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24 JAN/FEB 2018 G O L F & T R A V E L STAY: HIGHLANDS RANCH RESORT Here's the deal; why spend the entire day hik- ing, snowshoeing, or cross-country skiing at one of the world's most scenic spots, Lassen Volcanic National Park, and retire to a dome tent or bone-chilling cabin when you could come home to one of the warm, sexy, snuggly accommodations at Highlands Ranch Resort? All seven accommodations are new and first- class, and four are free-standing love dens designed with two in mind. Chef-prepared breakfasts and an on-site bar might temp you to enjoy the great outdoors by looking at it from your cabin windows. But if you decide to venture out, the park is 10 minutes away, and the hotel will send you off with lunch, wine, and cheese. 130 Club Drive Crescent City, CA 95531 smcclaflin@elk-valley.com delnortegolf.com Tel: (707) 458-3214 By Matt McKay Our year-end issue to close 2017 featured a look at some of the top destinations and things to do all over the Golden State. And we barely scratched the surface. It's a big state, folks, and there's just so much to see and do, we decided to top off the tank and head out again in search of more California gems for golf, lodging, eats, entertainment, and just good old-fashioned tourism. Some you may know, but some you won't … and we think you should. No need to thank us; that's what we're here for. So let's hit the road. EAT OUT CHART ROOM Located right on the charming Crescent Bay, The Chart Room specializes in sea food. One might assume that a restaurant that shares such a close relationship to the Pacific Ocean would deliver in this regard, and the Chart Room delivers. It's a bustling family restaurant with a casual atmosphere, featuring national flags draped from the ceiling. The locals dig the clam chowder, but other delights from the sea include the Seafood Combo, Prawns and Shrimp, Oysters and Shrimp, and Fish and Chips. It's open all day with a breakfast, lunch, dinner, and of course, a kid's menu. 130 Anchor Way Crescent City, CA 95531 ccchartroom.com (707) 464-5993 PLAY DEL NORTE GOLF COURSE Is it the best course in California? No. Is it the best course in Northern California? No. Is it a delightful throwback to what was in the world of golf? Yes. Is it surrounded by all the natural wonders its little corner of Northwest California offers? Yes. It's Del Norte Golf Club, nine holes and 18 tees stretching to just over 6,100 yards. It's sweet enough to delight the traveling golfer, the Crescent City locals, or a golfer on a hiking trip that just can't resist pulling out the Sunday bag for a quick nine. 130 Club Drive Crescent City, CA 95531 smcclaflin@elk-valley.com delnortegolf.com Tel: (707) 458-3214 GET OUT: LASSEN VOLCANIC NATIONAL PARK So you love winter? Really love winter? Like, you have all the outdoor stuff, including the minus-40 sleeping bags, the heavy gloves, snow-proof boots, and snow shoes? You might be just the hearty soul that's ready to take on the Lassen Volcanic National Park dur- ing the winter months. The main road through the park is closed between the northern outpost, the Loomis Plaza and Ranger Station, and the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center in the park's southeast corner, during the winter months. But both stations are open sporadi- cally year-round, and serve as the jumping-off point for some of the nation's best snowshoe- ing and cross-country skiing. Keep in mind it's the real world, not Six Flags, so don't fool around when it comes to prep. Check the park's newsletter at the address above, it's full of valuable planning information and tempt- ing outdoor activities. P.O. Box 100 Mineral, CA 96063-0100 https://www.nps.gov/lavo/learn/news/up- load/Winter-2017-2018-Web.pdf (530) 595-4480 North Coast REGIONS Shasta Cascade REGIONS

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