This summer we're all about new adventures and new experiences. It's a big wide world out there with so much to see and there's no time like the present. We're starting here in our own backyard- good O'l California, ready to buy the ticket and take the ride?Here is our summer itinerary, whose coming with?
The Madonna Inn- San Louis Obispo
This charming and quirky hotel is a must if you're headed through San Louis Obispo this summer and looking for a visual mind warp. The Madonna Inn made it's debut in the late 1950’s with 12 rooms, and has expanded to over 101 uniquely "themed' rooms. “Barrel of Fun”, “Caveman”, “Irish Hills”, “Whispering Hills” are just a few of the rooms you can make home while basking in the pink glow of the Madonna Inn.
Calaveras Big Tree National Park- High Sierra.
Trees are the largest and most spiritually advanced plants on earth, which is why we're headed to the Calaveras National Park this summer. Becoming a State Park in 1931 to preserve the North Grove of giant sequoias, the grove now includes the "Discovery Tree", the first Sierra redwood noted by Augustus T. Dowd in 1852. These trees truly feel larger than life and will leave you in awe of their existence.
Big Sur- Central Coast
What's a California road trip with out a pit stop to see one of the most beautiful and serene west coast treasures? Perfect for your outdoor adventure fix, spend the day camping, hiking and swimming. Bordered to the east by the Santa Lucia Mountains and the west by the Pacific Ocean, Big Sur is guaranteed to take your breath away.
Pismo Beach is a picturesque seaside community located on the Pacific Ocean and has some serious retro flare. Pismo is famous for having one of California's longest and widest stretches of beach. If you're cruising through town or posting up for a few nights be sure to stop at Splash cafe for some noteworthy clam chowder.
Joshua Tree- Mojave Desert
Known for it's spiritual retreats, yurt style housing and magical sunsets, Joshua Tree got it's name from the region’s twisted, bristled trees. Visiting the National park, hiking Hidden Vally and the Integratron are at the top of the list. Of course, no Joshua Tree visit is complete with out catching a sunset.