Top Places to Visit this Spring from Over 55 Communities in California

Explore these must-visit sites near our retirement living communities in California


The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and everyone is out and about – all signs that spring has sprung! In California, spring is a great time to explore areas around you before the heat really kicks in. Haven’t had a chance to research places to explore to take advantage of this weather? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Below, we’ve listed the Sunshine Retirement Living California communities you or your loved one may be living in (or considering living in) and a couple of the top nearby spots to visit!

Near Quail Lodge Retirement Community

  • Contra Loma Regional Park: Be one with nature by casting a fishing line or studying the beautiful nature around you. This park is serene yet lively, offering a great way to get outdoors this spring.
  • Sonoma Valley: The beautiful wine country is just an hour’s drive away from Quail Lodge, making it an ideal day trip. You can enjoy beautiful views, delicious dining and tasty wine – it doesn’t get much better than that! Plus, there are always fun activities going on, so be sure to check out the events calendar.

Near Canterbury Court Senior Apartments

  • Coronado Island: From shopping to gondola rides to tours and delicious eats, this island beach town has something for everyone and is only 20 minutes from Canterbury Court!
  • Living Coast Discovery Center: Learn about and see a variety of animals, birds and marine animals found in Southern California at this environmental education center. Or, you can enjoy a stroll on the trails that go from the center to the San Diego Bay shore – or both!

Near Creekside Oaks Retirement Community

  • Folsom Zoo Sanctuary Friends: Enjoy a day strolling around this wooded, landscaped safe haven for rescued animals. Learn about each of the unique animals that call the sanctuary home, from bears to birds to cougars to reptiles.
  • Folsom Lake: Invite a friend for a picnic at this beautiful nearby lake with recreation areas that are equipped with tables and BBQ stations. Consider visiting in the afternoon once it begins to cool down – you might just catch a beautiful sunset!

Near Park View Estates Memory Care

  • Huntington Beach: Take a quick 15 or so minute ride over to enjoy the beautiful views that this beach has to offer. Be sure to grab a bite to eat while you’re at it. There are so many delicious options to try!
  • Highway 1: Taking your loved one for a car ride can feel so relaxing and freeing, especially when the road has some of the most gorgeous views in the world! Whether you head north or south on this famous highway, you are sure to see breathtaking landscapes.

Near Waterford Terrace Retirement Community

  • Balboa Park: From zoos to museums to gardens, this lively San Diego neighborhood is chock full of fun activities to explore this spring.
  • Old Town Trolley Tour: Hop on and off one of the iconic San Diego trolleys to get a look at local spots like the San Diego harbor, Little Italy, Coronado, Seaport Village and more!

Near Caleo Bay Memory Care & Transitional Assisted Living

  • Palm Springs: Who doesn’t love to drive down a palm-lined street under a bright blue sky? Take your loved one for a car ride through the beautiful Palm Springs area for a relaxing afternoon drive.
  • La Quinta Park: Take your loved one for a stroll through this lively park – it’s a great place to see lots of friendly faces and connect with other community members and take in some fresh air!

Near Deer Park Retirement Community

  • Rush Creek Preserve: Grab your binoculars and head over to this serene paradise to discover all kinds of birds, deer, rabbit and more! With over 196 bird species, you’re sure to see some unique ones!
  • Navato Farmers Market: starting in May, this farmers market will be bustling with locals looking to buy and sell goods, from kettle corn to jewelry to fresh produce – you’ll want to stop by!

As you can see, there’s more than enough to entertain you and your loved ones this spring at our senior living communities in California. To learn more about our California retirement communities, contact our friendly team today.

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