8 Things to do When You're Stationed in Lemoore
1. Organic Farms
Easily the best part of Lemoore is the access to farms. During our time there we belonged to this organic farm that we could get weekly organic vegetables from as well as access to their organic fruit trees. We could go and pick fruit for $1 a pound anytime. Being able to eat fruit right off the tree is the best!
2. Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park is one of the most magnificent National Parks I have ever been to. It also has special meaning to me because Josh and I went for our first weekend trip together. There aren’t a lot of words that can describe the beauty of this place so I will just say you absolutely have to go.
It’s just under 3 hours to get to Monterey from Lemoore. It’s worth a trip to do the 17 mile drive, go to the aquarium, or visit Carmel. You can also stay at the hotel at the Monterey Naval Postgraduate school. It’s a beautiful base and the hotel is really nice and affordable.
4. San Luis Obispo
If you go straight to the coast you can get to San Luis Obispo in just under 2 hours. Check out Pismo Beach and the Monarch Butterfly Grove.
5. San Francisco
By far my favorite place on this list, there are about a million things you can do in San Francisco so I will save most of it for another post but one of my favorite things is to visit the Color Factory there. You can stay at the Marine Corp Hotel when you visit, it’s a beautiful hotel in Union Square and you can’t beat the price anywhere in the city.
6. Big Sur
Shortly after we moved to Lemoore, a bad storm caused a landslide that blocked the highway to Big Sur so we waited awhile to go. There was a longer route we could take so we finally decided it would be worth the long drive to go before we had to leave California. I believe the road has opened back up since then but even if it hasn’t, its worth driving a little further to see this place.
7. Joshua Tree National Park
If you’re up for a longer trip Joshua Tree National Park should be on your list. You can stay in Palm Springs and drive out to Joshua Tree or stay closer to Joshua Tree. There are plenty of hotels there that offer a military discount as well!
8. Sequoia National Park
Sequoia National Park is only about an hour and a half away from Lemoore and if you go you can see the earth’s largest living things, the giant sequoias. This is one of my favorite places to go!