Los Angeles, California is an incredible vacation hot spot for couples and families. With so much to do and see, it can be difficult to make the most of your Southern California getaway, so here are three tips to help you plan a great trip to the Golden State.
Stay on the Beach
Southern California beaches are truly one of a kind. The Pacific’s waves are large enough for surfing (and surfing lessons), the shoreline is mostly covered in soft sand, and the coastline itself is filled with cliffs, tide pools, and marine life. Staying in one of many available beach houses Balboa Island is relaxing and cost saving in many ways. You can cook in your rental’s kitchen and walk to many fun activities too.
Avoid Weekend Crowds
Besides the beach, the Los Angeles area is home to many incredible tourist sites. From Disneyland Resort to the Getty Museum to the La Brea Tar Pits, there is something exciting for everyone in your family to enjoy. The best way to see these places is to avoid visiting them on the weekends as much as possible. Weekend crowds draw locals and tourists, so if you tour popular Los Angeles sites during the week, you will avoid long lines and wait times. If you must visit on a Saturday or Sunday, consider spending a little extra money for special morning tours and entrance times that are available at several of these places.
California is one of the most geographically diverse places in the world. Staying in Los Angeles is an easy gateway to seeing mountains, deserts, dense forests, open plains, and beaches. During your stay, experience one of these places, like Joshua Tree National Park, Yosemite, or Bear Mountain, for yourself. Choose a place that is different from your home state to experience something new and exciting.
Los Angeles is a wonderful place to vacation for people all of ages. Experience it today.