The Southern California vacation experience differs from the Northern California vacation in that the weather tends to be warmer all year long with nearly half the rain. Wide open sand beaches in Southern California are made for sunbathing so expect the beach to be included in your trip. If you don’t go there, you are missing out, my friend! The beaches are normally well-kept, and offer a wholesome family atmosphere that’s filled with relaxation you may have waited all year to enjoy.
Most Californians are aware that SoCal is the vacation playground with its many theme parks and beaches. There’s Disneyland Resorts (Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure parks), Knotts Berry Farm, Universal Studios Hollywood, SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo, San Diego Wild Animal Park, Legoland, Six Flags Magic Mountain and more!
When the winter snow and cold chills the bones, that’s when Southern California enjoys a large influx of tourists and travelers seeking an escape to the warmth. Spending an afternoon or day at a Los Angeles, San Diego or Orange County beach might well qualify as a Southern California vacation. Why? That’s all the time it takes to soak up some rays and revive the inner spirit that got locked up in heavy coats and boots.
Being outdoors is the primary attraction and interests of the Southern California vacation. Outdoor dining, outdoor shopping, jogging and riding bicycles along the beach, skateboarding all year long and walking the dog at the many pet-friendly California Beach destinations is what this is all about.
If you have time to travel the California coast and see the spectacular forests set atop mountains overlooking the Pacific Ocean, you will see tiny beaches below, many with rocky shores. It will provide you the perspective required to understand that not all of California is about the warm, sandy expanse seen primarily in Southern California.