States listed include California and Arizona. So where to stay, what to see and what not to miss are the next big questions.
Thousand Trails has 16 offerings in California and there’s Verde Valley in Arizona.
Arizona – Verde Valley is surrounded by the beautiful Red Rocks and boasts a moderate climate. Nearby Sedona is an art lover’s mecca and the ghost town of Jerome is not to be missed.
California – whether you’re traveling north or south, looking for mountains, beaches, big cities or little towns, there’s definitely something for you at our California preserves. Starting in the north, Russian River is the perfect spot to explore wine country, while Soledad Canyon puts you in prime location to explore fabled Hollywood. Yosemite has the whole Yosemite thing going, while Snowflower is a perfect spot to bask in the beauty of the Sierras. And that’s only four of the great CA offerings. Check out the the Thousand Trails website at www.thousandtrails.com for more locations and details.
On the Calendar
If you’re visiting Idyllwild, take in the Lilac Walk and Art Show, May 11-12. Stroll through the lilac gardens, take a guided tour among the dozens of varieties of lilacs or enjoy a Victorian tea in the gardens. Held at the Alpen Glow Garden, Fern Valley Road, in Idyllwild, just six miles from the preserve. For information call (951) 659-9711. Event hours are 11 a.m to 3 p.m.
Experience the fun of Lake Minden’s Hydroplanes Races the weekend of May 17-19. The big boats make their first appearance of the season so bring your cameras and be prepared to catch the excitement first hand.