Sea of Cortez, Baja California
The Sea of Cortez, also known as the Gulf of California, is a serene yet active getaway that is great for whale watching, kayaking, snorkeling with dolphins, hiking and warm weather! Also it's nice to just enjoy simple, local cuisine.
--Candice Woodward, Newport Beach, Calif.
Pictured: The Sea of Cortez near San Felipe, Baja California