Whatcha gonna do this summer?

With graduation under our belts (well, for Chico Staters, anyway), it’s time to start thinking about vacation. In our Summer Guide, we outline 50 fun things to do—from a local’s we-know-what-we’re-talking-about perspective. Well, the travel gurus over at Frommer’s put together their own list(s) of California bests, and we just so happened to hit a few of them; others are just a hop, skip and a jump away. Here’s a sample from a few of their lists:

Best Authentic Experience
Hot-air ballooning over Napa Valley
Wine tasting in Napa or Sonoma
Exploring a gold mine (recommended: Sutter Gold Mine)

Best Natural Attractions
Redwood Forest
Lake Tahoe
Yosemite National Park
Mount Shasta (shown here)

Best Beaches
Sonoma coast state beaches
Santa Cruz beaches

Source: www.frommers.com