Due to University restrictions, we can’t use any pictures of the activities involving the campers on the SST program (Social Skills Track for kids with Autism and Asperger). However, here’s the amazing view from the camp’s location hidden up in the Berkeley Hills. If you look carefully, you can see the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge in the distance.
On the first Friday of each month, Berkeley’s boisterous neighbour city: Oakland hosts a street festival packed with wacky art shows, street performances and some of the state’s best food trucks.
One of San Francisco’s famous never-ending streets. Most cameras struggle to capture the steep inclines of the streets throughout the city. If you’re going to cycle it – stick to the coast.
A less known Californian beauty. The Chico Valley has some of the clearest water with just-deep-enough spots for some incredible cliff jumping.
On your travels to Tahoe, don’t be fooled into thinking there’s only one great lake around. Just half an hour out, Angora lake is home to a spine-tingling 60 foot cliff jump to the bottom of a beautiful waterfall. And even in mid July you’ll find a field of snow above it, just reminding you that you’re at 2500m above sea level, and above your average European ski resort.
The summit of Mount Diablo – named after its diverse wildlife including venomous snakes and scorpions. Home to the second largest panoramic view in the world after Japan’s Mount Fiji.
Looking out over Yosemite from the top of Half Dome. The 10-12 hour hike is bound to challenge you, but be worth the wait once you’re up there. In a surprisingly non-safe-American fashion the last 100m consist of some dodgy cables, planks of wood and poles stuck in the rock to drag you up the sheer side of the dome’s summit.
With a bit of effort and boulder climbing, you can make it to the small pool of freezing water at the bottom of Yosemite Falls – the highest waterfall in North America.
No festival quite like it, Outside Lands Festival is tucked into the Golden Gate Park in the middle of the city. The eclectic and extravagant three day festival sees some of the biggest names in the world perform on stage.
The sunset following a stormy day at Lake Tahoe. Fun Fact: The amount of water in Lake Tahoe (39 trillion gallons) is enough to supply each person in the U.S. with 50 gallons of water per day for 5 years.
One of the peaks of Zion National Park. A captivating scenery of red rock surrounds you on the many walks the park offers. Not far from Death Valley, be sure to prepare for the heat.
Alien’s Landing hosts one of the best views of the whole Bay Area. If you’re lucky, you might spot one of the mysterious UFOs that gives it its name.
One of California’s more unique beaches: Oceano Dunes in San Luis Obisbo. Very fun to slide down, not so fun to hike back up the 100m high dunes.