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


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.

Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara life is geared outdoors—and with good reason, as witnessed here at the Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club.

(Garrick Ramirez)

Whether you hop the one-hour flight or decide to drive, sunny Santa Barbara, perched between the sea and the mountains, is within easy reach of the Bay Area. This is an ideal destination for outdoor lovers—hiking, kayaking, surfing, and sunbathing spots abound—as well as for foodies and shopaholics. While everyone will appreciate SB's classic Spanish architecture (think tiled courtyards and whitewashed buildings), the wine tasting rooms, cool restaurants and vintage-y boutiques of the Funk Zone give millennials a reason to visit. See what's new in Santa Barbara in our recent guide.

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