Friday, April 20, 2012

Exciting Spring Trip to California

Visiting California in the spring brings numerous exciting options for singles, couples and families.  In our case, Tiffany and I had a great couples getaway.  California offers many breathtaking landscapes, endless beaches, Redwood Forests, as well as great shopping and dining options.  If you happen to be traveling with a group, you may want to consider asking about group discounts for hotel accommodations and tour packages while you visit the West Coast.  Skimming through the lists below will help you to plan an amazing trip to California in the spring!

•           San Francisco is home to the world-renowned Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz, Conservatory of Flowers and the Napa Valley Wine Train.  This area of the state is a particularly amazing area to visit in the spring.  You can spend a weekend in San Francisco and schedule a train tour of Napa Valley to take in the blooming buds of the vineyards before trying some wine and cheese samples.  The Conservatory of Flowers (Tiff’s Favorite!) will also be an ideal place to schedule a visit to during the spring months.

•           Visit the towering and scenic Redwood trees(personal favorite!) in Humboldt County.  If outdoors and nature are on the top of your list when it comes to exploring California, this is one county you do not want to skip.  RV rentals and campground sites nearby make visiting this area family-friendly and affordable.

•           If beach life is a major part of your wish list for visiting California, you have to go to the beautiful Santa Barbara, as it provides a small town atmosphere with endless shopping and dining options.  You can rent a sailboat during the day, take a guided mountain tour in the afternoon, and enjoy one of the city’s premier restaurants and shopping centers in the evening.  Santa Barbara is also known for exceptional spas and indulgent hotel amenities.  If you’re big into fitness and wellness, this city will please you to no end.  

We had a blast out there on our trip!!! Although it was far different from Vermont, it was a fantastic experience and getaway for us.  Planning the best trip possible for your spring visit to California should be done in advance to make the most of your time there.  If you are traveling with a family, asking hotels about family-friendly amenities such as kitchenettes can help to reduce the cost of dining out each day.  If you want to tour the countryside of California, RV rentals is a great way to save money on transportation and overnight accommodation expenses for a group.  If shopping is on your agenda, be sure to check out online options for printable coupons to your favorite California stores!  I hope this gave some good insight and enjoy your trip!