I am very proud that I live in the great state of California. This state has tons to offer, from a variety of national parks, iconic cities, small towns, and best of all vineyards along the coast. We have been fortune enough to visit many places, so here are our favorite places often underrated when talking about California.
Santa Ynez Valley / Los Olivos
This area is a hidden gem that I love to tell people about. This valley produces many of California great wines and had some amazing vineyards to visit. Los Olivos is a small town in the valley that has a street full of wine tasting stops and looks like Main Street in Disneyland.
When I think of authentic California beach coast I think of Santa Cruz. With the oldest surviving boardwalk it’s like going back in history. The boardwalk has old-fashion carnival games, snack booths, and wooden roller coaster. This is the perfect place for any family.
Joshua Tree National Park
Although I had been to Joshua Tree Park in the past is wasn’t until our last trip that I feel in love. This place looks like you’re in a different planet, with boulders as far as the eye can see. It is the perfect getaway since the only activities are hiking and relaxing in nature.