Towns In California's Sierra Nevada
01/02/2024 - WorldAtlas

California's Sierra Nevada mountains hold diverse meanings for diverse people. The name itself, from the Spanish colonial period and which translates to "snow-covered mountains," marks the second-longest continuous and unified mountain chain in the United States (after the Rockies) and forms a "western backbone" across parts of central California and neighboring Nevada. The beauty of the region comes as much from their physical power as the ways modern visitors can enjoy them. From skiing and hiking, to artistic approaches like painting and writing, the Sierra Nevada have provided all kinds of inspiration. As these towns show, Sierra Nevadan beauty might just be one of the best parts of the American West.

Top places to visit in California in 2024
01/02/2024 - San Francisco Chronicle

To help you lay out your vacation bucket list, here are 10 super-specific, low-key California experiences.

Tuolumne County CA Introduces the Sonora Selfie Trail
01/02/2024 - Taking the Kids

Tuolumne County has announced the launch of the Sonora Selfie Trail, a way for visitors and locals to explore the history and culture in the City of Sonora, California.

California Tribal Casino Debuts Kid-Friendly Ninja Course and Trampoline Park
01/02/2024 -

A California tribal casino some 70 air miles southeast of Sacramento in Tuolumne is making a big bet on keeping its resort bustling in 2024 with more family-friendly draws.

Visit Tuolumne County Unveils “Fuel Your Journey”
12/28/2023 -

Sonora, CA– In a move designed to invigorate tourism and entice visitors to explore the picturesque landscapes of Tuolumne County during off-peak times, Visit Tuolumne County is unveiling the “Fuel Your Journey” promotion—a gas card giveaway exclusively available to visitors booking a two-night stay throughout January.

Discover Sonora’s Charm with the New Sonora Selfie Trail: A Unique Way to Explore Tuolumne County
12/28/2023 - NewsBreak

Adventure seekers and photography enthusiasts have a new reason to explore Tuolumne County, California. Visit Tuolumne County proudly introduces the Sonora Selfie Trail, an innovative way to discover the city of Sonora’s rich history and vibrant culture.

Resolution Destinations: Traveling Toward Your Best Year Yet
12/27/2023 - York News Times

For many, the arrival of the new year is a time to reflect on our lifestyle and make changes to live happier, healthier lives. New Year’s resolutions can range from the simplest tasks to the toughest achievements. Whether you aspire to explore more, connect with loved ones, prioritize health, or seek serenity, we’ve gathered a selection of destinations that align with the most common New Year’s resolutions. Read on to discover places that will inspire your chosen resolution and set the stage for a fun-filled getaway.

Best Culinary and Outdoor Trails in California
12/20/2023 - Visit California

Satisfy your appetite for both food and adventure exploring California’s best culinary and outdoor trails. From sustainable wineries and restaurants to scenic hikes and bike trails, this list offers memorable experiences worth checking out

Black Oak Casino Resort opens “Elevate”, a purpose-built indoor sports park for families
12/19/2023 - Travel Daily News International

A new family fun centre opens at Black Oak Casino in Tuolumne County offering families over 15 different sports in a purpose-built indoor sports park.

Twenty-Four Reasons To Travel in 2024
12/18/2023 - NI Travel News

Luckily, we’ve got every month covered, from a hot air balloon festival in Colorado to Nevada’s 160th birthday, here are 24 reasons to travel in 2024.

Interview: Christopher Michael of CINDERELLA At Sierra Rep Shares His Thoughts on the West Coast, WICKED, and the Wonderful World of Sonora
12/16/2023 - Broadway World

The Prince is giving a ball! Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella is nearing the end of its run at Sierra Repertory Theatre (SRT) in Sonora, and you don’t want to miss the party.

The Gay Gourmet’s 2023 Culinary Holiday Gift Guide
12/11/2023 - San Francisco Bay Times

You can almost hear those sleigh bells jingling because it’s that time of year again. Holiday fever is taking hold! So, the Gay Gourmet has compiled some of my favorite gift recommendations for the foodie in your life. As a bonus, I’ve also included a treasured holiday family recipe that my sister Kate borrowed from my mom, LaVerne Shirley.

Skiing and boarding soon to unfold in nearby Sierra
12/05/2023 -

As I write, winter storms are predicted to hit the Sierra Mountains in the first and second weeks of December, which should fuel the opening of the closest ski areas to San Joaquin County, Bear Valley, and Dodge Ridge resorts.

Tuolumne County, California, Offers a Taste of the Old West
12/04/2023 - Perceptive Travel

Tuolumne County, California, may just look familiar to you—if you’ve seen a lot of movies and TV shows set in the Old West.

9 Best Towns In California's Sierra Nevada For A Winter Getaway
12/01/2023 - WorldAtlas

Mostly known for its white-sand beaches, beautiful palm trees, and curvacious coastline, the Golden State is not often regarded as it should — as a winter destination. While it is not among the snowiest (that title often goes to Vermont), California boasts several spots often pummeled by snow several inches thick. California's Sierra Nevada, for instance, is an underappreciated winter wonderland that snow lovers should give some serious consideration. If you are looking for a snow destination in California's Sierra Nevada, the following nine towns are the region's best winter getaways.

The 5 Best Sierra Nevada Towns For Your California Winter Escape
11/30/2023 - The Published Reporter

California’s Sierra Nevada is an underrated winter wonderland deserving of snow enthusiasts’ attention. For those seeking a snowy retreat in this region, the following five towns stand out as the best winter getaways.

10 Small Towns In Northern California To Visit For A Weekend Getaway
11/27/2023 - WorldAtlas

The northern half of California, often referred to as the Golden State, is one of the most diverse regions in the country. From the Sierra Nevada mountains and Pacific Coast to the renowned wine country, it serves as an excellent destination for adventurers eager to explore the state. Scattered throughout Northern California are several small towns, each offering a unique way to experience the region's beauty.

18 Incredible Natural Wonders In Northern California That Defy Explanation
11/27/2023 - Only in Your State

If there’s any corner of the country that’s famous for being absolutely beautiful, it’s California. In Southern California, you’ve got the rolling, emerald hills, and world-famous beaches, but Northern California is an entirely different world. With all the wonders you could possibly imagine all in one place, from canyons and waterfalls to incredible overlooks, jaw-dropping beaches, intensely beautiful geological wonders, and more, NorCal is like something ripped right out of the pages of a fantasy novel. Come explore all the natural wonders in Northern California with us – maybe you’ll find something you’ve never discovered before.

9 Top-Rated Small Towns In California's Sierra Nevada
11/23/2023 - WorldAtlas

Discover these top-rated small towns in the stunning Sierra Nevada mountain range, stretching across California and Nevada, where these towns ensure an unforgettable experience. Whether delving into history at the North Star Mining Museum in Grass Valley, marveling at landscapes in Yosemite National Park, or appreciating historical architecture like the Historic Firehouse and Bell in Auburn, these towns offer a blend of attractions, history, and scenic wonders for an unforgettable visit.

One of California's oldest family run turkey farms | Bartell's Backroads
11/23/2023 - ABC 10

Many Californians may have the Diestel Family Turkey Ranch, in the Tuolumne County foothills of Sonora, to thank for their turkey this Thanksgiving.

19 of the best national parks in the US
11/21/2023 - The Times

There’s a US national park for everyone, whether you’re looking for epic hikes, incredible stargazing or getting off the beaten track

19 Small Towns That Feel Like They’re From A Christmas Movie
11/20/2023 - Scary Mommy

From holiday parades to dazzling lights, these little towns go big when it comes to Christmas celebrations.

Fantastic 2023 Thanksgiving Feasts in California
11/20/2023 - Visit California

Come for well-crafted turkey dinners with local wine, decadent desserts, and gorgeous settings

How to Do Thanksgiving Weekend in San Francisco
11/20/2023 - San Francisco Travel Association

Here is everything you need to know to make the most of Thanksgiving weekend in the Bay Area.

The Winter Season Arrives in Tuolumne County
11/18/2023 - NI Travel News

With snow predicted to arrive in the coming weeks in the mountains of Tuolumne County, Dodge Ridge mountain resort is set to open in late November offering visitors over 50 skiing

Winter in Tuolumne County and Yosemite
11/16/2023 - Travel Mole

With snow in the mountains of Tuolumne County predicted to fall in the coming weeks, Dodge Ridge mountain resort is set to open in late November.

Tuolumne County's Craft Burger Trail is in full sizzle
11/02/2023 - NBC Los Angeles

Gourmet goodies of the most savory variety may be found around this glorious Gold Country region.

These 7 Small Towns In California's Sierra Nevada Have The Best Historic Districts
10/26/2023 - WorldAtlas

The Sierra Nevada has 400 miles of mountain ranges and a soul of gold. Stretching from the Great Basin to the Central Valley, some of the settlements have transmitted their heritage to us. These historic districts in California's Sierra Nevada provide something for every taste. History buffs can head to Angels Camp for a story about a legendary frog that jumped further than any competitor, old-school aficionados can sip a drink back in time inside the Iron Door Saloon in Groveland, and outdoor lovers can venture along the mountains on the historic Highway 40 Scenic Bypass near Norden. So, prepare to assimilate the expansive history this stunning region can give.

California’s Wild West in Tuolumne County
10/26/2023 - Travel Mole

California’s Tuolumne County is the heart of Gold Country where thriving Gold Rush towns put the region on the map.

Beside the Stanislaus National Forest and Yosemite National Park, expect epic landscapes but also the spirit of the Old West. There is no better place to climb in the saddle and live out your cowboy dreams.

Your Perfect Itinerary for a Girls’ Trip to Tuolumne County
10/25/2023 - Hello!

From Yosemite to the High Sierra, we have your ultimate girls’ getaway covered: There’s nothing more fun and relaxing than ditching your responsibilities for a girls’ getaway. Whether it’s a weekend or a whole week, the ultimate girls’ trip has a few requirements. A group of your best friends is key—but picking the right destination is no less important.

5 Unforgettable California Road Trips
10/24/2023 - WEALTH OF GEEKS

California has everything from golden beaches to towering redwood forests—rolling vineyards to snow-capped peaks. As the third largest state in the U.S., the vast sprawl and varied topographical scenery mean California makes for some of the world’s most beautiful road trips. Whether you prefer rugged coastlines or the fresh mountain air, sit back, relax, and rev up for these incredible California road trips.

The 10 haunted ghost trains in the U.S. for a spooky adventure
10/20/2023 - Time Out

Let someone conduct you to a scary experience (or maybe just a silly one) on a haunted ghost train excursion.

Explore Outdoors: The historic — but steep — drive near Yosemite
10/20/2023 - KCRA 3

If you are searching for a way to get away toward Yosemite before the winter season begins, then you may want to retrace a wagon trail so steep, you may wonder how they made it up such a rough grade.

10/18/2023 - Whatever Family

If the first five things to love about winter in Tuolumne County, California, didn’t convince you to book a family trip, here are more.

