Welcome, Southern California vacation traveler! We’re here with insider information to help you create the best possible experience, whether it will be a short weekend break or part of your family summer travel plans.
Why an emphasis on the Southern California locals' vacation perspective? Well, years ago we took a trip to Chicago, meeting up with a friend who had lived in the area. He showed us around with an insider's perspective and the fun factor went way up!
...the point being that a Southern California vacation can be greatly enhanced with the right local “color” and insight as to recreation options. For that, you have come to the right place--the Southern California Vacation Guru!
Southern California is a huge place, with an awesome number of vacation destinations, attractions, beaches, and writers of movie screenplays. Here you will find what the locals know—important scuttlebutt that we’ve learned about Disneyland Resort, Knott’s Berry Farm, SoCal beaches and a bunch of other major targets for your California vacation dinero. We locals can also tell you about that perfect hidden “off-the-wall” shopping or dining experience.
Here is just a tiny sampling of the bases we cover:
|So, don't forget about our Understanding Disneyland videos.|
There are reasons to hit the big-name travel sites out there such as Travel Zoo, Trip Advisor, Expedia and others, which you’ll want to check out. Also available are many local web sites with Southern California travel information ranging from great to BORING. We’ll save you some time and weed through those SoCal travel sites, giving you suggestions for other local sites with their own different emphasis.
And, we’ll put you directly and effortlessly in touch with many of your favorite Southern California vacation attractions and destinations.
Organization and some advance planning will help you pack the most into your vacation schedule and budget (the latter being particularly important in these difficult times). We can’t answer every specific “what if” that might come up, so our goal is to give you the perspective, information and opinions to guide you. I suggest you take a few notes as you surf through our pages. Then do some brainstorming with your traveling companions; bringing kids into the planning process can be a great thing.
As California natives, we’ve gained a lot of SoCal-erly vacation wisdom over the past several decades and, with a team of associate-gurus, look forward to sharing that with you as you vacate in the Southland. You'll notice that we are growing consistently to cover more and more turf; check back often as we'll be adding a lot of new material regularly.
For you who are about to vacation in the place many of us affectionately call Southern California,
The Guru will see you now…
P.S. Our proper "given" name is SoCal-vacation-guru.com, but my friends call me SoCalGuru.com in a reverent, informal manner. You're a friend, and you can conveniently get to this web site either way!
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