If you need a Holiday Escape from the cold, try SoCal!
As the North and East take on massive amounts of snow and unbearable cold, it’s 68 and partly cloudy in Anaheim. While Disneyland is dressed up in its holiday best, it is not the only place of refuge for snow birds.
Most ski resorts in the Tahoe basin and the Norther Sierras opened up Friday after Thanksgiving. With two feet of fresh powder there was a lot for skiers to celebrate. If you could get there that is. I-80 into the Tahoe Basin shut down several times over the weekend. The famous Grapevine pass on I-5 also shut down several times causing holiday plans to change for thousands of people.
Staying in SoCal is not a bad way to spend the holidays. With Knott’s Berry Farm, Six Flags, Universal Studios and all of the zoo’s decked out, there is holiday fun for all ages. Why not ditch the parka, grab a T-Shirt and ride a roller coaster?
Theme parks not good enough? How about 6′-8′ surf at Huntington Beach? Don’t surf? That doesn’t mean you can’t watch, enjoy the beach, stop at the Shake Shack. Better yet, become an honorary member of the surf culture with a visit to a surf shop and grab a great T-Shirt and show the world you made the great Holiday Escape from the snow. You can even dive in head first with a visit to the Surfing Heritage and Cultural Center.
Next time you step out to pick up that snow shovel or fire up the snow blower, think about a Holiday Escape to the snow free lands of Southern California.