Before vanlife, we called California home. It's also Katy's birth state. No matter where our adventures take us, we always come back to California. For over 8 years, we've explored nearly every corner of the state seeking out the most epic views and soft adventures. From the Redwoods in Northern California, to the palm deserts of Southern California, we've seen and done just about everything! Well maybe not everything, but we're certainly working on it!
California is massive. In fact, it's bigger than New Zealand, United Kingdom, Italy, and about the same size as Japan. So there is A LOT to see and do. This guide, is our list of all the best hikes, scenic drives, epic views, and the best places to visit to help you get the most out of your trip to California. So whether you're looking for the iconic and epic Insta-worthy locations, or something a little more chill, we've got you covered. If we were planning a roadtrip around California, these are the places we'd want to visit!