Big Five California Getaways Destinations
The Golden State, California, offers a lot of option for you to visit. There are many variety in the California from the mountains, cities, deserts, forests, and also beautiful beaches. These are several California Getaways Ideas that you can use to go with your loved ones.
1. San Diego
This city is very famous for its perfect weather all year round. It has some of the most beautiful beaches in the state and a lot of great place to surf. Some attractions that you can visit include San Diego Zoo, Legoland, Sea World, Maritime Museum, and Coronado Island. We really recommend you to visit this place for your California getaways destination. It will be the best getaways in the California for the winter and the most exciting place during summer.
2. Big Bear Lake
This lake is located only two hours of Los Angeles by car and it is about 7000 feet above sea level. Because of that reason, it has different climate than the other area surrounding it. The winter activities include snowboarding, cross country snowshoeing, and sledding, while the summer activities include water sports and mountain climbing during summer.
Don’t forget to visit Yosemite if you’re in the California. This is the most beautiful national parks in the country. It will definitely be your unforgettable California getaways moments ever. Take a look on their epic waterfalls, forests, lakes, and huge rocks mountains, and many more.
AffordableGetaways: “Visit this place during the off season so then you can really enjoy the peace and the atmosphere of this famous national park in the world”.
4. Lake Tahoe
It offers numbers of recreational areas and it is very suitable for your California getaways destination all the year round. You can definitely visit Lake Tahoe for summer or winter vacations. It is divided into two big regions, North Shore and South Shore region. Both of them offer different vacation experience. North Shore offer Truckee River rafting and an easy trip to Reno (Mini Casino Resort in the Nevada – Feel the Vegas Experience!). South Shore offer a lot more activities than the North Shore. You can see many casinos, heavenly ski resort, boat cruises, and the famous gondola at the South Lake Tahoe.
Winter season is the perfect time to do skiing, sledding, skating, and snowboarding, while summer season is the ideal time to do boating, hiking, golfing, fishing, cruising, rafting, and many more.
5. Monterey Bay Area
If you must choose only one destination as your California getaways, we really recommend you to visit this area.There are many activities offered in the Monterey Bay Area, such as visiting the most notable Monterey Bay Aquarium (bring your kids to see many marine life such as Sea Otters, Giant Octopus, Shark, etc). After you visit the Aquarium, you should also visit the best public golf courses in the world: Pebble Beach. The price ranges from $250 – $500, but it’s really worth to try. At the end of the day, you should drive through the 17 Mile Drive. There are a lot of exotic scenery along the street through the Pebble Beach and Pacific Grove (the famous monarch butterfly habitat sanctuary).
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