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The Best of the San Francisco Bay Area & Beyond!

Welcome to Explorer1.com! Your Source for California Travel Information.

The San Francisco Bay Area is surrounded by some of California’s best vacation destinations.  Whether you are looking for the perfect mountain retreat, romantic coastal getaway, wine tasting or water skiing on a crystal clear Alpine lake, you are just a few hours away from your perfect vacation destination. In fact the area has so much to offer that it can be a bit overwhelming for both the out-of-town visitor and local explorer alike.

That's where Explorer1.com's travel guide comes into play. We organize the best of what the Bay Area and its surrounding destinations have to offer. Whether you are looking indoor or outdoor activities, fine dining, places to stay, events and festivals, or an area primer to determine which local destination will best meet your travel plans, we can help you find it fast.

The links in in the right column will allow you to quickly explore the Region's top travel picks such as the best resorts, golf courses, breweries, mountain bike trails, scenic train tours, hiking, and much more! Feel in the mood for a big time show or festival? Maybe you want to pick your destination based on the best activity for the season. The tabs in the right hand column will give you a quick glance of the region's top events and the top activity draws based on the season. We even try to provide you will some sage advice with some travel advisories.

What Makes Explorer1.com to Plan Your Next California Vacation?  

Unlike the cold, calculating algorithms that create Search Engine results and the multitude of Visitor Bureau Websites that are mandated to promote their locations and due paying members, Explorer1.com  is free to independently experience vacation destinations in California and express our own, unbiased opinions about the services and activities that we encounter there. Yah us!















The Region At-A-Glance 


Event Picks for the May 2015:
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2) Nakljc  KJlk – Monterey
3) Bottle Rock – Napa
4) KJkjk  Ksdac dsc de – So. Lake Tahoe
 For more event information, click on the region's top events page or drill down to  a specific travel destination.


May has a lot to offer:
1) Wildflowers – Big Sur, Yosemite, Mount Shasta
2) Triathlon – Santa Cruz
3) Monach butterflies – Monterey


 The Region's Top Concerns:
1) Water, water, water. Calif. is undergoing extreme drought conditions. If you are planning a lake vacation be sure to check about water levels. That rafting trips, fishing, skiing can be impacted. Also, with dry, brittle forests, fire danger is extremely high.
2) Traffic through major cities and extremely popular travel destinations can be challenging. Plan ahead to drive before and after commute hours. Go to www.caltrans.com to learn about road closures.













































Destination Explorer

Looking for specific destination information? We got you covered. You can access our Santa CruzNapa ValleyHalf Moon BayLake TahoeMontereyYosemiteReno, and many more by simply clicking on the information blocks below or selecting a destination from the "City Search" menu option.

With a click of the mouse, you will be able to access information on local area hotels, motels, restaurants, resorts, eco-tourism, local attractions, weather, local maps, road conditions, area profiles, events and much…much more.

We hope that you will find Exporer1.com is the ultimate travel guide for California's Central Coast, Northern California, the Sierra Mountains, and Western Nevada. 









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