Foliage Tours in Orange County, California
I consider myself having two homes, Northern and Southern California. Fall foliage tours have growing in popularity over the last decade in California. I’ll start by talking about spots to watch autumn takeover in Southern California.
Beach drives are always beautiful this time of year. Check out the national parks, Irvine, California, for example. Hundreds will walk, jog, and hike through the hills to take in the beautiful scenery. One of the greatest things about the view this time of year is that the high pressure climate pushes out much of the ugly smog that sometimes hangs in the air and diminishing visibility of the beautiful natural surroundings.
On a beautiful day like today, you can see over 10 miles from the top of a Fullerton, California hill on the cross streets of Bastonchury Blvd and State College Boulevard. You can see the brown and gold of dozens of tree species, and all the way to the coast.
The Anaheim hills boast a myriad of colors through the hills. Trees meander their way up and down the streets, and some walk paths are reserved for pedestrian use only. This is a great time to take out the family and enjoy the outdoor beauty of nature in fall.
Moving up the 5 freeway to Northern California, I have always enjoyed the beauty of Santa Cruz, redwood trees, and green scenes that make the Northern par of the state one of the most beautiful places in the country to drive or hike. Winding roads at 5 to 10 miles per hour make a perfect passing speed to appreciate the trees and wooded areas of Santa Cruz. Pinecones and small rocks adorn the brown trails and off road camping of the Aptos area.
Inland, Stockton and Sacramento boast a variety of trees and flatland to take grassy walks and appreciate nature. The heat forces clouds away for sunny days and clear views far into the flat distance and plains.
In San Rafael, Marin County is never more beautiful than in fall. Over one hundred trees change their dressing during autumn on the campus of Dominican University of California, and deer roam freely for you to appreciate from a distance,
Overall, California has so many fall attractions that almost every direction that you would go in would lead you somewhere where leaves change, paths expand, and people enjoy the beautiful colors and products of fall.