The gorgeous coastal town of Santa Barbara is one of the most popular destinations in Southern California. Amazing beaches, free attractions, plenty of activities for all kinds of travelers with kids or without, history, music, food, art, and more are the reasons you’ll want to spend a weekend (or more!) in this charming oceanfront city!
Named for the sun-washed land, the beautiful Sunstone Winery is certainly a place you should put on your winery bucket list. The winery is only 30 minutes north of Santa Barbara and has accolades that include “Santa Barbara’s Favorite Red Wine” and “Best Santa Ynez Valley Tasting Room!” With French lavender and rosemary in the inviting courtyards as you arrive, it offers an immaculate natural beauty complemented by rustic, provincial architecture that creates a relaxed and welcoming ambiance.
If you want to take a trip to Europe but haven’t the time to head abroad, why not head to a town that is full of European charm right here in California? That town is Solvang, a historic Danish town that has that relaxing atmosphere and European sophistication you’re looking for to explore on your next vacation.
The Ojai Rancho Inn is a cozy place to stay in the Ojai Valley complete with its very own tiny beer and wine bar and cool décor throughout. With its rustic cabin vibes, you can expect a laid-back stay, almost like a sleepover camp, but for adults!
The stunning town of Ojai, California, located just north of Los Angeles, offers a sweet escape. Set with the Topatopa Mountains serving as the backdrop, it is the perfect place to get away with plenty of great places to eat, outdoor activities, and culture to take in for travelers of all ages.
Donuts, burgers, tacos, ice cream, cookies, and more! There are so many iconic California foods offered up and down the state, so if you’re planning a trip to California, I’m sharing all the California foods every visitor should try. Plan your meals accordingly! Here are all the most beloved dishes in the golden state that you simply cannot miss!
The charming beach town of Pismo Beach, California is known for its stunning shoreline and friendly atmosphere. It’s a classic California surf town. But there is more to Pismo Beach than surfing! In fact, there are so many things to do in Pismo Beach from wine tasting and butterflies to clam chowder and cinnamon rolls, you’ll never get bored!
Did you know that California is home to several towns that have a very European feel? That’s right! You can find European charm up and down the state of California. The Amalfi Coast, Amsterdam, and Spain are all just within a day’s drive from Los Angeles or San Francisco. Well, almost … With my help, keep reading to discover eight California towns that look like Europe.
No trip to Central California’s wine country would be complete without a stop at Presqu’ile. This family-owned winery crafts exceptional cool-climate varietals of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah in the Santa Maria Valley. While the wines are certainly a reason to stop by, the stunning views and tasting offerings you’ll have here give you reasons to linger for an unforgettable experience.
Take a road trip and spend the weekend in Los Alamos, CA! The best things to do in Los Alamos are drink, eat, drink more, and shop. However, there are so many choices for where to eat, drink, and shop! There are just so many great tasting rooms, wineries, bars, restaurants, and antique stores that you’ll have to choose what to do because you can’t do it all in one weekend!