Planning to visit California soon? Remember, it’s important to keep track of the seasons and the time zones when traveling! After all, preparation is key in order to keep up with the time change.
Visit California | What You Should Take Note of
Residents of California can’t get enough of the Fall season. Everyone puts on their coziest sweaters and begins to light up fireplaces. People also look for the long awaited pumpkin spice lattes found in cafes. Soon, photos and signs of pumpkin spice lattes will be all over the neighborhood and the internet.
Heading to California soon? Then you may be lucky enough to catch the Fall season taking place. Fall dates are from September 22 to December 21 of this year.
Tip: Don’t forget to grab a mug of a hot pumpkin spice latte when you go.
1. Change in DST & Autumn Equinox
California is a state that practices Daylight Savings. Clocks were moved an hour in advance last March 12 at 2am. Another change will happen during the season of Fall. On November 5 at 2am, the clock will return to its local standard time. This means, the clock will turn back to 1am. This marks the end of the state’s current Daylight Savings Time period.
An Autumn of Fall equinox occurs when there are equal hours of day and night. Both day and night get 12 hours each. An Autumn Equinox also occurs when the sun rises exactly due East and sets at its direct opposite, due West. The State of California’s Autumn Equinox is set for September 22, 2017. Fall season also officially starts on the same day.
2. Fall Foliage
California is home to many mountains and breathtaking landscapes. These places look exceptionally beautiful during the Fall season. The best part is, you won’t have to squeeze in through the crowd. Fall isn’t considered tourist season. Bask in the Fall foliage of golden leaves and beautiful views the next time you find yourself in the golden state.
3. No Fog
Taking a road trip to all of California’s best places? Don’t forget to include San Francisco in the itinerary. Fall is perhaps the only time when the infamous San Francisco summer fog goes away. Take loads of photos and marvel at the clear blue skies when you go. By the way, you won’t have to worry about lines, since the summer crowd rush will already have elapsed.
4. Meteor Showers
Marvel at the magnificent light shows of the Leonid meteor showers. They usually occur mid-November and are a hit with both kids and adults alike. Secure your spot by watching from the Yosemite National Park or Death Valley. In fact, any spot East of the Sierras is a good place to meteor watch, too.
Visiting California and wondering what to include in the itinerary? Press play on the video below to see the top 10 things to do in the state:
Switching time zones can be a challenge. Planning schedules becomes even more tedious, especially when traveling long distance. Hopefully this article gives you a bit of insight on how to prepare for your upcoming trip when you visit California.
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