It’s no secret that many people feel that nothing comes close to the golden coast, and they’re referring to California. The vast and varied state in the US, is a magnet for travelers of all ages, wanting a variety of things from their adventure. So, if California is on your bucket list, and you plan to head there soon, you’re in for a treat; you will not be stuck for things to do, experience, and most importantly, enjoy. However, most trips tend to have a time limit, and if you’re only going for a matter of weeks (on your first trip anyway), it’s worth having a clear idea of the destinations that you want to travel to the most.
Now is the time to do a little planning ahead so that your itinerary is jam-packed with your future magical memories. The following are some ideas and inspiration for travelers who are off to the sunny state, and want a clear idea of where they’re heading, and what to do once they’ve arrived.
Somewhere A Little Bit Different
Now, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to see all the famous tourist attractions that are in abundance in California, and, you’ll definitely squeeze plenty in. However, California offers so much more than what you’re used to seeing in the movies. Less-known places, like Central Valley can be a calm escape from the bright lights of Hollywood Boulevard. Considered to be California’s heartland, Central Valley offers visitors a feast for their senses. Quiet country roads will lead you to farms full of fresh produce, and you’ll be sure to try a peach or two (yum). Once you’ve had enough peace and quiet, you can head out to Lemoore; book a hotel near Tachi Casino so that you can enjoy an evening of entertainment, dinner, and drinks, before heading back to rest your head.
Palm Springs is growing in popularity with Instagram aficionados, because of the beautiful desert scenery, and the cool vibes in the buildings and atmosphere. Alongside the dreamy, mid-century modern accommodation on offer; you’ll discover an abundance of food with influence from north and south of the border. Therefore, it’s well-worth making a pitstop for a hot tamale and a dip in a pool.
Don’t Forget The Coast
California’s coastline is incredibly impressive, and it boasts some of the best beaches in the world. And your trip wouldn’t be complete without at least some time spent on the sand and by the sea (not forgetting an obligatory picture buy a palm tree). For plenty of fun, head to Santa Monica State beach; here you’ll find fairground rides and plenty of candy as you listen to the waves hit the pier. With plenty of restaurants, you’ll be able to get your savoury fix, after all those sweet treats. If you’re after a little luxury, white sands, and crystal clear waters; Carmel City Beach has all you need. The locals are extremely wealthy, as it’s a place full of million dollar homes, but they’re happy about it, so you’ll always find someone friendly to talk to.
Wherever you choose to go on your California adventure, you’ll be sure to want to head back as soon as you can; it really is a state that benefits from an endless list of things to do for any traveler.