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How To Escape The Summer Heat in Southern California

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If you’re visiting California, you’re probably excited about all the different things you can do in the state – Disneyland, Alcatraz, Lake Tahoe, National Parks, Hollywood… and so much more. But sometimes, the heat can get a little intense, and once you’re here, you might be looking for something to do that doesn’t involve being outside. Here are some of the best ways to stay cool while visiting sunny Southern California!


Visit Museums
California is known for so many cultural moments and trends, so there is no shortage of amazing art galleries and museums statewide. For art museums, check out Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, San Diego, or Laguna Beach. There are too many amazing art museums to list, but some that stand out are the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Laguna Art Museum.

If history is more you’re thing, there are some wonderful sites to see. Some must-sees are The Folsom Prison Museum, the Palm Springs Air Museum, and the California Route 66 Museum


Take A Wine or Brewery Tour
It’s not a trip to California if you don’t take an amazing wine or brewery tour. No matter where you are in the state, you can count on being close to great wineries and trendy breweries. We offer an air-conditioned ride through Temecula’s Wine Country and include wine tastings! We also offer brewery tours in Orange County, which include tastings as well.


Take A Boat Tour
One of the most fun things to do anywhere, but especially in California, is taking a boat tour. Whether it’s a ferry out to Alcatraz Island, whale watching, or a pleasure cruise up the coast, taking a boat tour is a great way to stay out of the heat while enjoying the beautiful views of the California coast.


Hit The Beach
There is absolutely no excuse not to go to the beach while you’re in California – there are so many of them to choose from wherever you go! Even though it can get hot at the beach, it’s easy to cool off with the breeze off of the Pacific Ocean.  Beach days are a great way to stay cool and get the experience of being a California local.

Wherever – and whenever – you end up in California, you’re going to have many things to do. Whether you’re braving the heat or running from it, you’re sure to find something that piques your interest.