|LiveLanceLife: West Coast Winter|
Not all snowbirds have to head to Florida. In fact, the West Coast is loaded with snowbird destinations that simply can't be beat. Whether you're seeking a special place on the Pacific Ocean or a desert oasis with ideal winter temperatures, these three winter West Coast destinations offer everything you need to escape the cold this year.
Laguna Beach, California
Laguna Beach is one of California's most scenic destinations, and the artsy beach town becomes less loaded with tourists this time of year. Laguna is located just 50 miles south of Los Angeles and is packed with places to shop, dine and explore. Crystal Cove State Park offers the Moro Campground to RV enthusiasts who are seeking a campsite with a breathtaking ocean view.
Phoenix may not be located directly on the coast, but it's one of the best places in the west for active snowbirds. World-famous golf courses are coupled with an endless selection of hiking trails, five-star restaurants, countless shops and more outdoor adventures than you can cram into one winter. Another perk of setting your sites on Phoenix is that the area is littered with RV parks, offering nightly and seasonal stays for all types of budgets.
Santa Barbara, California
Not all parts of Santa Barbara are flooded with tourists, especially in the winter months. Also known as the "American Riviera," Santa Barbara will make you forget about your more northern home. Soak up the warm winter sun on the beaches, try your hand at surfing, snap photos of wildlife, dine at world-class restaurants and admire the area's unique Spanish Colonial architecture. Santa Barbara is also home to the esteemed Santa Barbara Sunrise RV Park, among many others, which offers a cozy place to park just minutes from the city and beaches.
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