WHERE: Point Reyes National Seashore is just an hour's drive north of the San Francisco Bay area. It's easy to include in any Northern California vacation itinerary.
WHAT: The park is an expansive area that, for the most part, has been left untouched by man and offers a close-up look at the rugged natural beauty of the California coastline.
WHEN: Year-round. Temperatures in the area are moderate, although fog can develop. Always check for travel deals and vacation packages during the shoulder seasons. Last minute travel deals are sometimes possible, depending upon the lodging operator.
WHY: The park provides easy access to a wide variety of trails and natural attractions sure to appeal to visitors of all ages. There are other attractions not too far away: Drive inland a ways and you'll start to come across several California wineries. Even the big city's not far away with San Francisco just an hour's drive. If you're looking for variety, this is a great place to go for your Northern California vacation.
HOW: For more information on Point Reyes National Seashore, go to www.nps.gov/pore/. For more information on Point Reyes Seashore Lodge, phone (415) 663-9000 or visit www.pointreyesseashore.com.