18 Best Hotels Along the Pacific Coast Highway (To Rest & Recharge)

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The most beautiful, unique, and overall best hotels along the Pacific Coast Highway to rest and recharge during your road trip. Spanning most of the California coastline (around 700 miles to be exact), the Pacific Coast Highway is easily the most beautiful coastal road trip you can take in the Golden State.  There are endless […]

California State Parks List (Every Park Organized By County)

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Use this California state parks list to plan your next outdoor adventure in the Golden State.  California is known for its outdoorsy culture and natural beauty, so it’s no surprise that there are a ton of state parks and beaches to visit throughout the state. This is the full list of every single California state […]

Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip: Driving California’s Most Scenic Highway

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The perfect Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip, including where to stop, eat, and stay. Plus, four sample itineraries you can use for inspiration!  When I was abroad and missing California, the first image that would come to mind besides seeing my friends and family was the Pacific Coast Highway.  The reason? It’s the most beautiful […]

California Hot Springs Guide (11 Best Hot Springs to Soak in)

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A detailed California hot springs guide! From free natural pools to the best resorts and spas, these are the most scenic spots to soak in the state. One of California’s best-kept secrets is its natural hot springs. Located along the Ring of Fire, one of the most active geothermal areas in the world, California has […]

65 Things to Do in California (From a Local) | Ultimate Bucket List

101 Things to do in California

There are countless options for things to do in California but these are my favorites as someone who was born in the state (and who has lived here for 25+ years).  Having lived in California for 25 of my 30 years, there’s a lot I love about this place I call home. Although there are […]

The 30 Best California Breweries to Visit

Figueroa Mountain Brewing - Santa Barbara, California - 30 California Breweries to Visit

A craft beer journey and road trip through the Golden State – your guide to the best California breweries to visit, from San Diego to Eureka. With 570 California breweries up and down the state, the Golden State has more craft breweries than any other state in the USA. Born and raised in California, it is also the […]