One of the most magical feelings in the world is getting to watch whales in their natural environment. Whether it’s the feeling of seeing them spout off in the ocean from your position on the shore or getting to see them up close and personal from a small boat tour, whale watching in California is … Read more 10 Wonderful Places for Whale Watching in California: Tips, Seasons, + More!
Along the rugged California coastline, 30 lighthouses shine a beacon out to the Pacific Ocean. These California lighthouses range from the state’s oldest lighthouse, Point Pinos Lighthouse, constructed in 1855 to those with unique purposes like Point Bonita Lighthouse’s guiding light to the San Francisco Bay and the historical Old Point Loma that sits within the … Read more 18 Incredible California Lighthouses (+ 6 You Can Stay the Night In!)
The Pacific Coast Highway has landed itself on so many people’s bucket lists and it’s not hard to figure out why! The views of the ocean are endless, the cute coastal towns are in abundance, and marine life can be seen around every corner — otters, elephant seals, and gray whales, oh my! In reality, … Read more The 8 Best Stops Along the San Francisco to Big Sur Drive
California is often best-known for its beaches. While there is a lot of other fun activities to enjoy in the rest of the state, it seems like we just can’t seem to help ourselves from being drawn to the coastline! And because California is such a large state with hundreds upon hundreds of miles of … Read more 27 Cutest Coastal Towns in California: Beach Towns to Visit!
Sea Ranch has a special place in my heart. It’s located right along my favorite highway in the world, the PCH, and I have many fond memories of going up to Sea Ranch with a group of friends from high school and staying at a friend’s vacation rental there. Time always seemed to slow down … Read more 7 Best Sea Ranch Airbnbs for a Beautiful Stay Along the PCH
I will proudly admit it… I am a SoCal transplant. Born and raised in the cold “Windy City” of Chicago, living by the ocean has always been my bucket list dream, and after 50 years on this earth, it is finally a reality! Living in Huntington Beach for the past 18 months has opened my eyes … Read more 10 Great Things to Do in Huntington Beach
Whale watching, world-class wines, windswept lighthouses, and winding rivers: is it any wonder that Mendocino is one of our top choices for a weekend getaway from San Francisco? Located 4 hours north of San Francisco on the beautiful Pacific Coast Highway, Mendocino is an obvious stop for road trippers heading north along the PCH as … Read more The 10 Best Mendocino Airbnbs for a Cottage Getaway
Planning the perfect Pacific Coast Highway road trip can be super intimidating. There are so many incredible places to stop along the way that you can almost get paralyzed by choice! I’ve driven stretches of the Pacific Coast Highway more than I can count. At least twice a year, my family drove the PCH from … Read more Pacific Coast Highway Itinerary: 7 Day California Coast Road Trip