Redwood National Park
Thousands of visitors walk through the redwoods during the summer, but winter can be a great time to avoid the crowds. Temperate weather year-round means the park can be visited any time, but winter is the wet season, so pack your rain gear. Don’t forget to look up between the raindrops; the giant tree canopy should keep you relatively dry. Watch the winter whale migration from Klamath River Overlook as the gray whales head south in November and December. Other December events include the lighting of the world’s tallest living Christmas tree, and memorable candlelight walks through the trees.