At the end of 2016 I made a goal for myself to finally visit California sometime in 2017. Not only was I able to visit once, but twice so far. Back in May, I told you about my amazing experience I had attending the PINK Nation Motel event with Victoria's Secret and College Fashionista in Palm Springs, California for the weekend. In July, my dream trip to California that I had been planning since March finally came true and it was everything I could have wished for and more.
I went with one of my best friends, Kayla. We didn't do your typical "stay in one city and spend a week there" kind of trip. In fact, it was the complete opposite. We traveled all over the state of California, from LA to West Hollywood to Big Sur to San Jose to San Francisco to San Diego to Anaheim to Newport Beach and Laguna Beach. All in a week. We got a lot accomplished and had the time of our lives. I got to see lots of my friends that live in California as well which was so great.
These are some pictures of our trip at every city we stopped at. Keep scrolling to follow along on our adventurous week --
A 5 hour flight deserves a stop for some food, so we stopped by Mel's for some burgers & shakes.
Day 2 began with hiking from the Griffith Observatory to the Hollywood Sign
Dress: Free People
SAN JOSE / Bruno Mars Concert
En route to San Diego. This was my view out of the window on the train!
San Diego / La Jolla
Two Piece Set - Papaya
Newport Beach / Laguna Beach
Two Piece Set: Papaya
This trip made me fall in love with the overall atmosphere of California and made me realize that it is definitely a place I want to end up living in at some point of my life. Excited for my next trip back soon!
My name is Gabrielle. I attend Liberty University and study strategic communications with a focus on social media management. I am from New Jersey, but currently living in Virginia for school. I'm a big fan of traveling, sunsets, and quesadillas. This is where I write about things that I love and am passionate about. Enjoy! ♡