California beach weekend getaways include over 500 choices in
hotels, over 1000 miles of coast and weekend vacations so diverse as
sunbathing and shopping or art collecting and history walks.
California beach weekend getaways- My late, great grandma (Ethel
Stock), used to tell me that the world is your oyster, Debbie. How
could she have known that I would gravitate to the warm Pacific
Ocean from the Midwest (where nary an oyster can be found), forgoing
the fast track to move to California and become a beach bum. I
didn't actually become a beach bum. I worked harder in California
than any other place, which leads me to the revelation about the
need for California beach weekend getaways.
of you who own your businesses can comprehend how challenging it is
to go on vacation, even for a weekend. I worked hard to create a
business model that minimized on-location services because it
constantly put me at the beckoning call of my best clients,
especially on weekends. I have been there and done that for
over 20 years. Any time I thought I had the contingencies
handled, something still managed to invade my treasured getaway and
chip at my peace of mind.
beach weekend getaway represents the best that California offers.
While weekend getaways
in California can range from mountain skiing to desert
exploring, a chili cook-off or wine tasting, there's a special
interest and passion for the beach. Why? Weather, scenery and
esthetics. If you think beaches aren't popular, just look at
the numbers. Less than one-fifth of the contiguous United States
land area, beaches, account for over half the nation's population
and housing supply. While you may think that living along the coast
would not inspire you to take an a beach vacation, the opposite
occurs. The tantalizing Pacific Ocean, beaches of Mexico and Virgin
Islands all beckon Californians who love the beach and have made it
a way of life.
our incomes and high cost of living have also chipped away at the
middle class worker's ability to relax and take a vacation. Trends
over the past several years for travel in the USA show that over
half of domestic travel is two days or less, according to TIA
(Travel Industry Association). I am among those who feel very
nervous leaving on 7 to 10 day trips. What occurs during that
time, however, is what Disney marketing has recognized. If you can
get people to commit to at least three days on a vacation, you've
gotten them into a time frame where vacationers begin to relax and
we get only one or two or three days max to take a California beach
weekend getaway. So how can you make the most of those time
increments? To get from one end of the state to the other in
such a short period is not an enjoyable experience when driving
because it takes over 12 hours to get there. Fortunately there are
numerous airports near the California Coast, all offering beaches
within 20 minutes of landing. Such places with easy accessibility
include Eureka/Arcata, San Francisco, Monterey, Santa Barbara, Los
Angeles, Orange County and San Diego. With at least seven
airports covering the 1,000 mile turf, even the beach dwellers can
visit other beaches by flying and renting a car or in cities such as
San Francisco, taking public transportation.
Weather plays a factor in weekend getaways to beaches. Winter
sees a drop in interest to the beaches, though destinations such as
San Diego that recognize and capitalize on the Disney model (three
days to relax), offer enough to do that it keeps their winter season
strong and lively compared to most.
favorite beach weekend getaways in California are numerous, and take
into account the distance to get from our starting point (Los
Angeles) to wherever we want to go.
you are seeking great getaways, whether they be weekends, or any old
time, this California travel guide can help you find your
dream--California dreaming style.