What could be more beautiful than November in California? The changing leaves makes for a beautiful backdrop, and yet the weather is still mild. If you are ready to get out and enjoy all that California has to offer in November, here are five great activities that are perfect for this beautiful time of year.

1. Take a Drive to See the Changing Leaves

Get out of the city and explore the rural beauty California has to offer. November is the perfect time to take a long drive to see the changing leaves. Pick a sunny afternoon, and settle in for a beautiful and enjoyable cruise through the country.

2. Compete in the Ride the Point Memorial Charity Bicycle Ride

Support pancreatic cancer research while enjoying the impressive beauty of Point Loma by bike. The Ride the Point Memorial Charity Bicycle Ride takes place on November 8, 2014. Ride with your family at a leisurely pace at 8:00 am or compete to win starting at 7:00 am.

3. Visit the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival

This year's San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival will take place between Sunday, November 16, 2014 and Sunday, November 23, 2014. Stop on in to sample a wide variety of foods and wines, and you may just get to meet a celebrity chef or TV personality as well.

4. Take a Thanksgiving Luncheon Cruise with Flagship Cruises & Events

Don't spend Thanksgiving slaving over the stove. Thanksgiving is the perfect time to take a luncheon cruise with Flagship Cruises & Events. Flagship's Thanksgiving Luncheon Cruise features a three-course seated menu, live musical entertainment and 25 miles of breathtakingly beautiful scenery. It's the perfect way to spend Thanksgiving.

5. Watch the Christmas Parade

What better way is there to usher in the Christmas season than with the Hollywood Christmas parade? If you can't make it to the parade in person, then you will definitely want to watch this parade on TV. Full of celebrities, musical entertainment and floats, it's the perfect start to a wonderful California Christmas season.

With activities for every interest and every age-range, November in California has something for everyone. Make your plans today, as many of these activities will fill up fast!