I absolutely love California. There are few places join this incredible planet where you can go snow skiing and surfing in the same day. The landscape is beautiful, and restaurants are fantastic (In N Out hell yes).
I think what I like most though is the possibility. Every turn presents a new challenge or adventure. Mammoth and Tahoe in northern California provide some pretty incredible skiing (with beer of the same quality), and the mountains of southern California give the residents and tourists plenty of hiking and mountain biking trails. Venice Beach is pretty kitschy, but also has the best people watching on the planet.
Lauren and I are making the most for adventure with a quick family weekend. If I’ve missed anything as far as things to do, sound off in the comments.