Small Towns of California

When I think of California, I can’t help but think of the tiny towns that dot the coastline and meander through the hillsides.  Take Los Olivos. It’s barely a town, hardly more than an intersection, but beautifully nestled in the Santa Yzez mountains amid rolling vineyards and understated wineries.

Wine Country Home is a shop I wouldn’t miss.  My favorite thing about it?  It doesn’t even have a website!

In the mood for something sweet?  Enjoy Cupcakes might be just the place.  If you’re planning an informal wedding or an outdoor affair, they can come right to your front door!

If you’re going to visit only one small town in California, Carmel-by-the-sea is the one I suggest.  Just minutes from Pebble Beach, this coastal gem is filled with shopping and dining.

Toffee colored beaches wind along a rocky coast

And story book homes spring to life

The last place on my list is Napa Valley.  Well known as a wine filled honeymoon destination, it has plenty to offer in addition to endless tasting rooms and Michelin rated restaurants.

Like hot air balloon rides complete with champagne brunch

And spa treatments among towering trees at Calistoga Ranch

Napa is tops on my list for a weekend getaway with my husband.  It is where we planned to spend our honeymoon before real estate woes got in the way, but now we’ll be so close it’s a trip we won’t miss!


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Diana
    Sep 06, 2011 @ 15:22:30

    Quite jealous right now . . .


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