8 Of The Most Beautiful Places To Explore In California This Spring
Bright flower fields and secret waterfalls.
There are so many places to explore in the Golden State; it can be hard to choose where to begin. Since it's finally 2020 and we're craving all things new, we've rounded up a list of the most beautiful places in California you can explore this spring.
Hint: There's a magical super bloom just around the corner.
Whether you want to go chasing waterfalls or take a leisurely stroll through beautiful wildflower paths, there's something on this list for everyone.
Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve
Price: $10 per vehicle parking fees
Location: 15101 Lancaster Rd, Lancaster, California
Why You Should Go: These magical poppy fields are so colorful, you’ll feel like you’re in the Wizard of Oz. The best time to go is during peak season from mid-March through mid-April. Make sure to stay on the path, so the flowers don't get trampled.
Price: $8 day-use fee
Location: Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy, Orick, California
Why You Should Go: This scenic biosphere is one of California's most underrated natural wonders. The gorge is covered with seven different types of lush ferns, some of which date back 325 million years.
Amtrak: Pacific Surfliner
Price: Tickets start at $23 per person one way for a reserved coach seat ($47 roundtrip).
Location: Various cities across California (see the full list here)
Why You Should Go: You canfor only $47!
Price: Free; metered parking on streets.
Location: Laguna Beach, California
Why You Should Go: There are 27 different beaches to explore within the city of Laguna, all with. Thousand Steps, Victoria Beach, and Treasure Island are a few of our favorites.
Casita by The Joshua Tree House
Price per night: $250 a night for up to four guests - That's only $62.50 per person!
Address: Joshua Tree, California (exact address provided upon booking)
Why You Need To Go: You can stay in a charming home ++ a hot tub.
Calistoga Spa Hot Springs
Price: From $298 per night
Address: 1006 Washington St, Calistoga, California
Why You Need To Go: You canin the wine country.
Price: Varies by beach and park.
Location: Lake Tahoe, California
Why You Should Go: You can hike andsurrounded by a lush, green forest.
Price: There is a $5 fee at Splinter’s Cabin Trailhead unless you show a valid California Adventure Pass or Interagency Pass in your car.
Location: Pacific Crest Trail, California
Why You Should Go: Thisis the perfect adventure you would never expect to find near San Bernardino.
Editor's Note: Aztec Falls is clothing optional. Since California waterfalls are seasonal and SB County can get very hot in the spring and summer, we strongly recommend you check weather conditions before visiting and plan accordingly.
We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.