California is one of the most visited states in America. Running almost 800 miles from north to south, it’s easy to say that The Golden State has much to offer. If you’re planning to travel there any time soon, don’t go knowing these five travel secrets:
Buy a National Park Pass
California has over 10 of the world’s most famous national parks. If you plan on visiting at least half of these places, you’ll benefit from purchasing an America the Beautiful annual national park pass. This pass provides you access to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites, including those in California.
Pack light layers
If you’re traveling along the coast, keep in mind that California nights and early mornings can be chilly – especially as you drive up north. That being said, we recommend you pack a few sweaters, a light jacket, and a few pairs of jeans to change into.
Rent a car
The sights in California have no limit, so don’t make the mistake of limiting yourself. Instead, rent a car from the nearest car rental or airport. This will allow you more freedom to explore The Golden State and even check out some of the more desolate areas.
Save On Airfare
LAX typically offers some of the cheapest flights, so you might benefit from flying into Los Angeles and taking a car to your destination. Another option is to book a stopover to save you even more money and allow you time to visit a second destination!
Plan a Pacific Coast roadtrip
Northern and Southern California both have so much beauty to offer, so plan a roadtrip that allows you to drive along the Pacific Coast Highway. For example, start in the eclectic city of San Francisco and make your way down to the peaceful beaches of Monterey.
Looking to explore The Golden State? The city of Monterey is one of the quaintest and most beautiful of them all – a spot for relaxation, sightseeing, and social activity. During your visit, stay at a tranquil hotel like the Butterfly Grove Inn nestled in Pacific Grove. To make a reservation, give us a call at 831-250-8191.