December 2nd, 2015 at 2:30 pm

Southern California visitors guide

As residents of Southern California, we are blessed with good weather all year long. This is not the case for many other places throughout the country. That’s why  when the temperatures drop each year, Southern California looks like the perfect vacation destination.

Those of us who have friends and relatives visiting know that the holidays are a popular time of year. It can be somewhat stressful deciding what to do and where to go when the loved ones flock to your home. That’s why we’ve outlined some of the very best places to visit, eat, and shop in Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego counties.

Los Angeles County

Tourist destinations

There’s no shortage of tourist destinations in L.A., so we’ve compiled some of the big sights that first-time visitors, and even some returning visitors, should take the time to see.


Have a few days in L.A.? You could easily spend them eating some of the best cuisine in the world. Here are a few local favorites.

Where to shop

L.A. is home to some of the most iconic stores in the world. Remind your out-of-town guests to pack light so they have an excuse to shop for new clothes.

Southern California visitors guideOrange County

Tourist destinations

Home of beaches and miles of beautiful coastline, there’s no shortage of places to visit in Orange County.


No matter what your favorite food is, you’ll find it in Orange County.

Where to shop

Some of these O.C. stores and malls rival those of L.A. You won’t have to travel too far to score high-end threads.

San Diego County

Tourist destinations

There’s so much to see in San Diego County, and even more if you and your guests enjoy the great outdoors. Hiking spots and scenic overlooks can be found throughout the county. We’ve included a few of our local favorite destinations here.


The culinary possibilities in San Diego are endless. As home to some of the top restaurants in the nation, guests in San Diego will be anything but hungry.

Where to shop

No matter which San Diego neighborhood you live in, there’s bound to be a number of excellent shopping destinations near you. We’ve compiled a few favorites from throughout the county.

What should we add to the list? Where are your favorite places to take out of town guests?


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