If pool lounging, beach swims, and giant mimosas aren't on your vacation list of must-dos, you're probably not doing it right. Luckily for you, the best things to do on spring break in California have all of these and more. You can also rent a clear kayak, chase waterfalls, and soak in secret natural hot springs.
Thousand Steps Beach
Location: 31972 Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA
Why You Should Go: You can swim in beautiful ocean pools and an actual beach cove.
Santa Monica Pier
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Why You Should Go: If you want to experience a slice of quintessential Southern California, Santa Monica is the place to be. You can ride the pier roller coaster, take a dip in the ocean, and explore the 3rd Street Promenade.
Location: 1313 Disneyland Dr., Anaheim, CA
Why You Should Go: Disneyland's Dapper Day is coming in April, and so is the Food and Wine Festival at Disneyland California Adventure.
Price: $488 a night; that's only $34.85 per person if you split the cost with friends.
Location: Paso Robles, CA
Why You Should Go: You and your friends can rent out an entire villa with a waterfall and swim-up bar for cheap.
Location: Palm Springs, CA
Why You Should Go: There are so many cute hotels and Airbnbs to stay at; it's the ultimate place for pool-lounging and good old R&R. Did we mention it's hot and sunny year-round?
Location: Alabama Hills, CA
Why You Should Go: You can hike amidst rock formations that look out of this world and camp for free under beautiful clear, starlight skies.
Area 55 Futuro House
Price: $223 a night for up to 4 guests; that's only $55.75 each before taxes and fees.
Location: Joshua Tree, CA
Why You Should Go: You can sleep in a UFO flying saucer house under the stars.
Price: A kayak for two starts at $50 per hour.
Location: 8612 N Lake Blvd., Kings Beach, CA
Why You Should Go: You can rent a clear kayak to explore the emerald waters of Lake Tahoe.
Location: Mist Trail, Yosemite National Park, CA
Why You Should Go: This short hike will give you gorgeous views of rainbow waterfalls and the surrounding Yosemite Valley.
La Jolla Shores
Location: La Jolla, CA
Why You Should Go: You can swim or snorkel with leopard sharks for free in the beautiful waters of La Jolla Shores.
Location: Emerald Pools Trail, Nevada City, CA
Why You Should Go: You can swim in amazing clear blue water pools. Chances are, you'll get it all to yourself.
Location: 30 S El Dorado St., Stockton, CA
Why You Should Go: You can sip the largest mimosas in California and indulge in delicious craving-satisfying brunch food.