Northern California is a land of mountains, spectacular coastal scenery and giant redwood trees. Here you will find such beautiful wilderness areas as Yosemite National Forest and Modoc National Forest. These and other parks and forests are great for a vacation or even just a camping weekend. Northern California is the location of San Francisco, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States. Here you can marvel at the famous Golden Gate Bridge, dine at Fisherman’s Wharf, or even tour the old prison of Alcatraz. Guests staying in Northern California hotels can also visit Menlo Park, 48 kilometers (30 miles) south of San Francisco, where they can see the oldest operating train station in California. At nearby Palo Alto you can tour the campus of Stanford University or take the kids a few miles down the highway to the unique Museum of Pez Memorabilia. Farther north, at Redding, visit Turtle Bay Exploration Park and see the Sundial Bridge.