For over 150 years, people have flocked to San Simeon Bay. Some came in pursuit of California’s gold while others as a stopping point before heading up or down the coast. In the late 1800s, the little bay village hosted a stage depot, a telegraph line, and the Bay View Hotel which was a first-class accommodation that counted Thomas Edison, Winston Churchill, Calvin Coolidge and Cary Grant among its guests. Let’s explore together my favorite things to do in San Simeon.
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Cambria is a picturesque small beach community on the California Coast. This is a quintessential California beach town with pristine beaches, wildlife and great restaurants. A small community with beautiful history, Cambria has become a peaceful placed in the middle between Los Angeles and San Francisco, far enough from both, that everything is peaceful and not crowded. Cambria is a true California gem. So, come along with me as we explore the best things to do in Cambria.
Finding the perfect day trips from Los Angeles is not easy. On the one hand, Los Angeles has many tourist attractions by itself. Secondly, it all depends what you like to see in a day trip. However, I do believe that my list of day trips from Los Angeles will help you experience the California lifestyle from so many different angles. From the beach to the desert and unto the mountains, come along with me as we explore the best day trips from Los Angeles.
Santa Barbara is the quintessential California beach city. With many Hollywood stars calling this area home, Santa Barbara has always been the perfect weekend trip from the Los Angeles area. However, the area around Santa Barbara is gorgeous to explore, especially if you have a few extra days to spend in this gorgeous place. Come along with me as we explore my favorite Santa Barbara day trips that will take you to small villages and beach towns and give you a glimpse of California.
Ojai is a small rural town surrounded by rolling hills, citrus and avocado orchards. Mainly known to locals, Ojai is located in a picturesque valley that provides access to some beautiful hiking trails. Being away from the busy cities of a Ventura County, the Ojai hiking trails are quiet and gorgeous especially in the spring. Come along with me as we explore our favorite hiking trails in the Ojai area.
Southern California is hot in the summer and all the hills and mountains are brown in color. However, from the end of March through the end of May, especially after some good winter rains, Southern California turns green and explodes with wildflowers and color. There are many places to see the wildflowers of Southern California, but a few of them really stand out as being particularly beautiful and very large in size. Let’s explore together some of my favorite places to see the wildflowers of Southern California.
California is well known for its amazing natural beauty especially on the Pacific Coast. As a result there are quite a few roads that can take you right to the most amazing California landscapes. From the amazing ocean views and towering Sequoias to tall mountain peaks, California offers it all. Come along with me as we explore 15 best drives in California.
Yosemite National Park is a hiker’s paradise. You can easily spend one week in Yosemite or even more. However, most people only have a few days to visit. So, come along with me as I show you my best way to spend 2 days in Yosemite National Park.
California is filled with scenic beauty and is home to some of the most diverse natural wonders. Being the third-largest state in the US and with almost half of the land surface covered with forest, the Golden State of California has a thriving $3 billion industry, the highest compared to any other state. Besides, it is also called the land of extremes being home to several snow-capped mountains, as well as hot dry desserts, breath-taking rugged coastal lines, and thousand-year-old trees.
Six flags Magic Mountain is a wonderful theme park filled with breathtaking coasters, mini games, and last but not least lots of family fun! Six flags is an ideal theme park for mainly children 10 and up, but there are still a variety of rides for younger kids also! The park tickets are conveniently priced and its location is acceptable. Come along with me as we explore the world’s most thrilling theme park!