One of many many appeals of California is that it’s an ideal vacation spot any time of yr. After all, it nonetheless relies upon what you’re in search of. If you’d like solar, swimming, and the traditional California seaside scene then you definitely’ll be disillusioned from November by means of April – even in Southern California.
The climate in Southern California can nonetheless be sunny and heat (mid-70s) within the winter months however the water is chilly. Consider it extra as a possibility to run within the sand and fly a kite than to go swimming and solar tanning. If hitting the seaside is a part of your trip plans then Could by means of October is your finest guess.
For snowboarding, snowboarding, and cross-country snowboarding the months of December, January, and February are the most effective.
There are additionally the regional elements to think about. San Diego may be doused in fog for a lot of Could and June making the seashores a generally chilly vacation spot.
San Francisco will get constant fog from early July till late August. Although close by Marin, Berkeley, Oakland, and the Sonoma and Napa wine counties shall be sunny and scorching.
Yosemite Nationwide Park and Lake Tahoe are cooler than the remainder of the state in summer time and colder in winter. Freezing temperatures having been recorded in each month of the yr in Yosemite.
Having mentioned all that, if I needed to choose one month as the most effective month to go to it might be September. The crowds have thinned from the summer time peak season, the climate is heat, and the fog has cleared from each San Francisco and San Diego.
The insanely standard amusement parks Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm are packed between Memorial Day and Labor Day however the crowds subside dramatically in September and nonetheless extra in October.
September additionally has a number of nice festivals and festivals such because the Los Angeles County Honest, the Monterey Jazz Pageant, the Sausalito Artwork Pageant, and (my favourite) the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Music Pageant in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.