There are few things more relaxing than traveling to the wilds of the Golden State.
It’s also a place where you can relax your mind and body, and, like the locals, you’ll be able to take your trip without ever leaving home.
Here are some of our favorite ways to travel in the Golden West.1.
Enjoy the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert.
As much as we love the mountains, they are not always the best places to spend a weekend.
While they are beautiful, it can be a challenge to find a decent spot to camp, so why not spend a week in a desert, surrounded by beautiful mountains?
The Sonoran desert is home to more than 1,000 species of desert plants, including cacti, chaparral, ferns, and larch trees.
While you can’t really go anywhere near the area with a tent, we’d recommend going with a partner and camping in the area.
You’ll find plenty of water, fire pits, and even the occasional deer, which makes the Sonorans a very interesting spot to explore.2.
Travel by train to San Francisco.
When it comes to getting to the city, it’s no surprise that trains are the most convenient way to get around.
While the San Francisco Bay Area is the largest city in the country, you won’t find the most direct routes to the West Coast.
Instead, the best way to travel is by bus.
With the Bay Area, you can easily see the whole region with a little over an hour drive, or you can take a car.
For the latter option, we recommend taking BART, which is a train to the Pacific Ocean that stops at a couple of points along the way.
With that said, BART offers free transfers between all lines during the week, and most lines have an early morning and late evening service on weekdays.
If you’re going to take the train, you will want to plan ahead to make sure you can get home safely.3.
Make the most of the Northern California beaches.
There are plenty of great spots in the Sonora Desert to enjoy beach vacations.
Whether you’re looking for an awesome beach or just a relaxing vacation, you should try the coastal areas of the San Joaquin Valley and the Sonoma Desert.
While many of these areas are popular with backpackers, there are some excellent options for locals.
If your goal is to visit the beaches, make sure to check out the beaches near the San Andreas Fault, which spans the entire San Joaso Peninsula and spans more than a million square miles.
The coastlines are dotted with beach resorts that can accommodate families and families of all sizes.4.
Whether it’s the lush, remote hills of the Sierra Nevada or the rugged mountains of the Santa Cruz Mountains, the Sonoras have a plethora of hiking trails that are perfect for anyone.
Whether your goal of exploring a canyon, taking a quick stroll on the trail, or just relaxing on the beach, we can’t wait to see you.5.
Take the wildest hike you can.
It may seem like a weird choice, but the Sonomans are known for their wild nature.
Take a hike into the Sierra Nevadas, a wilderness area known for its incredible geology and ancient history.
There’s also an area known as the Sonocinch Range, which sits at the southern end of the U.S. in southern California.
This area has the highest concentration of mountain lions in the world.
While hiking the Sonoans is an excellent choice for a weekend, it doesn’t hurt to try some of the other wilderness areas as well.6.
Enjoy your time on the water.
The best places in the desert to take a dip are the Sonoyas and the Pampas.
If there’s one thing that the Sonones are known as, it is water lovers.
The area around the city of Santa Barbara is home with over 40 different species of fish, including striped bass, goldfish, and other large, colorful species.
While there’s not a lot to see in the city’s downtown, there’s plenty of beautiful views of the ocean in the nearby Pampanga Bay.7.
Make a list of your favorite local sights.
Whether they’re on a scenic hike, relaxing in the hot sun, or snorkeling, you’re sure to find something that will be perfect for you.
The Sonoras are known to have a number of amazing beaches, and it’s a must-see for everyone.8.
Get your fix of local culture.
While most of us would have been happy to just stay home and have fun, we like to be part of a larger community.
In many areas, like in Santa Barbara and San Diego, you may even find yourself living in a community with a more “authentic” feel.