Every year I ask myself the same questions: How can I see something more impressive and more beautiful on my travels than last year? How can I make this year’s excursions even better?
If these questions are running through your head, too, consider visiting California, one of the most beautiful states in the USA. The Golden State offers incredible diversity, an abundance of national and state parks, and of course, the Pacific Coast Highway. Whether you love mountains, deserts or beaches, you can find them all in California.
In a state so large it would take a minimum of 16 hours to drive from tip to tip, how do you decide where to go? As a California native and enthusiast, I’m here to help you out with my picks for 10 of the state’s most beautiful places.
La Jolla Shores
A bit north of sunny San Diego, check out the interesting rock formations and beach cliffs in La Jolla. These shores are perfect to visit any time of day, though they’re particularly stunning at sunset. Dine at one of the nearby farm-to-table restaurants, or join a yoga class. It’s perfect for families and solo travelers alike.