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9 Excursions to Add to your Northern California Summer Bucket List

Bucketlist Experiences in Northern California for Summer 2021. Surfing in Santa Cruz, Yosemite National Park, Helicopter Tour of Lake Tahoe, Hot Air Balloon tour of Napa Wineries

Add these Summer bucketlist experiences to your 2021 must-do list. Cool off in the summer heat by getting drenched in white water rapids or taking a surf lesson. Get your adrenaline pounding by soaring over Napa Valley in a hot air balloon or a helicopter trip over Lake Tahoe.

White Water Rafting on the American River

Whitewater rafting in the Sierra Nevada foothills is unquestionably one of the best ways to cool off in the Northern California heat. Ride the rapids on the American River with the help of a trained guide. From family-friendly to daredevil tours, there's something for everyone! We did this excursion a few years ago and made the best memories rafting down the river!

Helicopter Tour of Lake Tahoe

Take a helicopter tour across California's most pristine lake to get your adrenaline pounding. When you see Lake Tahoe's dazzling shoreline from above, you'll understand why the phrase "Keep Tahoe Blue" was coined. If you are looking for other land based activities in Lake Tahoe check out this blog post.

Sea Car Tour of Monterey

In this unique two-person convertible scooter automobile, cruise the streets of Cannery Row and Monterey Bay. Each sea car automobile is equipped with GPS-guided navigation, allowing you to concentrate on the scenery rather than directions. In addition to GPS, the automobiles provide recorded commentary about Monterey's history as well as numerous photo opportunities along the trip. If you need a cup of coffee along your route, make sure to check out my favorite coffee shops in Monterey!

Bike the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito

If you want to get the most out of your bike ride and tour of San Francisco, this is the experience for you! It's a three-hour guided bike trip that takes you around the city and over the Golden Gate Bridge. Your ultimate destination is the charming village of Sausalito, so stop in for a drink and, if you're feeling adventurous, ride a ferry back to the city! Want to enjoy free activities in San Francisco, check out these free things to do in Golden Gate Park.

Hot Air Balloon Ride in Wine Country

An early morning sight-seeing balloon ride in Napa Valley allows you to experience the world-famous wine area from the air. Flying over rolling vineyards and learning more about the region's history will leave you with lasting memories. This is certainly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

Take a Surf Lesson in Santa Cruz

In Santa Cruz, channel your inner Kelly Slater by learning to surf among the top surfers in the area. Your three-hour class will teach you how to paddle out, spring up, establish balance, and catch a wave, as well as proper riding technique and sea knowledge.

Book Here: Surfing Lesson

Go Hiking in Yosemite National Park

On this guided hiking excursion across Yosemite National Park, immerse yourself in the majestic landscapes of the park's most famous places, including Glacier Point, El Capitan, Half Dome, and more! All abilities of hikers are welcome, and you will be teamed with an expert guide who will provide local expertise and direction during your adventure.

Whale Watching on the Pacific Ocean

On this half-day whale-watching cruise from Monterey, look for whales as they migrate around the Pacific Ocean. Learn about the diverse marine life that passes through the area, and your guide will explain the intriguing behaviors and patterns of whales, dolphins, sea lions, birds, and other animals.

Kayak the Russian River

On a guided kayak excursion, float down the iconic Russian River and soak up the beauty of California's wine country. Enjoy the relaxed pace of kayaking while taking in the breathtaking scenery that surrounds you. You don't need any prior experience, and you can choose to paddle solo or in a tandem kayak.

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Welcome to the Brittsbellavita Blog, a California based travel and adventure community geared towards inspiring others to find their "Bella Vita." I am a Licensed Drone Pilot and Content Creator with a passion for exploring the outdoors, finding hidden gems, and getting off the beaten path. I live in Northern California, and love showcasing the Golden State, West Coast, and beyond!

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