A state of natural superlatives, California is the ultimate destination for outdoor adventure in the United States. It is truly a glampers paradise, with cliff-side yurts overlooking the Pacific, tree houses perched high in the redwoods, and grand safari tents nestled in the rolling vineyards.
It’s a 1-mile hike from the nearest parking lot (longer hike-in routes are available), but once you get to the compound of tents (elevation: 8,282 feet), it’s nothing but glamping in truly exceptional California style.
Glamping in California Well suited to accessing natural wonders, California rises from 200 feet below sea level in Death Valley to 14,000 feet up in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Glamping has many of the benefits of regular camping without the bothersome gear. You’ll pay a little more but you get so much in return. Each of these suggested glamping getaways are located on the Northern and Southern California Coast and have many options from luxurious safari tents, to clean finished cabins, to stunning Airstream trailers.
About 15 minutes north of Santa Barbara, and just a five-minute walk to El Capitan State Beach, this glamping gem boasts a gorgeous view. Hidden amongst 350 acres of rolling hills draped in historic sycamore and oak trees that grow along the El Capitan Creek, this location is a prime spot for nature lovers.
Glamping is exactly what it sounds like: glamorous camping. If you're looking for the best places for gampling in California, here are five luxury sites for your consideration.
Forget pitching a tent and sleeping on the ground. We've tracked down 10 places in Northern California where you can have that wonderful "great outdoors" experience and sleep comfortably. From ...
Jackie Burrell is the editor and senior writer for the Mercury News and East Bay Times' Eat Drink Play section, which explores the West Coast's food, wine, cocktail and travel scene each week.
10 Gorgeous Northern California Glamping Sites. We all have a different definition of roughing it. I’m totally fine with sleeping on the cold ground and eating beans out of a can—I ain’t too proud.
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