One of the greatest aspects of living in Southern California is the endless natural beauty, beach days, and road trips that take you from the desert to the coast and back; it all makes you feel like you’re on an endless vacation! 

Whether you’re enjoying a break from school, or planning a fun-filled vacation this summer, we’ve created a guide to help you enjoy those cherished summertime memories with the help of our travel recommendations, iTAN products and our Sun, Spray & Spa services!

Where to go:

Oh, the places you will go! Whether you’re looking for ocean views or a change in scenery, we’ve gathered our favorite places to visit during the summer:

1. Palm Springs

From the notable mid-century modern architecture style, to the hot springs and luxury shopping, Palm Springs offers a distinct colorful and glorious place to stay! Choose from unique, boutique hotels that boast beautiful desert views.

2. Venice Beach

Talk about an Instagram-friendly beach town! Venice Beach is known for its bohemian spirit with upscale commercial and residential pockets. The famous Venice Boardwalk is the site of funky shops, street performers and colorful murals – a place you won’t want to leave!

3. La Jolla Cove

From the breathtaking sunsets and majestic sea lions to seaside restaurants and family activities, it’s no wonder La Jolla Cove is a destination spot for both locals and tourists! Spend the day snorkeling or kayaking and end it with an evening bike ride along the beach. Who knew your own backyard could feel like such a tropical vacation?

We know summer is all about living it up in the sunshine, (but we also want our #iTANfans to enjoy it safely!) so we’ve created a list of resources here to learn about the health benefits of sunlight.

What to pack:

You’re only as prepared as the items you bring in your luggage! Here are our favorite iTAN summer essentials:

1. California Tan Axis Optimizer 

A day at the beach never looked so good! The California Tan Axis Optimizer sun lotion features a triple bronzing system that instantly delivers a rich, dark hue to the skin and develops intense long-lasting color. Moisture Elixir creates a barrier on the skin that retains moisture improving radiance and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. You’ll shed the winter blues and embrace a beautiful, glowing color! The Axis Optimizer is available at iTAN for $175.

2. Australian Gold Hemp Nation Sea Salt & Sandalwood

A staple beach bag essential is our Australian Gold Hemp Nation Sea Salt & Sandalwood lotion! The Hemp Nation lotion helps hydrate skin for a smooth, glowing complexion. #iTANfans love this lotion because of the supercharged fusion of Vitamins E and B5 that offer natural protection against aging (available at iTAN for $22)!

3. California Tan Tekton Intensifier

The beach is calling your name! Be the envy of beach-goers with the California Tan Tekton Intensifier, formulated with dynamic skincare and tanning technologies. Tekton will become your go-to for brighter, more youthful looking skin! This tanning lotion gradually builds melanin, helping you achieve an even, developed glow (available at iTAN for $81)! 

How to prepare:

Whether you’ve been planning a road trip for months or you and your friends decided you need a last minute get-away, here are our favorite iTAN services to achieve a perfect summer glow:

1. Mystic Spray

You’ll be glowing in just minutes with our Mystic spray tan! This heated, customizable spray session utilizes MagneTan technology to give you the tanning experience of your dreams. To create your custom glow, add bronzers, scents or accelerators to enhance results! Enjoy a spray session at any iTAN for only $20 any day of the week.

2. Sun Pro Custom Sunbed

An all-time #iTANfan favorite Sun service is our Sun Pro Custom Sunbed! This sunbed uses skin-sensing technology that creates a customized session. Enjoy a balanced, natural glow while virtually eliminating overexposure!

3. Teeth Whitening

You’ll be a showstopper in just 15 minutes with iTAN’s Teeth Whitening service that uses professional grade whitening gels and an LED light to whiten your teeth.

And there you have it, #iTANfans! Your guide to a perfect summer vacation. Stop into iTAN before hitting the road, and we’ll help you find the perfect products and services for the glow you’re looking to achieve! Visit any of our 34 iTAN salon locations to kick off your summer!