Santa Barbara is known as the “American Riviera” with its beaches, shopping, and leisure lifestyle. Not only does it have gorgeous Spanish Colonial architecture, there is much to do to keep you busy or relaxed for a nice getaway. Stay We stayed at Ramada By Wyndham Santa Barbara during our visit. We loved their beautiful…
Category: Bay Area Getaways
Wining and Dining in Paso Robles
The Paso Robles area is an upcoming area that makes for a perfect getaway from the Bay Area. Located about 3 hours south of the Bay Area, it has everything you’ll need for some fun and relaxation. We put together a guide showcasing the variety of things this area has to offer. Eat Orale Taqueria…
The Perfect Getaway to Monterey Peninsula
Sometimes we all need a quick refresh from our daily grind. One of our top choices for a getaway is the Monterey Peninsula which consists of Monterey, Carmel-by-the-Sea, and Pacific Grove. These towns are all next to the ocean and all have individual charm and specialties. We’ve put together a guide of some places we’ve…
A Visit Back in Time: Virginia City
If you’ve ever wanted to make a visit into the past to see what it was like in America in the 1800s, Virginia City, NV is the perfect place. Located just 30 mins drive from Reno-Tahoe Airport, as you drive around the last bend you suddenly feel like you’ve traveled back in time with the…
Visiting Sunny San Diego
We love visiting San Diego any chance we get. There’s so much to see and do and the overall vibe is relaxing with great weather and beautiful beaches. It’s super easy to get to San Diego from the Bay Area with just an hour direct flight from any of the Bay Area airports which makes it…
A Holiday Stay in Temecula
For the Holidays, we wanted to do a small getaway with family somewhere not too far and not too crowded. Since we have family in the South, we decided Temecula would be the perfect place for a visit.
Temecula is known as the Wine Country of Southern California located an hour Southeast of LA and an hour Northeast of San Diego. Wineries fill the hillsides and a lot of history can be found in Old Town Temecula with buildings dating from the 1800s.
A Dog Friendly Visit to Northern Sonoma County with Wine Road
Whenever we travel, dog friendly hotels and places are always a priority. Our fur babies are a part of the family and we always want to bring them along with us! Wine Road Northern Sonoma County has a variety of lodging, wineries, and restaurants that will make your doggies feel right at home.
A Coastal Getaway to Mendocino
Mendocino is a beautiful seaside town brimming with character and a culture all its own. A weekend away will slow down your busy life for a bit and allow you to enjoy the simple and finer things in life. It’s close enough to the Bay Area that you can do a quick road trip, but it’s far enough away to feel like you are far from city life. The temperatures are cool and foggy year round, but on lucky days you can catch some sun rays.
Tahoe North Summer Family Adventure
North Tahoe is perfect for a summer family vacation and gives you the chance to experience the mountains throughout the region. The crowds are far less than during the winter and it’s great to get up high in the mountains when it’s warm out and the sun is shining. We’ve visited Tahoe plenty of times before, but this was our first vacation with the little ones in tow, so it was a special and new experience. We’ve outlined our itinerary, which was a little slower paced to accommodate nap time and feedings, but also offered just the right amount of fresh air and picturesque views that we crave.
A Weekend Getaway to Goleta, California
We recently had the pleasure of visiting the seaside town of Goleta. It’s an easy drive from the Bay Area, perfect for a weekend getaway. Located minutes from Santa Barbara, it has it has a charm and laid back vibe all it’s own. Goleta is famous for it’s lemon orchards and roots in the agriculture…
Palm Springs Guide
We had the chance to spend a few days Palm Springs and got the opportunity to really explore and discover this vibrant and unique city. Located in the middle of a dessert valley area, the temperatures can soar to the 90s and 100s during the day(higher in the summer) and cool down for a chilly night once the sun sets. Palm Springs is popular for their unique architecture and vibes that can’t be found anywhere else. Pair that with great food choices and lots of fun activities to do and you’ll find yourself coming back for more. Read below for some of the places we checked out this time around!
The National Parks of California
California is the most beautiful state in the USA (totally bias here!) and is filled with plenty of National Parks. We love the outdoors and wanted to share a short introduction to each park and our experiences at each one. Hopefully these will inspire you to visit one or more!