In the winter months, Catalina Island, located just 22 miles off the coast of Southern California, is a perfect winter visitor destination, especially during the holidays. A photo gallery is currently featured on USA TODAY's 10Best home page.
Nestled in the mountains of San Diego County is the picturesque town of Julian, California. The town bears the distinction of being an official California Historical Landmark, and visitors to this quaint village will certainly understand why. Stroll through the town, take a romantic carriage ride along the main street, and imagine you were witness to the exciting Gold Rush days in Southern California.
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