Many tourists roam infamous southern cities of San Diego, Disneyland, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara. These are all fantastic places to visit, but if you are looking elsewhere, then it is slightly out of the radar, see the following amazing sites:
My husband and I lived most of my life in California, but somehow we classified these splendid islands as one of the American National Parks. After seeing some fantastic photos on the Internet, we made a short boat trip from Oxnard to Anacapa Island as part of a weekend.
If you decide to go, be prepared and stock. This journey is for the bold people in good physical shape. You will have to climb up to 157 stars on the top of this rugged little island, where there is no food, service, water or flush toilets. Now I hate the outhouse, but I tell you – the rocky coastline, large scale rocks, and curved peaks were worth it. You can easily walk within hours of the island with an inspiration point for a great prize for your efforts.
We had toured in June when covering tiny islands and flowing with bright wildflowers and thousands of charming baby sewers were found around every corner. Be careful of their protective mum, which will hit your head if you are very cse.
We came back a few years later and visited the big Santa Cruz Island for the exciting kayak tour of the historic sea caves. On the cruise, we saw a whale and dolphins of two big schools. Water may be thick at some points, but the caves were amazing. It was a one-time experience.
Some people consider these islands as a desert, but if you have an enthusiastic soul and love nature, then the Channel Islands are considered to be the Galapagos of North America.
Huntington Botanical Gardens
This is another beautiful place which we have been failing for decades. Situated in Pasadena, the beautiful estate is home to more than a dozen magnificent gardens spread over 120 acres. To tell which garden is the brightest, but the Japanese Garden, Rose Garden and the California Garden are my favorites.
We did not even have a chance to check art galleries. The Huntington Art Gallery contains 18th and 19th Century British paintings, sculptures and decorative arts and includes the famous Blue Boy. And as a writer, I’m not ashamed, we have not visited Huntington Library, one of the largest and most comprehensive research libraries in the United States.
Ventura County Wine Route
Napa can enjoy all the winds of California, but my husband and I enjoyed my way through the coastal roller coaster near the coastal city of Ventura. We visited two of the 20 wineries and tasting rooms.
You can book one of the many wine tours on offer. However, we decided to get a map and find out on our own. Starting at the intersection of Highway 1 and Highway 101 in Ventura, we run Highway 33 to Ojai.
Surprisingly, from “the smallest post office in the United States” to the last place, somewhat secluded, but a beautiful street is waiting, and everyone saw James Dean alive. Our favorite was the Old Creek Winery, which seemed like returning to a simple place and time, where friendly people and dogs welcomed us. We enjoyed our bottled wine and picnic outside on the table, which enjoy scenes from America.
Incidentally, the Ojai and Ventura are worth a stay with beautiful pubs, luxury spas, bedding, and snacks as well as a variety of outdoor activities. In summer, Ventura Harbor Village is a hub of activities with live music in festivals and weekends.
This beautiful beach city is located in the middle of Los Angeles and San Diego. With more than 20 different natural jackets, this beach area offers everything from surfing, rowing, snorkeling, kayaking, and whales.
Be careful, surfing can be difficult in places. As a teenager, I decided to navigate, despite watering water and wiping it on a huge wave (consider the song of the beach boys: Hehehehey!). Actually, I blame the Beach Boys for this whole tragedy because they have gone through this whole surfer like I grew up like a surfer girl. So their debt
However, the scenes can not be beaten. Add super-chic restaurants and shops and one-of-a-kind art galleries and you’ll get the picture. There is even the Baby Boomer Club with Saturday Night Dance. Every summer, they host Laguna Woodstock, wherein 1969 the Baby Boomer party does.
Heisler Park is a great place to start right in the north of the main beach, with an easy half-mile walk along with the spectacular views of the beach and the soothing waves of the waves. You can take one of the streets to the beaches and tide pools. The banks, picnic tables, and barbecues are abundant, where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery. Sir and I did a picnic on grassland and it was perfect!
Treasure Island Park is another wonderful place, which is located on the five-star Montage Laguna Beach, where there are really rich remains. Beautifully arranged, many viewing benches show easy walking paths. Stairs and ramps take you to the beach, where you can stroll on a beautiful rock during a tide, to find a large place in the sand and a large tidal pool to sunbathe. Apart from this, there are lots of lawn for a picnic. I suggest bringing liquor and paneer to catch the romantic sunset.
Big bear lake
I live in the desert, so Big Bear has a great mountain migration with its beautiful lake and ancient forests. Boating, fishing, and hiking are some of the activities in this small, deserted city.
Last summer I and my husband revolted around the lake, enjoyed a picnic, set up an alpine slide, with go-karts up to 30 kilometers. Drive and ride on beautiful aircraft for spectacular scenery. After seeing the people, take the chair lifts on the mountain bike with trails, the next time we put it in our to-do list.
For adventures in the heart, parasailing and ziplining are also available.
El Matador beach
Looking for a splendid beach with white sand, rocky rocks, broken waves, and rocky rock structures is a semi-hidden place?
Do not look forward to El Matador, coming from the winding Pacific Coast Highway, in the north of Malibu. It is easy to remember the small brown spot on the small car park, so look carefully between Broad Beach and Decker Canyon Road. Once you find it, be prepared to take steps of 150 feet blue with some vertical steps.
Not for small children or those who are physically challenged, but if you take them into action, then tempting ideas will be treated with you. The locals know about this beach and you can see taking pictures – we have done it!
Fortunately, this little but wonderful beach is very low, so bring a picnic lunch or wine and explore a hidden corner to enjoy an amazing romantic setting.
By this time you may have seen that my husband and I are beach beams. Being in a nearby place to stay out of LAX the next morning, we got this beach accident.
Redondo Pier is a milestone with panoramic sea views and water activities, including harbor cruises, seasonal fishing, kayak, paddleboard, and pedal boats. The truth is known, we did not try any of these, but we were on Tire’s idea Pier, where we enjoyed the Happy Hour!
The ferry is also home to 16 feet white shark, named George, which is known as a large tank in a shark attack on Pier. If you have grandchildren or you are young, you can enjoy semi-submachine submarine (Dar, now I have a Beatles song in my head) to see under the water of local marine life.
If you fly from Los Angeles then definitely stay in the airport hotel.
This island is known as my last few recommendations but is a passionate favorite. My husband and I brought our honeymoon 40 years ago and returned many times. It is a small, beautiful island, which does not have any stoplights or fast-food restaurants. A general traffic jam involves two golf carts and one cycle for two.
On our honeymoon, we cycled around Avalon, visited horseback riding, visited the famous casino and drowned on the small beach. We also took a bus for the Second House to Harbours in the island of Catalina. Snorkeling, Parasailing, Fishing.