10/17/2023 - Wherever Family

In Tuolumne County, California, winter means the return of silent snowfall, crackling fireplaces and cozy clothing. There are plenty of ways to enjoy winter in the land of Gold Country history, High Sierra adventure and Yosemite National Park.

The ‘Skeleton Starlight' is now haunting Railtown 1897 State Historic Park
10/10/2023 - NBC 4

The seasonal train rides feature a "coven of local witches" and tasty treats.

17 Best Things to Do in Sonora, CA
10/01/2023 - Travel Lens

Whether you're here for a day or a weekend, come along as I take you through some of the best things to do in Sonora, California.

BrewView: Indigeny Reserve Autumn Festival
09/30/2023 - Modesto View

Nestled in the gorgeous woods of Tuolumne County in the city of Sonora, is a barn surrounded by several groves of apple trees. Those groves were purchased by Jay & Judy Watson back when Indigeny Reserve was just an idea. At first, he sold the apples straight from the tree, and soon decided to tap into the cider market with an amazing cider recipe.

13 Adorable Small Towns In California's Sierra Nevada
09/29/2023 - WorldAtlas

Here are 13 small towns in the Sierra Nevada that offer both Gold Rush tales and outdoor escapades.

6 reasons to visit Tuolumne County this fall
09/28/2023 - Roseville Today

Outdoor fun continues into the fall season in Northern California’s Tuolumne County. Located just about 2 hours from Placer County and the Sacramento region, the destination is home to High Sierra adventures filled with fall foliage, immersive Gold Rush Country history lessons, and a chance for visitors to enjoy Yosemite National Park without the crowds.

California’s Sustainability Heroes
09/25/2023 - Visit California

Not all heroes wear spandex and capes which is why we offer our appreciation to the people, businesses and cities doing their part to make the world a more sustainable place. Here is a list highlighting some of California’s incredible earth-friendly heroes, including Tuolumne County's Echo Adventure Cooperative.

New and Notable in Tuolumne County, California
09/22/2023 - NI Travel News

Tuolumne County continues to offer visitors new and exciting experiences in stunning natural scenery and nostalgic Gold Rush towns.

11 destinations to fall for this Autumn
09/15/2023 - Brand TD

From leaf-peeping in the diverse landscapes of Colorado to seeing the changing seasons from above the city skyline in Pittsburgh, there’s all the reason to book a last-minute trip to these 11 beautiful destinations this Autumn.

These Are Undoubtedly The Most Beautiful Towns In California's Sierra Nevadas
09/08/2023 - The Travel

Perched on the eastern edge of California, the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range is home to many natural wonders, including Lake Tahoe, Mount Whitney, and three national parks — Yosemite National Park, Sequoia National Park, and Kings Canyon National Park.

And, nestled among the steep river canyons, lush forests, and rugged wilderness are some of the most beautiful mountain towns in California's Sierra Nevadas to visit for those looking to embark on an epic adventure in the Golden State's untamed wilds.

Pinecrest Lake
09/07/2023 - 209 Magazine

The 300-acre lake, owned and operated by PG&E, sits at 5,600 feet, 30 miles east of Sonora on Highway 108. Pinecrest Lake is located in what was once a meadow surrounded by granite outcroppings and is now the last in a series of dams constructed on the South Fork of the Stanislaus River.

10 Of The Best Towns To Retire To For Cheap In California
09/06/2023 - MSN

These towns provide retirees with access to beautiful landscapes, outdoor activities, healthcare facilities, and a slower pace of life. Plus, they are located near popular destinations like San Francisco and Yosemite National Park.

20 years of Yosemite Facelift
09/05/2023 - Turlock Journal

Yosemite National Park’s annual park-wide cleanup event, Yosemite Facelift, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this September, with significantly expanded programming and partnerships.

How California dreaming is bringing new life to gold rush towns in the Sierra Nevada
08/31/2023 - National Geographic

In the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Tuolumne County offers an introduction to the natural wonders of California, alongside a wealth of quirky Gold Rush towns and Hollywood film sets primed for a comeback.

New Unforgettable Experiences for the 23/24 Ski Season
08/22/2023 - Skier and Snowboarder Magazine

As the 23/24 ski season approaches, winter sports enthusiasts can look forward to an array of exciting new offerings and innovative enhancements at top resorts around the world.

From expanded skiable acreage and state-of-the-art technology to luxurious accommodations and breathtaking amenities, these resorts are raising the bar to provide unforgettable experiences for guests. Here are plenty of reasons to book a snow trip this winter.

Here's what makes California one of the most treasured destinations today
08/09/2023 - WheelsUp Canada

One of the largest migrations in American history sparks more than 300,000 pioneers to migrate, hoping to strike rich! With hopefuls headed west to California, the unique area of the Sierra foothills is now home to the infamous Gold Rush and is rich with California’s history making it one of the most treasured destinations today.

Highway 49: California’s highway road trip that takes you through historic gold rush towns
08/07/2023 - Inews UK

Visitors to California tend to follow the Pacific Coast Highway, but those who detour onto its historic Highway 49 will find rich rewards.

8 Best Small Towns To Visit In California's Sierra Nevada
07/27/2023 - WorldAtlas

California, with its 170 mountain ranges, is strewn with mountain towns, most hidden within the creases for the best respite from the city than you have ever imagined and access to the natural world from the doorstep. Reap everything from nature you can, like healing with mountain air, revitalizing with activities, or simply zoning out at the view.

These charming mountain towns will make you forget the beach destinations for a moment and save the wine country for later visits. You will be in the epicenter of the Wild West lifestyle from the gold rush era and some of the best hikes in the whole state, including the famous Trail of the Gargoyles, mountain summits, and even the largest alpine lake.

Travel Bug: Grandeur of the Gold Rush at Columbia State Historic Park
07/26/2023 - The ARK

California has the nation’s largest state park system, with 280 parks that encompass stunning rivers, waterfalls, sprawling forests, more than a million acres of wildlife reserves, and historic towns. Recently, my husband, Gary, and I rediscovered Columbia State Historic Park, a 2½-hour drive from the Bay Area in Tuolumne County.

‘Jersey Boys’ strikes the right chord for Sierra Rep
07/25/2023 - Turlock Journal

The Gold Rush era streets of Columbia State Historic Park is far from the hard-scrabble New Jersey neighborhoods that gave rise to the Four Seasons but that is exactly where residents in the 209 have the opportunity to see the story unfold.

The Sierra Repertory Theatre is staging “Jersey Boys: The Story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons” through Aug. 27 at the Fallon House Theatre.

The Ultimate Northern California Road Trip Itinerary (2023 Guide)
07/23/2023 - Nomadasaurus

As one of the biggest and most diverse states in the USA, California is packed with natural beauty, history, and culture.

One of the best ways to fully experience the wonders of the Golden State is on a road trip! This article will focus on an incredible Northern California road trip itinerary that will help you see the best of the area.

SLO County is one of the 10 best places to retire in California, site says
07/23/2023 - The Tribune

San Luis Obispo County ranked fourth on the top 10 list, behind Marin, Nevada and Tuolumne counties. SmartAsset ranked counties based on access to medical care, tax burden and opportunities for recreation, according to a news release.

Road trip en Californie: sur la route de la ruée vers l’or
07/21/2023 - Le Journal de Montréal and Le Journal de Québec

Plus de 175 ans après avoir été un eldorado pour la bande de chercheurs d’or appelés «forty-niners», le comté de Tuolumne en Californie recèle encore bien des trésors. On a déniché pour vous quelques pépites à voir pour un road trip mémorable!

One of the best hikes in Yosemite is in this hidden valley of waterfalls People hiking along a rocky trail by a lake in Yosemite.
07/21/2023 - Christopher Reynolds

The water was winning. Fed by the heaviest Sierra snowmelt in decades, it gushed down the narrow valley’s walls and rushed across the trail in front of me. The bravest and most foolish hikers plunged on through, ice-cold whitewater up to their knees, a steep rocky drop below.

Things To Do In Yosemite (In And Out Of The Park) | A Comprehensive Guide For Sustainable Traveler
07/10/2023 - Oksana & Max St John

Yosemite National Park is one of the most recognizable and iconic destinations in the US, covering around 1,200 square miles (over 3,100 square kilometres) of mountain peaks in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains. 

15 Family Friendly Activities To Do In Or Near Yosemite National Park
07/01/2023 - Explore

Yosemite should be on the bucket list of any traveler with even the slightest interest in nature, such is its hypnotic allure. There is so much to see and do here, for any type of traveler, and especially so for adventurers that will revel in the park's varied, dramatic topography.

5 scenic California road trip ideas for endless summer adventure
07/01/2023 - Vancouver is Awesome

No matter what route you take, you’re bound to have the adventure of a lifetime in the Golden State.

10 Budget-Friendly Family Vacations That Are Actually Super Fun
07/01/2023 - Family Vacation

Having a blast with the family and saving money sounds almost too good to be true, but I promise it isn’t. If you know where to look and when to book, you can plan a fantastic family vacation inexpensively. You can use the extra cash toward souvenirs or food or pocket it for your next family outing.

So where are these low-cost vacation outings? All over the country, in some of the most popular spots in the US. Let’s take a look.

These Small Towns in California's Sierra Nevada Come Alive in Summer
07/01/2023 - WorldAtlas

As the golden Californian sun ushers in the summer, hidden jewels scattered across the Sierra Nevada awaken from their slumber. These small towns, renowned for their tranquil beauty, transform into lively hubs of activity, their population swelling as visitors flock to enjoy their unique blend of natural allure and community charm.

Belt’s Beer Garden: Seeing is Believing
06/30/2023 - SBNation

Around the Horn Brewing sits near Yosemite National Park in Groveland, California and opened in 2020 after Andrew and Rachel Sabatine returned to California after a few years in Tennessee.

After reading about the brewery a bit more, I now have really high hopes for this beer. Turns out Andrew, the cofounder/head brewer at AtH, got his start at one of my favorite breweries - Southern Grist in Nashville.

06/19/2023 - BoBo and ChiChi

Looking to plan an escape or weekend in Tuolumne County, California? We got you covered! Home to California’s Gold Country, the High Sierras, and Yosemite National Park, Tuolumne County (pronounced like ‘follow me’) is one of our favorite California getaways with everything there is to love about a destination from charming towns, the great outdoors, historic landmarks, and of course, being able to visit one of the most popular national parks in the country.

Best Things to Do In Sonora, CA. The Hub of Tuolumne County
05/07/2023 - Oksana & Max St John

Located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Range, Sonora is a charming historic town and the county seat of Tuolumne County. The town was founded by Mexican miners back in 1848 during the California Gold Rush. It’s gone through its growth and decline and is now home to just under 5,000 residents.

