California Travel Tips

Let’s Have Fun Before Summer’s Done!

Published on: August 19, 2019


Pictured is Hops in the Humboldt Aug.24, 2019

Just a week away from Labor Day, adults are plotting their winter routines.  Summers are made for R&R, but many of us fail to heed the warning that humans need fun in their lives.

According to a leading professor of Oncology and Behavioral Science, long term, chronic stress that lasts many weeks or months with no definite end point (such as caring for a sick loved one, unemployment, finances, etc.,) can weaken your immune system, making you prone to diseases like cancer. Stress hormones can inhibit a process called anoikis, which kills diseased cells and prevents them from spreading.

American Cancer Society research suggests that 42% of newly diagnosed cancers (caused by smoking, physical inactivity, excess body weight, excess alcohol consumption, and poor nutrition,) in the US — about 740,000 cases in 2019 — are potentially avoidable, as well.

Here are some weekend diversions that may help you relieve long-term stress, get active, and have fun. Moderation is recommended at the food / beverage events!

California Weekend Fun

AVILA BEACH: Apple Festival
BAKERSFIELD: Ice Cream Zoofari
BLUE JAY: Jazz Festival
BODEGA: Bodega Seafood, Art and Wine Festival
COBB: Blackberry COBBler Festival
COSTA MESA: OC Night Market
CULVER CITY: Fiesta La Ballona
DIXON: Downtown Wine Stroll
DOWNIEVILLE: Forest City Doins
ELK GROVE: Heiva Ma’ohi O’ Patitifa
FORTUNA: Hops in Humboldt
FRESNO: Greek Festival
GROVER BEACH: Stone Soup Music Festival
LAKEPORT: Taste of Lake County
LONG BEACH: Taste of Brews
LOS ANGELES: LA Food & Wine Festival
LOS ANGELES: Leimert Park Village Book Fair
MAMMOTH LAKES: Mammoth Rocks
PASO ROBLES: Trading Day Kids’ Flea Market
PLEASANTON: West Coast Nationals
PLYMOUTH: Midsummers Fairytale Celtic Fair
REDONDO BEACH: Endless Summer Beach Party
SAND CITY: West End Celebration
SAN DIEGO: San Diego Spirits Festival
SAN DIEGO:  Union-Tribune Festival of Books
SAN FRANCISCO: Eat Drink SF Epic Food Festival
SAN JOSE: Italian Family Festa
SANTA ANA: Zoo Zoofari
SANTA BARBARA: Tikifari Zoofari Ball
SANTA CRUZ: Tequila and Tacos
SOLVANG: Wheels & Windmills Car Show
TEHACHAPI: T-Town Rumble  Show
WATSONVILLE: Testicle Festival

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