Feel that itch? It's your annual, warm weather wanderlust stirring.
Whether you're looking for a relaxing getaway, a rugged outdoor adventure, or an epic road trip, we've got you covered with literally dozens of great escapes right here in California.
Don't have a car or can't stand the drive? No worries: Spring is the season for cheap roundtrip airfares. (Plus, affordable semi-private flights are also now a thing.) Really, there's no excuse not to get out of dodge, so here's how to do it right with all the oysters and local wines, sunset horseback rides, art excursions, splurge-worthy eats, and beach time you can handle.
Alisal Ranch, Solvang
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Seeking an outdoor getaway but with plenty of creature comforts? Situated 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, Alisal Ranch is a dude ranch for the wellness-minded era. Ride or hike along 10,000 acres of trails or try activities including archery and air-rifle target practice. But when you're finished playing cowgirl all day, you can head to the spa for some legit pampering (try the 60-minute Cowboy Cure with exfoliation, detoxifying mud and massage) and then pop over to the dining rooms to nosh on plant-based fare (full breakfast and dinner are included with your stay), bottomless chips and guac, and listen to live music. When you're ready to turn in, your ultra-cozy room has its own wood-burning fireplace. Get all the details here.