While many of us are feeling cramped indoors as we quarantine during the Coronavirus outbreak, a day at the beach is sounding pretty good right about now. If you're located in Southern California or you want to plan a trip later on, here are some of my favorite beach cities to explore once the travel bans are lifted:
Let's start with one of the most southern beaches in the USA, sunny San Diego. This gorgeous coastal city offers some of the most scenic beach views, best fish tacos and fun things to do for everyone. San Diego also has a lot of really cool historic things to see like the Hotel Del Coronado and more.
Located between Los Angeles and San Diego you can find the iconic Laguna Beach. This famous beach is super chill and the views are absolutely to die for. Side note: literally everyone in this area is absolutely gorgeous, it really feels like you're in a movie lol. While you're in the Laguna Beach area, be sure to check out one of the coves for a fun, scenic day by the ocean.
Another beach city I had a lot of fun in was Huntington Beach. I visited back in 2019 for the Vans US Open of Surfing Competition. HB is a really cool place to hang out and catch some waves. Plus there's no shortage of delicious food and cool places around to kick back and relax. I spent a lot of time in Huntington Beach while I was in California and I loved every minute of it.
If you're looking for a cool place to go out and have some fun, head to Long Beach. You won't find any shortage of events, restaurants or bars around. I visited Long Beach a few times, but my favorite trip was spending New Year's Eve there watching fireworks shoot off by the famous Queen Mary ocean liner. That area of Long Beach is my favorite and is a great place to celebrate the holidays!
One of my favorite places in California to hang out is Venice Beach. This artsy place of SoCal is a cool spot to skateboard or chill on the beach. Venice Beach is the home of the famous Muscle Beach, which came to fame as pro bodybuilders like Arnold Schwarzenegger worked out there.
Not far from Venice, you can find the iconic Santa Monica beach and pier. This area boasts tons of restaurants, stores, and even an amusement park located right on the pier. The Santa Monica pier is also the end of the infamous Route 66, and you can find the sign marking the end of the trail on the pier. Santa Monica is a great place to spend the day at the beach, especially if you have kids because there are so many activities to keep them entertained.
Last but not least on my list, is Malibu. This gorgeous area of California is home to many celebrities looking to escape the Hollywood lights and trade it for epic beach and mountain views. Driving through the rolling Malibu mountains is incredibly pretty and the water is so blue. This area is super chill and I really loved spending time in Malibu. I can't wait to go back!
Looking for more to do in SoCal? Check out my blog about my favorite places to explore in Los Angeles. Thanks for reading my SoCal beaches guide, I hope you enjoyed it! Comment below and let me know your favorite beaches in the area.