Southern California in Winter - Carfree Travel
May 31, 2012 6:13 PM Subscribe
Where should I go/stay/see in Southern California from mid-December to mid-January? I will not have a car since I want to promote low-carbon travel.
posted by bluelight to travel & transportation around California, CA (13 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
As part of an extended trip around North America, I'll be visiting California. Since my trip involves visiting college campuses, I'm "stuck" in SoCal for winter break (I like warmth). I know SoCal is notorious for its car culture but I am unwilling to rent a car and will be getting around by bus, train, and rideshare. I don't have a lot of money so places like Disneyland are not on my radar.
In early to mid December I'll be in Los Angeles (probably one of the worst places to not have a car?) I'd like to also visit Irvine and Santa Barbara. I went to San Diego last November and while it was wonderful, I don't think I need to spend the money right now to visit again.
I'd love suggestions on any other cities to visit or better yet, places within cities to visit (accessible via public transit). I am very interested in urban parks, public art, and whatever cool, sustainable initiatives that are being cooked up in that city like Fallen Fruit (urban foraging) in L.A.
Please don't tell me to just go and rent a car. Not only is it out of my budget (I'm under 25 so extra fees as well), but it goes against one of guiding principles for the trip.