Calico was declared California's official silver mining ghost town. In contrast to the gold rush towns mostly scattered along the western Sierra foothills, Calico stands in contrast.
Often overlooked by nearby national parks, southern Utah has a great collection of beautiful state parks which are uncrowded and underappreciated.
Julian, California is a great San Diego County weekend getaway. Located in the mountains it offers cooler weather and fresh mountain air among scented pine forests.
A quick guide to places to see and things to do in and around Carlsbad, California.