Southern California December 14, 2017
7 Places In Southern California That Will Make You Feel As Though You’ve Entered A Winter Wonderland
Southern California may not be known for its winter wonderlands, but if you know where to find the snow and some wintery surroundings in SoCal, you’ll have plenty of options where you can escape from the beach and the sun to find a perfect winter wonderland this season.
1. Big Bear -- Alpine Slide (800 Wild Rose Lane in Big Bear Lake.)
Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain may not be open just yet, but by the end of December the snow will be out and the tubing park will be filled up with fresh powdery snow. Plan ahead for this epic tubing park to open for the season to experience a winter wonderland on the slopes.
2. Lake Arrowhead
When winter arrives in Lake Arrowhead it's always a magical time of year to discover a dusting of snow at this lakeside resort town. Bundle up and take a long walk around the lake for a festive but chilly winter afternoon.
3. Mount San Jacinto State Park -- Palm Springs
It's always a fun surprise to find snow in Palm Springs. As the heart of winter arrives in SoCal, be on the lookout for a winter wonderland to blanket Mount San Jacinto State Park with fresh, white snow.
4. Coronado -- Hotel Del (1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA)
If snow isn't what you're looking for and you just want to experience a winter-like wonderland, head to Coronado and take a few spins around the outdoor ice skating rink for a wintery afternoon with views of the sea and the sand.
5. Running Springs -- Snowdrift Snow Tubing Park (San Bernardino National Forest).
If you can't wait for the end of December for a wintery snow, check out the town of Running Springs where Snowdrift Snow Tubing Park has the "largest and oldest snow tubing park in Southern California." They have limited operating hours between now and December 16 just in time to give you a glimpse of winter magic.
6. Skyforest -- Skypark at Santa's Village (28950 California 18, Skyforest, California)
Even when it's not snowing outside, Skypark at Santa's Village will make you feel like you've landed inside a storybook wonderland with all of your favorite wintery activities. When the snow does arrive later in the winter, get ready for pure magic!
You don't have to travel far to experience one of the best winter wonderlands in SoCal. Whether you are heading to the Mountain High Resort in Wrightwood or choose to stick close to the center of town, Wrightwood is always a perfect destination to find blankets of fresh snow during the months of December and January.
How’s that for a handful of places to find a winter wonderland in SoCal?! All seven of these spots will make you feel like you’ve stepped inside a magical snow globe.
For another place to enjoy the winter season this time of year, take a look at this
cozy cabin restaurant in SoCal that will make you feel like it’s winter all year long.