Epic Guide – 47 Incredible Things to Do In California (And Hidden Secrets)

We’re taking our top attractions and California experiences, plus recommendations from friends and readers still on our list to share with you this BEST of the best things to do in California

Experience a California Beach Sunset

There’s something amiss if you don’t catch a California beach sunset. It’s FREE and readily available. Grab your cooler and kick back on the sand or cliff to watch this fiery evening event. 

Learn and Play at Balboa Park, San Diego

Enjoy the drive out of San Francisco over the Golden Gate Bridge. Fingers crossed the typical marine layer is not fogging you in, as you’ll stop at one of the most famous viewpoints: Golden Gate Bridge View Vista Point

Kick Back at Ocean Beach, San Diego

There are a couple of beaches we love, Ocean Beach in San Diego is one of them. It's an experience and reminds us of Byron Bay in Australia. 

Hike the Torrey Pines Coastal Walk, San Diego

It has a collection of coastal hiking trails with ocean vistas and native vegetation, including the rare Torrey Pine, which is only found in Torrey Pines State Reserve and Santa Rosa Island. 

Go Surfing at Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach in Orange County is our favorite California beach for the total package: cool surfing culture and vibe, stunning sunsets, boutique shopping, and along the beachfront you’ll find rows of beach volleyball nets.