The Revelshine Guide to Summer Travel Destinations for the Outdoor Enthusiast: Hidden Gems of California

Apr. 30, 2024

Summer beckons, and the call of the wild is strong, especially for those with adventurous spirits. California, with its stunning diversity of landscapes, offers a plethora of options for the outdoor enthusiast. But with popular destinations often crowded, Revelshine suggests setting your sights on hidden gems – places that promise adventure, tranquility, and of course, the perfect spot to savor a glass of Revelshine wine under the summer sky.

Point Reyes National Seashore: Untamed California Coastal Beauty

Just northwest of San Francisco, California lies Point Reyes National Seashore, a wonderland of dramatic cliffs, secluded beaches, and rolling hills dotted with wildflowers. Hike along the windswept Chimney Rock Trail for panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, or explore hidden coves like Abbotts Lagoon, a haven for tide pools teeming with life.

Revelshine Pairing: Chardonnay – The bright acidity and refreshing citrus notes of Chardonnay will cut through the richness of seafood often enjoyed at the coast.

Lassen Volcanic National Park, California: A Land of Fire and Ice

Escape the heat and delve into the mystical Lassen Volcanic National Park. Hike through meadows bursting with wildflowers, climb Lassen Peak, the only active volcano in the Cascade Range, or be awestruck by steaming fumaroles and bubbling mudpots. Lassen offers a network of scenic lakes perfect for kayaking or canoeing.

Revelshine Pairing: The zinfandel’s bold fruit flavors stand up well to grilled meats, a popular choice after a day of exploring.

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: Amongst the Giants

Immerse yourself in the grandeur of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, home to the world’s largest trees, the General Shermans. Hike amongst these towering giants, feeling dwarfed by their ancient presence. Take a scenic drive along Generals Highway, stopping at viewpoints that offer breathtaking vistas of granite cliffs and sprawling valleys.

Revelshine Pairing: Rosé – the light structure pairs well with cheeses and cured meats, often enjoyed during a picnic lunch in the park.

Mono Lake: A Photographer’s Paradise

Mono Lake, located east of Yosemite National Park, is an otherworldly landscape unlike any other. Hike through alien-looking tufa formations jutting from the lake’s surface, or visit the South Tufa Grove for عکاسی (ēkāsgārdi) (photography) opportunities against the backdrop of the snow-capped Sierra Nevada.

Revelshine Pairing: Red – Revelshine’s medium body and soft tannins make it a versatile choice to enjoy with the variety of snacks you might pack for a day trip.

California’s Secret Wineries

No adventure in California is complete without indulging in its world-class wines. While exploring these hidden gems, don’t forget to visit some of the state’s many lesser-known wineries. Often featuring unique varietals and stunning locations, these wineries offer a chance to experience the passion and dedication of local vintners.

So, pack your bags, grab a bottle of Revelshine, and embark on a journey to discover California’s hidden gems. These off-the-beaten-path destinations promise unforgettable experiences for the outdoor enthusiast, while Revelshine wines provide the perfect companion for every adventure.

Cheers to summer adventures!


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