Winter is quickly approaching, and as the temperatures drop, you probably find yourself wanting to go on vacation somewhere warm. Well what better place is there than Southern California? Not only will you be invigorated by the most desirable climate in the country, but by going in winter you can get a much richer So Cal experience, since most of the other tourists visit during summertime. There will be shorter lines for all attractions and minimal traffic. Here are a few neat places to visit during your trip to Southern California.
Coronado, also referred to as Coronado Island, is located about 5 miles away from downtown San Diego. The town is situated on a peninsula that is connected to the mainland by a ten-mile isthmus. It is the site of the famous Hotel Del Coronado, which served as the setting for the latter half of the Marilyn Monroe comedy Some Like It Hot. The luxurious Hotel Del Coronado has received many famous guests throughout the decades, including Thomas Edison, Charlie Chaplin, Vincent Price, Babe Ruth, and many U.S. presidents, such as Woodrow Wilson, FDR, JFK, Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, both Bushes, and Barack Obama. Paranormal enthusiasts will be delighted to know, as the story goes, that room 3327 is home to the ghost of Kate Morgan, a guest who died while staying at the hotel many years ago. This room is the site of much alleged ghostly and paranormal activity. If you cannot afford to stay at the luxury hotel, there are a variety of reasonably priced Coronado vacation rentals.
La Jolla is probably the most affluent area of San Diego, and certainly one of the most beautiful. The downtown area includes many nice jewelry stores, boutiques, and upscale restaurants. La Jolla is also home to UCSD and the Geisel Library, a unique piece of architecture dedicated by the wife of the late Dr. Seuss. La Jolla is notable for its fine beaches, including La Jolla Shores and the La Jolla Cove, which contains a seal beach. More adventurous visitors may want to attempt the hike to Black’s Beach, La Jolla’s unofficial nude beach. La Jolla vacation rentals on the beach are highly recommended. They are generally more affordable in the winter, and they offer more freedom than surrounding hotels.
Point Loma vacation rentals are also plentiful. Point Loma is notable for being the site of the Point Loma lighthouse, which represented the entire San Diego area. It was built in 1854 and was used until 1891, when a new lighthouse was built in a more strategic spot. Tourists should also visit the Sunset Cliffs, a set of sandstone cliffs noteworthy for containing many fossils, including dinosaur fossils – you can go home with a priceless souvenir absolutely free.