If you have something special that you want framed, this is a good place to go. It can be expensive, but they do a very good job and everything I've had framed there has lasted years and years without changing shape or color.
This is an excellent place to pick up picture frames at great prices. Their selection changes frequently but they always seem to have a decent selection of wood frames. If you are looking for basics, this is the place to go.
HIGHLY recommended for camping. The campgrounds are very nice and big so you don't feel like you are camping right next to your neighbors. They have shower and bathroom facilities, which is an added bonus. The most amazing thing about this place though, is the Sequoia Giganteums- Giant Redwoods. These trees are big enough to drive a truck through....you'll never see anything like it. Oh- and the river is a wonderful for swimming, fishing and floating down the rapids.
PROS: Giant redwoods, big camp sites, river
These caverns are cool- literally and figuratively. It is amazing what dripping water can do over thousands and thousands of years. I learned a lot on the guided tour. It is a great place to go if you want to escape the heat.
I like to sky at Bear Valley because not only is it a nice resort, with all levels of skiing, but it is also not nearly as crowded as Tahoe area resorts. The traffic is also minimal compared to Tahoe. The area is absolutely beautiful and has a lot to offer.
PROS: not crowded
This B&B is very nice. The rooms are small, but very comfortable and cute. They have a wonderful breakfast as well as an afternoon wine and appetizer selection. It is very reasonably priced, especially since it includes breakfast and wine/appetizers. It is right downtown in Murphys so you can walk to all the shops, etc.
This has got to be one of the most beautiful wineries I have ever visited. The grounds are extensive and hold weddings, parties and concerts there. If you want to experience true beauty, come in the fall. The property is covered with Japanese maple trees and the colors are simply amazing.
I have gone to this shop several times when I wanted a professional pedicure. They do a great job and are very friendly. The big chairs are very comfortable...I always find myself drifting off to sleep, I get so relaxed. The prices are reasonable because they do a good job.
This place makes absolutely delicious sandwiches. They get really busy at lunchtime, so expect to wait in line for a bit. They also sell frozen ravioli, etc. which are great to take home for a quick dinner. They have lots of specialty Italian items as well.
I really like this place a lot. I personally know the owner and staff and everyone is extremely friendly and helpful. They have tons of classes, including belly-dancing, which I haven't tried but looks fun! They also have a retail section where you can buy yoga gear, jewelry (check out the butterfly wing necklaces!), soaps, and many other gift items. They are also very conveniently located right off the freeway by Safeway.