Live and explore through California life simply!

Welcome to Simply-California.  This site exemplifies all that is California – beauty, nature, diversity, food, and much more.  Join me as we explore the Golden State and guide you through extraordinary places to see, adventures to embark on, tantalizing food to eat, as well as helpful tips to get you on your way whether a tourist, short term visitor looking for an authentic local experience, or a native-lover of California.  Enjoy!

Get to Know California

A Cottage by the Sea and Morro Rock - My visit to Pismo Beach and Morro Bay in California

I truly love the California central coast especially with this beach cute cottage stay and adventure I embarked on.   I feel like it has[...]

Exploring California - UC Davis Arboretum and Temple Coffee Roasters

Since the weather was sunny and in the 70s this weekend, I was super excited to explore the UC Davis arboretum and the temple coffee roasters.[...]

Exploring California - Shine Sacramento Cafe

This past Sunday, I decided to check out Shine Sacramento downtown. It’s the kind of place that perks up your senses up in the morning.[...]

Exploring California - Santa Cruz Clam Chowder Cook-off

The Santa Cruz Boardwalk hosted the annual Clam Chowder Cook-Off once again! Now in it's 36th year, it has become so popular that the hosts could[...]

Exploring California - Castello di Amorosa

Nothing quite compares to the rolling hills of Tuscany or the Castello (castles) of Europe but locally, I think Napa Valley and the wine country[...]