Wine, water and wild rides: why you need to make Tuolumne County your next holiday destination
04/14/2023 - Scott Nelson

Venture beyond the major mountains of Yosemite to find moments of peace and wonder in stunning Tuolumne County.

10 Top-Rated Hotels Near Yosemite National Park For Your Next Trip
03/28/2023 - Faith Katunga

Millions of people visit Yosemite National Park every year, making it one of the most visited parks in the world. Yosemite is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and explorers thanks to its stunning scenery and exciting activities.

Top 10 gay friendly and eco-friendly destinations
03/28/2023 - Danny Kronston

Earth Day reminds us once again that sustainability is not just a choice, but a necessity in the travel industry. Destinations around the world are taking green initiatives to reduce the impact of tourism on our planet. Need new story ideas? Take a look at what these unique destinations do.

New Craft Burger Trail Debuts in Yosemite/Tuolumne County
03/23/2023 - Andrew J. Stillman

Tuolumne County, which covers areas of Sonora and Yosemite National Park, has just debuted a Tuolumne County Burger Trail to showcase some of the most delicious burgers in the area.

Notable Destinations: Follow Me to Tuolumne
03/20/2023 - Noah Davis

California has so many phenomenal destinations that some get overshadowed. Although I have spent extensive time in California, Tuolumne County has flown under my radar. Now, I'm daydreaming about all the things I want to do on my next visit.

6 Most Charming Towns In California's Sierra Nevada
03/17/2023 - Alisa Mala

The Sierra Nevada is the major mountain range of western North America, stretching from California's eastern edge. It covers the area between the Central Valley depression to the west and the Basin and Range Province to the east, and over 250 miles (400 kilometers) northward from the Mojave Desert to the Cascade Range of northern California and Oregon. There are many charming towns filling the folds, along with the 80-by-50-mile Lake Tahoe.

The Best Winter Sports Destinations in the US
03/16/2023 - James Barrett

From skiing and snowboarding to ice skating and snowmobiling, there is something for everyone to enjoy this Winter season. You can find some of the best Winter sports destinations in the USA include: Aspen, Reno Tahoe, Park City and more.

Whether you’ve been skiing since you were five-years-old or if it’s your very first time – adventure awaits! For avid Winter enthusiasts, you can’t forget about the entire post-day vibe that is après-ski, which translates to “after ski.” From the atmosphere to the camaraderie and enjoying a few cocktails together to celebrate the day – it’s a must-do. Here are our favorite Winter towns to visit this year.

Check Out These Underrated Spring Break Destinations
03/14/2023 - JAMES BARRETT

While many spring breakers flock to popular destinations such as: Miami, Cancun, and Cabo, there are a plethora of underrated spots waiting to be explored. These hidden gems offer unique experiences from surreal landscapes to vibrant local culture, without the overwhelming commercialism of mainstream hotspots.

If you’re a scuba diver, diving the Great Astrolabe Reef in Fiji should be on your list. For the road less traveled by, a retreat to Big Fork, Montana will relax and recharge you. Domestic or international, It’s always a good idea to book a trip, seek a new adventure and step outside of your comfort zone.

Four Historic Film Locations You Can Visit in Tuolumne County
03/01/2023 - Northern Island Travel and Leisure News

Set against the backdrop of Yosemite National Park with historic gold rush towns and scenic landscapes, Tuolumne County makes for the ultimate filming destination.

One Year Into The War Today, Ukraine Is Winning Battles There And American Designer Budgets Here
02/24/2023 - Forbes

The country has a thriving, impressive interior design industry. While its troops fiercely battle the Russian military, Ukraine’s cabinetry,  textile, furniture and other building products manufacturers are in a  friendly battle for American builders’ and designers’ purchasing power. They are getting American support on this front too.

02/02/2023 - Adam Shaw

Mining towns rub shoulders with wellness retreats and swathes of unspoilt forest on this side of Yosemite National Park. Adam Shaw reports

New Dining Additions to Gold Country
01/12/2023 - FabCA

Fresh additions are arriving in Gold Country in the new year, including a variety of dining outlets and shops that have recently made their debut. Each spot features its own unique offerings, from mochi doughnuts to a 17-acre brewery.

10 Small Towns In Northern California That Are Off The Beaten Path
01/11/2023 - The Travel

California has bucketloads of charm that make it a renowned destination. From its beautiful coastal towns to its majestic national and state parks, this US State never lacks something that attracts millions of visitors. While there are many famous and beautiful cities like Los Angeles and San Diego, the state is also home to smaller charming towns.

The writer who’s been everywhere shares his 2023 California travel wish list
12/29/2022 - L.A. Times

I’ve been meandering around California for decades, which is how I came up with the 101 Best California Experiences, a.k.a. the California 101. But it’s a big state, there’s plenty of ground I haven’t covered and 2023 feels like a year to get out there. Hetch Hetchy Reservoir is #2.  By Christopher Reynolds, Staff Writer.

Explore Yosemite National Park and More High Sierra Wonders
12/21/2022 - AFAR

These days, Groveland’s name isn’t quite as recognizable as counterparts like Yosemite and San Francisco, yet those areas wouldn’t be what they are today if it weren’t for the humble town. As an integral part of the California Gold Rush, Groveland today boasts history, nature, and an elevated restaurant scene. The destination also serves as the gateway to Yosemite, which means this itinerary includes time spent hiking and soaking in stunning vantage points along the way. To help relax after adventuring, brews and a spa treatment await as your reward after an invigorating day. In true California style, this trip is anything but monotonous as you explore the more urban areas of San Francisco and Oakland too.

Why You Need to Visit Sonora This Holiday Season
12/14/2022 - Chey Chey From the Bay

One of my favorite regions to explore is my backyard of Northern California. As a San Francisco native, I’ve been lucky to have an endless amount of natural beauty and charming towns full of character to explore, all within a few hours of home. Located just two and a half hours from San Francisco is Sonora — a true Northern California gem that offers history, small town hospitality and a lot of Christmas spirit during the holidays.

Gold Rush Chic
12/06/2022 - VITA Daily

If you’re craving culture, outdoor adventure, shopping, dining and some relaxing spa time, look no further than California’s Tuolumne County. Just a two-and-a-half-hour drive East of San Francisco, many of the towns here, including Jamestown, Groveland and the County Seat, Sonora, were established during the 1850s gold rush when Americans from Eastern states, including Mississippi and Missouri, travelled by carriage to make a better life for themselves. Today, much of the area’s history, including the Boomtown-style architecture and friendly small-town charm, remains. Whether you want to antique on Washington Street in Sonora, hike a misty trail along Pinecrest Lake or head off for a hair-raising 4×4 Jeep adventure, there’s an activity to stimulate the senses. —Lise Boullard

This Northern California Region Offers a Mix of Old West History and Natural Abundance
11/28/2022 - Matador Network

It’s safe to say that, these days, people who travel to California aren’t all that familiar with Tuolumne County. But during the gold rush, it was an entirely different story. In fact, some never left. Take a visit to see the dreamy scenic byways and charming atmosphere of this part of the Golden State and you, too, might fall in love with the region.

50 Fun Things to Do in California During the Holidays
11/18/2022 - Visit California

Put these festive events, experiences, and performances on your bucket list this season. Columbia State Historic Park is on the list!

The best Black Friday travel deals for your winter getaway
11/17/2022 - Moneywise

For those hoping to get away for the winter, the ideal time to book for the best deal is three to four months before your trip..  That window is slowly closing for winter getaways, but Black Friday presents a good opportunity to find some deals for your trip to a warmer locale or a ski getaway.

Here is a list of some of the best packages you can indulge in for this holiday season.

9 Amazing Thanksgiving Getaways In The High Sierra
11/02/2022 - High Sierra Visitors Council

You can’t spell Thanksgiving without the word “thanks”, and what better way to be thankful than to plan a family trip for the holiday weekend. If you’re looking for a few ideas to make this your best Thanksgiving trip yet, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s a quick rundown of nine amazing Thanksgiving getaways in the High Sierra, based on what you enjoy doing.

Explore Outdoors: Ghost town in Tuolumne County with spooky and intriguing past
10/28/2022 - KCRA 3 - Sacramento

CHINESE CAMP, Calif. — Near the junction of Highway 49 and Highway 120 in Tuolumne County sits a town that is essentially a ghost town when compared to its heyday. It also may be a perfect spot to visit for Halloween given its graveyard and the story about bones once buried there.

En California, lugares deslumbrantes para ver los colores de otoño
10/27/2022 - Conexión Turística

¿Sientes ese airecito fresco diferente y una luz especial por las tardes? El otoño ha llegado con su agradable temperatura y tonos inigualables.

10 Halloween Events You Shouldn't Miss In Tuolumne County This Year
10/20/2022 - The Travel

California's Tuolumne County has an epic autumn lineup of fun fall events just waiting to welcome visitors to the spooky season.

Explore Outdoors: Summit linked to Grizzly Adams, roasted acorns, first female pioneer
10/20/2022 - KCRA 3 - Sacramento

SONORA PASS, Calif. — If you are looking for a drive to see fall colors, experience gorgeous vistas and learn about the treachery of the first pioneers to cross California's second-highest summit crossing — then look no further than this Tuolumne County roadway spot.

It's a spot both gorgeous and dangerous, especially if you have to walk it barefoot while subsisting on roasted acorns.

An Outdoorsy Northern California Road Trip: El Dorado, Tuolumne, and Mono Counties
10/20/2022 - Terradrift

We all know California is practically made for road trips, right? I mean, the coastlines, the mountains, the national parks! But the coastal highway gets all the love (for good reason; we’ve driven it ourselves). So we set out to explore a bit more of the state on an inland northern California road trip for the ages. And trust us when we say there’s plenty of adventure to be had.

California dreamin’
10/08/2022 - Sunday World (UK)

"Stunning vistas, railroad movie glamour, and skiing — Tuolumne in California had it all on a father-son adventure," writes Steven Moore. Tuolumne County in California offers a vast array of contrasting travel  destinations, including the iconic Yosemite National Park, and was the  perfect place for a father-and-son road trip.

A Facelift For Groveland And Hetch Hetchy
09/29/2022 - Broadcasting

Using trash pickers, gloves, and garbage bags, over 30 volunteers took  part in the first annual Groveland and Hetch Hetchy Facelift: Act Local Cleanup last weekend.

Going for gold: the ultimate Californian road trip through Tuolumne County
09/21/2022 - National Geographic - UK

This part of California marries Gold Rush towns, High Sierra landscapes and some of Yosemite National Park’s most spectacular pockets. The best way to tackle it is by car on a spectacular, leisurely road trip.

New Visit Native California Program Encourages Travelers to Connect With State’s Indigenous Cultures
09/16/2022 - AFAR

Tribal leaders from across California and the United States gathered with state tourism officials in Palm Springs on Wednesday to announce a landmark initiative for the state—the launch of Visit Native California. Created in partnership with Visit California, the state’s tourism marketing agency, the new effort aims to directly connect travelers with native-led and-designed programs across the Golden State. The ultimate goal is to encourage visitors to explore California’s Indigenous cultures with purposeful trips and experiences that go beyond Native-owned resorts and casinos.

