California is absolutely gorgeous at this time of the year, and there are so many getaway weekends near Campbell that it’s tough to know where to start. Here are some of our favorites:
Big Basin Park has camping, hiking, and tall redwoods for everyone to explore. It’s a mere hour away via the beautiful Highway 9. The drive on Highway 9 will make you feel as though your getaway has already begun the instant you’re in the trees. If the campsites are booked, a quick search online may help you find a nearby hotel, but of course, camping is the most fun because you get to be outdoors. Big Basin has some waterfalls and if you ask at the entrance, you can get a map and some directions.
Santa Cruz has a number of great attractions available. Kids love the Beach and the Boardwalk, and there are lots of places to hear the music. There is free music on the beach Friday nights mid-June through the end of August. If you like something quieter, you can take the kids or yourself to Marianne’s ice cream and then travel up Highway One towards Pescadero. You could stop at one of the farms stands along the way where you can buy fruit or pick it yourself. If it’s a warm day, stop a beach, but be sure to have plenty of sunscreens. Tip: If you’re leaving Campbell to head over Highway 17, be sure to be on Highway 17 before 10 a.m.
Hearst Castle is a longer driver, but such an interest place to see. You can get a sense of the history of California by exploring this outstanding property. Get there early so you can get a tour of the place, and check for any closed roads. You can kayak, go beachcombing, or go for a trail ride nearby, too. And being near all that fresh ocean air will give you an appetite.
Before you plan that getaway, make sure you visit us so your weekend can be perfect. We don’t want you to be stranded someplace, especially if there’s no cell phone coverage. Let us help you make your weekend the best it can be. For a wonderful weekend, schedule an appointment for service, contact us online or call 408-412-5653.