Outdoor Adventure

Car-Free Through California's National Parks and Monuments

Some of the world’s leading adventure lifestyle brands including Patagonia, O’Neill and Hobie were all founded in California. That’s right, adventure calls California home, too. Wherever your adventure dreams lead you: snow-capped summits, waves and whitecaps or solitary desert trails, you’ll find California has an experience waiting to challenge and reward you. Adventures here are only limited by your imagination and can meet or exceed any level you seek. After Hawaii, California is the second home of surfing so it’s easy to see why modern surf culture was born here. Along our 800 miles of coastline, you’ll find waves suitable for everyone from the youngest “grom” to veteran XXL wave seekers. Climbers can scramble boulders in Joshua Tree National Park or scale the massive granite walls of Yosemite. And for skiers and boarders, runs, trails and terrain parks stretching from north to south await. Just ask any paraglider taking off from the chiseled bluffs of Torrey Pines State Preserve – the sky’s the limit when it comes to adventure in California.

Press Releases

'Hidden Gems' Series Showcases California Beyond the Gateway Cities
California Is Now 'Kidifornia'
2017 California Visitor's Guide Available Now
Visit California and Caltrans Partner to Ensure Safe Access to the Golden State’s Many Ski Resorts this Season
California Welcomes First Sitting President in More Than 50 Years to Yosemite National Park

Story Ideas

Hop on Board All Things Rail in California
California's Natural and Manmade Vistas
Only in California Winter Experiences
Hop on Board All Things Rail in California
California’s History-Makers and their Inventions

Top Images and Videos




Mendocino Dreamin'
Pride Weekend Done Right
Spring Break Family Adventures in Sacramento

Curated Lists

10 Bucket-List Worthy California Experiences
It’s All in the Mix: 10 California Events Offering Colorful, Cultural Mash-Ups
10 Extraordinary Gardens

Media Forms

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