Spring Activities in California
June 29, 2013
The great outdoors is once again calling to us as spring sneaks quietly on by. Soon the summer sun will be high in the sky, the beaches, trails and highways will be crowded but right now the Spring months offer an opportunity like no other to get out and enjoy the best that California has to offer: from leisurely rounds of golf, to hiking in the world-renowned State Parks, or bouncing in the surf off the California coast.
Yosemite in Spring
Yosemite comes alive in spring with winter snow melts driving rivers and waterfalls to their most beautiful peak flows. It’s also the perfect time to hike along Hite Cove Trail, one of the most scenic in the state with thousands upon thousands of beautiful spring wildflowers in bloom. And, by going early in the spring, you can avoid the heat and annoying summer crowds!
Joshua Tree National Park features a little something for everyone. From the miles-long auto tour to various ranger-guided tours you can see the highlights of the park in a day…but it would take a lifetime to see it all. With 12 nature walks and hiking trails for every level of ability, Joshua Tree is one of the most foot-friendly parks around. There are also over 400 rock climbing formations available for the adventurous. And spring is the best time to visit Joshua Tree — the weather is absolutely spectacular. Plus, you’ll get to see the flowers in full bloom before the summer droughts kick in.
Spring is the perfect time to go whale watching in California. Huge groups of Gray and Blue Whales herd together during the spring and fall to migrate to and from their ancestral stomping grounds. Whale watching is best between the Channel Islands and the mainland and but tours leave daily from harbors all up and down the California coast. Just be sure to pack your binoculars and cameras and bring your sense of wonder.
Spring also marks the unofficial start of the golf season — and what could be more relaxing than a round of golf in the cool spring breeze? Quiet Cannon’s golf course is an 18-hole Championship course open daily. The facility also features a full-service café, catering options, and even tournament packages for private parties!
Quiet Cannon also offers the area’s most impressive Easter Brunch, with favorites the whole family will enjoy. In addition to traditional options like ham, this year’s meal features shrimp and snow crab, prime rib, omelet and fajitas stations, chicken crepes, cheese blintzes and so much more! But book your reservation fast – the place fills up quickly.