The State of California is home to over 39 million people. With its pleasing weather, an average of 280 sunny days per year; rich nature through the Sierra Nevada, Central Valley to the Mojave Desert, and vibrant culture, visiting it is a sure pleasant experience, especially if you love the great outdoors.

If you are staying here or just visiting, you will be blessed with the best experience when it comes to natural beauty, wonder and activities. It is has a seemingly limitless scenic nature. If there is any downfall being in the state, it would be that it is expensive. Almost comparable to that of living in New York.

The cost of living in California can be astronomical, in fact, it is regarded as the most expensive place to buy in the US. In a study published in 2018, Californians choose everyday expenses as their number one financial problem. Money should not dictate how you enjoy your time in this sunny beautiful state especially if you are all about the splendor of the outdoors.

Here are some nature tripping activities you can do in California without breaking your bank

Fishing in Dana Point

Fishing in Dana Point nature tripping in california

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With around 1,360 miles of coastline, California is a haven for water-related activities, and one particular thing you can do that will fill you with fun and without breaking your bank is fishing. Dana Point Harbor is a good example of a Californian location that offers activities like kayaking, boating, swimming, and, of course, fishing.

Whether you are a seasoned fishing hobbyist, a newbie or someone who just came across the idea, the waters in Dana Point will happily let your dreams come true at a very reasonable rate.

Hike The Griffith Observatory

Hike The Griffith Observatory nature tripping in california

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Most of the time, we hike with a plan to reach the top of a hill or a mountain but have you ever thought you need to hike an observatory? The Griffith Observatory sits at a top of Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park and is a beloved recreational park for the locals and tourist alike.

With miles of trail, zoos, amusement parks, museums, landmarks, tennis courts, and golf course, along your hike to the Griffith Park to reach the observatory, it is impossible not to enjoy this nature tripping outdoor and nature tripping activity. At the end of your trek, you will be rewarded with the vantage point of the city of Los Angeles.

Run in Runyon Canyon

Run in Runyon Canyon

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Hiking, jogging, and running are classic outdoor activities in the city of angels, and Runyon Canyon is one of the most popular places to go. This trail is best enjoyed with your pet companion as it is super pet-friendly. The trail has water bowls along the way for your thirsty 4-legged best friend.

The trail is littered with workout activities, even free yoga sessions – though a donation is a must. Apart from its scenic view of downtone LA, the Pacific Ocean and the Hollywood sign, you might also get lucky and spot some celebrities like Channing Tatum, Natalie Portman, Vanessa Hudgens, Kate Upton or Amanda Seyfried.

A Stroll in Descanso Gardens

A Stroll in Descanso Gardens

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If you like to be surrounded by green leaves, tall trees, and beautiful flowers, then strolling in Descanso Gardens needs to be a must-do. With only $9 for general admission, a discounted fee of $6 for students and free parking, Descanso Garden is a trip in heaven without spending treasures. If you don’t feel like paying a fee for a visit in a garden, make sure to mark your calendar every third Tuesday of the month as they open their gates for free.

With a rideable miniature railroad, museum, art galleries, cafes and flowers blooming all year round, there is no reason not to book a trip now.

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