Posted on October 3, 2020 at 12:00 PM
California is a great year round destination, with weather that has something to suit everyone, from sun worshipers to snow bunnies, no matter what the season. So the best time to go to California actually comes down to what kind of experience you want to have.
The weather can vary from scorching hot to cold but there is no denying that California has got it all. If you are looking for a great outdoor adventure then the golden state of California can provide a whole host of options, whether it is camping hiking or scuba diving. But if you are looking for something to do indoors, you will be spoilt for choice in California.
The state is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the US, so it comes as no surprise that the climate here is warm and pleasant. The west coast is covered with rainforest and mountains, whilst the inland is dotted with large cities. California has it all, so if you want to enjoy all of this, head up north to Oregon and Washington, where you will find warmer climates, a great selection of national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, and a good selection of beaches to relax on.
In the west part of the state, you will also find warm weather and clear blue waters, where you can indulge in some water sports. Many local fishing communities exist and many of them can accommodate tourists and locals who come together to fish and catch their own catch. If you want to spend a day or two fishing, head out west of the state to San Francisco and Oregon. It is also possible to spend your vacation in one of the many beautiful mountain towns of California, so if you are after a little bit of everything, head south to Nevada and Oregon.
The Northern part of California has a bit more variety and the weather is not quite as extreme, but still the weather is nice enough during the state's rainy season. So head to the North Coast of California, or the inland, for a bit of both and a bit of neither to suit you. There are many beautiful parks and gardens to explore and take a stroll through or a relaxing bath in. And the coastline has great restaurants and wine tasting locations. A trip to San Francisco could leave you feeling a bit weary, so if you are looking to get some rest or refreshment head down to the coast to Napa Valley.
The climate in the Central and Southern part of California are slightly cooler, but not very pleasant at times of the year, so these are often less visited than the rest of the state. However, if you plan to travel to one of these regions of the state, you can visit both parts regularly and experience a different climate each time you go.
California is not too far from the ocean and so the weather here is warmer and a great way to escape the cold northern winter. However, the high mountains in the north tend to bring strong winds and storms, which is another reason why they are so popular in the winter.
The Central and Southern part of the state tend to be the coldest in the winter months, but the winters in California tend to be quite mild, which means that the weather is very pleasant. Summer brings the high desert, whereas the summers bring the dryness of the desert to the mountains of California. Either way, the summer and autumn bring warm, clear skies and sun, which make for great sunshine days, with temperatures peaking at over eighty degrees Fahrenheit. during the late spring and early summer.