Originally posted by anthony85@Jul 2 2006, 10:17 AM
If anyone has been to California or anywhere near the West Coast in Winter time, would be cool to hear from you.
I'm originally from the central coast of cali.... Great freaking place to go! It is situated smack dab in the middle between L.A. and San Fransisco. (If you look it up on a map it is about two hours north of Santa Barbra, some towns in that area are Morro Bay and San Louis Obispo.) I personally love the central coast and northern Cali. Not much into South Cali, but every one has different tastes. Are you thinking of going anywhere in specific?
The weather isn't too bad in Cali, unless you hit the north. But on the central coast is rains ALOT! I spent a semester visitng my dad and I swear it rained every damn day. But not huge thunderstorms, just drizzle. And it can get cold on the coast. Yoou don't need a burka, but a good jacket and a hoodie should do. Maybe a rain jacket. There are a ton of things to do... If the cold doesn't bother you too much you can always camp on the beach. Also if you get the chance hit up highway 1. It is parrel to the coast and gorgeous!!!
My favorite place is called Lime Kiln Park. It has red woods and a three story waterfall and you can camp in the woods or on the beach under the stars! Also Big Sur is great, but not sure how great in winter. There is a ton of stuff you can do. Hiking is great, kayaking (spelling?), shopping, festivals and dances.... And the train system in cali isn't bad, at least not for America... And if you don't like the cold you can always try southern Cali....
Hope this helps!