Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles
The Griffith Observatory is located on the corner of Mount Hollywood in Los Angeles and is a great place to learn about the extraterrestrial world. This world-famous monument has always been free. The planetarium offers equally spectacular views of downtown Los Angeles. The observatory can be a great addition to your trip in California that you shouldn’t miss.
Pier 39, San Francisco
No California trip would be complete without San Francisco and the infamous Pier 39. This once functioning commercial pier has now been transformed into an open space of restaurants, shops, and bathing seals.
Old Town San Diego and Balboa Park
San Diego is a great place to experience excellent California wines and Mexican cuisine. Visit the Old Town Historic State Park, which was established at the beginning of the 19th century. It’s an epic place that we recommend adding to your bucket list.
We also recommend Oscar’s Mexican Seafood, one of the best Mexican restaurants where you can try smoked and fresh fish.
Mono Lake and Mono County
Located in Mono County, this relatively shallow lake has been forming for thousands of years. Mono Lake is a great place for a short break. Have a picnic or just relax by the water’s edge. Just be sure not to drink the water! Due to the high salt content, this lake is a unique and very salty body of water.
No trip to California would be complete without a trip along the infamous Route 66. Take this historic road west from the ocean toward the Arizona-Nevada border. Along the way, there are many wonderful places to stop for great food and stay overnight. Be sure to pack plenty of water, as the dry and arid desert can be unforgiving on any California road trip.
Temecula, Riverside County
Temecula is an inland city that lies between San Diego and Los Angeles. If you’ve ever wanted to experience a hot air balloon ride, check out the local options! You can also enjoy the award-winning wines that are famous in this region.
Santa Monica Pier & Pacific Park, Los Angeles
If you want to have fun in Santa Monica in a unique way, you can go to the pier, which is located along the Pacific Ocean. Visiting the pier is free but don’t forget to take a few bucks to ride the coolest carousel in town.
Alcatraz, San Francisco
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be on an island in a famous high security prison? Now is your chance. Take a short boat ride from Pier 39 directly to the prison where some of the most famous criminals in the country were housed.
Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
Our itinerary includes athletes and sports fans. Immerse yourself in a baseball game at Dodger Stadium and experience the massive crowds who create true sports passion in the stadium. We dare say that the atmosphere is so strong that it affects even people who do not understand baseball.