Gather your group in Tuolumne County, California, where fresh air comes with a fresh perspective
09/01/2022 - Courier

In Tuolumne County, California, spectacular scenery, outdoor recreation, and history come together, reaching from the heart of California’s Gold Country to the granite, forested peaks of Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Tuolumne County is like three year-round destinations in one, just 125 miles east of the San Francisco Bay area. Whether your group wants to sightsee and wander effortlessly or is aspiring for adventure, it will find endless activities and appealing lodging options and venues in walkable towns and expansive natural settings.

Visit Tuolumne County organizes first clean-up day at Pinecrest
08/17/2022 - Union Democrat

Visit Tuolumne County (VTC) hosted its first clean-up day of the year at Pinecrest Reservoir on July 29. The goal was to help remove trash that  is left behind on the beach, paths, and picnic areas, as this is a great  concern to residents and visitors. 

Tips for Alternative Summer Activities
08/01/2022 -

Miller Off Roads Adventures will take thrill seekers on guided Jeep tours via the back roads of Tuolumne County through the Stanislaus National Forest.

Things to do in Tuolumne CA: The Perfect Family Trip
07/27/2022 - Bridges and Ballons, Travel to Special Places

It turns out Tuolumne CA is the perfect place for a family vacation. And it’s now my number one recommendation for people who want to take a  trip to California and get the most bang for their buck in about seven days or so.

22 Places in the United States to Find the Best Fall Colors
07/18/2022 - Fitting In Adventure

There are also many other areas within the park that show some amazing colors, including the Yosemite Valley, which has one of the best fall trees – a sugar maple which turns a gorgeous red color, this is located near the Yosemite Chapel. Other places include Tuolumne Meadows and Southern Yosemite.

DMOs: Desirable at Travel Exchange
07/15/2022 - Courier

When tour operators go to Reno, Nevada, in November for Travel Exchange, they’re likely to meet a number of DMOs they didn’t see at TREX ’21 in Cleveland. And that’s OK. Buyers like seeing faces, both familiar and new, according to Jay Smith, owner of Massachusetts-based Sports Travel and Tours.

“My goal in attending TREX is to refresh my relationship with old contacts, and to meet new DMOs and suppliers that I either haven’t met or I don’t know because they haven’t attended in the past,” says Smith, a longtime NTA member and past board chair.

Ski Resorts With A Thriving Summer Scene
07/14/2022 - MSN

Think ski resorts are only for winter? Think again. Several ski resorts around the country thrive in the summer months, with abundant activities and attractions ...

10 Best Cabin Rentals In Mi-Wuk Village, California
07/14/2022 - Trip101

What would you imagine as your ideal getaway? Is it surrounded by rows upon rows of trees? A haven with refreshing scenery? Perhaps it’s a simple retreat close to a few local joints? In Mi-Wuk Village, you get all of that and more. Located in Tuolumne County at an elevation of 4500 feet (1371.6 meters), the remote community boasts a fair bit of culture and history.

Your California Life: Nature, Views, and Trail
07/01/2022 - KXTV - ABC 10, Sacramento

Enjoy endless outdoor recreation, national parks, sight seeing and memory making moments at Tuolumne County, CA. This segment paid for by Visit Tuolumne County.

The Natural Beauty of Tuolumne County
06/30/2022 - Highbrow Magazine

When you think of California, images of sunshine and the Pacific  coastline are likely the first to pop in your head. Between the beaches  and nearby mountains and lakes, the state has even more to offer,  especially in Tuolumne County.

Tuolumne County offers wide-open  spaces, small crowds and plenty of activities to entertain the whole  family. It’s close to destinations like San Francisco and the Bay Area.  It's also a hotspot for eco-friendly tourism and adventure.

The Ultimate California Road Trip Itinerary Planner
06/27/2022 - Bridges and Ballons, Travel to Special Places

Chances are you might not have heard of Tuolumne County, but you might  be aware of some of the places within it. And I think it’s one of the  best places in California to travel with kids. It not only houses parts  of Yosemite, but is also a place where you can visit some of  California’s most charming gold rush towns and also experience the  beautiful wilderness of the Sierra Nevada. And it’s filled with charming  places to stay.

A Charming Weekend Getaway Through Historic Towns In The High Sierra
06/22/2022 - High Sierra Visitors Council

Located at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada and 2.5 hours east from San Francisco, Tuolumne County and its historic towns in northern California are the perfect getaway for history enthusiasts, nature lovers, foodies and adventure seekers alike. From incredible towns frozen in time to delicious food, to fun steam train rides and Gold Rush era saloons, here are a few must-visit spots that you shouldn’t miss when in the region. Article by Yursa Wahab

Road trip from Sonora to Yosemite Falls, California
06/22/2022 - Saga Magazine

Chris and Mary Bancroft drove a Ford Fiesta for 4,000 miles in western USA, including this mountainous Californian leg...

Bartell's Backroads Top 5 Must-See State Parks for California State Parks Week
06/14/2022 - KXTV - ABC 10, Sacramento

The first annual California State Parks Week starts today, June 14, through June 18th, and it’s time to celebrate the more than 275 State Parks in California. Those parks protect more than 340 miles of coastline, the tallest and largest trees in the world, lakes, deserts and rivers.

State Parks are for everyone to enjoy, and if you are looking to visit one, keep reading for Bartell's Backroads top five favorite parks to help you plan your trip.

5 Must-Sees on an Epic Getaway to Tuolumne County
06/14/2022 - Hello Magazine

Jaw-dropping nature, Instagrammable vistas, atmospheric towns that date back to the Gold Rush: some places were made for epic road trips. From its 3,000-year-old giant sequoias, its hiking and rafting destinations, a tucked away cidery and one-of-a-kind accommodations—glamping in a pioneer-style covered wagon, for one—California’s Tuolumne County offers outsized excitement, history and hidden gems at every turn.

How to Plan the Perfect Gold Country Road Trip
05/26/2022 - Eater San Francisco

Meander from Sacramento to Yosemite while exploring the best food, drink, and sights in California Gold Country.

10 Best Places to Visit in California Without the Crowds
05/26/2022 - Trips to Discover

The small town of “gold rush” fame, Sonora is among the most developed tourist destinations in the Gold Country. Very compact and easy to explore, the town boasts a fine collection of museums, historic buildings, and dining spots to keep you busy for a weekend.

Tuolumne County: Iconic Yosemite, Gold Rush History, and High Sierra Adventures
05/25/2022 - Outdoor Writers Association of California

We flee our urban environs by way of traffic-laden highways. Just beyond the city life, the landscapes of Tuolumne County are pastoral. We see wide-open spaces neatly hemmed by fences, carefully rowed orchards and vineyards, and cattle lazily munching tender green shoots. Slow rolling valleys lead to seasonally snowcapped peaks and the promise of  Yosemite! Just beyond, the road begins to climb into undulating Sierra foothills. The arms of craggy oaks, beside the velvet and golden way seem a welcoming embrace.

Travel Writer on Essentials for Your Next Road Trip
05/19/2022 - Global News Morning Calgary

Travel writer Jody Robbins joins Global News Morning Calgary with tips on under-the-radar road trip stops, and how to survive a long trip with family or friends. She highlights Tuolumne County as an affordable as an affordable destiantion that's not too busy.

15 Surprising Facts About Some of the World's Best Destinations
05/13/2022 - Your Coffee Break

Yosemite sparked the idea of National Parks. Twenty-six years before it  was a national park, President Lincoln signed the Yosemite Land Grant on  30 June 1864, protecting the Mariposa Grove and Yosemite Valley. It was  the first time the government protected land because of its natural  beauty so people could enjoy it.

15 Surprising Facts About Some of the World's Best Destinations
05/13/2022 - Business Grip

Yosemite sparked the idea of National Parks. Twenty-six years before it was a national park, President Lincoln signed the Yosemite Land Grant  on  30 June 1864, protecting the Mariposa Grove and Yosemite Valley. It  was  the first time the government protected land because of its natural beauty so people could enjoy it.

8 Amazing Experiences
05/10/2022 - Visit California

Of course you can surf, ski, and bike here, but did you know you can try these adventures in California?

The Sunday - Travel
05/08/2022 - The Scottish Sun

Discover the Gold Country Highway 49 and enjoy Sarsaparilla, gold panning, historic saloons and more along this historic Gold Rush Trail. You’ll find charming mining towns surrounded by panoramic vistas and the western Sierra Nevada foothills. This 300-plus mile road —also known as the Gold Rush Trail — begins in Oakhurst and ends in Sacramento.

10 of the Best Long Stay Holidays
05/04/2022 - Hounslow Herald

Yosemite's Tuolumne County

For travellers looking to disappear  off grid, there’s no better place than Yosemite’s Tuolumne County.  Located two and a half hours east of San Francisco Bay Area, the region  is a pristine, scenic expanse reaching into the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

10 of the Best Long Stay Holidays
05/04/2022 - Chiswick Herald

Yosemite's Tuolumne County

For travellers looking to disappear  off grid, there’s no better place than Yosemite’s Tuolumne County.  Located two and a half hours east of San Francisco Bay Area, the region  is a pristine, scenic expanse reaching into the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

10 of the Best Long Stay Holidays
05/04/2022 - Viestra Magazine

Yosemite's Tuolumne County

For travellers looking to disappear  off grid, there’s no better place than Yosemite’s Tuolumne County.  Located two and a half hours east of San Francisco Bay Area, the region  is a pristine, scenic expanse reaching into the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Some of the World’s Best Destinations
05/01/2022 - Opulence Magazine

Yosemite sparked the idea of National Parks

Twenty-six years before it was a national park, President Lincoln signed the Yosemite Land Grant on 30 June 1864, protecting the Mariposa Grove and Yosemite Valley. It was the first time the government protected land because of its natural beauty so people could enjoy it.

5 Must-See California Gold Rush Towns
02/28/2022 - The Discoverer Blog

Dip your toes into five different counties on this tour of five small but vibrant towns in the Sierra Nevada foothills and Gold Rush country.

Northern California Winter Road Trip
02/23/2022 - The Mom Trotter

We spent 5 days traveling around on our Northern California winter road trip. in January and it was great. It snowed heavily the week before our trip, so it was the perfect time to head out there for some winter activities. 

Green Meetings in the Golden State
12/07/2021 - Visit California

In a recent global survey 87% of people said they wanted to travel more sustainably. As in-person meetings are coming back after the pandemic, meeting and conference facilities across California are making it easier than ever to host green events throughout the Golden State.

Best Hotels Near Yosemite for Families
12/07/2021 - Traveling Mom

If you have your eyes set on visiting one of the country’s most beautiful national parks, Yosemite National Park, you’re not alone.

