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Looking to travel mid March to California. Any suggestions for the warmest part of CA? Something very scenic and romantic.

Looking to travel mid March to California. Any suggestions for the warmest part of CA? Something very scenic and romantic.

Old Feb 15th, 2003, 08:03 AM
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I'd say La Jolla.
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Old Feb 15th, 2003, 10:51 AM
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The original poster wanted the warmest part of California in March.

La Jolla Ave High 66 Ave Low 54

San Diego Ave High 66 Ave Low 54

Palm Springs Ave High 80 Ave Low 51
Old Feb 15th, 2003, 11:49 AM
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Now please rate them all for scenic and romantic, as the original poster also requested.
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Old Feb 15th, 2003, 01:44 PM
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palm springs is warm and there's plenty to do because it's a tourist trap (albeit a nice one). if you go, make sure you go to palm canyon - beautiful and usually not too crowded.

i'm actually from ventura, and believe me it won't be warm (usually temps hover in the 60s / low 70s in march). however, it will be much cheaper than palm springs, much less crowded, and more romantic in my opinion. day cruises to channel islands national park are run by island packers out of the ventura harbor; their prices are reasonable, and march is gray whale migration season so you are likely to spot some grays, or at the very least some dolphins and sea lions. day trips are about $25, and overnight camping trips on the islands start at about $50.

san diego is overrun by spring break tourists and people escaping from LA. but if you go, eat at a restaurant called the fish market. it's an upscale place with a dining room that offers a great view of the harbor through what is essentially a glass wall. you can get the expensive seafood dishes, or just order the clam chowder (which is excellent, $3-4, and comes with unlimited delicious sourdough bread).

my personal recommendation would be death valley. it will be warm (upper 70s to low 80s) and though this is the "high" season for tourists, it's never crowded. i think there are like two hotels and one road. seriously. the landscape is absolutely gorgeous. as for furnace creek inn... well, i camp because i'm young and broke, but i've seen it and believe me it looks really nice. like an upscale resort hotel. it would be a wonderful romantic getaway. but it depends what you're looking for - if you want to spend a few days away from everything, hiking up silent deserted canyons, this is the place for you; if you want bars, clubs, and museums, go somewhere else. try this link:

and yes, it actually does look like those pictures. i have pictures of the same cliffs you see at the upper left, and the sky really is that brilliant blue color.
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