Last month I ventured out to the west coast to explore Tucson, Arizona and Southern California with my family. I am thrilled to share my experience through pictures and recommendations. Click here to read my city guide of Tucson! We spent the majority of our time in California, where my mom grew up. It was so special to revisit her favorite places as a kid and hear her stories.
Cities covered: Los Angeles, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar, Dana Point, San Clemente, Orange, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and Balboa Island.
Southern California, also known as SoCal is the second most populated area in the United States. The heavily built-up urban area stretches along the Pacific coast and is home to a large surf and skateboard culture. Also centered in the major economic area is the motion picture, television and music industry. SoCal sets a laid back yet flashy feel with an abundance of Porsche, local art, palm trees, tourism, boardwalks and shopping.