Hubby is going to a conference March 30th - April 3rd at the Westin Long Beach. Should I tag along? We'd just have to pay for my airfare and petsitting, so maybe $500 which is definitely affordable for us.
It seems like a good opportunity to get some west coast time (we live in Philly), but any place with Beach in the name sounds good right now...I'm afraid this cold, snowy winter will never end!
Is there enough to do while Mr. jshort is at the conference all day?
If I go, what should I do?
Where should I/we eat?
What will the weather be like?
Things I like:
- Basically anything outdoors. Beach, water sports (I assume the Pacific will be too cold, though), hiking (moderately strenuous).
- Eating/drinking/hanging out at a cool coffee shop or bar. I prefer laid-back places, not the "see and be seen" type of place.
- Enjoying the sunshine without a parka and snow boots.
I'm willing to venture out of Long Beach during the day if there's something I shouldn't miss while I'm in LA area. I lived in San Diego, which I loved, but I probably wouldn't venture down there this trip.
Things I'm not that into/not looking for on this trip: shopping, museums (unless it's really unique and/or the weather isn't nice), other indoor activities. I'm not that interested in going places in hopes of running into celebrities or driving around looking at famous places from movies.
I'll be alone during the day, so I want to stick with places I'll feel relatively safe. But we live in the city, so I don't get sketched out too easily.
I have read these
, but they are pretty old, and this
, which is recent but kid-focused.