There is probably no other state in the United States that offers holiday goers as much as California. From picturesque beaches to purple fields on mountaintops to the snow-capped Sierra Nevada Mountains – California has something for everyone.
It’s no wonder that Americans and international travelers alike flock to the state for their vacations. Go ahead and rent that Corvette and check out some of these California vacation rentals for the perfect trip in the United States.
Five Must See Places in California
Kings Canyon National Park
Kings Canyon National Park is well known for its never-ending valleys, distinctive rocks, and towering trees located near Sequoia National Park. Visiting here is one of the best things to do in California.
A popular thing to do in the Southern Sierra Nevada mountain range is to take a car and take in the stunning views at your own pace. I promise you won’t be disappointed by the rivers, gorges, and canyons. Don’t even bother bringing water – you’ll be able to fill up your bottles at the fresh ice-cold streams.
Bowling Ball Beach
The name Bowling Ball beach could only be named after one thing…bowling balls! When the tide is out visitors are able to see endless round rocks of similar shapes and sizes that look exactly like the inside of a bowling alley on Friday night (without the disco ball).
Bowling Ball Beach is great for getting picturesque photos when you’re completing a California coast itinerary. Beyond that, there is decent surf just a bit north at Whiskey Shoals as well as good place to try your hand at SUP.
Lavender Fields on Mt Shasta
The lavender fields of Mt. Shasta are a seasonal treat that burst to life in the summer season. It a working farm and the lavender being grown is used for oil, cooking, and of course decoration.
The best thing to do here is take in the beautiful Mountain views while filling all of your senses with the fresh lavender from the purple fields. Be sure to grab a basket to collect some of the lavender. My favorite thing to do with the lavender is to use it as perfume!
Redwoods National Park
Beyond Disney Land and San Franciso, the Redwood trees are pretty much iconic to Californians. The United Nations have even declared the parks a UNESCO World Heritage site. Come here to be thoroughly impressed and to see just how amazing the earth is. For more info here’s how to visit the Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park.
Big Bear Lake
Big Bear Lake by San Bernadine gets its name from the grizzly bears that once dominated the area. It is an ideal holiday destination for vacationers looking for the perfect mountain lake escape.
Southern California’s best snowboarders and skiers come in droves when the fresh powder falls along the slopes. For those not looking to get on top of the mountain Big Bear Lake has fantastic cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and shopping.