Think leaf peeping is just for New Englanders? Think again! While exploring the vibrant colors of autumn leaves may not be as popular on the Peninsula as it is on the East Coast, there are several extraordinary spots right here in California to see the bright colors of the season on hundreds of trees. A leaf-peeping adventure is just a drive away and could make the perfect fall weekend getaway for you and your family. The fall foliage MapQuest map includes Yosemite National Park, Empire Mine State Historical Park in Grass Valley, Shasta National Forest and one in Southern California.
LeafQuest Special: Read two-time Pulitzer-nominee Joyce Millman's take on California vs. New England foliage.
Are you traveling by plane this fall? Explore other great fall-foliage destinations throughout the country here.
Do you know of another great leaf peeping spot in the Bay Area or the state? Tell us in the comments!