By riding the California Western Railroad, you will bear witness to some of the best natural scenery the state has to offer, such as the whimsical redwood forests, the sun-drenched Pacific coastline, and the beautiful Sierra Nevada Range. Take a short-line railroad excursion through the rugged coastal mountain range of northern California, ride in the cab and tender of a restored steam engine through stands of fabled redwood forestland, and keep a sharp eye out from a high-rail vehicle running ahead of diesel trains, classic Skunk railcars, and a steam-powered Skunk passenger train. This is one thrilling run down railbeds where rail history was made, and where it still lives on thanks to the careful and faithful restoration and maintenance efforts on behalf of the California Western.
Sonoma County is one of the world’s top wine-growing regions. It is also a year-round haven for fine-dining, lodging, spas, and a flourishing arts community. Fifty-eight miles of Sonoma coast offer a magnificent display of natural beauty and wildlife. Stop in Bodega Bay, where Alfred Hitchcock filmed “The Birds,” and go behind the scenes ofWatch Now >>
The Mojave and Colorado Deserts meld together in the vast wilderness that is Joshua Tree National Park. Here is a land that is home to a vast array of plants, animals, and beautiful geologic features that have been sculpted over time by the rare, but strong, deluges of rain and strong winds.Watch Now >>
Marvel at the vast natural wonderland that John Muir called home, Teddy Roosevelt fought to preserve, and Ansel Adams relished by capturing its bold essence. Yosemite is an apple in the pie of America, located in the heart of the great state of California.Watch Now >>
From rugged Wheeler Peak to the peaceful foothills, Great Basin National Park is a place where you can rest your spirit in the solitude of the wilderness while strolling through forests of ancient pines, relaxing under star-glinted night skies, or exploring mysterious subterranean passages.Watch Now >>