Big Sur is a must-visit on a California road trip itinerary!

The Ultimate 2 Week California Road Trip Itinerary (Coast, Desert, and Mountains!)

Considering a California road trip? Planning a California road trip itinerary can be challenging and exhilarating at the same time, because the state is so vast, diverse, and jaw-dropping beautiful. Our 2 week California road trip itinerary takes you through some of the most spectacular scenery in the Golden State, from the rugged cliffs of Big Sur to the granite … Read More

California in April offers spectacular wildflower displays.

California in April: 17 Best Places to Visit for a Spring Vacation!

California in April is simply breathtaking. The Golden State is gorgeous any time of year, but in our opinion, spring is the best time to enjoy the best of California’s renowned natural beauty. California’s hills turn a beautiful bright green in the spring. Wildflower displays can range from good to sensational. Wide-ranging opportunities for outdoor recreation, generally fog-free days along … Read More

Big Sur in one of California's most scenic drives

25+ Most Beautiful Scenic Drives in California

Looking for 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 California, or … Read More

Napa Valley is one of the most beautiful wine regions in California!

Beautiful Wine Regions in California You Must Visit!

Looking to visit the best wine regions in California? California’s wine regions produce a wide variety of wines, influenced by the soil and climate in each growing area. From cool coastal regions shrouded in fog to the sunshine-soaked valleys of the interior, California boasts many microclimates suited for viticulture. Did you know that more than half of the American Viticultural … 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

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

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

Route 66 at Sunset

Route 66 in California: A Must-Do Road Trip between Needles and Santa Monica!

Considering a road trip along Route 66 in California? The California section of Route 66 runs through magnificent desert terrain and exciting urban landscapes, making for a fabulous road trip. US Route 66 is a bucket-list road trip for many travelers. Immortalized in songs, movies, and books, the road is both historic and romantic. John Steinbeck called it the Migrant … Read More

Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco

101 Cool Things to Do in California: Bucket List for the Golden State!

There are so many cool and exciting things to do in California that you could spend a lifetime exploring and still not cover everything the state has to offer. But our California bucket list will help you pick from the most iconic Golden State experiences and attractions for a vacation to remember. With one of the most spectacular coastlines on … 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