During the summer there’s always a good time to visit Southern California. The weather is always good, the scenery is always beautiful, and there’s more than enough attractions to experience. Whether you’re into family fun, music, fine dining, or just enjoy the ocean, Southern California has it all.
Southern California has not one, but two Disney Parks! Disneyland offers the classic Disney experience, with Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, time-honored rides like It’s a Small World, and parades to thrill any Disney fan of any age. Disney’s California Adventure brings something different to the Disney experience. California Adventure has more thrill rides for adventure-seeking visitors, a California style boardwalk, and fun new attractions like Cars Land.
Whether you’re visiting “Surf City USA,” commonly known as Huntington Beach, exploring the famous Trestles surf spots at San Onofre, or catching some huge waves at The Wedge in Newport Beach, Southern California is always a great place to surf!
If relaxing is more your style then Seal Beach is highly recommended. Seal Beach offers some of the nicest beach landscape Southern Cali has to offer. This beach is never crowded, life guards are always on patrol, the water is refreshing, plenty of beach activities to do, and the cute beach community offers plenty of live entertainment and dining.
Whale and Dolphin Watching
May to October is blue whale season, while from December to May we see gray whales taking their annual migration between Alaska and the lagoons of Baja. Fin whales, minke whales visit us all year, and occasionally we also see killer whales, humpacks, pilot whales, and more! The Southern California Pacific is also home to more dolphins than any other place in the US. Dana Point is an especially great place to view whales and Dolphins. The underwater canyons near the coast of Dana Point are popular locations for the smaller fish that dolphins like to eat, which means more dolphins off our coast!
Crystal Cove State Park
Crystal Cove State Park is located between Laguna Beach and Corona Del Mar. If you enjoy hiking or mountain biking, Crystal Cove is a must-visit! Whether you want a short hike down to the beach to look at Crystal Cove’s impressive tide pools, or a more strenuous ten mile adventure, you’ll find it here. Soak up the natural beauty of California, enjoy sweeping ocean views, pack a picnic, and stay the whole day!
A tour on The Queen Mary is a trip back in time. Built in the 1930’s, this ship has been a glamorous ocean liner, a troopship, and is thought to be one of the most haunted places in America. Take your pick of the multiple tours available and don’t forget to dine on board! Some say the Queen is haunted. Perhaps you’d like to visit this old ship during the Halloween season when they have turn this gem into a haunted, floating vessel.
Balboa Fun Zone
The easiest way to take a boat ride in Southern California? Take the Balboa Ferry. The ferry runs back and forth between the Balboa Peninsula, and Balboa Island and the fare is only $1 per person. Get a new view of the peninsula and the surrounding homes and harbors from the water, and spend a few hours exploring Balboa island!
San Diego Zoo & Safari Park
Southern California’s mild climate makes it a comfortable place for many different animals to live. The San Diego Zoo houses over 3,700 animals of more than 650 species and subspecies and is one of the few zoos in the world to house a Giant Panda. The San Diego Zoo specializes in natural enclosures that mimic animal’s native habitats and also features huge free-flight aviaries as well as a rare plant collection.
Whether you want to relax, have fun at an amusement park, enjoy some beach time, or anything else you could possibly imagine, Southern California has it all. If you’re looking for something different to do perhaps you have some family and friends that you’d like to travel with. Why not customize a bus charter and travel Southern California this summer? Travel in luxury and comfort, see the beauty the open road has to offer and enjoy the hidden gems awaiting you in California. Call All Aboard America today 800-848-4728 or visit us online.