From relaxing hotels to gorgeous vineyards to endless beaches, there’s a reason California is called the Golden State. Here are six must-visit spots on the West Coast.
Santa Barbara: Stay in a boutique hotel seeped in history, check out Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, drive along the American Riviera, and taste Pinot Noirs before watching the sun set on a beach in Montecito.
Calistoga: Explore a famous wine region in the off-season to find natural hot springs, cottages with cruiser bikes and local coffee, a Michelin-starred restaurant, and, of course, lots of wine in the Napa Valley.
Sausalito: Find a peaceful alternative in a picturesque town with wooded hills, tidal flats, a yacht-filled harbor, houseboats, water taxis, and three amazing hotels after exploring San Francisco.
Two Harbors: Escape to the Channel Islands to find chaparral-filled hills, azure water, ice cream cones at a general store, and a hillside hotel with harbors views.
Big Sur: Travel down the Central Coast to find state parks, deep gorges, a jagged coastline, hairpin turns, sapphire water, hidden beaches, and a weathered inn on 240 acres of secluded land.
Anderson Valley: Venture up Highway 1 to find stunning vineyard and valley views, a large deck, small snacks, and high-quality wines at your favorite winery in Philo.