Tuesday, July 31 2018
Planning a vacation to the golden state can be overwhelming—there are so many activities and places to visit, it’s hard to decide where you should spend your time. The state is so big, you couldn’t possibly see everything there is to see in one trip. We want to help you plan your summer vacation to California so you can begin living that California lifestyle as soon as possible.
If there is one thing California is known for (besides In N Out Burger), it’s its beautiful coastlines and beaches. It may not be Hawaii, but the beauty of the coastal regions and blue waters do measure up. If you enjoy spending time on the beach, consider planning your vacation to one of California’s many beachside cities or towns. If you want to visit a big city, San Diego should be at the top of your list. There are large beaches with boardwalks with restaurants and shops along the sand, and plenty of activities that appeal to all ages. If you’re searching for a quieter escape, head to Santa Barbara, where you can relax on the beach, hike, and browse the local small-town boutiques. The sleepy, coastal town of Cayucos on California’s central coast is only an hour north of Santa Barbara and is a world away from the crowds. Quirky cafes and cute hotels abound, and without the noise of a larger beach city. You’ll really be able to relax and explore nearby attractions like Hearst Castle and the town of Cambria, an antique paradise.
If lakes are more your style, plan a trip to Lake Tahoe and get a taste of lakeside resort-style living! Enjoy all the amenities of a resort including a pool and spa, private beach, and indoor-outdoor dining made possible with Bi-Fold, Multi-Slide, Lift and Slide, and French Swing Patio Doors.
If you plan your trip to a lakeside resort, it will be a relaxing vacation with time spent by the pool, sailing and kayaking on the lake, and hiking through beautiful alpine scenery. Stop by or stay at The Landing (pictured above), a South Lake Tahoe Resort and Spa that will exceed every one of your vacation expectations.
California’s wine country is a must see for all wine lovers! What many people don’t know is that the wine country spans great distances—from Santa Barbara all the way past San Francisco. Leave the kids at home for this one and stay in one of California’s wine country regions and enjoy winery tours, tastings, and an abundance of charcuterie. Stroll through the vineyards or bike around town and wine and dine your days away!
If you feel like playing tourist, a vacation to San Francisco is the perfect destination. There are so many things to do in San Francisco, your days will be full of sightseeing! You can drive across the famous Golden Gate Bridge, check out the Painted Ladies, and picnic in Golden Gate Park. Don’t forget to visit Fisherman’s Wharf where you can browse the souvenir shops and enjoy a delicious bread bowl filled with clam chowder! Whatever your interests, San Francisco offers activities for every taste.
If you have little ones (or even if you don’t), the happiest place on earth is a crowd favorite. Spending a day or two of your vacation at Disneyland and California Adventure is a guaranteed good time. Spend the day eating yummy treats and reliving your favorite Disney movies, reveling in the magic that is Disney. California Adventures even offers wine tasting and fun, Disney-themed cocktails! The best part is, Disneyland is centrally located in Anaheim, so you can play there for a day or two, and spend the rest of your vacation exploring beaches, museums, and monuments in southern California.
Wherever you go, you will love being in California and will never want to leave. The beauty is endless—it truly is a golden state. Enjoy your vacation!