What would you do if someone said you only had a day to live? Likely, you wouldn’t sit in front of your computer screen in an office. Sometimes all we need is just 24 hours to recoup, re energize and get back to ourselves. If you are loo
king to have the best 24 hours possible, a trip to Northern California is just what the doctor ordered. Whether it is communing with nature or swing dancing, there isn’t anything you can’t explore.
Burney Falls is one of the eighth wonders of the world and a place that not many people know about. A spectacular waterfall that is over 129 feet tall, it is one of the most remarkable sights left untouched. Instead of heading to a crowded touristy city, or laying around on a beach, go adventure seeking at Burney Falls.
Getting to the waterfall is only half of the fun, once there, you will think you found a pot of gold. Not only is the gushing water something more spectacular than nature itself, but it is also brimming with rainbow delights on both sides. If you have visions of what heaven would look like, this is it. For the fisherman at heart, the pool below offers a place to sit a while in the majesty of the waterfall and enjoy the solitude of leaving the regular daily grind behind.
Those looking for a clean-living getaway will love Lake Tahoe. Touting one of the purest waterways in America, rent a paddleboat, kayak, or try your hand at sailing. With some of the most outstanding and luxurious accommodations around, you can spend your days adventure seeking and your evenings enjoying a couple’s massage bedside. Winters at Lake Tahoe are just as outstanding. Whether you are an old fashioned two ski lover or want to try your hand at snowboarding, the cascading mountains offer you a sneak peek at what it is like to be on top of the world. From bunny slope to black diamond, there are times after a freshly fallen snow when you just never want the ride to end. The good news is all you have to do is follow your way back to the top and do it all over again. At night time, spend some quality time roasting your feet around a campfire or toasting a glass at one of the many five-star eateries. If you only have 24 hours, Lake Tahoe can satiate all your fantasies and have you ready to put your nose back to the grindstone.
If you only have 24 hours to get away, go somewhere where you can see one of the most fantastical cities in the US from end to end. First stop is the Golden Gate Bridge where you can immerse yourself in the sites of a crisp blue sky and white sandy beaches to survey for miles. From there make your way to Fisherman’s Wharf for some awesome seafood delicacies at one of the hole in the wall bars by the Bay. Guaranteed to have fun, you can sit by the waterside and get your fill of some of the most eclectic and unusual tastes.
Follow your time at Fisherman’s Wharf by perusing the high-end boutiques and shops at Maiden Lane. If you have any money and / or energy left, catch a show at the theater district, or head out to maximize your time by bar hopping and enjoying the fantastic nightlife that San Francisco has to offer. Known for some of the finest cuisines around the world, there is something for every taste on the menu. Since San Francisco is the city that never sleeps, make it a full 24 hours and sleep when you get home.
If solitude is what you are looking for, then look no further than Mount Shasta. Take 24 hours immersed in nature and time to unwind, leaving the world behind. One of the most majestic volcanos, it tops out at 14,179 feet high. With caverns to explore, and fly fishing to partake in, it is the perfect vacation getaway for the outdoor enthusiast with just a day to commune with nature, unplug, and leave the hustle and bustle of their chaotic world behind.
Sometimes all we get is one day away. If you are lucky enough to have 24 hours to spend anywhere you want, Northern California can make all your dreams come true, knock some things off of your bucket list and allow you to come back rejuvenated and ready to hit the ground running.