It doesn't take a lot of convincing when it comes to California. Palm trees, sunshine, the Pacific, and laid back culture means that every time I go, I pretty much have to be dragged home.
Of everything in the state, there are a few spots outside of the big cities that you're going to want to explore. You may have heard of some of these, but let me remind you why you should go.
While it may not be something we're familiar with, spending time here gives you the chance to experience how the other half lives.
The incredible part about this theme park's 60-year history is how they're continuously able to reinvent themselves while also maintaining the classics.
It's a melting pot of hipsters, artists, modern architecture, and just about anyone looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city.
It's in this High Sierra region that you'll be able to truly connect to nature and that pristine cobalt-blue lake.
Sure, there may not be a whole lot of attractions in Silicon Valley, but I think of this area as the best place to nerd out.