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Undiscovered California - Places Off the Beaten Path

Channel Islands National Park

Read this guide to the Channel Islands National Park to find out how to get there, when to go and what to do. It describes each of the 4 islands and includes information about concessionaires who will take you there.


Cayucos is one of California's best traditional beach towns, without the tacky sea shell shops and t-shirt stores that line the streets in other places but with lots of ambience, nice restaurants and places to stay.


This small, former gold rush town has lots of antique stores and cafes that produce pies from the locally-grown apples.

Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach vacation guide includes things to do, dining, hotels, top sights and tours

Scenic Highway 395

Take a photo tour of Scenic Highway 395 - ghost towns, bubbling thermal springs, the oldest living things, lakes and natural beauty

Shasta Country

An overview of the Shasta area. Includes Lake Shasta, Mount Shasta, local communities and sights.


This laid-back seaside town has a historic Spanish mission, a charming downtown, a beautiful waterfront, and it's the best place to launch a trip to the Channel Islands.
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