20 Undeniable Reasons Why Everyone Should Love Northern California

We occupy the spot on the map that John Steinbeck called home and where Steve Jobs gave birth to Apple. Northern Californians boast of their Mediterranean climate and the ability to ski the slopes of the Sierra Mountains and surf the Pacific Ocean all in the same day, but there are more reasons to love the northern half of the Golden State than you might think.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Of course, you can still choose to like one of those other much smaller, less shaky and less weather-friendly states, but there are millions of people in Northern California who would disagree. Why do YOU love Northern California?