Top 10 Weekend Getaways in California
12/07/2021 - Drift Travel

If you’re planning a road trip, a family vacation, or just sightseeing, start with this list of the 10 most beautiful weekend getaways in California.

8 Perfect Places to See Fabulous Fall Colors
12/07/2021 - Visit California

Grab a thermos of steaming, pumpkin-spiced something and hit the road to see oaks, aspens, dogwoods, and willows cloaked in their candy-colored coats.

Say “I Do!” to the Ultimate California Wedding and Honeymoon
12/07/2021 - Southern California Life Magazine

No matter what backdrop you envision for your dream wedding and honeymoon, California delivers! From the snow-capped High Sierra mountains and coastal bluffs to dramatic desert landscapes and lush vineyards, no state offers such a sheer abundance of inspiring vistas.

20 Haunted Places Around the Country That Are Perfect for a Halloween Road Trip
12/07/2021 -

Scared yet? Pack family or friends in the car and head to one of these destinations near you that offer something for everyone craving some frighting entertainment this fall.

Sonora and Groveland: The Gateway to Yosemite
11/29/2021 - Ingas Adventures

If you’re looking for a place to stay outside Yosemite National Park or a way to extend your stay, one of the best places to look is Tuolumne County.

Tuolumne’s Top 8 on the Edge of Yosemite
10/10/2021 - Yosemite National Park Trips

Discover the top eight places to visit in Tuolumne County’s quaint towns from paddling around a mountain lake and visiting two amazing state parks to Gold Rush-era experiences.

18 Crowd-Free Destinations to Experience Fall Foliage
10/04/2021 - Travel Pulse

Under three hours from the San Francisco Bay area, Tuolumne County is home to the High Sierras, a place filled with fall foliage.

Looking for a Gold-Rush Town Named Chinese Camp
09/16/2021 - The New York Times

A writer went searching for Asian American history in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, where thousands of Chinese immigrants labored during the Gold Rush but where traces of their presence are few.

Taylor Swift Fans Are Planning to Stay in Upstate Airbnbs When
09/08/2021 - House Beautiful

Below, see our list of the best Airbnbs to stay at while you listen to Red (Taylor’s Version) once it releases in November. (And don’t forget to pack some tissues for the 10-minute version of “All Too Well”!!!)

The Best US State Parks to Bookmark for Travel
08/31/2021 - FOX News

For families who want a getaway that's (hopefully) not too far away. Here are 10 picks ahead of Labor Day Weekend.

Yosemite Magic Trick
08/23/2021 -

Just as beautiful as the valley, yet with a fraction of the crowds, Yosemite’s High Country is magical.

Small Towns: Sonora
08/23/2021 - Sacramento Magazine

Here’s one from our series on small towns in the foothills, with some highlights from our visits.

Small Towns: Twain Harte
08/23/2021 - Sacramento Magazine

Here’s one from our series on small towns in the foothills, with some highlights from our visits.

Visit Tuolumne County Trail Heads' Program
08/20/2021 - Jet Setters Blog

Visit Tuolumne County today announced the launch of its newest program, the Trail Heads, designed to help visitors enjoy the outdoors and serve as a resource for hikers, bikers, horseback riders and all trail enthusiasts.

25 Best Mountain Biking Trails in America
08/20/2021 - Rave Reviews

The 25 best mountain biking trails in America are coming up next.

Now Serving: One Ideal Summer
08/20/2021 - Trail Blazer

That can make for a wide range of ideas so we narrowed it down to a few destination ideas and perhaps these will serve you well when planning this summer’s itinerary. 

3 great places for craft beer in Sonora, California
08/20/2021 - Blogorama

Despite its small size, there are a few nice places to drink craft beer in Sonora, including a brewery and a couple of beer bars.

Seven Reasons to Visit Tuolumne County This Fall
08/04/2021 - DRIFT Travel

Yosemite explorations, authentic Gold Rush Country discoveries and High Sierra adventures in one place.

Now Serving: One Ideal Summer
07/30/2021 - Trail Blazer

Summer 2021 has some big shoes to fill. After all, things appear to be trending more towards normal than the previous summer season and people are ready to get out and enjoy their vacation time like never before – or at least much differently than Summer 2020! 

10 Ways to Hold Your Own Olympics in California
07/30/2021 - Visit California

Make your Summer Games dreams come true by trying these sports in the Golden State

Hidden Adventures: Hetch Hetchy in Yosemite National Park
07/20/2021 - ABC 30

"People need to go to Wapama Falls, they need to see these cliffs and Kalana rock, and the wildflowers here and see how gorgeous a part of Yosemite Hetch Hetchy really is."

7 Most Beautiful Places To Visit From Los Angeles To Kings Canyon
07/20/2021 - Travel Awaits

The following are the best stops on this road trip through the best of California. 

Fun Things to do in Marin and the Bay Area this Week: July 12–18
07/20/2021 - Blogorama

Keep the kiddos busy! Here's out list of fun things to do with the kids for the week of July 12–18.

California/Yosemite Tourism Returns
07/07/2021 - KTVU

(live broadcast – starts at 9:44:50)

Celebrate America by Visiting 10 “Off-the-Beaten-Path” 4th of July Destinations
07/07/2021 - RV Lifestyle

The team at American Coach have recommended ten RV-friendly destinations and attractions in this compilation of lesser-known or remote sites that embody the national impact of the July 4th celebration. All the destinations have been selected based on their historic, patriotic, or All-American flair.

Roadside Eats, Food Trucks and other Road Trip Favorites
07/07/2021 - Visit California

Here’s a selection of California favorites for a great road trip pit stop.

Great Lodging Options in and Around California’s National Parks
07/07/2021 - Visit California

These hotels, cabins, and campgrounds help you maximize your time in the park—and they still have space available this summer.

Off-Coast Adventures and Fun on the Water
07/07/2021 - Visit California

Take some time this summer to explore the Golden State by visiting the following destinations for an enjoyable trip kayaking, diving, whale watching, sunset paddle boarding and more. 

9 Not-So-Spooky Ghost Towns You Should Visit Out West
07/07/2021 - Good Sam

Throughout the West, you’ll find the remnants of these “Boom and Bust” towns scattered around the countryside, some found right off the road while others may require a hike or bumpy ride into the mountains. Though the towns might be long abandoned, their rich history continues to tell a tale.

Why You Should See the West Coast of USA at least Once in Your Life
07/07/2021 - Bel Around the World

There’s so much to do all along the West Coast that everyone should get to see some of it at least once. If you’re willing to experience an earthquake or two, this coastline has something for everyone.  

13 One-of-a-Kind Wedding Venues Near Yosemite National Park
07/07/2021 - The Knot

Exchange your vows in the shadow of world-famous Half Dome or next to the flowing Yosemite Falls.

The most amazing national parks in America
07/07/2021 - MSN/Media Feed

This is the dead tunnel tree in Tuolumne Grove – also known simply as the “Dead Tree.” It’s one of the more popular attractions at Yosemite.

14 Epic Things to do in Yosemite National Park, California
07/07/2021 - Practical Wanderlust

Yosemite is one of the oldest National Parks in the country, and in our very biased opinion as Yosemite’s Bay Area-based neighbors, it’s also the best. And the most beautiful. But hey, don’t take our word for it – just ask John Muir or Ansel Adams.

7 Best Experiences Along Tioga Road In Yosemite National Park
07/07/2021 - Travel Awaits

During the hottest days of summer, the best way to enjoy Yosemite National Park is to spend most of your time in the higher elevations, in the eastern side of the park, along Tioga Road. 

The Best Weekend Getaways in California
07/02/2021 - Conde Nast Traveler

Hetch Hetchy, Half Dome, Mariposa Grove—are as breathtakingly majestic as ever.

Celebrate the Fourth of July in California
07/02/2021 - Visit California

You’ll have no trouble finding colorful festivities in the cities, on the coast, and in the mountains.

Weekend Getaways in Northern California
07/02/2021 - Moon Travel Guides

From the best views, best hikes, to the best of the coast, Northern California offers an extensive list of must-see places. Here’s some of the best things to do on a weekend getaway in Northern California.

7 Best Road Trips to National Parks
07/02/2021 - Better Nutrition

Pack up the kids, gas up the car, and check out these seven inspired journeys.

Plan Your Next Destination Run to the 15 Best Running Trails in America
07/02/2021 - Men’s Journal

For 15 of the best trails in the country, keep reading. For unforgettable foot-to-earth memories, take those vacation days already.

How to Survive the USA’s Crazy-Busy National Parks This Summer
06/28/2021 - Frommer’s

Here are some things you can do to ensure your national park holiday isn't a bumper-to-bumper bust.

The Travel Guys Present: Mother Lode Fair / Trail Heads Program
06/25/2021 - KFBK-AM (The Travel Guys)

Listen to The Travel Guys on KFBK-AM talk about the Mother lode Fair and Visit Tuolumne County's new Trailheads program.

5 Western Getaways You Need Now More Than Ever
06/25/2021 - Marin Living Magazine

Here are five of the best regional wellness getaways, both big and small, lesser-known and established, offering everything from transformational sleep treatments to ancient water rituals so visitors can start anew.

Fourth of July Celebrations are Back
06/25/2021 - Visit California (media portal)

Below is a sampling of some of the unique events taking place as the state officially welcomes back visitors.

Tuolumne County launches Trail Heads in California
06/17/2021 - AllWays Traveler

Covering an area of just over 1.45 million acres, it is known for its pristine, scenic vistas reaching into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains providing miles of trails for keen, and amateur hikers alike in the great outdoors.

30 Must-Do Adventures in California
06/17/2021 - 7x7

 At the heart of it all lies Tuolumne Meadows, one of the largest meadows in the Sierra Nevada and the main access point for exploring much of Yosemite's higher elevations.

Planning a road trip? These 10 post-pandemic destinations are within 5 hours of Sacramento
06/17/2021 - The Sacramento Bee

For thousands of Northern Californians, this will be the summer of the road trip.

5 Unique Places to Stay at Near Yosemite & Sequoia National Parks
06/17/2021 - LA Excites

This summer, when the cold of winter has dissolved into a glimmering warmth spanning all of California, crowds of friends and families will make the trek to experience the most life-changing natural phenomena the state offers – in Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks.

Things to do on National Trails Day, Plus Open-Water Stand-Up Paddling
06/15/2021 - Los Angeles Times

Earn your digital hiking cred with a new Trail Heads program that rewards you with badges for hikes you complete in Tuolumne County.

06/15/2021 - 360 Mag

Each year, Americans mark the country’s birth with Fourth of July celebrations. Lesser known 4th of July stops. 

High-Value Travel
06/15/2021 - California Now Podcast

On this episode of the California Now Podcast, host Soterios Johnson explores some ways to plan a vacation that deliver exceptional value.

