What to Pack: 4 Perfect Locations for your Next Spring Getaway
As we head into spring, we can’t help but start dreaming about our next vacation. And since we live in Southern California, it seems the places to explore are endless. From the snowy mountains to the desert and warm sands of Mexico, there’s a destination for whatever kind of fun you’re looking for. And we’ve got just what you need no matter where you go. Check out where we’re heading, what we’re doing there, and what we’re packing.
Palm Springs, CA
No matter how much time we spend in Palm Springs, it’s never enough. It seems like every time we go, there’s something new to do. We love throwing on a colorful dress and some fun shoes for dinner and drinks at Bar Cecil. The best part of going to Palm Springs? Lounging by the pool. Grab a straw hat, sunscreen, and a towel for some relaxation in the sun. And when you’ve had enough, throw on some easy cutoffs and a tee and grab a pint at Las Palmas Brewing.
The next best part of going to Palm Springs? Shopping at Prism Boutique at Mojave Flea. Spend time browsing our newest arrivals, including a few things you can only find at this location. If you’re there on the weekend, grab brunch on Sunday morning and hit the Vintage Market for some of the best one-of-a-kind finds in town.
Mammoth Mountain, CA
If cold weather is more your thing, Mammoth Mountain is the place to be—if you’re into skiing and snowboarding or not! Spend an afternoon layered up in a cozy sweater at Distant Brewery with an IPA and flatbread pizza.
If you’re skipping the ski lift (or the snow altogether and going when it’s gone), grab your beanie and get the best view of the mountains on the Panorama Gondola. After, grab lunch at the Ohanas food truck parked at June Lake Brewing.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Mexico is like the spring break holy grail and Cabo San Lucas has been the go-to location for travelers looking for a luxury beach getaway. It’s especially perfect if you like a mix of beach relaxation and adventuring. One of our favorite places to eat is Acre. Get dressed up in a flowy maxi and some cute sandals to enjoy a thoughtful farm-to-table dinner. We also love spending happy hour overlooking the ocean at The Rooftop at the Cape Hotel.
When it comes to adventures, take a water taxi over to Lovers Beach for a picturesque dip in a new suit. Make sure you have a cover-up for the ride back. And you can’t visit Cabo without getting a good look at the rock formation it's most known for, El Arco. Reserve a boat for the day and fill a tote with all the on-the-water essentials, like a hat, sandals, a pair of shorts, and a tank.
If you’re looking for a vacation that’ll help you relax and reset in nature, Tucson might not be at the top of your list but we promise, it’ll exceed your expectations. We love staying at the Posado, The Joshua Tree House’s Arizona inn on the border of the Saguaro National Park. Being on 38 acres of secluded desert but close enough to the city gives you the best of both worlds.
There are so many amazing hikes in and around Tucson, but venturing into Saguaro National Park is a must. Since it tends to be in the high 70s to low 80s, make sure to dress accordingly in some utility shorts, an airy tank, a sun-shielding cap, and comfy sneakers. Not only is Tucson surrounded by breathtaking nature, it’s got an incredible food scene. Casually start your day in some loungewear and head to MSA Annex, a collection of 13 locally-owned small businesses including coffee shops, restaurants, and boutiques. Then put on a fun dress and boots to grab dinner at The Coronet on the historic Cushing Street.
Wherever you decide to spend spring break, we hope these small glimpses into each destination were just enough to get you inspired to book that vacation you’ve been dying to take.