Forgot to book your tickets to Kauai? Or reserve your hillside hideaway in Tahoe? Don’t panic—there are plenty of nearby, adventurous options for last-minute Spring Break fun. From shacking up in Sea Ranch to settling in to a working farm, we bring you nine local vacation ideas that will make this summer break extra special. Click through to see them all!

Shack Up in Sea Ranch

Choose from more than 75 options for full-house rentals in Sea Ranch, the picturesque coastal community made up of iconic sea-worn wood homes. Spend the week hiking the cliff-side trails, biking the sleepy private roads or exploring the nearby towns of Bodega Bay and Jenner. Make sure to ask if your rental comes with access to the big pools in the main lodge, and remember to heat up the hot tub upon arrival.

For more info on what to do, where to stay and how to make the most of your drive to paradise (it’s a windy, three-hour cruise up Highway 1 from San Francisco), click here

Photo: Erin Feher

  • Shack Up in Sea Ranch
  • Go back in time in San Juan Bautista
  • Sweet Sacramento
  • Glorious Glamping
  • Get Going to Gilroy
  • Finding Gold in Gold Country!</strong
  • Adventures in Truckee
  • Make a Run for Mendocino
  • Working Farm Weekend

What are your plans for Spring Break? Tell us in the comments below.

—Heidi Oleman and Erin Feher