Savvy California shares tips on California day trips, nightlife and savvy living on the left coast.
I love exploring my home state, and I’m not alone. More than 70 percent of people who vacation in California actually live here like I do.
We head to the big cities and beach towns, farm country and wine country, state parks and theme parks, new hot spots and old-growth forests.
Those California clichés
California is a famously diverse state with plenty of people, places and things represented. Still, the silly stereotypes won’t quit (you know the ones).
The thing is, some clichés can be a little bit true. And if you look at life with a little levity, you’ll sometimes find that’s where the fun is!
Where to next?
I’m cruising California in a convertible, wearing cliché-colored sunglasses, for a lighthearted look at all things:
Hippie dippy, fruity nutty, veggie yogi, local foodie,
wine tipsy, bucket listy, culture quirky, indie groovy,
tree huggy, celebrity crushy, artsy fartsy, eco snooty,
trail trekky, day trippy, beach bummy, surfer dudie.
Love California like I do?
Join me on a journey to map out the hella fun, awesome, gnarly, chill escapes — no hate — in the great Golden State. (Layin’ on the lingo totally tongue in cheek. Savvy?)
Most popular on Savvy California?
If you’ve followed this blog for a while, you know Savvy California is a more focused labor of love than its predecessor Savvy Cities. (See why here.) So the focus is now all California, all the time.
This time of year, readers are looking at tips for upcoming California road trips. They also want to know how they can save on tickets to California theme parks, zoos and aquariums and local museums. Popular deals now from trusted sources (including some family packs):
- San Diego Zoo discounts
- Universal Studios discounts
- Legoland discounts
- Knott’s Berry Farm discounts
- Monterey Bay Aquarium deals
Savvy subscribers are following the breadcrumbs to local arts and theater deals in their cities. Popular shows this month:
My name is Kathy Summers, and I’m a California-based writer for magazines and the publisher of SavvyCalifornia.com. My greedy goal is to find the real stuff in life right outside our doors. To sleuth out the sweet spots, chat up the experts, hang with the locals, and share what I learn with readers.
I live with my husband Troy, an airline pilot with a vintage race car habit, and my dog Gracie, a total
terrorist terrier and terrific road tripper.
My writing has been published by:
Magazines: Real Simple, Outside, Experience Life, Natural Solutions, Better Homes & Gardens, Consumer’s Digest, American Profile, Hemispheres, Health, Natural Health, Shape, Yoga Journal, Prevention, Fit Pregnancy, Journey, MSN.com, and many others.
Books: HarperCollins, Forbes Travel Guide, Mobil Travel Guide, and Rodale Books.