When it comes to California, it’s a terrific place to visit no matter the season. Of course, your search criteria remain an important consideration. From November to April, even in Southern California, you won’t be able to enjoy the iconic California beach scene of sun, swimming, and people-watching.
It is possible to enjoy bright and pleasant weather in Southern California during the winter months, but the water is likely to be frigid. Think of it as a chance to play in the sand and fly a kite rather than soaking up the sun. May through October is the finest time of year if you want to go to the beach.
It’s the greatest time to visit Northern California from the end of April to the beginning of November.
December, January, and February are the finest months to go skiing, snowboarding, and cross-country skiing.
Consideration should be given to local conditions as well. During the months of May and June, San Diego’s beaches can be blanketed in fog, making them a cool place to visit.
From the beginning of July through the end of August, San Francisco is blanketed in thick fog. Even if it’s going to be bright and hot in adjacent Marin, Berkeley, Oakland, and the Sonoma and Napa wine counties.
It is cooler and colder in the summer at Yosemite National Park and Lake Tahoe than it is in the rest of California. This park has seen temperatures drop below zero every month of the year.
Having said all that, September is the finest month to visit the city. Fog has dissipated from San Francisco and San Diego after the summer peak season, and the people have reduced.
Visitors flock to Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm from Memorial Day through Labor Day when both amusement parks are jam-packed, but the crowds thin down in September and even more so in October.
The Los Angeles County Fair, the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Sausalito Art Festival, and my personal favourite, the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Music Festival in Golden Gate Park, all take place during the month of September.