What is so special about Southern California? At first glance, you might think about the city life in this part of the country. Cities like Los Angeles and San Diego are world famous for their culture, activities, industries, and more. You might think of Hollywood, downtown skylines, the port of LA, San Diego’s military culture, Disneyland, the Los Angeles museum scene, and more. If you’re visiting for the first time, you might think of getting a hotel reservation in Santa Monica, or maybe an AirB&B near downtown San Diego. Or maybe you’re a SoCal native whose never quite ventured outside the city limits.
But what many people might not realize is that these cities are the gateway to some of the most amazing outdoor environment in the entire country! Where else in the country can you go surfing in the morning and then go skiing in the same day? Where else can you be a few hours away from desert, ocean, forest, and mountain? Did you know that California has more National Parks than any other state in the union? If outdoor sports and recreation are your idea of a good time, Southern California is the place to be!
The purpose of this website is to be your online portal to what the Southern California outdoors has to offer. What National Parks are nearby, and what should you keep in mind when planning your trip? What fun hikes are available? How do you prepare for a ski trip? What type of gear should you buy to make sure you’re ready for your outing? Whether you’re visiting on vacation or you’ve lived here your entire life, socaloutdoorlife will be your guide for learning what’s out there in the outdoors of SoCal.
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