Northern California has more amazing places than any other state when it comes to natural beauty. From the mountain peaks to rivers and lakes – and let’s not forget the Pacific Ocean. But there are even more places than that to remind all of us who live here just how truly stunning America truly is.
1. Fort Winfield Scott, San Francisco
The Marin headlands. What words can we use for this -- stunning seems to fall terribly short. The sunset on a day that most of us take for granted. This photo reminds us every moment matters.
2. Susanville, The Bizz Johnson Trail
This could be a shot from a scene in a Daniel Boone movie. Some of us older folks remember Disney on every Sunday night. The Bizz Johnson Trail in Susanville reminds us of America the way she was everywhere at one time.
3. Planes, Trains & Automobiles
To some this might be a rusty heap, but to people like me it's a thing of beauty. An example of industry and capitalism and the American way. So many in our part of the country worked hard on the railroads. We salute this iron horse.
4. The Golden Gate Bridge
A rusty chain guards the rocky shores around the Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco. This is one of the prettiest spots in America.
5. Eagle Falls, El Dorado County
The falls are front and center. But can you see Lake Tahoe peeking out in the background? El Dorado county may possibly be one of the most American spots in the world.
6. Sausalito, Marin County
Sunrise on Sausalito. Just take this all in for a minute. While you know it's in Northern California, it could be Anywhere USA. A tiny slice of America right in our own backyard.
7. Pigeon Point
American lighthouses have been lighting the way home for generations. Sailors knew America was close when their beacon light flashed them safely into harbor. One of the prettiest in America sits in Pigeon Point.
8. Muir Woods, Mill Valley
This trail takes you right to an exquisite ocean view. It's a reminder not only that our forests are gorgeous, but that Americans aren't afraid to take a trail into the woods. We're adventurers at heart.
9. Oakland Skyline
America loves her cities -- and we don't disappoint in Northern California. Oakland at night is one pretty lady.
10. Shasta County
What is it about an old barn that makes us want to snap a photo? We respect their weathered wood, the farmland harvested around it, and the fact that through all these years it's still standing. 'Merica!
11. Wildflowers USA
Northern California has fields for miles. Wildflowers pop up in spring and stay sometimes through the fall season. Poppies are what we're known for but maybe you need to look a little closer...we have no lack of Monet style fields that will blow you away!
Mountains, waterfalls, rivers and lakes. Yosemite is America all wrapped up in one breathtaking piece of nature.
Northern California is a gorgeous piece of the United States. Still thinking you live in a place that’s hum drum and boring? Think again. These stunning sites are just a fraction of the incredible way we represent America in all her glory!