Here in Bakersfield, we’re just a stone’s throw from the expansive and beautiful Yosemite National Park and Sierra National Forest. The wilderness buff in you might be thinking we’re about to suggest you explore the woods, try rugged outdoor activities, and camp in a tent on the ground. Think again! There are two very high-end options for traveling into the woods.
This time of year, we’re good with fog, clouds, and rain, and, yes, a few jealous pangs that come from seeing pictures of friends or family in other parts of the country frolicking around in gently falling snow.
You’ve done Napa and Sonoma. You’ve toured Paso Robles. If you consider yourself a true California wine aficionado, however, and you also happen to be in need of a little out-of-town scenery, grab your corkscrew and fellow wine lover and visit Lompoc for a weekend of wining and dining.
Ahh, Lompoc. Lompoc? You ask. Didn’t we just feature this charming city?
The answer is, of course, yes—but we just needed to keep gushing over the natural beauty and small town charm of this California gem.
Sometimes, when you travel off the beaten path, you’ll discover something unexpected.
An emerging destination on Highway 1 along the California Coast, Lompoc blooms big in summer with fields of flowers, vineyard vistas, and scenic backroads for visitors to explore. An easy drive from Bakersfield, Lompoc—cooled by ocean breezes—is a great summer escape when inland temperatures rise.
So, why not explore Lompoc and discover what’s around the bend?
There have been a lot of songs written about California.
Dreamin’ about it and drivin’ through it; the curvy coastal highways and the sandy, sunny beaches. Face it, we live in a state that inspires a lot of love.
And if there’s one city that perfectly exemplifies the best of what the Golden State has to offer, it’s Pismo Beach.