The Best Small Towns in California

Summer is just around the corner and many families will be planning their first vacation in over a year. Few of us are ready for big adventures, even if we’ve been fully vaccinated. After 12+ months in isolation, it’s probably best to start out slow.

Travel + Leisure just published its list of the Best Small Towns in California. These are excellent destinations to consider for a short and intimate getaway. Best of all, they’re local.

Travel + Leisure’s Best Small Towns in California

  1. Ojai
  2. Sausalito
  3. Avalon
  4. Solvang
  5. Carmel-by-the-Sea
  6. St. Helena
  7. Calistoga
  8. Sonoma
  9. Pismo Beach
  10. Tahoe City

If you plan to visit one of these small towns, make sure to check local public health rules and follow CDC guidelines for travel and safety. Then sit back and relax. After the year we’ve had, you deserve it.