What to do in Northern California

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Northern California Attractions

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What to do in Northern California

Free Things to Do in Northern California

Traveling on a tight budget in Northern California? Spend time, not cash, on fantastic experiences.

Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park - Let the natural surroundings here restore your mind.

Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park - Grab your rug, pick up a snack and find a cozy area to be at one with nature.

Things to Do in Northern California with Kids

There's fun for all the family in Northern California. Here are some family friendly experiences you can do together that'll make your trip memorable:


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Frequently asked questions

What to do in Northern California on a sunny day?
Take advantage of the clear weather (and stretch your legs as well) with these top outdoor activities:

What to do in Northern California on a rainy day?
If it’s pouring with rain during your visit, put your umbrella aside and have a go at a couple of these appealing indoor activities:

What is Northern California famous for?
Bring comfy shoes because there are lots of iconic attractions that simply beg to be explored:

  • Pier 39
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Alcatraz Island

What should I not miss in Northern California?
If you want to explore the best of this destination, add these attractions to your itinerary:

  • Squaw Valley Resort
  • Northstar California Resort
  • Golden Gate Park
  • SAP Center at San Jose

Are there cheap things to do in Northern California?
What can you do in Northern California for free?
Your time in Northern California needn’t break the bank with free things like these on offer:

  • Pier 39
  • Lombard Street
  • Palace of Fine Arts
  • San Francisco State University

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