If you’re looking for a great weekend getaway in California, be sure to check out these 3 great options:
Catalina Island- It’s not just famous for the Catalina Wine Mixer, as the movie Stepbrothers suggests. Catalina Island is a great place to camp in the wilderness and take in the marine wildlife off the coasts of its beaches. With the constantly growing population of the state of California, Catalina is great place to go unwind and connect with nature.
The Beaches of Greater Los Angeles- There are many tremendous beaches in Southern California, and so many of them are concentrated in the Greater Los Angeles area. Venice Beach is famous for its “Muscle Beach” workout area and shops, and the Santa Monica Pier makes its beach an attraction that many take in each year. Newport Beach is another beauty, with the quiet town that surrounds it being a nice place to take a stroll and relax. Newport Beach also has several high-end restaurants that make it the perfect place to stay and play. Huntington Beach is famous for its waves and shops, which make it a must-see attraction if you’re in town. With its rocky cliffs above that provide incredible views, La Jolla is another must-see beach destination.
Carmel- With its pristine beaches and plethora of attractions, Carmel’s location on the Monterey Peninsula makes it the perfect weekend getaway for those in the Bay Area and Silicon Valley. It all starts with the peninsula’s world-famous golf courses, which include Pebble Beach Golf Links, Cypress Point Club, Poppy Hills Golf Course, and The Links at Spanish Bay among many others. This concentration of high-end golf courses makes the Monterey Peninsula one of the world’s top golf destinations. If you’re not into golf, there’s still plenty of world-famous attractions to enjoy. The famous 17 Mile Dr is a road that takes you along some of the most beautiful coastline in the world, for just a small fee. There’s also the nearby Monterey Bay Aquarium, which is one of the top Aquariums in the world. And don’t forget about the sleepy town of Carmel, which has plenty of boutique shops and restaurants to tickle your fancy.