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

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

Mission San Juan Capistrano is one of the most visited California missions.

Visiting the 21 California Missions (Guide + Map!)

Planning to visit the 21 California missions? The Spanish missions of California are laid out along the old El Camino Real, and make for a fascinating historical road trip along the coast. The missions in California stretch from San Diego up to Sonoma, and the associated settlements are considered the start point of the development of major cities in California, … Read More

California road trip itinerary

The Great California Road Trip Itinerary: An Epic 4-Week Golden State Adventure

A California road trip is at the top of the bucket list for most visitors to the state. And no wonder! California’s spectacular natural beauty and its vibrant cities and towns make it the perfect road trip destination. Read on to discover the ultimate itinerary for a road trip through California! Located on the Pacific Coast, California is the third-largest … Read More

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

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

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

22 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

El Capitan in Yosemite: Inside California's National Parks

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. From Yosemite to Death Valley, California’s national parks inspire infinite wonder, and you can’t help but feel an almost aching appreciation of their untamed beauty. Dramatic landscapes, … 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