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Have you seen Visit California’s “What If?” commercial? The opening statement is “In California we believe in ‘What If’—after all, ‘if’ is our middle name.” The meaning behind it is that the Golden State holds endless potential for adventure and fun. This had us thinking what is Bishop’s middle name? And the answer – This IS Bishop!

The Meaning Behind Our Middle Name

If you look up the word ‘is’ in the Oxford dictionary, it means the present tense third-person singular of ‘be.’ Both visitors and residents like to BE in the moment and embrace what the seasons and our backyard provides. From standing on top of a peak to solving a complex climbing route on a boulder, our landscape and cozy town scream to you “This IS Bishop.” But don’t worry. You don’t need to be the next Jeremy Jones or Alex Honnold to enjoy Bishop and its big backyard. Here’s some must-dos for a future Bishop getaway that everyone from 5 to 95 can enjoy.

This IS Bishop Adventures For Everyone

Enjoy The Season’s Bounty

Out of anywhere in the world, Bishop might be the epicenter of soaking up all the seasons’ offerings to the fullest. The changing of the seasons isn’t a short bang like most other places. Rather, it’s like a well-orchestrated symphony. Starting slowly and lasting for months with a crescendo. The spring wildflower bloom starts in February and lasts until July. Similar to spring’s slow opening, fall foliage begins in early September and finishes in November.

Take A Tour Of Bishop’s Backyard… At Your Own Leisure

The surrounding landscape of Bishop is like a giant playground for kids and adults alike. There isn’t an agenda or a need to be somewhere at an exact time. It’s about poking around a corner. Embarking on a dirt road to see what’s beyond the next bend. A great place to start is the Bishop Big Loop Auto Tour. 62 miles in length, its part dirt, part paved, and a whole lot of fun that you can do in under an hour or spend a few days taking in all the sights.

To sum it up, a Bishop vacation isn’t about checking off attractions on a list. It’s about coming back with stories of adventure. That IS Bishop in a nutshell.

FREE Bishop Visitor Guide

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