Who says you can’t celebrate the fall season in California? These under-the-radar colorful mountain towns and low-key beach getaways will even have summer feeling envious.
Grab your pumpkin spice latte and your best pals, and take a roadtrip to some of our favorite places to visit this fall!
1. Anza-Borrego Desert
Anza-Borrego provides a fall experience unlike any other. Between the constellation-filled sky and moon rises over the badlands, you will quickly fall in love. Just 90 miles from San Diego, the Anza-Borrego Desert is perfect for a solo adventure or a trip with friends and family.
2. Laguna Beach
After Labor Day, the maddening summer crowds clear out of this beautiful coastal town. Between adventuring Laguna’s rugged cliffs, verdant hills and sweeping canyons, or just hanging around any of the 20 beaches that lie along this eight-mile stretch of SoCal, your Instagram followers are sure to be jealous! Remember, even though it’s fall doesn’t mean you can’t glow like it’s summer! Stop into iTAN for a quick spray session, and then hit the road!
Fill your day with quiet hikes and lazy picnics in Yosemite National Park. There is no shortage of fall colors throughout the park, where most of the trees are evergreens. But when you find those pockets of gold and orange, it’s pure magic! With the amount of walking and hiking you’ll be doing, be sure to treat yourself to a FIT Bodywrap once you’re back home to help alleviate pain and promote weight management.
From the coves of Bodega Bay and windswept bluffs of Sea Ranch, to inland pine-covered peaks and ocean-carved sea stacks, Sonoma truly looks and feels like a fairytale. It’s a place where you can tidepool for hours in solitude or ride thrilling waves. Discover hidden gems along the coast, or take a road trip along the shore, Central Sonoma or the valley!
Discover the Redwoods, best known for its soothing, small-town feel and autumn foliage! Spend the morning hiking through Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve then soak the afternoon away in a mineral bath at Vichy Springs Resort. With the amount of photo-ops, don’t forget to get selfie ready with a Teeth Whitening session!
Another SoCal surf town that’s better in the fall is Cardiff-by-the-Sea. Cardiff is known for its spectacular surfing at beaches like Cardiff State Beach. For the ocean lovers, Cardiff is a great place for diving and surfing. Once you’re done playing in the sun and salty water, head over to iTAN for a rejuvenating Photo Facial that helps firm and tone skin, reduce fine lines, wrinkles and pore size.
7. Eastern Sierra
Known as one of the best California fall trips, Eastern Sierra explodes with color for the season! The vibrant aspens, cottonwoods and golden meadows pop against the granite boulders, evergreen trees and glassy lakes. Plus, autumn’s chill offers the perfect excuse to explore the area’s hot springs!
Stop into any of iTAN’s 34 locations and enjoy a Sun, Spray or Spa session for a kickstart to your fall adventures!