Malibu makes for one of the most fun daya trips from Santa Barbara you can do!

18 Fun Day Trips from Santa Barbara (+ Map!)

Looking for the best day trips from Santa Barbara? There’s lots to do in the city on a Santa Barbara weekend getaway, but if you plan to visit on a long weekend, or, even better, if you plan to spend a few days here, you will definitely want to set aside some time to explore the beautiful places around Santa … Read More

Pfeiffer Beach Big Sur

Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur: How to Visit this Very Cool Purple Sand Beach!

Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur is famous as the “purple sand beach.” But that’s not its only claim to fame: beautiful Keyhole Arch, which sits just offshore at Pfeiffer Beach, is one of the most photographed spots in Big Sur. Along with Bixby Creek Bridge and McWay Falls, Pfeiffer Beach is one of the top attractions in Big Sur. Getting … Read More

Pinnacles National Park in California

Pinnacles National Park: The Ultimate Guide

The smallest national park in California at 26,606 acres, Pinnacles National Park is worth visiting for its unique geological features, its excellent network of hiking trails, and the opportunities to see birds and wildlife, as well as wildflowers in season. Located in Central California, just around 120 miles south of San Francisco, Pinnacles National Park is one of the easiest … Read More

The Big Sur road trip is one of California's best road trips.

Big Sur Road Trip: A Scenic California Coast Adventure!

California’s epic Big Sur coastline begs to be explored on a road trip. On a Big Sur road trip, you will revel in spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, and explore the ruggedly beautiful coastline, one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Wandering through redwood groves. Strolling picturesque coastal bluffs. Touring a historic light station. Walking on a … Read More

Moonstone Beach Boardwalk Cambria

Moonstone Beach Boardwalk in Cambria: A Must-Walk Scenic Trail!

Strolling the Moonstone Beach Boardwalk is one of the most fun things to do in Cambria. If you are planning a visit to the Central California Coast, put this scenic walk and charming village on your itinerary! With access to Cambria’s beautiful Moonstone Beach, the boardwalk trail is very popular, both with residents and visitors to Cambria. If you walk … Read More

Your Santa Barbara itinerary should include the County Courthouse Clock Tower!

Spend the Perfect Weekend in Santa Barbara: Ultimate Itinerary for 2 or 3 Days

With its red-tiled roofs, tall palm trees, sandy beaches, and laid-back vibe, Santa Barbara is the ultimate California coastal getaway. Read on to discover how to spend the perfect weekend in Santa Barbara! Whether you are planning a girls’ weekend, a romantic couples escape, or a fun family break, you will love all the options Santa Barbara offers. From historical … Read More

Things to Do in Cambria California

13 Fun Things to Do in Cambria

Charming Cambria is one of our most favorite Central California Coast destinations. There are plenty of fun things to do in Cambria, (and around Cambria), to keep you engaged, but it’s also the perfect place to just unwind and relax. Located along California Highway 1, about four hours by road from either San Francisco or Los Angeles, Cambria makes for … Read More

Big Sur Attractions

22 Big Sur Attractions You Must Not Miss (+ Map to Find Them!)

Planning to explore California’s famed Big Sur coast? There are many iconic Big Sur attractions you absolutely cannot miss on this bucket-list drive, from hikes to historical sites and waterfalls to wonderful views. Running from Carmel in the north to San Simeon in the south, the Big Sur coastline is 90 miles of unsurpassed natural beauty. California Highway One hugs … Read More

Things to Do in Carmel California

23 Fun Things to Do in Carmel, California

Quaint and charming Carmel-by-the-Sea is a sought after Central California coast vacation destination. Whether you are a couple looking for that romantic weekend escape, a solo traveler that loves coastal beauty, or a family seeking fun activities, you will find reasons to love Carmel! With superbly scenic natural areas, a village that oozes European charm, great food and drink, and … Read More