Redwood National Park
The cool weather of summer's dry season attracts the majority of travelers, with nearly five times as many people visiting in July as in December. Hike the network of trails as fog rolls in and admire the massive redwoods. Swimming and boating are best in the summer months when the water is warmer. Head out to Miners Ridge Trail and along Fern Canyon before hitting the beach to kayak the lagoons. Swim at popular local swimming holes in the Mad River before checking out the herds of Roosevelt elk. Calves are typically born in May and June. Tired yet? Relax in one of the historic towns, such as Orick, Ferndale, or Klamath, which host a variety of events and parades in the summer.