An insider’s guide to the hottest places in California right now


Published: The Carousel, May 2017

There are endless reasons to love California.

For one, it’s always summer. Also, you can order everything with a side of tacos. Finally (and my personal favourite), Insta-worthy views of a spectacular sunset are pretty much everywhere.

Thanks to Visit California and Air New Zealand, I was recently introduced to some of the hottest places to stay, eat and play in The Golden State right now. I travelled in the week leading up to and during Coachella, and there was an awesome vibe throughout the entire region.

Take note if you’re planning a trip – these places won’t let you down.