Summers in California are a tradition that have stuck with me since childhood. I grew up exploring the west coast from May-Aug with my dad, so it's only right I do it annually as an adult.
I highly recommend this trip, but not during the peak of summer. The temperatures reach up to 134º in certain areas and are nearly unbearable to visit after 10am. I enjoyed the experience, but I would like to do it again without melting.