If you are anything like us, you want to pack your summer full of fun activities and new adventures. With the blue skies and great weather in California, who would want to spend a day inside? That’s why we have compiled a list of the best California day trips to take this summer with your friends or family!
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1. A Trip Down Pacific Coast Highway
If your idea of a good time is driving with the windows down, music blasting, overlooking the ocean, then a trip down the PCH is for you! Otherwise known as Highway 1, you can start your drive in the beautiful city of Laguna Beach, stop by to dip your toes in the water, before enjoying the scenic drive to Santa Barbara for another stop. With some good music and good company, this scenic drive would make for an amazing day trip, especially if you don’t like staying in one spot for too long!
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2. A Trip To The Temecula Wineries
If a day out filled with wine and your besties sounds like the perfect way to spend a day, then you should consider visiting the Temecula Wineries! Located in between San Diego and LA, Temecula is home to over 40 wineries. Which basically means, in terms of wine, you simply can’t go wrong! With plenty of wine-tasting opportunities, restaurants, and even hot-air balloon rides, a day spent in the Temecula wineries is a day well spent!
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3. A Trip to Catalina Island
If you are a go-getter, ready-for-adventure kind of person, then a trip to Catalina Island would be the perfect way to spend your day! Located off the coast of Los Angeles, Catalina Island is one of California’s Channel Islands. Not only is it a tropical get-away so close to home, there are also so many opportunities for adventure! Whether you want to bike around the island, go ziplining, snorkeling, diving, boating or explore downtown, there are countless opportunities for fun in Catalina!
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No matter how you enjoy spending your day, it’s pretty safe to say that you can’t go wrong with these California day trips! Whether it be a scenic drive along PCH, a wine-tasting moment with your bestie, or an adventure day in Catalina, these trips would make any summer day a great one!