Point Cabrillo Lighthouse State Historic Park

Point Cabrillo Lighthouse is a beautiful old lighthouse on the Northern California coast that is still on active duty. The lighthouse is open to the public daily on a short half mile walk from the parking area. On the bottom floor there is even a small museum, and there are other houses you can tour […]

Piedras Blancas Lighthouse Tour in San Simeon

North of Hearst Castle in San Simeon sits the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse, which is a beautiful, historic lighthouse that is accessible via guided tour only. The tours happen twice a week, and I was able to take one a little while back. It was a fun time exploring this old lighthouse, but it did take […]

Point San Luis Lighthouse in Avila Beach

California’s Central Coast has many lighthouses you can tour, and what I like about them is that each one is a lot different than the others. The Point San Luis Lighthouse is one of the most unique since it looks like an old Victorian house, instead of the traditional tall cylinder shape of the lighthouses […]

Point Sur Lighthouse Tour in Big Sur

Ever since the first time I drove Highway 1 along the Big Sur coast, I have been intrigued by the small lighthouse on the hill that you see as you head north. The lighthouse is only accessible via a guided tour on the weekends though so it wasn’t until recently when I was finally in […]

Point Reyes Lighthouse: One of California’s Most Beautiful Coastal Scenes

In my opinion, the Point Reyes Lighthouse is one of the most memorable and beautiful places you can see in California. I have wanted to go for years, to see this historic spot and to walk down the 300+ steps that take you to the lighthouse on the cliff. Due to how far from everything […]

Pigeon Point Lighthouse in Pescadero

Located on historic Highway 1, the Pigeon Point Lighthouse has been guiding ships since the late 1800’s. Even though it is no longer able to be climbed, it is still a fun, quick stop along Highway 1. You can walk around the area, see the old lens, photograph the lighthouse from a distance and stay […]

Point Pinos Lighthouse in Monterey: Oldest Lighthouse on the West Coast

While spending time in either Carmel or Monterey, be sure to add a visit to Point Pinos Lighthouse to your list. This lighthouse is the oldest of all of the lighthouses on the West Coast, is well preserved, and has excellent docents that tell you about its history and help you learn about house lighthouses […]

DL Bliss State Park: Beaches, Lighthouses, Hiking & Campgrounds

As the second most popular state park in the Tahoe area, next to Emerald Bay, DL Bliss State Park is an amazing spot to camp for the weekend or spend a day relaxing on the beach. It is also the starting point for the famous Rubicon Trail as well, which is one of the most […]

DL Bliss Lighthouse Trail to the Historic Rubicon Point Lighthouse

DL Bliss State Park is a popular state park in Lake Tahoe area, especially since it is the start of the famous Rubicon Trail. This trail goes from DL Bliss all the way to Emerald Bay along the water and I have been told it is one of the best in the entire area. That […]

Trinidad Head Lighthouse Memorial

In the small fishing village of Trinidad, the entire town is a National Landmark, sits a small but beautiful lighthouse. This lighthouse was moved off the hill nearby it to its current location and overlooks stunning coastline while it stands as a serene monument. It is a great 15 minute stop during a road trip […]