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First Trip to Southern California

Ventura to the Mexican Border

Southern California (So Cal) is huge and has so much to offer that planning a trip here for the first time is daunting! This web site is meant to help you plan that trip to maximize your time and enjoyment and minimize the hassles and stress. walking shoes

crescent bay laguna beach We are the Dawson's - Joe, Gabi and JJ and we live in Orange County, California. We have spent most of our lives living in Los Angeles and Orange Counties and consider ourselves experts on life in So Cal. Many people come to So Cal to visit Disneyland or Hollywood and are surprised by how many other things there are to see and do. You will absolutely run out of time before you run out of things to do and see! So - if you are planning a WEEKEND GETAWAY (STAYCATION) or a long, leisurely VACATION - Southern California is the right choice!

NOTE: there has never been a better time to get a good deal - EXPEDIA is offering FREE GAS and 50% discounts on hotels RIGHT NOW!

The best part of planning a vacation in So Cal is the weather. SO CAL'S weather is simply FABULOUS! You can almost ALWAYS plan on the weather to cooperate with your travel plans. We say the worst weather day in So Cal is better than most great days anywhere else! Another great feature of So Cal is that you can visit the mountains, beach or desert by driving about an hour! This past weekend we snowboarded on Saturday and surfed on Sunday - what a life!

If you live in SoCal - venture out and do some exploring as an alternative vacation to flying and staying in expensive hotels. You can take affordable day trips, even with the increasing cost of gas, and do it on a BUDGET!

We hope this site will be helpful…please contact the Dawsons and let us know what you think!

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