I love lists! Making them. Dreaming about them. But most of all, actually tackling the items on my list. My California list looks something like this...
El Capitan in Santa Barbara
The Saltan Sea
The Rose Bowl Flea Market
Solvang, the Danish village
The Parker, Palm Springs
Curry Village in Yosemite
Our close friends from Berkeley recently moved to the Venice area which gave us the perfect excuse for a road trip. Nothing beats that Southern California weather!
We stayed at the Venice Suites which was reasonably priced and right on the beach with a lovely and quite functional kitchenette which is perfect for family travel. I will warn you... it is smack dab in the middle of the crazy hustle and bustle of Venice beach. If odd characters or the homeless make you uneasy, this might not be the spot for you. For us, it felt just like home ;-)