Southern California January 25, 2017
11 Things Everyone Who’s Moved Away From Southern California Has Thought At Least Once
Whether you leave SoCal for a short time or you end up moving permanently, there’s one thing that everyone can relate to after they move away: the feeling that Southern California will always be home sweet home. Here are the 11 things that people think about most once they move away.
1. There's no place quite as adventurous as SoCal.
There's never a dull moment here. Whether you love to be outdoors or you love to be indoors seeking out culture and events, there's a neverending list of things to enjoy in SoCal that you will definitely miss once you leave this corner of the country.
2. It sure would be nice to dine outside right about now!
We are so lucky to be able to dine al fresco all year long in SoCal. Whether it's June or December, there are no restrictions in SoCal to enjoying the fresh air at the many outdoor patios that grace SoCal all year long.
3. The scenery in SoCal simply can't be beat.
Heading to the beach or the mountains or the desert with just a short drive is one of the many benefits of living in this corner of the country.
4. Nothing compares to the restaurant scene in Southern California.
SoCal is home to some of the top-rated restaurants in the country. The hardest part is deciding where to spend your dining out dollars.
5. A stroll on the beach at sunset sounds like pure magic.
After you leave SoCal you might find yourself daydreaming about a sunset stroll at one of the many beautiful beaches we have here. So here's a little picture to remind you of what you are missing.
6. Nothing beats a Sunday drive in Southern California.
There's no question that hopping in the car and taking a long scenic drive in SoCal simply can't be beat.
7. A day at Joshua Tree sure sounds nice.
Once you've seen the beauty of Joshua Tree you might spend your whole life daydreaming about returning to this picturesque setting one more time. Whether it's just one day at this desert destination or an entire weekend of camping, there's no question that this is one place in SoCal that will always be captivating.
8. Oh how I miss the weather!
As simple as it may sound, there's no question that the weather is always on your mind when you leave Southern California. We are spoiled here in SoCal to have so many days of blue skies and sunshine...and until you move away it's something we often take for granted.
9. There's nothing like a hike in SoCal.
When you think back on your favorite times in SoCal, it's often the hikes out in nature that we remember the most. The beautiful SoCal air, the winding trails to unexpected places, and the many extraordinary views are the moments we always miss the most.
10. Wouldn't it be nice to have one more winter weekend at Big Bear Lake or Lake Arrowhead or Idyllwild...?
Most people don't think of small mountain towns when they think of Southern California, but for anyone who has ever lived here they know that part of SoCal's charm can be found in the peaceful mountain towns.
11. Why on earth did I ever leave???
That's the question you might be asking yourself after moving away from SoCal. Once you've been lucky enough to live here it's hard to feel like anywhere else is home.
If you’ve moved away from SoCal, I bet these are things that you definitely miss. And for those of you who still live in Southern California, here are
13 things you always have to explain to out-of-towners.