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15 Best Weekend Getaways in California

No need to request time off work or travel the globe, you can make your weekend a little bit sweeter with these 15 amazing weekend getaways in California!
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For visitors from all corners of the world and native Californians alike, the toughest part about planning a the perfect weekend in California is deciding where to visit! We’ve partnered with Bonwi, our favorite hotel booking site which gives back up to 35% in rewards, to bring you the 15 best weekend getaways in the Golden State — along with some amazing hotel deals!
No need to request time off work or travel the globe, you can make your weekend a little bit sweeter with these 15 amazing weekend getaways in California!

 
15 Best Weekend Getaways in California
 
Santa Barbara
It’s not hard to see why some visit Santa Barbara and never want to leave. The coastal city is popular among high-class foodies and is a retreat for many celebrities, but the atmosphere is always laid back and easy going. Walk along State Street or see the rose garden at the Santa Barbara Mansion, and check the “Funk Zone” — a community of cafes, boutique shops, wine tasting shops and art galleries — before heading to the pier. Want to fit in with the locals" Rent a bike.

Read more: Weekend Guide to Santa Barbara
 
Catalina Island
On Catalina Island it’s enough to spend your entire weekend lounging in a cabana on the beach, but there’s more to explore if you want to make the most of your time there! You can tour the Catalina Casino (actually not a casino), hike the Trans-Catalina Trail, and stroll through shops on Crescent Avenue. Even with a little of LA’s glitz and glam carrying over onto the island, it’s also one of the Best Places to Camp in California!
 
Ventura
Set on the coast between Santa Barbara and Malibu is Ventura — the surfer’s sweet spot with friendly locals, live music, great bars and even better burritos. Ventura is known to be where the “truly” outdoorsy call home, so hit the surf or take in sunset views from Serra Cross Park.
Ventura is also a two-for-one destination, because you can day-trip to Channel Islands which is only a few miles off the coast! Check our our Ultimate Guide to California’s Channel Islands for the ins and outs of traveling to these islands.

 
Solvang
This quaint village at the base of the Santa Ynez Mountains is nicknamed the Danish Capital of America f0r good reason; this hidden gem is a head-to-toe replica of a Denmark town full of impressive Danish bakeries and eateries. A quiet getaway to Solvang is a great way to get an international experience without ever leaving the States!
 
Napa Valley
It’s no secret: everyone knows you go to Napa for the wine. A luxurious retreat in Northern California’s valley will nearly always include a wine tour of some so...
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