sierra high country.
while small town long barn might have a strange name, that doesn't stop people from heading up hwy. 108, hitting up the snowy slopes or visiting the infamous ice skating rink. this place definately has some snow right now & camping season won't start until late spring in the stanislaus. lotsa cute gold country towns up here. buy a map & explore the backroads, after the melt
this upscale santa cruz coastline has cozy vacation spot - capitola, a prime weekend destination for bay area folks. got the books & coffee cute shops, nice cafes & beach hotels. walk the pier at dawn in the morning mist, picnic on the cliffs, hike along the shady groves, lounge around the hotel, it's your weekend. the coast has lodging for all budgets