California is home to several groves of “big” trees, and we in the Central Valley live close enough for a day trip to one of them. Calaveras Big Trees in the Central Sierra Mountains is worthy of such a trip. Established nearly 100 years ago, it preserves two grove of sequoias—the world’s largest trees. Although the trees are the highlight, visitors exploring the park will find rivers, ancient volcanic formations and meadows as well. A Visitor Center includes a museum, and video loops that play continuously. The lounge area is a great place to recover from hiking! Finally, their website features information about virtual field trips as well, not only for Calaveras Big Trees, but many other sites as well. Start here https://www.ports-ca.us/
On the Go As with any adventure, go with an expectation of discovery! It’ll help if you bring along the appropriate protections (sunscreen, insect repellent, face masks), as well as food and drink. Though such items can be found within the park, they might not be as plentiful as in other places.