Northern California December 13, 2017
You Must Visit These 7 Awesome Places In Northern California This Winter
Although California is known for being a summer destination, true Northern Californians know that winter is a magical time for this state! From towns that turn into winter wonderlands to incredibly picturesque winter hiking trails, there’s always a winter adventure to be had. Northern California is full of amazing destinations and experiences during this time of year. Check out these 7 awesome places you have to experience this winter in Northern California!
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:
1. Visit the one town that turns into a winter wonderland every year.
Not many places in Northern California look like something out of a Christmas movie. However, the town of Truckee really does turn into a winter wonderland every year. As the snow begins to fall, this place begins to look like a scene from inside of a snow globe. With plenty of recreational opportunities at the various ski resorts nearby, it's the perfect town to visit if you're looking for a typical snowy winter experience. For more information, check out our full article
2. Take a mountain getaway.
True Northern Californians know that our state isn't just comprised of bustling cities and tourist attractions. In fact, there are plenty of picturesque resort towns that are perfect for your next winter getaway. We compiled a list of the most beautiful towns that are perfect for seeking refuge during the cold winter months. These secluded mountain towns are totally surrounded by natural beauty and are perfect for taking in the winter scenery. For more information, check out the full article
3. Visit a Christmas town.
We may not get picture perfect white Christmases here, but that doesn't mean we don't love the holidays. Many small Northern Californian towns show their love for Christmas by turning into miniature Christmas wonderlands every year. Visiting one of these magical towns during winter is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit. For our complete list of Northern California's Best Christmas Towns, click
4. Go on a scenic winter hike.
Hiking isn't just for summer. In fact it's a pretty extraordinary activity during winter, as well. There's no better way of taking in our state's beautiful winter sights than by taking advantage of a winter hiking trail. Even when the skies are grey and weather is gloomy, these hiking trails are picture perfect all year long. For the complete list of Northern California's perfect winter hiking trails, click
5. Go and see the snow.
It's true that the Golden State doesn't see much snow during winter. However, that doesn't mean that snow doesn't totally exist here! There are surprisingly a lot of places in Northern California that get a good amount of that fluffy white stuff. Traveling to one of these snowy locations is the perfect winter activity. For a complete list of incredibly scenic snowy locations, check out our full article
6. Experience some holiday lights.
Gorgeous holiday light displays are scattered all over Northern California. Going out and becoming mesmerized by these dazzling displays are one of the best parts about the winter season. Some of the most epic holiday light displays include Global Winter Wonderland in Sacramento and Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens Festival of Lights. This an activity that absolutely must go on your winter bucket list. For more information about Northern California's Christmas light displays, visit our full article
7. Slide down this epic snow tubing hill.
You don't have to be a professional skier in order to enjoy Northern California's snowy mountain scenery. There's a massive snow tubing hill right here in California and it's the perfect way to spend a winter day. Tube Town at Soda Springs Resort contains 20 400-foot tubing lanes that you'll absolutely love speeding down like a maniac. For more information, visit our full article
Doesn’t sound like a delightful winter bucket list? What would you add? With the holidays quickly approaching, don’t forget to check out
10 Things Every Northern Californian Should Do Before Christmas.