When it comes to the perfect summer vacations, you really can't go wrong on a visit to the Golden State. Sunshine, easy-going people, and many options for activities, no matter where you stay wherever you head.
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Summer Vacations in California: Top Destinations
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5 Most Beautiful Summer Destinations in California
Relax on the most beautiful beaches, visit the tall redwoods, and enjoy outdoor activities like sea kayaking or hiking this summer. Here's our list of the 5 most stunning spots to do it all this summer in California.
Visit this idyllic seaside haven near San Diego, where you'll find plenty of summer activities. Beautiful beaches, lots of amusement parks (like Disneyland, Legoland, and SeaWorld) and other family-friendly perks make this an easy choice for everyone. Explore 6 miles of coastline, a surf museum, and opportunities for whale-watching, fishing, and deep-sea diving.
Make your summer vacations in California as memorable as possible, with a trip to Malibu. There's a reason it's the playground of the rich and famous. Malibu is home to some of the most spectacular beaches in the country, with gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy a meal at one of the city's numerous restaurants, or go for a kayaking trip to see the city from the water.
3. Bodega Bay
Imagine a charming fishing village in Sonoma County, protected from the wind with walking trails along the cliffs. Kayak around the area, or grab a surfboard and hit the waves for adventure. Like fishing? There's plenty to catch here, whether you're out on your own or on a guided expedition.
Marvel at the redwoods here, or just gaze at the lighthouses that dot the shoreline along Manchester Beach. Come during the King's Street Festival, when the town lights up with markets and street performances. Here you can easily make the most of your summer vacations in California.
5. Tahoe City
Summer vacations in California aren't complete without a trip to Lake Tahoe. Play tennis, walk along the forested roads, or just enjoy the famous lake in all its glory. Who says Lake Tahoe is only good for its ski slopes?