NORTHERNCALIFORNIA
MENDOCINO AND HUMBOLDT COASTS, SHASTA CASCADE , REDWOOD AND LASSEN VOLCANIC PARKS

Best Time to Visit California

Northern California offers unspoiled and breathtaking views, gigantic mountains, volcanoes, waterfalls, glaciers, dense lush forests, amazing lakes and almost deserted beaches, and several national forests and state parks.

Northern California is, in every way, very different from the sunny and southern California destinations. Mendocino and the Humboldt Coasts are extremely beautiful but they are very foggy and windy. And the main parks - the Redwood and the Lassen Volcanic National Parks - allow spectacular volcanic views but are rather inhospitable and virtually deserted in Winter.

See:
Best time to visit Northern California
When not to go to the Northern California
What to visit in the Northern California
Hotels, tours and flights to the Northern California


MAIN GEOGRAPHICAL REFERENCES
WHAT TO VISIT IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

Northern California Map  
Explore the map below for details:

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Redwood National Park
Redwood National Park is increasingly popular among campers and hikers in the Summer, but it is rather deserted and widely closed to visitors in Winter.
Shasta Cascade and Lassen Volcanic National Park
Shasta Cascade is a top outdoor travel destination. It offers houseboating, mountain climbing, skiing, golf, hunting, canoeing, cycling, fishing, rafting, horseback...
Lassen Volcanic National Park allows incredible views, but most roads are closed in winter.
Mendocino and Humboldt Coasts
The redwood trees are a popular attraction. Many stretches of the coast (with almost deserted beaches) are breathtaking.

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL TO THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

The best time to visit the Northern California is Summer and early Fall and late Spring. Winter is clearly the off-season period in many parts of this region.

Spring and Fall allow idyllic views, with few visitors, and are a good travel option.

WHEN NOT TO GO TO THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

Avoid the Winter, unless you are an enthusiast of the outdoor and winter sports.  

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA Weather Data

Coastal Northern California and Oregon climates are very alike. For a very similar weather pattern, see:
Eugene Weather Map

HOTELS AND FLIGHTS TO THE WINE COUNTRY 

Mount Shasta, Weed, Redding and Chico are small cities near Interstate 5 offering accommodation and access to the top travel place in Northern California. Mendocino, Fort Bragg, Eureka and Crescent City, in the coastline, are also possible alternatives...

 

 

 

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