So you want to plan a weekend getaway somewhere in California to soak in the endless sun? We’ve got you covered! There are so many great destinations scattered across California, that narrowing it down to one spot really depends on what you’re after. From quiet seaside escapes to sierras getaways, California has it all, but one thing that every destination has in common is that: you’re never too far from the beach, the weather is ideal year round, and you won’t get tired of the sun shining down on your back. With that in mind, here are 5 activities that we would suggest adding to your California itinerary.
Rent a luxury villa for the weekend
Spend time in a luxurious setting by renting a villa where you can lounge around in a fully-furnished property that allows you to have an escape from your every day life. You can enjoy cooking in a top of the line kitchen and taking in the views of the ocean or the hills – whichever you prefer! Have a look at some of these California vacations, which feature some beautiful properties that will leave you wanting an extended holiday. If you get a group of friends together, it makes the cost more accessible, plus you can make unforgettable memories together!
Go sailing for the day
California has hundreds of miles of coastline and that makes it the ideal place to go sailing. Head out to sea by renting a sailboat where you can escape the crowds and allow the wind to take you in any direction you please. You can also participate in sailing tours with a group of people who want to learn more about the area, or splurge on a dinner cruise where you can feast on seafood and champagne – which brings us to the next point!
Enjoy the fresh seafood
California is home to a long list of respected restaurants that offer seafood options that come straight from the local area due to the accessibility of the ocean. You’ll get the chance to indulge in fresh dishes that include seared ahi, lobster, crab, and just about anything you can imagine. If you’re a foodie, you’re in luck, because you’ll be eating well here!
Go hiking in the national parks
California has no shortage of national park to visit. Some of the most famous include: Yosemite National Park, Sequoia National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, Redwood National Park, Death Valley National Park, and more. Each national park offers its own unique scenery, but all of them will take your breath away with their natural beauty. We have one tip for you: be sure to pack a pair of running shoes for this trip!
Spend the afternoon at the spa
Is there a better way to leave your weekend getaway feeling refreshed than by visiting a spa? There’s nothing quite like a soak in a hot tub, a refreshing swim, and a deep-tissue massage to leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated at the end of a wonderful weekend in California.