Visit Southern California This Fall: Here’s Why

Visit Southern California This Fall: Here’s Why

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How do you know it’s fall in Southern California?

Well, the joke answer would be that you don’t. Remember that song, ironically written by a British songwriter, Albert Hammond, “It never rains in Southern California”? Well, it doesn’t – glorious sunshine each day of the year, making the area a terrific place for the movie business, surfers, suntan lovers and, well, almonds, oranges, grapes (and raisins), lemons, grapefruit, limes, avocados and every imaginable vegetable you can dream up.

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So, how is the fall different from winter, spring and summer? Well, maybe it’s because the football season is underway, schools are in session, and wineries are boasting of their latest bottled creations. There’s cool autumn weather for a trip to the view the majestic redwoods and fall colors in the foothills leading to the Sierra Mountains.

With cooler trade winds blowing across the state, Fall is a magic time along the coast, in part because many of the tourists have gone back home. If you like quick service with a smile and better rates in area hotels, try the fall season in towns that are packed to the brim in the hot, summer season, but quiet, calm and romantic when the weather cools down.

The options for lodging are numerous in the fall, but those who want to stay the week or bring the entire family and friends might opt for a timeshare arrangement, which allows for saving funds by home cooking as opposed to eating out. Timeshare deals are often full-service arrangements that have every imaginable family treat provided, such as pools, beach access and recreation centers. Welk timeshares in San Diego provides football deals for nearby gridiron battles hosted by the San Diego Chargers, who play just 30 minutes away. Package deals are more than money-saving. They also save a lot of headaches, given their aim-to-please agendas. Football fans should also check out Welk timeshare information for the scoop on Fall deals.

Do you like wineries, beaches, football, seafood or wineries, mountains, golf and hamburgers? Southern California is famous for a laid-back time with the sun shining every day (technically, the place has a desert climate, after all). But there is also an inordinate number of full-scale, world famous amusement parks, museum, aquariums and zoos in the area.

San Diego, besides the Chargers, has two world famous zoos (the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park), the Seaport Village, Balboa Park (a 1,200-acre park), SeaWorld San Diego, Petco Park (home of the National Baseball League Padres) and the USS Midway Museum, just to name a few.

If you end up a little further south, Los Angeles is one of the more famous tourist towns in the world. Visitors there have many options, including Griffith Park (which includes trails to hike and the L.A. Zoo), the Getty Center (for art exhibitions), everything Hollywood (including movie studio tours, the Walk of Fame and Grauman’s Chinese Theater). There’s also the Griffith Observatory, for those who think stars are gaseous orbs out in space rather than movie actors. And how can we forget Disneyland, one of the great amusement parks ever devised?

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So, what’s great about Southern California in the Fall? The answer to that would be, you name it: they’ve got it – and they have pretty well cornered the market on sunshine, too.

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