Every tourist destination has its attractions. However, because every tourist is different, these attractions have greater or lesser value. In this series Gary gives his reasons for traveling to a particular place. Hopefully some of his thoughts will entice you to consider adding this particular location to your itinerary. The entire series is being categorized under the heading, “Spotlights.” However, you may find more about these locations in the archives of this website, under headings such as, “Great Places,” “Things to Do in,” “Best of,” “Top 10” and “Places of a Lifetime.” In addition, “Walking Tours” of many of these destinations may be available for purchase on the website for the low price of $1.49 each.
This pair of contiguous parks preserves stands of Giant Sequoias, the world’s largest trees. The roads in both parks allow visitors access to these giants and the roads are also connected so a visit to one park can include time in the other. The girth of these trees is so impressive that people are left with a new respect for these magnificent botanical specimens. A visit here should include at least the following:
1. The General Sherman Tree (within Sequoia National Park) is the world’s largest creature. It has witnessed over 2,000 years of history.
2. The General Grant is another of the top five (5) largest and oldest sequoias. It can be found in Kings Canyon National Park.