Taking a Southern California Vacation – Consider These Options

Admit it… You deserve a break. The holidays are coming, and you want to get away for a while, and understandably so. You’ve been busting your hump, trying to get that pay raise, promotion, or contract. Or you are so close to getting it that you need a break to blow off steam, and come back to work with a full battery charge. Now, you are ready to embark on an exciting journey, or slip away into a quiet, luxurious little oasis. Where are you going to go? Vegas is overrated, and you’ll probably end up owing a bookie your right hand. Hawaii is too expensive. Florida is too humid. Is there another option? Of course, there is!

Southern California is gorgeous, warm, and inviting. There are beautiful beaches, exciting theme parks, and star-studded locations to visit. There are probably more options than you need to process, so let’s go over some of the best.

For a fun-filled vacation, Carlsbad, CA is a great choice. It is halfway between San Diego and LA. Staying here will ensure maximum potential for fun, and still allow you to wake up to a beautiful view each morning. You could plan part of your trip to go 25 minutes south to the San Diego Zoo. If you are more of an aquatic animal fan, you could travel a few more minutes and go to the world-famous SeaWorld–just remember there are some moral quandaries to consider. Also, the “Gaslamp Quarter” is a popular destination for jazz club goers and club hoppers, alike. An equal distance north of Carlsbad is LA; the city of angels. LA boasts gorgeous beaches, fun boardwalks, the famous “starwalk”, and the best Mexican food you can get on this side of the border. This travel plan is perfect for a young individual, or couple, to go somewhere new, and have a blast doing it!

For a more “lap of luxury” vacation, look no further than Escondido, CA. Check yourself into the Welk Resorts and kick your feet up. With its rather perfect average December temperature of 58°F, Escondido is one of the most winter-friendly luxury destinations in the U.S. It is also a popular fishing destination. There are three beautiful lakes which surround the city that are legal to fish from. One of the more popular things to do in Escondido is going to the Stone Brewing Co. They offer tours and tastings. If you are an art lover, then you are in for a treat. The famous California Center for the Arts is located in Escondido, among other art centers and museums. Anything luxury can be had in Escondido, CA.

If, upon your return, you find yourself wishing you were still there, and can see yourself going back often, maybe it’s time to consider investing in a time share. You can look up time share reviews in Carlsbad, or go online for a Welk Resort timeshare review. Either option would certainly be worthwhile. Timeshares have an average nation-wide cost of $19,000 for one week per year of use, according to the ARDA. Timeshares cut down on the regular expenses of traveling such as laundry services and kitchen services, which are provided in a timeshare. What’s more; timeshares typically come fully furnished. Talk about a luxurious trip! It’s just what you need to recharge the batteries and get back to the grind.