What a year it has been. It feels as though we all need to go on a vacation. Considering the times, it isn’t so easy to hop on a plane and take a holiday in the Bahamas. However, the road is wide open and filled with plenty of unique adventures. Local trips are never canceled! Here are some of the best California road trips to go on this year.

The Best California Road Trips

Best California Road Trips

Lassen Volcanic National Park

First up, we have one of California’s best-kept secrets. Lassen Volcanic Park is home to steaming fumaroles, meadows with wildflowers, clear mountain lakes, and of course, volcanoes. If you have ever been curious about the mysteries of volcanoes, you can learn all about them here. Like all the spots on this list, there are camping grounds on-site and miles of hiking trails. While you’re in the area, make sure to check out the Castle Crags State Park. The best time to visit is during the spring or summer. 

Napa Valley’s Silverado Trail

Did someone say wine?! Napa should ring a bell to all of you as it is THE place to indulge in the world’s best wineries. The best way to go about Napa Valley’s Silverado Trail is to work your way north and stop at wineries such as the Reynolds Family WineryClos du Val, and Mumm Napa

The Best California Road Trips

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite is a marvelous place to visit at any time of the year. Waterfalls, mountains, lakes, forests, wildlife, you name it! There truly is so much to explore. Must-see areas of Yosemite include Tuolumne Meadows, Tenaya Lake, Bridalveil Fall, Sentinel Dome, Vernal Fall, Nevada Fall, the Mist Trail, and Mirror Lake. Making a reservation at one of Yosemite’s lodges is a must. The sooner you do it, the better. 

Fresno Blossom and Fruit Trails

Some road trips are seasonal. One of them is the Fresno Blossom and Fruit Trails. From February through March, Fresno becomes a rainbow of pastels across acres of fruit and nut trees. Stops along the way include the Cedar View Winery in Sanger and the Simonian Farms

The Best California Road Trips

If you aren’t ready for a road trip just yet, no stress! Check out all the beautiful LA hiking trails or enjoy the DTLA skyline from any one of the vantage points near your AVEN apartments