The Ideal California Roadtrip | Beachly Tips

Beachly Box Roadtrip

California is renowned for its stunning coastline, vibrant culture, and endless sunshine, making it the perfect destination for an epic road trip adventure. From the misty shores of Northern California to the sun-drenched beaches of Carlsbad in the south, there's no shortage of breathtaking vistas and charming towns to explore along the way. So, pack your bags, grab your Beachly Spring Box essentials, and get ready for an unforgettable journey filled with surf, sand, and sunshine!

Stop 1: Mendocino

Our journey begins in the picturesque coastal town of Mendocino, where rugged cliffs meet crashing waves, and charming Victorian architecture lines the streets. Start your day with a leisurely stroll along the Mendocino Headlands State Park, taking in panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and maybe catching a glimpse of migrating whales. For a taste of local culture, explore the town's art galleries and boutiques, where you can find unique handmade treasures to take home as souvenirs.

Make the most of your time in Mendocino with the Across Waves Sling Bag from Lu & Elle. Its adjustable straps and exterior pocket make it perfect for carrying your essentials as you wander through town or embark on a coastal hike.

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Stop 2: Santa Cruz

Next up on our California adventure is the vibrant beach town of Santa Cruz, famous for its iconic boardwalk, lively atmosphere, and world-class surf breaks. Spend your day soaking up the sun on the sandy shores of Main Beach or testing your skills on the waves at Steamer Lane. For a dose of nostalgia, take a stroll along the historic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, where you can ride classic roller coasters and indulge in delicious seaside treats.

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As you explore Santa Cruz, don't forget to don your Makay Sunglasses from Diff Eyewear. With their stylish design and UV protection, they're the perfect accessory for a day of fun in the sun. You can learn how we're styling all our spring box products, including the Makay sunglasses, HERE!

Stop 3: Monterey

Continue your journey south to the charming coastal city of Monterey, known for its rich marine life, scenic coastline, and historic Cannery Row. Dive into the depths of the ocean at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, where you can marvel at colorful jellyfish, playful sea otters, and majestic sharks. Afterwards, wander along Cannery Row, exploring its shops, restaurants, and galleries housed in converted waterfront warehouses.

After a day of exploration, unwind on the beach with the Earth Towel from Sand Cloud. Its quick-drying, sand-resistant fabric is perfect for lounging in the sun or drying off after a refreshing dip in the ocean.

Stop 4: Santa Barbara

No California road trip would be complete without a visit to the glamorous coastal city of Santa Barbara, where palm-lined streets, Spanish architecture, and pristine beaches await. Spend your day exploring the historic Mission Santa Barbara, strolling through the vibrant gardens of Lotusland, or soaking up the sun at East Beach. In the evening, indulge in farm-to-table cuisine at one of Santa Barbara's renowned restaurants, followed by a romantic sunset stroll along the waterfront.

Stop 5: Carlsbad

Our journey comes to a close in the charming coastal city of Carlsbad, where flower fields, sandy beaches, and quaint village charm await. Spend your final day soaking up the sun at Carlsbad State Beach, where you can swim, surf, or simply relax and enjoy the ocean breeze. For a taste of local culture, explore the historic Carlsbad Village, where you'll find charming shops, cafes, and galleries housed in restored Victorian buildings.

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Want some insider tips? The Beachly offices are right down the road from Carlsbad Village! Check out some of our favorite coffee spots for when you make the trip.

As you bid farewell to the California coast, take one last moment to savor the beauty of the ocean with your Beachly Spring Box essentials by your side. From the rugged cliffs of Mendocino to the sandy shores of Carlsbad, this coastal road trip is sure to be an adventure you'll never forget.

Not a part of Beachly yet and want to grab your box for your trip? Be sure to use code BONUS to claim a $75+ bonus bundle along with your fully customizable spring box!