Sometimes in winter we crave a get-away to a warm, sunny spot. Venice Beach in Southern California may be just what you need.
Jan 28, 2017Menopause & Aging Well
"Let's take a trip to
Venice Beach, California," I said to my daughter A. I love California and wanted to visit my BFF R out there.
I boarded the plane in Philadelphia one early morning in November and was glad to be heading to a warm, sunny place to drown out my post-election blues. My daughter A met me from New York City, and the two of us embarked on a six-day escape for sun and fun.
We rented a lovely guest house in Venice Beach on Airbnb. It was within walking distance of the town center on
Abbot Kinney Boulevard, about a mile or so from the beach and a few miles from Santa Monica. We rented a car, and parking was available on site and on the street. You just need to move your car some days for the street sweepers.
So, why should you plan a vacation to Beach, California, this year?
Besides the spectacular sunny weather and relaxed vibes, here are more reasons to book your trip now:
We visited Muscle Beach where you'll some handsome hunks working out. The atmosphere on Venice Beach Boardwalk will take you back to the '60s with tattoo parlors, outdoor bars, and hippies who hang out and sell their artwork. One day we walked all the way to Santa Monica along the ocean path. You can also rent bicycles.
After our meals, we stopped along Highway 1 to just sit, breathe and be. It's a great place to meditate.
After our six days away, we were relaxed and rested. Our time in Venice Beach had come to an end.
"Let's take a mother-daughter trip every year," said A.
"Same time and same place next year. Count me in," I replied. "I can't wait to go back to sunny California."
This post originally appeared on aboomerslifeafter50.com.