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I’m Andrea and I’ll be your tour guide! Thanks for stopping by!

Golden State Getaways is my personal blog full of information and inspiration for California travel! Whether you’re planning a California road trip or day trip, planning to explore a tourist attraction or visit a museum, my hope is to help you make some amazing vacation memories!

I’m a California girl! Born and raised in the Valley, I went to college in Santa Cruz, lived in Hollywood during law school, and now I live in Pasadena with my husband and 3 kids.

Want to know more about me? Hop on over to my lifestyle blog, Salty Canary!

Just want more of my travel info? Here’s a bit more about me:

My California Bucket List:

  • Bowling Ball Beach
  • Glass Beach
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Mono Lake
  • Route 395 Road Trip
  • New Cuyama
  • Lotusland
  • Catalina 
  • Death Valley
  • Trees of Mystery
  • Yosemite (with my family)
  • Sequoia (with my family)
  • Disneyland (with my kids)

My Favorite California Weekend Trip:

Oh, it’s too hard to choose!

I love heading out to Palm Springs, up to Ojai, or staying at the Madonna Inn and going wine tasting in Paso Robles!

I loved my girls’ getaway to Los Alamos!

Basically, I like returning to the same places on little weekend trips and revisiting the places that I love!