California Autumn Getaways

California Autumn Getaways

  • Dennis Hartley
  • 09/5/23

If you didn’t get enough down time this summer, consider a well-deserved escape to somewhere not-so-far-away this fall. Within about a 6-hour drive (maximum), whole new worlds are waiting to welcome you.

Murphys is a tiny gold rush town set in the Sierra Foothills between Yosemite and Lake Tahoe. Stay at the well-priced Historic Hotel; explore tree-lined Main Street for great eats and art; enjoy guided cave tours. Hike amid giant sequoias at Calaveras Big Trees State Park.

I Want my 80s Concert with Rick Springfield on October 16: Day of Dead event on November 4; December 1 launches holiday festivities.

Cave Photo by Alec Krum on Unsplash 

Coronado Island in San Diego invites you to act early and book rooms at its Crown City Inn – well-priced and perfectly located. Ride the ferry across the bay to enjoy the symphony at the Rady Shell at Jacobs Park, or a Friday pregame party at Gallagher Square before the Padres play baseball at Petco Park. Ride complimentary bikes, enjoy the beach, savor great food and good times on this magical island.

Sign Photo by Javier Quiroga on Unsplash

Lake Arrowhead in the San Bernadino National Forest lures guests to enjoy its well-priced 4-Diamond Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa all weekend long! Spa services, pine views from the pool or private beach, and its own great restaurant and bar. Shop the village, take a boat tour, and enjoy Santa’s Village – open year-round for ziplining, climbing, and mountain biking. Special Oktoberfest celebration is from September 16-October 29.

Lake Photo by DOMINIC KIM on Unsplash 



Lead Photo by Clay Banks on Unsplash


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