The Southern Sierra Travel Guide

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Plan Your The Southern Sierra Vacation

Vast granite peaks and giant sequoias are among the Southern Sierra's mind-boggling natural wonders, many of which are protected in three national parks. Mother Nature goes so far over the top in this region that it might wow you even more than California's more famous urban attractions.

Hotels

The Southern Sierra Hotels

For visits to the Sierra Nevada's western side, book your hotel in advance—especially in summer—or you may wind up far... read more

Restaurants

The Southern Sierra Restaurants

Most small towns in the Sierra Nevada have at least one restaurant; with few exceptions, dress is casual. You'll most... read more

Things To Do

Things To Do in The Southern Sierra

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.

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The Southern Sierra Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Strap 'em on: Whether you walk the paved loops in the national parks or head off the beaten path into the backcountry, a hike... Read more

  • Camping in Southern Sierra

    Camping in the Sierra Nevada means gazing up at awe-inspiring constellations and awakening to the sights of nearby meadows and streams and... Read more

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Fodor's Southern California 2014

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