Explore our featured destinations and the vast sporting, cultural and local events going on nearby. Plan your next weekend getaway or family vacation stay with a schedule of memorable sights and sounds. The West Coast has it all, no matter the season or time of year - California beaches are just as close as snowy ski resorts, while scenic waterfalls and cliffs are just as accessible as downtown skyscrapers.
The Vagabond Inn Value includes best available rates, 10th Night Free Program rewards program but also the power of choice. With locations up and down California, Oregon and Nevada, and the dynamic west coast lifestyle – your choices for your trip are endless.
California summers are prime time to visit beach cities and amusement parks with the family. Southern California beaches are world renowned for warm waters and great surfing. Pack your swim suit, sun screen and beach towel for some fun in the sun. Spend your time away from home soaking in the sun at Surfer’s Point or Ventura Harbor in Ventura, CA, Pismo Beach near San Luis Obispo, CA, Marine Park in Long Beach, CA, Newport Beach near Costa Mesa, CA and the array of beaches in San Diego, CA.
Summer break is underway and kids of all ages are looking forward to that memorable summer activity to share with their friends once the school year starts again. Summer’s hottest attractions for a family trip are theme and amusement parks. Whether you prefer the extreme roller coasters of Great America, movie themed rides at Universal Studios, meeting characters at Disneyland, learning about wildlife at the San Diego Zoo or getting a little wet at Sea World, be sure to explore Vagabond Inn Hotel Packages at nearby locations that include tickets to the parks.
School is back in session and that means college freshman will be attending orientation, moving into their campus dorms and learning to live on their own. For families helping their freshmen move in and getting situated, you can find comfort in staying at Vagabond Inn locations near college campuses like USC, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Stanford University and California State Universities in Sacramento, Bakersfield, Chico, Fresno, Long Beach and San Jose.
Is it a fruit or a vegetable? No matter how you classify it, October 6th and 7th is still the time to celebrate the tomato at the 2012 Los Banos Tomato Festival. This year’s festival is boasting celebrity chef demos and classes, live music and of course food tasting contests. Admission is only $5 for adults and children under 10 years old are free. The festival is held at the Los Banos Fairgrounds which is just 2 miles away from our Los Banos Vagabond Inn Executive Hotel.
West Coast winters are nothing like the rest of the country – we have light rains, occasional snow and reasonably cool temperatures. These mild weather conditions make for carefree trips to snowy mountain slopes for ski and snowboard trips. If a snowy winter getaway is what you have in mind, look no further than South Lake Tahoe, CA, Reno, NV and Klamath Falls, OR. Both the Sierra Nevada mountain range and Crater Lake provide ample terrain for hiking, snowmobiling, skiing, snowboarding, inner tubing, horseback riding, kayaking and mountain bike riding. Postcard worthy snowcapped mountain tops are a sight to see and will make your stay a memorable one.
Frenzied fans, school colors and fight songs are in full force during the winter. College football fans will flock to Pasadena, CA for the annual Rose Bowl game for bragging rights as the season comes to a close. College basketball fans will be waiting all year for the 2013 NCAA March Madness Tournament where future NBA stars rise and Cinderella story underdogs become legends. Catch some early round action in San Jose, CA and Los Angeles, CA when the West bracket games are held at the Staples Center.
California boasts some of the nation’s most breathtaking national and state parks. Yosemite National Park is recognized worldwide for its magnificent waterfalls, mountain formations, towering Sequoia trees and preserved wildlife. To experience the natural springtime beauty of Yosemite without the hassle of pitching tent at a campsite, Central Valley Vagabond Inn hotels are conveniently located just outside the park in Fresno, CA, Merced, CA and Modesto, CA so you may still enjoy hot showers and a comfy bed at night. Spring is known as the best time to visit Yosemite due to mild temperatures, melting snow, high flowing waterfalls, green valleys and blooming flowers.
America’s favorite pastime is in the batter’s box as the season gets underway in the spring. Root for your team at some of baseball’s iconic stadiums and don’t forget your mitt! Catch opening day with the Giants at AT&T Park, Dodgers at Dodger Stadium, Angels at Angel Stadium or Padres at Petco Park. Vagabond Inn hotels are at your service with multiple locations in San Francisco, CA, Los Angeles, CA and San Diego, CA.
Fruit lovers rejoice! Celebrate the red heart shaped berry at the California Strawberry Festival in Oxnard, CA during the month of May. Taste unique strawberry creations at over 50 booths including strawberry pizza and strawberry beer. Participate in strawberry pie eating and throwing contests if you’re up to the challenge. The California Strawberry Festival is a family event and features Strawberryland for kids which offers free rides, shows and other kid friendly activities.