Hold Your Own Summer Olympics in California
06/15/2021 - Visit California

Be Dareful in Tuolumne County. Tuolumne County is a pristine, scenic expanse reaching into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. 

Why You Should Take a “Soloette” Trip Before Getting Married—And Where to Go
06/15/2021 - Brides

Get some "me time before becoming "we"

100 Things to do this Summer
06/15/2021 - Macaroni Kid Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Granite Bay

As we welcome back a "mostly" normal summer, your families will want to get back out there and enjoy our local area. Bookmark this list to refer back to when you just need help making fun plans with your kids!

Top Family-Friendly Campgrounds in the US
06/15/2021 - TravelPulse

There are many unique campgrounds to experience this summer that are fun for the whole family. Here are ten from that are worthy of your bucket list.

Columbia Airport--Celebrating Aviation
06/10/2021 - Business View

Columbia Airport is a gold mine for aviation enthusiasts. It’s one of the few airports on the West Coast with a grass runway and a full-service campground. It has a flight school that offers biplane training and an old S-2 air tanker on display that has attracted visitors from as far as Denmark.

Visit Tuolumne County Launches ‘Trail Heads’ Program
06/04/2021 - My Motherlode

Visit Tuolumne County launched a new program for residents and visitors that will help outdoor enthusiasts enjoy Mother Nature. 

Day Trips to the California Gold Country
06/04/2021 - The Epoch Times

Recently, my husband and I spent time exploring the gold-rush towns of Jamestown and Chinese Camp in Northern California.

Top Fishing Spots for Father's Day 2021
06/04/2021 - Fishing Booker

Fishing is the perfect way to spend quality time with your dad. Getting out on the water and away from the stress of day to day life. 

8 Good Sam Parks Near Iconic Northern California Destinations
06/04/2021 - Good Sam

You’ll find more than your fair share of magnificent public lands in Northern California, from majestic Yosemite National Park to the towering Redwood National and State Parks. 

View from the Meeting Room: IRL Style
06/04/2021 - Smart Meetings

With help from hotel and destination partners, meeting professionals are getting back into ballrooms with careful protocols and increasing confidence.

Happy Wanderer: Yosemite’s least visited gate offers much to appreciate
06/04/2021 - The Mercury News

Nearby lodges, trail to spectacular Wapama Falls well worth going through Hetch Hetchy Entrance. 

The 10 Best National Parks for Families
05/20/2021 - Family Vacation Critic

America’s natural wonders were chosen to be national parks to preserve their majestic beauty.

Best Beginner-Friendly Backpacking Trips In The U.S.
05/20/2021 - The Travel

Shorter trips for higher elevations and slightly longer hikes for low elevations are key, and beautiful scenery, of course.

Tips for Avoiding the Summer Crowds at National Parks
05/20/2021 - Trip Savvy

For those who have no choice but to travel during peak season and are determined to see some of the most popular national parks, there are a few ways you can try to avoid the worst of the high season.

Valley Floor, Lofty Pass, Hot Springs And Tufa Towers
05/20/2021 - Oakdale Leader

One of the most magical rides in California can be taken on the 206-mile long Highway 120 that runs from Manteca in the west to Benton in the east.

Kids Plant New Giant Sequoias
05/12/2021 - Taste California Travel

In honor of Arbor Day, Visit Tuolumne County partnered with Pinecrest Expedition Academy, whose students planted a new grove of Giant Sequoias at the iconic Kennedy Meadows Resort & Pack Station nestled in the Sierra Nevada.

Magnificent Seven: Hike to these scenic Yosemite waterfalls
05/10/2021 - SF Examiner

Options range from a few minutes of walking to a full day of high-altitude trekking

The 10 Best National Parks in the U.S. (& Hurry, They're Extra Popular Right Now)
05/10/2021 - Pure Wow

In addition to the Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park also has plenty of meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area as well as other valleys for you to explore.

05/10/2021 - Wide Open Spaces

This year, make your summer vacation a road trip all the way from northern California to southern California. 

8 Outdoor Spas that are Pure Bliss
05/10/2021 - Orbitz

With all of the stress and tension that this last year has caused us, the added benefits of an outdoor spa treatment are not to be ignored. This includes a boost in serotonin from spending time in nature, resulting in a greater sense of happiness and well-being. 

Off the Beaten Path: Unique and Lesser-Known Road Trips
05/10/2021 - Visit California

With summer just around the corner and local safety protocols in place, road trips have become just as popular if not more for thrillseekers.

Campgrounds Near US National Parks
05/10/2021 - The Billings Gazette

Millions of people visit America’s national parks every year. And, those looking to maximize their outdoor experience may consider extending their stay at a nearby campground. 

Ten Top Places to Honeymoon in 2022
05/06/2021 - County Magazine

Here are ten top ideas for those planning ahead. Each offers something different from the 'fly and flop' style trip and will appeal to couples looking for a honeymoon with some serious wow factor.

5 things to do in the only part of Yosemite where reservations won’t be needed to enter
04/23/2021 - Fresno Bee

Hetch Hetchy is the only part of Yosemite National Park where day-use visitors can enter later this spring and summer without a day-use reservation.

The 10 best glamping locations around US national parks
04/22/2021 - Budget Travel

Not all outdoor adventures call for roughing it. Glamping – or “glamourous camping” – is a fun alternative to staying in tents or RV’s while being close to nature. 

8 ways to get active on Earth Day
04/22/2021 - Los Angeles Times

The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. Nowadays, happenings are sprinkled throughout April and combined with other events, such as National Park Week. Many people (I’m one of them) believe that every day is Earth Day. 

Best Summer Camps in California for Kids
04/22/2021 - Family Minded

Landing a campground in the Yosemite area is nearly impossible. Reservations open up months in advance in an online lottery system, and they’re usually booked within minutes. Backpacking is a fun alternative, but visitors still need a permit and plenty of know-how to stay safe in the wilderness.

Rush Creek Lodge Offers Yosemite National Park’s Most Luxurious Spa Experiences
04/21/2021 - Forbes

Rush Creek Lodge quietly debuted their one-of-a-kind spa earlier this year, but with travel slowly picking up again it’s time to officially re-announce the opening of the brand new 5,000 square foot Rush Creek Spa.

Pop by a Gold Country Train for Flower-Filled Splendor
04/13/2021 - NBC Los Angeles

An April adventure that's built around blossoms is best served by tracks, a storied train, and a slice of Gold Country that hasn't changed all that much over the decades.

The 5 Best California National Parks, According to a Writer Who's Visited Them All
04/13/2021 - Travel + Leisure

California has more national parks than any other state — here are our favorites.

Take a Safe Spring Break Road Trip to One of These 10 National Parks
04/13/2021 - College Magazine

Grab your hiking boots and take a road trip to any of these glorious national parks. 

What's New in Tuolumne County
04/13/2021 - Taste California Travel

Known as a gateway to the beauty of Yosemite National Park, there are many things to do in the area. Reps of the County’s tourism industry suggest you discover unique shopping, food and outdoor adventures during your next getaway. Here's what's new in Tuolumne County this spring:

Best Places to Golf in California
04/01/2021 - Visit California

Golf with the View of Yosemite in Tuolumne County. The hills of Tuolumne County are both picturesque and challenging, with local course options covering a variety of landscapes and views from the lower foothills to the high country of Twain Harte or Pine Mountain Lake.

15 Amazing Outdoor Adventures
04/01/2021 - Visit California

California’s got it all when it comes to rafting, from gentle floats to adrenaline-pumping rapids. 

The California 395 Corridor Should be on Everyone’s Bucket List
04/01/2021 - Expedition Portal

Sitting down to write an article about the California 395 corridor stirs a conflicting range of emotions within me, mostly because I want to share this magical area with others, but in doing so, I worry that these places might end up getting “loved to death”. But then I remembered two things.

7 Best Swimming Holes In California
04/01/2021 - Big 7 Travel

California’s glorious 1,100-mile coastline gets all the attention when the sun comes out. But for an alternative way to keep cool, why not consider taking the plunge into a natural pool instead? California is brimming with them, from sprawling lakes to historic pools. 

Spas Are Opening and Telling People to Bring Their Kids
04/01/2021 - InStyle

At the new spa at the Rush Creek Lodge at Yosemite in California, whole families are invited to hop in the hot tub, splash in the mineral showers, relax in the sensory room, and swing on the daybeds in the dedicated outdoor space

7 Ways to Avoid Crowds in the National Parks
03/23/2021 - AARP

These are some of our tips for finding beautiful, less crowded spots and precious moments of solitude, even in the most popular of these wonderful destinations, based on our many years of visiting, working and living in the national parks.

03/23/2021 - Active Family Magazine

If you think luxury and Yosemite are mutually exclusive terms, then you probably haven’t yet heard of the area’s newest hotel, Rush Creel Lodge. Just thirty minutes from the Yosemite Valley, this gorgeous kid-friendly lodge is a welcoming retreat for exhausted day hikers and nature-starved urbanites.

A Breath of Fresh Air—8 Things To Do in Yosemite National Park
03/23/2021 - Local Magazine

 Here’s eight must-dos when visiting this magnificent CA destination.

5 World-Class Natural Sites In California
03/23/2021 - Visit California

Celebrate Earth Day by visiting one of these globally significant natural areas.

25 Stunning Destinations You Won’t Believe Are in the US
03/23/2021 -

While many travelers have their sights set on beautiful destinations around the globe they need to look no further than their own backyard. The U.S. has many destinations that will 'wow' and 'awe' any type of traveler. Check out this list of impressive places in the U.S. that will take your breath away.

View Wildflowers Virtually
03/22/2021 - The Porterville Recorder

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) advises wildflower enthusiasts to Know Before You Go and plan ahead as they make plans for wildflower viewing.

Yosemite's Rush Creek Lodge is the Perfect Spa Getaway
03/15/2021 - JustLuxe

One silver lining to the pandemic has been a surge in travel to America's National Parks, many of which logged record crowds last year. With its wide-open spaces allowing for a classic and socially distanced back-to-nature escape, if a trip to Yosemite sounds tempting (or has been on the bucket list for a while), the spa getaway package at Rush Creek Lodge could serve as the incentive needed for a few days of R&R in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

The Art of the Spring CBD Spacation
03/15/2021 - Sensi NorCal

After a year of California COVID-19 closures, we could all use a day of rest and relaxation. Seriously, when was the last time you enjoyed a spa day? If it dates back to the pre-COVID times, your aching body is likely begging for a massage—or any restorative treatment that melts away stress.

Photos: Rare night rainbows created by moonlight to arrive in Yosemite
03/15/2021 - Chron

Whatever you’d like to call the moonlight reflecting off waterfall droplets, the photographs of these things beneath starry skies are absolutely incredible. And, Yosemite National Park is one of the best places in the world to behold a moonbow.

Party Like It's 1921 at This Historic Yosemite Lodge Celebrating Its 100th Anniversary
03/09/2021 - Travel + Leisure

The Evergreen Lodge, a historic mountain resort located on the edge of Yosemite National Park, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year — and it wants you to come celebrate.

