fyi // The Best Getaways in California

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Hands down, California is the best state in the U.S. It’s one of the few places in the world where you can go to the beach in the morning, take the chairlift up to snowboard or ski in the afternoon, and still make it back to the desert to camp in the evening. Here, you can literally do anything you want to. Looking for a getaway weekend? Where do you want to go? We’ve made it easy for you.

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Looking for a desert getaway oasis? Joshua Tree is the perfect getaway if you’re into roughing it! Camping, or shall I say "glamping", in the desert is by far the best way to clear your mind and get focused for your next work week. Joshua tree is a quaint village that has entertainment, restaurants, shopping, and hiking!

Where Should I Stay In Joshua Tree? //

Cabin Cabin Cabin: Cabin Cabin Cabin is a modern bohemian cabin in the village of Joshua Tree! This place was created to embrace the thoughts and feelings of a bygone era represented by the original homestead cabins of Joshua Tree.

Dome in the Desert: The Dome in the Desert is a secluded geodesic dome house in Joshua Tree. This place was created to be a personal escape from one’s busy city lives and a place to re-energize in solace under the desert sky.

Book one of these two spots ASAP, as they book up pretty fast!

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Newport Beach is the perfect beach town for a spa weekend getaway! My number one recommendation to do during your visit? Enjoy a Newport Harbor cruise and snuggle with your partner under the moonlit skies while having a cocktail in hand. Gondola Adventures, Gondola Company of Newport and Gondola Romance all offer scenic tours of Newport Beach.

Where Should I Stay In Newport Beach? //

The Pelican Hill Resort: Elegant rooms with beautiful ocean views! The Spa at Pelican Hill is the number one spa in California-- no joke, it has been nominated as so. The spa offers 22 different spa treatment rooms and it is a definite must to indulge in the Spa’s day packages! Replenish yourself, restore your balance, rejuvenate, detoxify your body, and center your mind!

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Big Bear Lake is Southern California's premier mountain resort! There is an abundant amount of activities to do while you're on your weekend getaway-- lake life living, mountain skiing, fishing, golfing, biking, hiking, and even go carting. Here, you can stay active or you can cuddle up by your log wood fire!

Where Should I Stay In Big Bear? //

Check out all of the cabin rentals through the Big Bear Getaway website to review anything and everything from old-fashioned log homes to beautiful modern cottages!

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Big Sur is by far my favorite weekend getaway spot! When life gets tough, a weekend away from the city flow and into the calmness and serenity of Big Sur is all you need to get yourself ready to take on the work week head on!

Where Should I Stay in Big Sur? //

Esalen: Esalen is a retreat center where you can take weekend workshop classes on all types of healing that allow you to positively reflect on your life. Esalen has cabin accommodations to stay if you are enrolled in a workshop! When I attended Esalen, I took a workshop on mindfulness meditation. Today, I still continue to use mindfulness as a way to calm my mind and center my soul!

Camping: When I go to Big Sur I like to camp, and I mean really camp. Check out all of the camp spots that you can book for your weekend getaway to Big Sur!

No matter where you stay in Big Sur, you must visit Esalen’s cliff-side hot springs!

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Now, let me bring you in on a firm belief of mine-- weekend getaways feed the soul, need I say more? A weekend away allows you to take a step back from your busy life and hone in on yourself -- your own needs and your own wants.

Know someone who is in great need of a weekend getaway? Send them a BOXFOX to invite them on one with you! 

Will she want a relaxing spa weekend? Or will she want an adventurous camping weekend? Never fear, Foxes, we've got you prepared for either! 

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