CARRIZO PLAIN NATIONAL MONUMENT, ca

This year the rains brought a spectacular showing of blooms to California. Carrizo Plain National Monument is one of the "Super Bloom" places to visit in early April, 2017. It is about a 4 hour drive from South Bay Area, making a day trip feasible. It's an amazing spot to explore, especially during the 2017 super bloom. If you have the time, it is worth the drive to see the amazing spectacle.