December 28, 2017

7 Beachy Ways to Warm Up Your Winter

Winter always seems a little colder once the holidays are over. Don't wait until the cold chills you to the bone - there are plenty of ways to stay warm this winter, especially in Southern California!

1. Get moving
One of the simplest ways to keep warm: keep moving! Get that heart working and that blood flowing, and have fun at the same time with the endless opportunities for active fun in Southern California. Hike, bike, or just beach walk to stay warm with friends and family!

2. Update your wardrobe
A cozy sweater, a warm scarf, a casual knit hat or just some fluffy slippers can all keep you comfy and warm in the cool California winter, and with lots of fun shopping opportunities in SoCal, you’ll have a blast finding the perfect wintertime staples! Take a look at our Southern California Shopping Guide , or these 7 Essential Southern California Shopping Experiences .

And remember, if you’re staying with us in Orange County two passes to the VIP Lounge at the Outlets at San Clemente are included with your stay! Contact us for more details!

3. Catch up at a local café
If you’ve taken a look at our Southern California Dining Guide you know that we love to recommend local eateries to our guests and any travelers to the West Coast. If you’re visiting SoCal, be sure to take a look at our top recommendations for the best coffee spots in Long Beach and San Clemente . More coming soon!

4. Try a Unicorn Hot Chocolate
If you’re not a coffee person, or if you’re just in the mood for something more magical, check out Crème and Sugar in Anaheim Hills ! This creative café serves over the top sundaes, milkshakes, lattes, and hot chocolates including the legendary Unicorn Hot Chocolate overflowing with whipped cream and sprinkles! Check out their Instagram for some epic photos!

5. Jump in the Jacuzzi
Sometimes you just need to get away and spend some time lounging in the hot tub. Massaging jets and soothing bubbles are always sure to drive the chill of winter away! If you’re not lucky enough to have a Jacuzzi at home, give us a call at 800-408-1822 ext 1! We’d love to help you find a vacation rental with a hot tub, heated pool, jetted tub, or all three!

Or take a look at our top vacation rentals with hot tubs and fireplaces for some ideas!

6. Gather around the fire
A good bonfire is fun year round, especially at the beach! S’mores, fire-roasted hot dogs, campfire stories and songs, are all great ways to beat the winter blues, and many of our Southern California beaches feature fire rings to make it easy for you to experience the fun of a beach bonfire during your vacation. Take a look at our guide to the best beaches for bonfires in and around Orange County and start planning!

7. Get together with friends and family
Gathering together with friends and family may not raise your temperature, but it’s sure to warm your heart! That’s one of the reasons we think winter is a great time to plan a vacation. Leave the gloomy winter weather behind and book an adventure for you and the people you love best. Take a look at our top picks for vacation rentals for winter 2017-2018 , or give us a call at 800-408-1822 ext 1 to find the vacation rental that is right for you and your guests!

Need More Ideas?
Take a look at our beaches guide and top things to do in Southern California for more ideas to brighten up the season!

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