A Few Beautiful Fall Trip Destinations in California

A Few Beautiful Fall Trip Destinations in California

Autumn is one of the best times of year to take a trip. The fall season doesn’t have as many tourists, and the weather is beautiful as the heat fades. Plus, the scenery is unmatched. Check out these great fall trip destinations in California for a weekend away.

 

Julian

Fall is apple-picking time in Julian, California. A charming little town filled with orchards, Julian has roadside stalls selling a variety of rare apple variants along with plenty of homemade goods.

 

Lake Tahoe

Situated between California and Nevada, this lake is a beautiful destination for nature lovers, nestled right in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Head to nearby Hope Valley for stunning views of fall foliage.

Devils Postpile at Mammoth Mountain

Frequent wildfires clear the undergrowth at Devils Postpile National Monument to make way for beautiful, vibrant new flora. Follow the Rainbow Falls trail for an experience you won’t want to miss.

Hearst Castle

While a popular tourist getaway in the summer, Hearst Castle has fewer crowds in the fall. The castle also features autumn evening tours with costumed guides reenacting a classic dinner party.

 

Check one of these fall trip destinations off your bucket list this year! And if you need a new road trip car to get you there, stop by and visit us at DeLillo Chevrolet.

 

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Ways to Celebrate Fall

Ways to Celebrate Fall

 

The fall season is finally upon us, which means cooler weather, colored leaves, and new festivals are on the way. Having fun this fall doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Here are a few ways to celebrate fall; make sure to enjoy the beautiful weather while it lasts!

Oktoberfest

Many communities throughout the nation plan their own Oktoberfest celebrations. Find one in your area and make plans to attend. You’ll love the sheer availability of the German festival’s pretzels, beer, and other fall favorites.

Apple Picking

One of the most enjoyable family-friendly activities of fall is apple picking. Apple season tends to stretch through the months of September and October, offering families the perfect opportunity to get some fresh ingredients. Eat the apples as they are or plan to make some fall treats, like apple pies!

Decorate

Nothing says you’re in the fall spirit like a properly decorated house! Create some decorations of your own or head to the store for some pumpkins and gourds.

Leaves

Raking leaves doesn’t have to be a ton of work. Taking a leap into a large pile is one way to get into the fall spirit.

If you’re looking for a new vehicle to withstand the fall and winter months, stop by DeLillo Chevrolet today.

Visit the International Surfing Museum

Visit The International Surfing Museum

Surf City

 

When you think of Orange County, perhaps you picture surfers riding the waves at sunrise. That’s a fair expectation, given that Huntington Beach has well-earned its nickname of “Surf City.” With that in mind, where else would the best location be for the International Surfing Museum than here in Huntington Beach?

 

Orange County natives, visitors, and surfers will all be stoked to check out Surf City’s contribution to California’s generous list of surfing museums. You’ll be greeted with remarkable enthusiasm for the sport, even by those who don’t partake themselves—like the museum’s founder, Natalie Kotsch. Kotsch came to California from Canada, where there was no surfing, but was entranced with the sport after her move. Thanks to her, much of the area’s recent surf history has been preserved.

 

During your visit, exhibitions featuring surf boards, posters, and memorabilia will demonstrate the progression of area surfers throughout the years. Rotating exhibits allow new details of the sport a chance in the spotlight and encourage return visitors. If surfing is one of your passions, a second visit further down the road is definitely worth another $2, the price of the museum’s admission. From special events to “Surfin’ Sundays” featuring live surf music, the International Surfing Museum is constantly finding a new way to celebrate the sport.

Improve Your Pregame Party with These Tailgating Essentials

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There is no better way to experience an NFL or college football game than by getting to the stadium a few hours beforehand to soak in the atmosphere and join in the tailgating festivities. To make sure that you show up prepared and the envy of every other party happening in the parking lot, remember these tailgating essentials on the next game day.

Dress Appropriately

Leave no question about which team you’re supporting. Whether it’s a jersey, shoes, or decals to put on your equipment, tailgating is a time to show your team spirit. Here are a few pretty cool options:

Food and Drinks

This may just be the most important aspect of any tailgating party. Is it even tailgating if you don’t have a massive selection? Check out these items:

Pregame Activities

Last, but definitely not least, are the activities that you plan on doing beforehand. Food and team spirit can only take your party so far. These items will help you take it to the next level:

Follow these simple tips, and you will be the talk of the tailgating party.

Disneyland Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Magical Vacation

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Disneyland is a big place, and there are a million little things you can do to make the best use of your time and have the most fun possible. These are just a few of the many Disneyland tips and tricks you might want to know.

Plan your trip well in advance, and research it well. Know which parks you want to go to, where you’re staying, and where the best places to get cheap food are. Planning a Disney vacation that’s both affordable and makes good use of your time is tricky, since you pay extra for Fastpass and onsite hotels. Stick to your budget, but don’t let it ruin your trip.

Buzzfeed has an amazing collection of insider Disneyland tips, like which rides have single rider lines and less crowded spots to watch fireworks and parades. Do Disney like a pro!

There are Easter eggs hidden all over the park, and one of the best parts of visiting Disney is finding them. Try touching Snow White’s apple, stopping at Main Street City Hall for a special occasion badge, or ask a Jungle Cruise cast member for a free map you can take home as a souvenir.

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Prepare for a Safe Fall BBQ with These Grilling Safety Tips

Grilling Safety Tips

Avoid burnt burgers and much worse with these grilling safety tips.

As summer tumbles into fall, another season of BBQs and picnics picks up at full force. While there are few things more relaxing than preparing a delicious grilled meal, grills can provide their own unique hazards.

To stay safe this season, check out these simple grilling safety tips:

• Never use a propane grill or charcoal grill inside; always set them up outside.
• Be sure not to place your grill too near your home, plants, or any other flammable objects.
• Keep a fire extinguisher nearby, just in case, and make sure that those in the grill’s present are aware of your safety plan.
• Never leave a hot grill unattended, and be sure to keep children and pets away from the grill at all times.
• Be sure to thoroughly read the instruction manual for your specific grill, so that you’re aware of any necessary safety specifics.

Do you have any other grilling safety tips? Let us know your ideas in the comments.