Kicking off in March, the hotel is hosting a year-long celebration that looks back at its rich history as a traveler favorite.

Stop and Sip at These Iconic Bars
03/09/2021 -

For travelers who enjoy a pint, a pour or a cocktail, happy hour can be the highlight of a day on the road. And although there’s nothing wrong with taking a load off in a hotel bar, a better way to go is to visit a legendary local drinking establishment.

Enjoy Socially Distanced Spring Blooms in California
03/09/2021 -

Wildflower season is beginning! Below are some of the places where visitors can safely and sustainably enjoy spring blooms across California. While visiting, be sure to maintain six feet from others, sanitize your hands frequently and wear face coverings when in close proximity to other hikers. Also, be sure to observe all trail signs and keep your pet on leash to preserve the flowers for future visitors.

Explore Yosemite National Park (& Why It’s Awesome in the Winter!)
03/03/2021 - Red Tricycle

If you are looking to spend some serious time in nature, look no further than Yosemite National Park.

8 Private Spa Retreats
03/02/2021 - DAYSPA

After the year that was 2020, people are looking for a break; somewhere to unwind and relax.

How to Plan a Trip for Your Bubble
03/02/2021 - Red Tricycle

And happily for those who prefer comfort over roughing it, rustic is not the only option. Just outside Yosemite National Park, for example, Rush Creek Lodge’s accommodations include standalone cabins and villas with hundreds of acres of open space to let everyone spread out. 

The Ultimate Yosemite National Park Travel Guide
03/02/2021 - Outside Magazine

Think you already know everything about our nation’s most iconic park? Think again. There’s so much beyond its famed Yosemite Valley, from seldom visited waterfalls to the underappreciated backcountry beyond Tuolumne Meadows.

4 Must-See Things Happening In Silicon Valley This Month
02/11/2021 - Modern Luxury--Silicon Valley

Located on the outskirts of Yosemite National Park, the newly opened Spa at Rush Creek Lodge offers a Zen retreat from the stresses of the everyday.

Travel Locally for Views, Exercise and Local History
02/11/2021 - Recordnet

This feature focuses upon nearby local destinations offering fresh air, hiking/biking opportunities, stellar views and historical significance.

02/10/2021 - Adventure Sports Journal

After an abrupt and early end to last year’s ski season, resorts throughout the country have been working tirelessly to develop safety measures to open this season. Resorts have invested millions of dollars in technology and sanitizing procedures to help guests maintain social distancing requirements and help prevent the spread of the virus. 

02/10/2021 - Adventure Sports Journal

Dore Bietz is an all-or-nothing woman who refuses to accept the word “can’t,” and whose subtle smile lines barely hint at her age. Quick to laugh, this self-assured, feisty, 54-year-old outdoorswoman is even quicker to lend a hand.

Family Fun & Snow Play In The High Sierra
02/02/2021 - Cal High Sierra

There’s something invigorating about spending time in the snow-covered peaks of the High Sierra. Maybe it’s the warm sunshine hitting your face or the crystals glistening below your feet. No matter the reason, it brings out the youthful spirit in all of us. 

Oldest Buildings In The High Sierra
02/02/2021 - Cal High Sierra

A century. That’s a long time to be around especially in the Sierra Nevada. Winter storms with heavy snowfall and hurricane–like winds. A barrage of summer fires. A continuous development of roads, freeways, and other buildings. And yet remains the oldest buildings in California High Sierra… a true testament of grit.

Where to Stay in Yosemite
02/01/2021 - Travel Freak

Whether you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city or enjoy a relaxing holiday with the family, there is a wide range of hotels and other lodging in Yosemite National Park.

Beautiful Places to Visit on the West Coast USA
01/26/2021 - Travel Melodies

The West Coast of the USA remains our favorite regions in the USA. The region is brimming with famous cities, iconic landmarks, stunning national parks, charming coastal towns, fascinating mountains, and a striking desert landscape. In short, the US West Coast is everything a traveler dreams of and beyond.

Black History in California You Don't Know About
01/20/2021 -

Since its inception in 1970, Black History Month has been a celebratory reminder of trailblazers and events that have broken barriers in the history of African diaspora. In honor of the special month, we encourage you to explore these sometimes lesser-known California tours, businesses, and stories that have played a momentous role in U.S. history and Black culture.

Blue Monday; Beautiful Blue locations to lift your mood
01/18/2021 - Crave Magazine

Blue Monday (18th January) is the most depressing day of the year... However, the color blue also symbolizes serenity, stability and calmness, and is thought to enhance your mood. Here's our pick of the most stunning blue locations from Morocco to Tahiti, for 2021 and beyond. 

The Themed Rooms At Royal Olive Manor In Northern California Take You Back To Different Eras
01/07/2021 - Only In Your State

There’s a simplicity of the good old days that’s getting harder and harder to come across in this fast-moving society. Take some time to slow down and enjoy the simple things when you visit the B&B in Sonora that’s delightfully old-fashioned.

16 Unforgettable Private Tours in California
01/05/2021 - Visit California

With the help of an expert Echo Adventure Cooperative guide, you can visit Yosemite’s most iconic spots all in one day.

11 Amazing New U.S. Wellness Retreats to Check Out in 2021
01/05/2021 - Forbes

From a spa weekend in Yosemite to a restorative sleep retreat in Canyon Point, Utah, you don't have to have Rebel Wilson status to get your wellness goals in order.

Bucket List Travel: The 15 Best US Destinations For 2021
01/04/2021 - Forbes

From the travel experts, here is where to travel in 2021 in the US.

9 Eco-friendly Travel Hotspots for 2021
12/17/2020 - Travel Begins at 40

In many ways travel can be good for the environment with many countries and tourist boards creating campaigns designed to give back to local communities and help wildlife thrive. In 2021 (VTC note: this is now scheduled for 2022) and a California first, Under Canvas Glamping Resort will open in Groveland. With 99 seasonal glamping units, the business prides themselves on its sustainability practices. Nearby attractions in Yosemite National Park include the mighty Hetch Hetchy Reservoir and Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias for multiple hiking opportunities and chasing waterfalls, not to mention proximity to the High Sierra and historic towns in the Gold Country.

California Wineries Are Adapting To Lockdown, Here's How You Can Help
12/15/2020 - ManTripping

To help support them further, we've compiled a list of 50 wineries in California and what they are doing to adapt and what you can do individually to help them during this challenging time.

22 Pet-Friendly Hotels In California
12/03/2020 - Visit California

Explore the Golden State with your favorite furry friend and take full advantage of these welcoming properties.

7 California Gold Rush Towns Worth Visiting
12/03/2020 - Epic 7 Travel

Taking a road trip on Highway 49, also known as the Golden Chain highway, to visit California gold rush towns will transport you back to the 19th century. 

Eco-Friendly Travel Hotspots for 2021 Revealed
12/01/2020 - NI Travel News

If you are interested in eco-friendly travel, read on to see the top hotspots worth a visit in 2021.

Where Next? High Life Magazine Winter 2020-2021
12/01/2020 - British Airways High Life Magazine

Don't go chasing waterfalls-Let them come to you at Yosemite's Rush Creek Lodge. 

The Non-Skiers Guide to Winter
11/19/2020 - Yorkshire Times, A Voice of the North

The winter months are an exciting time for many with the coming days seeing in the next winter ski season. However, these wonderland winter months are not only for those who enjoy skiing . There are numerous ways to enjoy a winter snow holiday.

Relish some incredible frozen adventures without clipping into a pair of skis or snowboard. Swap skis for dog sledding in Japan, a snowboard for tubing in Pittsburgh or enjoy roaming around powder-dusted forests on snowshoes in Yosemite.

California Gold Country: A Road Trip Guide
11/11/2020 - The Eager Travler | Preethi Chandrasekhar

I’ve lived in Northern California for most of my life and didn’t think  there was anything new to discover in my state, until the pandemic hit  in 2020. In October 2020, I set out on a road trip to explore the California Gold Country with a fellow photographer friend from San Francisco, epic7travel.  Our mission? To discover the historic gold-rush towns and the  surrounding outdoors just a few hours from San Francisco and the Bay  Area. Here are my top recommendations to add to your California must-do  list.

Bandits, stagecoaches and gold under the parking lot of Columbia State Park | Bartell's Backroads
11/10/2020 - ABC 10

A state park in Tuolumne County allows you to still experience the joys of the Gold Rush.

'I'll have a beer with that gun.' The last bar and firearms shop | Bartell's Backroads
11/05/2020 - ABC 10

Sonora, California, is home to the last business with both a firearms and a liquor license in the state.

A city slicker's ride through Tuolumne County's cowboy country | Bartell's Backroads
11/05/2020 - ABC 10

Ride deep into the Emigrant Wilderness at Kennedy Meadows Resort.

World's oldest Juniper Tree is in Tuolumne County's backyard | Bartell's Backroads
11/05/2020 - ABC 10

It takes a high clearance vehicle and good GPS coordinates to get to the 3,000 year-old Bennett Juniper tree.

Plan Future Trips with Black Friday and Cyber Monday Travel Deals
10/28/2020 - Visit California

Give the gift of travel this holiday season by planning future trips using special Black Friday and Cyber Monday discounts available at select properties throughout California. Visit individual business websites to view blackout dates and availability. These deals are valid on new reservations only, are not valid on reservations booked via a third party and cannot be combined with any other discounts.

Step Back In Time In These Historic Sites Of The High Sierra
10/27/2020 - California's High Sierra

From ghost towns to ranger housing these present historic sites in the Sierra Nevada give us a fun glimpse into the past.

Most Haunted- World's Spookiest Locations
10/21/2020 - Irish Daily Star

THIS will be a Halloween like no other, showing that the real world can be even scarier than our wildest imaginations

Glamping in a covered wagon outside Yosemite National Park | Bartell's Backroads
10/19/2020 - ABC 10 Bartell's Backroads

GROVELAND, Calif. — Just outside the gates of Yosemite National Park, you'll find a camping experience like no other, one where you can sleep in a covered Conestoga Wagon.

Explore Outdoors: Visit one of Hollywood's oldest, still-active celebs in Tuolumne County
10/19/2020 - KCRA 3

JAMESTOWN, Calif. —When you think of the term "California celebrity," you may think of your favorite athlete, actor or leader. But there is a train in Tuolumne County that may be the most photographed in the world.

Get the Adrenaline Pumping: Action-Packed Holidays For 2021
10/15/2020 - Gone Travelling

As we emerge from being locked in during lockdown, there feels like nothing better than planning a blowout trip with abig experience for 2021. As the trend towards adventure and outdoor travel grows, coupled with the increased desire for adrenaline-filled activities, we have compiled thrilling experiences from around the world to get travellers’ hearts racing.

