Friday, March 7, 2014

Best Places To Get Your Tan On in CA

Here are a few of my tried and true favorite places to get my glow on in Southern, Northern and Central California. From South to North. And this goes without saying, but please ladies, practice safe sun. (Loving coconut oil instead of baby oil right now. It leaves you super smooth and still attracts the sun without leaving you bright red like baby oil does.)

Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA
Grab some cheap Mexican food and an acai bowl then head to this laid back, tourist-free beach. Be sure to stop in all the vintage and antique shops along the min street off the end of the beach near the long pier.

Coronado Island, San Diego, CA
Walk through Hotel Coronado on your way to the beach and have a cocktail at the outdoor ocean-view bar. It feels more like a tropical island resort than a San Diego beach. You can also actually see Mexico when looking to your left. The only downfall is the constant military airplanes flying overhead due to all the military bases in San Diego - feels a bit like a war zone. 

T Street Beach, San Clemente, CA
Laid back, surfer central. Definitely a private beach, locals only feel to this relaxing atmosphere. I liked to wave to the train passengers as they rode by :)

Laguna Beach, CA
Laguna Beach is very dog friendly. And not only can you am with your pooch, you can enjoy cocktails and snacks at one of the beaches many restaurants just steps up from the sand. A few of my favorites are The Deck and The Rooftop. But avoid prime hours as these bars are small and can get packed. 

Backyard Swimming Pools in the East Bay Do not underestimate the power of a beautiful backyard and the hot summer sun.

Huntington Square Park on Nob Hill in San Francisco, CA
Not exactly bikini weather here, but a great park to relax and feel safe in on a warm afternoon. 

One Mile Park in Chico, CA
On scorching hot summer days in Chico, nothing is more refreshing than an ice cold beer and a local watering hole. Shaped like a swimming pool, the water is actually flowing in from the Sacramento River. 

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