This week, we explored the best California has to offer, from the chicest budget hotels in wine country to the most decadent desserts in Los Angeles. Whether you're looking for a weekend or week-long getaway, these spots are sure to please any traveler looking for a coastal retreat. So pack your bags and head west with our Fodor's Week in Travel.
Long Weekend in Monterey
For the ultimate no-fuss vacation, check out our guide to the best of Monterey County. We've taken care of the planning for you, so you'll be ready to indulge in a long weekend in Monterey.
Insider's Guide to Balboa Island, California
Located midway between Los Angeles and San Diego in Newport Beach, Balboa Island is the perfect stopping off point between the two cities for a relaxing stay in a quiet, quaint town. David Beek, who owns and operates the 100-year-old Balboa Island Ferry, shares his picks in our insider's guide to Balboa Island.
8 Great Bakeries in LA
If you're traveling to the southern part of the state, make sure you pick up some of the indulgent treats at one of these 8 great bakeries in L.A.
Cheap and Chic: 15 Affordable Hotels in California Wine Country
A trip to the vineyards can come at a steep price, so we've helped you economize with our list of the best budget hotels in the region. Save your money for a splurge at any of the region's world-class wineries with a stay at one of the best cheap and chic affordable hotels in California Wine Country.