Sunday, June 29, 2008
A Staycation is a vacation spent close to home. Southern California residents live in a vacation paradise and can avoid the high price of traveling by staying at home and taking short local trips. About 50 percent of American travelers are changing their summer travel plans because of soaring fuel prices and sticking closer to home, according to a recent survey by the travel Web site TripAdvisor. And if your one of those travelers and live in Southern California you are way ahead of the game. San Diego and the Los Angeles area both have major amusement parks right in their own backyards. Legoland, Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Disneyland, Universal Studios, Knott's Berry Farm and Six Flags Magic Mountain. World class destinations all one tank trips from any place in Southern California. If your looking for even more savings on you Southern California staycation try packing up drinks and lunch and taking a local day trip. Head to the beach, park, or the local mountains and be back home in time to light up the barbecue in your own back yard. Travelers come from all over the world to visit Southern California and if your lucky enough to live here there is no need to travel far to enjoy you summer. Southern California locals are joining the ranks of the out of state tourists and loving it.