From sunny Southern California to crisp Northern California & all the inland forests and beach towns in between, our Media Design Manager, Nathan Mueller, just took the perfect road trip from San Diego all the way up the coast of Central California and is sharing his itinerary with you. An easy four-hour drive from Los Angeles with stops in Santa Barbara and Ojai for drinks, farm-to-table eats and a stay at a little beach lodge in Cambria, get ready to take notes because this is the only road trip itinerary up the California Coast you'll ever need.
Canyon Coffee, founded by coffee-loving couple, Ally Walsh & Casey Wojtalewicz, is gaining major visibility across the SoCal coffee scene. Launched in 2016, the venture emerged from the couple’s love for the ritual of coffee wherever they traveled around the world. And with a focus on organic, fair trade beans and roasts that are made to be savored sans-creamer, it’s no surprise they are receiving a warm welcome in the community (their gorgeous Instagram doesn’t hurt either!).
Maybe it was Hallie Parker (played by Lindsay Lohan) running through her father’s Napa vineyards in the movie, The Parent Trap, that sparked your desire to visit Napa Valley in your early years. Maybe you read The Venue Report’s recent roundup on rad Train Tours that solidified your longing. Whatever the reason, we’ve partnered with travel photographer, Lisa Diederich, to share all the best places and spaces to visit when venturing to the land flowing with wine.
In addition to top-notch wineries, Napa Valley boasts farm-to-table restaurants, quaint coffee shops and iconic tours (including hot air balloon adventures) that you need to add to your list of to-dos. Keep reading for Lisa’s day-by-day recommendations.
Photography by Lisa Diederich
Swings, skeeball, sips and sunsets- this new venue has it all. Viewpoint Brewing, North County's latest brewery (and Del Mar's first), has rolled up it’s doors to share it’s brews and ocean breeze with locals. Featuring an open-concept restaurant with an expansive patio, lounge swings, and sweeping lagoon views, this new spot is the ultimate place to drink a few cold ones and gather with friends during the summer.
Where do you go to celebrate all things fantasy-filled, childlike, magical and glowing? Disneyland, of course. So it should come as no surprise that the California adventure park has added a glowing, hero-worthy lavender lemonade to their menu’s offerings. Not to worry, it’s booze-free and fit for the kiddos as much as the adults. This Infinity-Ade will be available all summer long, in all its glowing ice cube glory.
Part of the Summer of Hero Celebration at the park, Disneyland has put together a few creative menu concoctions that are worthy of a superhero fanatic’s attention. And since we love a good day of getting the kiddos together to explore, we’re all about this Infinity-Ade. Besides, it’s popping up all over the ole ‘gram. Trend alert! Can't wait to see if glowing ice cubes become the next cronut.