Spring is here—time to peace out and hit the road for our favorite Cali destinations. (Courtesy of @lilyofth3valley)

Peace Out: Hit the Road for 25 California Escapes

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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.

San Luis Obispo

The Granada Hotel sits at the center of town, making it a perfect jumping off point for exploration.

(Courtesy of Granada)

You've been to Hearst Castle and wine tasting in Paso Robles, but chances are you've never spent quality time in America's "happiest city." The coastal town of San Luis Obispo has a lively downtown with terrific modern stays (we're loving the new Butler Hotel), top-notch restaurants, and one of the largest farmer's markets in the country. Escape the grind and indulge in slow living with our guide to where to eat, drink and play in downtown SLO. For an extended trip, also check out our three-day itinerary including stops in Paso, Cambria, Los Osos, and Pismo Beach.

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