There are some places that just make you believe you might possibly be living in a fairy tale. Northern California has lots of spots like this. Whether you wish to be a princess or a brave knight, or are still hoping for your prince charming, here’s a few enchanting spots that will fit perfectly inside your story.
There's a road that leads to a magical place. Won't you come along...
If you've ever desired to live near the ocean, this fairy tale begins and ends in the water. Gorgeous!
There's something about Burney Falls that makes us believe in magic. One of the most beautiful spots in our part of the state.
Pigeon Point in San Mateo is a lighthouse that seems almost unreal in the light of the sunset.
In Marin County there's a tree that goes by the name "Pacific Madrone." We think it looks like something you'd find growing outside of the Wicked Witch of the West's house.
Grace Cathedral in San Francisco looms majestically proud -- a fairy tale backdrop for sure!
This meadow with golden wildflowers seems almost enchanted. This is the campus at U.C. Santa Cruz.
There's a road that leads to a castle in Napa that moonlights as a phenomenal winery. Any chance you know which one I'm talking about?
Castello di Amorosa is a medieval looking castle built not far from Calistoga. It's a winery that's a favorite for many in our area. But, a fairy tale might just be where our minds go every time.
A handful of you might just recognize this spot as Pescadero Beach. But, somewhere over the rainbow....there may just be a pot of gold that awaits you. Leprechauns or flying monkeys? You decide.
Shark Fin Cove in Santa Cruz looks a little like a scene from the Princess Bride. Or, maybe a cove where mermaids await a wayward sailor.
As the fog settles over the Golden Gate Bridge, the fairy tale magic settles on the bay. Which spell has the good witch performed this time?
Cistercian Abbey New Clairvaux. The monks reconstructed an 800-year-old Chapter House from Santa Maria de Ovila, Spain, in Vina, Northern California. The Monks took over the project and reconstructed the abbey just north of Chico.
The lavender fields at the base of Shasta is a spectacular site to see. Magical and fairy tale worthy in our book!
You don’t have to be a child to appreciate a good fairy tale spot. Take your kids on a picnic or just walk through a few of these places yourself. We all need a little more magic in our lives!