The Cutest Towns in California You Must Visit

Visiting California is essential to have on your bucket list. Whether you’re visiting for the first time, or you’re a local, there are always new places to fall in love with in this beautiful state. There might even be a hidden gem right around the corner from you! Follow along below for The Cutest Towns in California You Must Visit. 

Speaking of cute small towns check out where I call home, Healdsburg CA. Read about the Best Healdsburg Restaurants here and see see the Best Luxury Healdsburg Hotels here.

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What to Pack for your California Travels?

Curious about what to pack for a trip to California? see my Summer Wine Country favorite dresses and looks below! 

Boonville, California

For those of you looking for a super quiet mellow, charming town in Northern California Boonville is the spot for you. With the most adorable hotel I adore, The Boonville Inn, and tons of amazing wineries just a few minutes away this is the spot for a quiet Northern California getaway while enjoying boutique hotel amenities, amazing food, and great wines!

Read about the Best Anderson Valley Wineries here.

Boonville Hotel

Elk, California

Located on the coast in Mendocino County, Elk sits perfectly in Northern California. The best views of the beach sit right beneath you as you look out beyond the cliffs. It is so secluded and private, with just the right amount of town minutes away. Have great drinks, food, and enjoy a hike or two while you’re there. 

Cutest Towns in California

Cutest Towns in California

Photo Courtesy of Elk, California Tourism

Healdsburg, California

As a Healdsburg local, I had to include my little slice of heaven on the Cutest Towns in California list. Healdsburg is such a gem as it is located right in the heart of Sonoma County, with all the fun and beauty Northern California has to offer. Visit great wineries, and delicious food, and overall fantastic time. 

Check out my posts on The Best Healdsburg Restaurants and The Best Bars in Healdsburg.

Cutest Towns in California

Cutest Towns in California

Healdsburg is surrounded by lots of gorgeous vineyards otherwise known as the Russian River and also Alexander Valley.

Speaking of which, check out The Top 10 Russian River Valley Wineries here and The Top Alexander Valley Wineries here.

Cutest Towns in California

Cutest Towns in California

Looking for a place to stay in Healdsburg? Check out my blog post on The Best Luxury Healdsburg Airbnb Rentals.

Hopland, California

 A small town with a population of fewer than 800 people, Hopland is such a unique California spot. Located in the Russian River Valley, Hopland is the southern getaway in Northern California. 

Cutest Towns in California

Photo Courtesy of Hopland Tourism

Los Olivos, California

In Santa Barbara County, Los Olivos is one of the cutest spots to visit. Take a step back to this charming town with an emphasis on their spectacular wine grapes. See my blog post on The Top 10 Los Olivos Wine Tasting Rooms and Restaurants. This is a perfect little stay or day trip, especially if you’re in Southern or Central California. 

If you’re wondering where to stay I’d suggest the Fess Parker Inn. Read about my fabulous stay in downtown Los Olivos on the blog here

Cutest Towns in California

Cutest Towns in California

Photo Courtesy of Los Olivos Tourism

Mendocino, California 

Any chance I get to visit Mendocino I take it. Mendocino is a beautiful area in California that makes you feel on top of the world with its spectacular ocean views. You can see on my Mendocino Dining Guide the great restaurants they have in the city. 

Wondering where to stay in Mendocino, check out my Best Hotels in Mendocino For The Luxury Traveler here

Brewery Gulch Inn Mendocino

Looking to stay in Mendocino? Check out my blog post on The Best Mendocino Hotels for the Luxury Traveler. 

Ojai, California 

Ojai is another spot I always take up the opportunity to visit whenever I have the chance. Great food great wineries, what more could you ask for? My stay at the Ojai Valley Inn was also spectacular!

Also, check out my Ojai Dining Guide here. 

Cutest Towns in California

Photo Courtesy of Ojai Tourism

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Solvang, California

A gem in the Santa Ynez Valley, Solvang is a lovely Danish-themed town that is so fun to visit. The architecture and wineries in the area are fabulous and must-see when visiting the area. 

Cutest Towns in California

Curious where to stay in Solvang, I suggest the Landsby a super cute boutique hotel I’ve had the pleausre of staying at. Read about The Landsby Hotel on the blog here

The Landsby Hotel

The Landsby Hotel

Photo Courtesy of Solvang Tourism

Truckee, California

Winter Packing for a Trip To Lake Tahoe

I’m frequently asked what to pack for a trip. Check out my Winter Packing Guide below.   This is constantly evolving throughout various seasons so take a look back in another season to see what I share! 

Truckee is one of the cutest towns in California located in Lake Tahoe. From the shops to the food to the scenery, you’re sure to have an absolute blast here. Be sure to check out my Truckee Dining Guide

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