If you plan to travel in California during the next year, you might be surprised by how early you need to make reservations for some campgrounds and by how fast some of the popular annual events sell out. To help you get ahead of the things you need to plan for, we've put together a monthly list. It's not the things can do this month, but the ones you need to make plans for now, even though they may not happen for months.
To find the things you should plan ahead for in December, see the California Travel Planning Guide.
This feature from last month was pretty popular, so here goes again, in case you missed them:
Winter driving laws are not a good topic to ask your friends about. Even if they live here, so many California residents (like me) live at sea level that even we aren't sure what's required if we want to go to the mountains in the winter.
After a reader recently wrote: "My wife and I are planning a trip to California in November from the UK... .So I am going to have to pay to buy snow chains which I cannot use and, perhaps, find myself snow bound in a designated area! Are all weather tires acceptable in R1 designated areas?" I decided to gather all the information in one place.
Especially for visitors who are worried about snow chain requirements when visiting California in the winter, you'll find a summary of rules and regulations, what to do if you're driving a rental car and what to do if you don't have chains with you - all in the California Snow Chains Guide.