Why Yosemite’s Tuolumne County Should be on Your 2021 Travel Radar
10/14/2020 -

Just 2.5 hours east of the San Francisco Bay Area, Tuolumne County is easily accessible year-round for all-season fun, adventure and memory-making moments. Comprising the High Sierra, Gold Country and the lion’s share of Yosemite National Park, visitors and families can step back in time amongst authentic Gold Rush towns, enjoy endless outdoor recreation and sight-seeing, explore state and national parks, get up and close with nature, wildlife and more.

8 Perfect Places To See Fabulous Fall Colors
10/08/2020 - Visit California

Feel that nip in the early-morning air? That's right, fall is delivering cooler temperatures and shorter daylight hours—which signals California's broadleaf trees to get their colors on. Grab a thermos of steaming, pumpkin-spiced something, and hit the road to see oaks, aspens, dogwoods, and willows cloaked in their candy-colored coats. Some national forests and public lands are closed right now due to wildfire concerns, but you can still catch the leaf show at these spots, listed south to north:

Trade Working-From-Home for Working-from-Dream-Destinations at these California Boutique Hotels
10/07/2020 - California Association of Boutique & Breakfast Inns

Freed from the shackles of the office, workers are discovering that working from home can mean working from anywhere with a WiFi connection.  Many of us can now exchange the drab walls of our make-shift home offices for views in beautiful destinations.  Small boutique hotels in California fit the bill quite well with private, well-equipped workspaces in an array of appealing settings ranging from the beach to wine country to the mountains.  A few are also offering special rates for digital nomads, including daytime bookings to use rooms for work at rates far below the average rate for an overnight stay.

5 Ways To Find Serenity In The High Sierra
10/07/2020 - California's High Sierra

From decompressing in a B&B to enjoying the wilderness the High Sierra will make sure that you find the serenity that you're looking for. 

Facts About California High Sierra – 5 Important Dates In History
10/07/2020 - California's High Sierra

From Olympic dreams to gold fever, here are five important dates in the High Sierra history that helped to put California on the map both financially and internationally. 

Road Trip Your Way To Seclusion By Touring These Lesser Known Northern California Wineries
10/07/2020 - California's High Sierra

Fill your wanderlust by exploring these lesser-known Northern California wineries in the High Sierra 

Travel Inspired by Wes Anderson
09/29/2020 - FUSED

Ahead of the book launch Accidentally Wes Anderson by Wally Koval, based on the popular Instagram account of the same name, we take a look at Anderson-esque sites, buildings and landmarks in all their faded grandeur that transport us to the directors unique pop-pastel aesthetic from the USA to Japan and The Islands of Tahiti.

L.A. filmmakers shoot horror movie in Tuolumne County
09/24/2020 - Union Democrat

A pair of filmmakers based in Los Angeles were getting deep into pre-production on their latest movie when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March and forced a change of plans that brought them to Tuolumne County for the first time in their lives.

County in every state with the most born-and-bred residents
09/18/2020 - MSN

From the smallest county in the country to one that covers nearly 20,000 miles, read on to find which counties in your state has the most born-and-bred residents.

How a brand new craft brewery near Yosemite is thriving despite pandemic, fires
09/16/2020 - SF Gate

If three years ago somebody had mentioned to Rachel and Andrew Sabatine that a pandemic and apocalyptic fires were coming, they might have decided against launching a craft brewery. But nobody told them, so they went right ahead and dedicated their late 20s to Around the Horn Brewing Company, a Gold Rush-themed brewery they dreamed of opening 25 miles from Yosemite National Park’s Big Oak Flat entrance.

Get Your Adrenaline Pumping!
09/16/2020 - NI Travel News

As we emerge from being locked in during lockdown, there feels like nothing better than planning a blowout trip with a big experience for 2021. As the trend towards adventure and outdoor travel grows, coupled with the increased desire for adrenaline-filled activities, we have compiled thrilling experiences from around the world to get travellers’ hearts racing.

From heliskiing in Canada, ziplining the highest line in America, bungee jumping off Japan’s highest bridge, swimming with sharks in The Islands of Tahiti and canyoning in Kyushu, we look at where will be wow in ‘21.

09/08/2020 - Tidal Wave Entertainment

Lydia Cedrone and Justin LaReau of Los Angeles-based Tidal Wave Entertainment wrapped principal photography of the horror thriller Lantern’s Lane after shooting in July and August in Tuolumne County.

California's Dreamy Gold Country Is So Much More Than Yosemite
08/24/2020 - Thrillist

Theodore Roosevelt was onto something when he declared, “There can be nothing in the world more beautiful than the Yosemite.” Now, the Old Bull Moose's spot is completely blown up to the tune of 4 million annual visitors in normal times. With the pandemic forcing the park to limit access on a reservations-only basis, Yosemite is one of the hottest tickets in the country for road trippers. Yet despite demand, the chances of scoring entry are pretty slim.

But if you find yourself denied access to Half Dome, don't fret. Just outside of the park in the Sierra Nevada Mountains is a historic part of California most tourists don’t even realize exists. In Southern Gold Country, the nature's just as stunning, the Old West charm is abundant, and the options for adventure are endless.

Every Dog Has Its Day
08/18/2020 - NI Travel News

To celebrate International Dog Day taking place on 26th August 2020, we highlight a number of fur-tastic events, hotels and eateries around the world that show their love and support for pups, mutts and pooches.

Explore Tuolumne County — Yosemite’s Northwest Neighbor
07/08/2020 - Emerging Horizons

Located about an hour northwest of Yosemite’s Big Oak Flat Entrance, Tuolumne County ( makes the perfect stop along the way to the popular national park. Not only does the area offer some beautiful rugged scenery, but the large crowds that sometimes flock to Yosemite are refreshingly absent in this neck of the woods. And rural doesn’t necessarily mean inaccessible either, as there’s no shortage of trails, attractions and lodging options for wheelchair-users and slow walkers in this scenic foothill area.

This Gorgeous, Vast Part of California Has the Perfect Combination of Adventuring and Relaxing at a Social Distance
06/24/2020 - Travel + Leisure

In a time when the appeal of wide-open spaces and remote seclusion is paramount, Tuolumne County in California has travelers covered.

The county, home to a large swath of Yosemite National Park, is inviting visitors to “Wander Freely,” in their new travel campaign touting the many outdoor experiences that can be had without worrying about getting too close to another adventurer.

On the Road: My favorite road trips within 3 hours from San Joaquin County
06/15/2020 -

Many of us have been homebound, or mostly so, for almost three months — dreaming of past and future travels. With California counties beginning phased re-openings, as well as our state, national parks and hospitality businesses coming back online; it’s time to think “road trip.”

Here are suggestions for fun destinations just 2-3 hours from San Joaquin County. With each road trip, key landmarks, restaurants, lodging and nearby options are highlighted.

A Taste For Travel: Inspiring Recipes From Around the World
06/04/2020 - TravelLife Magazine

Can’t get out to see the world? Why not bring the world to you? There’s never been a better time to invite an authentic taste of some top culinary destinations into your own home.

World Cocktail Day: Drinks From Around The Globe
05/11/2020 - Savour Magazine

With World Cocktail Day taking place on this Wednesday, here’s a roundup of cocktails from around the world – to help bring the taste of different countries concoctions to your home.

65 Ways to Travel Without Leaving Home and Experience the World
05/06/2020 - ALAJODE

Itching to travel but can’t? Here’s how to experience the world from home.

You can’t always go out and experience the world for real (unfortunately!) but that doesn’t mean you can’t experience it from home.

One of the things I cherish most about travel is being able to bring a piece of my travels home with me. From home decor to new foodie finds, there’s nothing like reliving the memories of a treasured trip.

Every time I pick up a souvenir, product, or other item I acquired from around the world, I get a taste of travel without leaving home.

Earth Day is a good time to virtually explore destinations investing in the environment
04/22/2020 - Vancouver Courier

While COVID-19 might have us locked down at home, these virtual tours can help us plan for future travel with sustainability in mind. 

Celebrating Earth Day during COVID-19 around the world - Drift Travel Magazine
04/20/2020 - Drift Travel

While we stay put as a global community due to COVID-19, sustainability efforts are in the spotlight more than ever. As we embark on virtual travels. this Earth Day will be an unforgettable memory to share with future generations.

50 ways to experience culture from your couch
04/20/2020 - Marshall Bright - CNN

We may be confined to our homes, but luckily our access to global cultural institutions is nearly unlimited.

Grand Canyon, Yosemite, more: National parks offer virtual visits
04/17/2020 - USA Today

Ten of the most-popular national parks in the U.S. offer creative ways to explore the great outdoors without leaving your couch.

High Sierra Virtual Tour From Cruising Emerald Bay To Mammoth Mountain
04/16/2020 - Alex Silgalis -

Here's some fun and unique ways to enjoy a High Sierra virtual tour from a safe and social distance.

Crisis Response Virtual Tourism
04/15/2020 - Visit California

California’s attractions are offering an escape to the millions of adventurers stuck at home through virtual travel and tourism experiences. Below are just a few of these offerings, which not only provide wholesome content for viewers to enjoy, but keep the Golden State top-of-mind for future travel.

Twelve travel podcasts for exploring the world virtually – Globetrender
04/15/2020 - Roslyn Owen -

We may not be able to physically travel right now but lockdown is the perfect opportunity to plan trips for the future, do research and gather inspiration. Here are 12 travel podcasts that will take you around the world with explorers, journalists, and local insiders.

Whats New Publication Global | Visit California
04/15/2020 - Visit California

What's New in California showcases new openings and developments happening across the Golden State. Find inspiration for stories revolving around accommodations, arts, and entertainment, culinary, family, major milestones, luxury, outdoor, shopping, spas, technology and tours, wellness and more.

Twelve travel podcasts for exploring the world virtually
04/13/2020 - Globe Trender

Lockdown is the perfect opportunity to plan dream trips. These travel podcasts will take you around the world with explorers, journalists and local insiders

The Most Scenic Hiking Trails in the U.S.
04/06/2020 - Kathryn O'Shea-Evans -

America's most eye-popping natural wonders aren't visible from any overlook parking lot—Mother Nature makes you work for it. Our favorite day hikes are worth the sweat for the highly 'grammable views.

Explore California’s Outdoor Treasures from Home
04/06/2020 - Katrina Hunt

Wide-open spaces abound in California—but you don’t have to be physically here to enjoy them these days. Lots of national and state parks, botanical gardens, and outdoor attractions are posting live cams and virtual tours that let you experience the hikes, sights, and scenery that await when you visit these locations later—from fields of orange poppies in L.A. County to the gurgling water of Channels Islands National Park to the street art of San Francisco.

Californians Doing Good
03/31/2020 - Visit California

In the face of adversity, California business owners, destination stewards and residents are rising up to provide relief to their fellow industry members and communities in any way possible. Discover the stories of individuals, businesses and communities leading by example and helping their own in uncertain times.

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