Cityseeker Road Trip: 10 Places to Escape to Nature in California

 

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By Cityseeker Staff

People around the world know that California is a perfect destination for nature and road trip lovers alike. There is just so much beauty to behold when driving up its coast, across its vast deserts, or through its colossal forests and scenic mountain ranges.

Here at Cityseeker, we’ve put together a list of our 10 best escapes to nature throughout California. We’ve also put together a map at the end so we can all plan a little road trip getaway this long weekend and take in all the natural splendor the Golden State has to offer.

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Romance in Venice: A Cityseeker Guide

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By Brent Fernandes

With mesmerizing views of floating masterpieces, narrow by-lanes and cozy boats swaying on the canal, Venice satiates one’s appetite for romance and art. Take a look at some of the best ways to explore the romantic side of this gorgeous city.

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The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang: A Cityseeker Guide

By Nitin Chandran

The Winter Olympics are nearly upon us and the torch is set to shine brighter beginning February 9th. We decided to do a brief run through of the 2018 edition of the games for all you Olympic enthusiasts out there.

The Host: Pyeongchang just about warded off generous bids from Munich and Annecy to come out on top, earning them the right to entertain some of the world’s best winter athletes. The South Korean state does bring some experience to the table, having successfully hosted the ’88 Seoul Olympics.

The Opening Ceremony: The much-awaited cultural extravaganza will be held at the newly-constructed Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium that can easily accommodate 35,000 pairs of eager eyes.

The Closing Ceremony: The games will come to a close at the same venue on the 25th of February.

What’s New This Time Around: The games feature four additional events (Curling, Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding & Speed Skating) taking the total winnable medals to an all-time high tally of 102.

Top Medal Winners: Norway and the USA are two most successful countries in the games with Canada and Germany hot on their heels.

The Mascot: The white tiger which symbolizes trust and inner fortitude.

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Cityseeker Neighborhood Guide: Brooklyn, NY

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A melting pot of cultures, Brooklyn has brought old-world charm to New York City for centuries. Its mainland is peppered with historic landmarks and the shore allows you to catch a glimpse of the glistening North Atlantic Ocean.

Without further ado, here is our first Cityseeker Neighborhood Guide covering a day in what’s arguably New York’s most eclectic boroughs. Enjoy!

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16 Beautiful Castles in Germany

Finally it’s Friday! Or as one would say in German: Endlich ist Freitag!

We thought we’d kick off the weekend mit ein wunderbar showcase of castles and palaces located throughout Germany, brought together with our Cityseeker Collections feature, that you too can use to plan your next vacation itinerary or weekend destination!

Take a look below and learn more about some of the grandest architectural achievements in German residential living!

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