The Best State Parks in California

25 Stunning California State Parks You Must Visit (+ Map!)

California’s state parks are wonderful places to experience the Golden State’s scenic beauty and history. If you are planning a visit to the state, you’ll definitely want to look into weaving in a few of the best California state parks into your itinerary. Scattered all over the state, and running the gamut from coasts and forests to lakes, deserts, and … Read More

The Nine Incredible National Parks in California (Top Things to Do + Tips for Visiting!)

There are more national parks in California than in any other state in the United States. And together, the nine California national parks offer one of the greatest wilderness aggregations on the planet. If you are a nature lover, a landscape photographer, or an outdoors enthusiast, you will definitely want to put California’s national parks on your bucket list. From … Read More

Lake Tahoe is one of the most popular California weekend getaways.

23 Essential California Weekend Getaways (+ Where to Stay!)

Looking for the most iconic California weekend getaways? There are more places in California for weekend escapes than you can hope to get on a list. The Golden State is full of fun things to do, no matter where you choose to go: desert, redwood forests, mountains, or coast. But if you are looking to visit some of those incredible … Read More

Joshua Tree National Park is one of the places you can visit on an LA to Vegas drive.

LA to Vegas Drive: 4 Epic Road Trip Route Ideas (+ Best Stops)!

Planning an LA to Vegas drive? A Los Angeles to Las Vegas road trip can be done via one of multiple routes, and we’ve picked four epic itineraries to share in this article, with descriptions of the best stops on each drive. Anchored by two of the most vibrant cities in the western United States, the road trip between Los … Read More

Big Sur in one of California's most scenic drives

25+ Most Beautiful Scenic Drives in California for 2024!

Looking for the best scenic drives in California? You will be spoiled for choice, because there are so many spectacular drives all over the Golden State: in national parks, along the coast, and in the desert and mountains. Whether you are looking for a short drive to enjoy the beautiful weather and the bounties of nature near your base in … Read More

Best Lakes in California

25 Most Beautiful Lakes in California (+ Map!)

The best lakes in California are incredibly beautiful and captivating. From iconic Lake Tahoe to charming June Lake, there are so many lovely lakes in California to visit that you could explore a new one every weekend for a long time! Not only are California’s lakes gorgeous, most of them offer recreational opportunities as well, from swimming and boating to … Read More

Conway Summit in the Eastern Sierra is one of the best spots for California fall colors!

California Fall Colors: 12 Amazing Places to Visit!

Planning a California fall colors trip? You can see fall foliage in California in many places, and it’s a wonderful time to visit the Golden State. While you may not associate California, known for its beautiful coastline, sandy beaches, and tall palms, with fall leaf-peeping, California is actually blessed with a long and lovely fall foliage season. You just have … Read More

Conway Summit in October in California

California in October: 17 Best Places to Visit for a Fabulous Fall Getaway!

California in October is a vacationer’s dream. Whether you are looking for leaf-peeping spots or you want to enjoy fall festivals and Halloween events, you’ll be spoiled for choice in the Golden State! The Eastern Sierra of California is the best destination for fall colors in the western USA, and October is when colors usually peak. You’ll also find colors … Read More

Lake Tahoe is definitely a place to visit in California in December!

California in December: 17 Amazing Places to Visit!

California in December is beautiful. We may be biased, but quite honestly, the Golden State offers incredible travel destinations any time of year, and December is no different. While many parts of the country are drab and gray, or digging out from snowstorms, most of California generally has abundant sunshine and mild temperatures in December. But California is a big … Read More

Big Sur is one of the most romantic places in California, perfect for a couples getaway

The Most Romantic Places in California: 16 Incredible Getaways for Couples!

Looking for the most romantic places in California to visit on a couples getaway? Whether you are planning a quick romantic weekend escape or a honeymoon, and whether you crave the seclusion of a retreat into nature or you want to savor the charm of a California coastal town, the Golden State offers lots of choices for couples vacations. From … Read More