Costin Marinescu, DDS
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In the heart of California, only a three hours drive from San Francisco, Los Angeles and Sacramento, Tulare County and the Sequoia Region offer a great starting point to discover the perfection of nature.

Early spring when the countryside awakes with its blossoming fruit trees, wild flowers and sweet scents, the season opens for summer outdoors activities like white water rafting on the lively rushing Kaweah River, boating or fishing on one of the surrounding lakes and trekking, camping or rock climbing in one of the three National Parks: Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Those invite you also in the winter time to their romantic and cozy cabins after activities like skiing, snowshoeing or snow mobiling.

A two hours drive north from Tulare, on nearly 1,200 square miles of vast wilderness area, the Yosemite National Parks offers amazing views on the valley, scenic waterfalls, grand meadows, Giant Sequoias as well as deep valleys.

The stunning park has several hiking trails, camp grounds, climbing classes and horse back ridings. During the winter time, you can do downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and snow tubing.
Several cozy lodges invite you to stay overnight, like the famous historic Ahwahnee hotel.

45min from Tulare by car (or shuttle from Visalia), the Sequoia National Park welcomes you to feel like 'Alice in Wonderland' by walking through the Giant Forest - the largest clustering of “Big Trees” in the world. The most famous “Big Tree” is the General Sherman Tree which is the world's largest living with around 20 feet in diameter and is estimated to be around 2000 years old.

Other attractions of the park are the fallen sequoia that you can drive through, Moro Rock, Tokopah Falls, Redwood Mountain Grove and Crystal Cave.

The park offers numerous hiking routes and camping grounds.

A one hour drive north of Tulare, the country's deepest canyon (7,900 feet drop from the top of the rim to the river), the Kings Canyon offers you scenic views on the granite cliffs as well as amazing hikes to its tumbling and roaring waterfalls.

The Kings Canyon is also the home of the General Grant Tree, one of the largest trees on earth and the Nation's Christmas tree.

Hume Lake is a good place for camping, swimming or renting a boat and fishing.

California's world famous and most beautiful scenic drive along the coast is only two hours away from Tulare. The Pacific Coast Highway 1 passes by Big Sur with its astonishing views and ocean waves surfers dream of. En route you stop by small city gems with art shops and charming restaurants like San Luis Obispo and Carmel on the peninsula of Monterey. The highlight of the drive is the renown 17-miles drive with its romantic cypress trees along the cliffs, the rough see with sea lions along the coast and the world-famous Pebble beach golf course.

Only 15 miles away from Tulare, Visalia is the oldest city in the San Joaquin Valley. Visalia's Downtown is the liveliest part of the city, home to the city's arts, restaurants, government and medical communities.

Tulare is famous for hosting the world's largest farm equipment show once a year – the World Ag Expo every second week of February.

Tulare offers shopping in the Prefered Outlets, a 18-hole public golf course and a trail along the former spur line for the Southern Pacific and Burlington Norther Railroads.

Our office is located across the street to the Tulare Regional Medical Center - an excellent 112 bed General Acute Care Facility.

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