When to Go
California’s best feature is its all-season appeal. Whenever you come, you’ll get a great experience highlighting some of the best aspects of the state. In winter, take advantage of the mild temperatures to visit the southern part of the state and the deserts. Spring sees the desert wildflowers begin to bloom, and warming temperatures in April and May also make for a beautiful time to travel along the southern coast.
Summer brings the most visitors to California, whether to sweat through the crowds at Disneyland or take in the natural wonders of Yosemite. Sunshine even visits the North Coast, making walks on the near-deserted beaches alluring. In fall, the San Francisco Bay Area turns on the charm, with less fog and warm air making both indoor and outdoor activities attractive, while the Wine Country’s grape harvest brings out tons of visitors to enjoy the festivities.
© Liz Hamill Scott from Moon California, 2nd Edition