World-Class Birdwatching in Lake County

Where to See Waders and Sea Birds Clocking in at nearly 70 square miles, Clear Lake plays host to throngs of migrating and roosting birds each year. The freshwater Northern California lake is classified as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by the Audubon Society, and noted for its key role in the Pacific Flyway. From Rodman Slough to… Read more »

Lake County Mountain Biking

Spring Means Mountain Biking Season in Lake County Gear up for green hills, wildflowers, and epic views on your Lake County mountain bike adventure. Spring means clear skies and mellow temps, and it’s a great time to get out and ride. Road bikers know the calf burning climbs of Wine Country, but we’re a mountain biking mecca… Read more »

Beyond Valentine’s Day: Planning A Romantic Wine Country Getaway 

It’s February folks, and we’re feeling the love in Lake County.  January brought us a few skiffs of snow in the higher elevations, and now we’re looking forward to the first signs of spring.  It’s the perfect time to cuddle up with your sweetheart and start planning your Valentine’s getaway. We’ve got no shortage of… Read more »

Lake County Dining Guide: Date Night & Fine Dining

Life is pretty laid back in Lake County, California, but don’t let our casual façade fool you. We know how to turn on the charm when it’s time. Valentine’s Day is on the horizon, and we’re rounding up our fave fine dining spots that were made for date night.

Roadside Attractions and Hidden Gems

The Lake County diamond might be our official gem, but we’ve got plenty of off the beaten path attractions to hit on your next Northern California road trip. 

Ring in 2020 in Lake County

Gear up for good times in Lake County this December.  The holiday season is in full swing, and we’re taking a look at New Year’s Eve and post-Christmas activities.  Rock out to classic hits at a casino or cruise into the New Year on a pair of roller skates. Burn Off Those Christmas Calories Lake… Read more »

Shop Small and Local, Make a Big Impact

Shopping small can make a big impact.  Whether you’re in search of one-of-a-kind holiday gifts or a souvenir from your Wine Country vacation, Lake County’s independent boutiques are full of surprises.  Discovery is half the fun, so take a stroll through our shopping districts to find what inspires you. Antiquing in Wine Country is legendary,… Read more »

Give Thanks and Celebrate the Season in Lake County

The holidays are a special time of year in Lake County. Our communities are bursting with small-town charm, and our calendar is jam-packed with festivities. From art openings and swanky, wine-sipping soirees to a delightful pet parade, you’ll find plenty of holiday cheer for the whole crew. Thanksgiving Week & Black Friday Kick off Thanksgiving… Read more »

City Spotlight: Clearlake

On the northern edge of California’s Wine Country, the small town of Clearlake offers up casual food and drink, family-friendly festivals, public lands access and knockout views of nearby Mt. Konocti and Clear Lake. With a population of 15,000, Clearlake is small by California standards, but it’s the biggest city in our bucolic county.  It’s… Read more »

Lake County Dining Guide: Eclectic and International

Dive into the cultural melting pot at one of Lake County’s international restaurants. Our rich Latinx heritage brings hearty Mexican and Central American traditions, while Indian and Thai spots offer vegetarian options and fragrant Eastern flavors. Spice it up at one of these eclectic restaurants next time you’re in Lake County. Arti Cafe Vegan and… Read more »