Top Ten Winter Activities in California

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Visit Death Valley.

Summer temps are often over 110 degrees Fahrenheit in this desert region near the border of California and Utah. But in winter, day time temps stay in the 60s and 70s, making it an ideal time to visit the hottest, driest, and lowest place in North America. Don't miss Badwater Road, Zabriskie Point, and the sand dunes. Got extra time? Check out a ghost town like nearby Rhyolite.

Celebrate the Chinese New Year.

2020 will be the year of the Rat! In San Francisco, California, Chinatown holds all sorts of celebrations, including an impressive parade with a 28-foot dragon, operated by 100 people. In Las Vegas, join the fun and sample tasty Asian food at Chinatown Plaza.

See the awesome Big Sur coast.

Don't miss one the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the world. Check out these tips before you enjoy remote beaches, waterfalls, restaurants perched on sea cliffs, rare blue waters, and hikes with great views. One incredible highway - California State Route 1 - takes you through it all.

Take a tour of the film capital of the world.

Ever wonder what it feels like to walk in the footsteps of Hollywood's biggest stars? Find out by taking a tour of the place where movie magic happens. Make sure to keep your eyes open. You never know who you'll run into.

Chill out at a hockey game.

This region has a number of professional National Hockey League teams to watch, from the Ducks, Kings, and Sharks in California. Not to be outdone, the American Hockey League has five teams in California. Find one near you and catch the action!

Have an outdoor adventure.

Near San Francisco, California, at Muir Woods you can hike among the redwoods, some of which are more than one thousand years old. Find a park near you.

Shop Fresh and Local.

If you’re looking to buy some fresh and local food in California, check to see if one of these top farmers’ markets is close to you. The farmers and vendors, work hard to make sure they are providing the best to their customers all year round.

Enjoy some snow.

Big Bear Mountain Lake Escape provides a California winter wonderland of skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, zip lining and more, all located in Southern California.

Surfs up.

Ride, or watch with awe, the large northwest swells that come down from Alaska during winter that make December through February the ultimate surfing season in San Diego.

Visit a California State Park.

Whether you are in northern or southern California take the time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather. Check out a list of winter fun in a state park near you.


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