Being able to hang out down near the ocean and see the San Gabriel mountains just decked out in snow is surreal: https://i.redd.it/kueaye5p6si21.jpg
Another photo: https://i.redd.it/vy7dlavrh0f21.jpg
Anaheim hills, an area that rarely gets snowed on: https://i.redd.it/trbf198kb6i21.jpg
Then we roll right into the poppy/wildflower superbloom which has been bonkers: https://weather.com/travel/news/2019-03-13-super-bloom-flowe...
The blackstar canyon waterfall is LIT! https://i.redd.it/4bq8v71ff7j21.jpg
Last but not least we are smack dab in the middle of an epic butterfly migration, https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2019/03/08/why-are-there-so...
Driving down the 73 toll road yesterday I think I drove through about 300 butterflies, at least. They just kinda flop over the car, none of them hit me. It was like driving through a butterfly hail storm.
This place sucks a lot of the time with all of the congestion and traffic, heat, smog, high cost of living etc... but times like this really make you stop and appreciate how beautiful it is.
That's how I feel every day here
Can confirm, don't need much AC or Heat year round.
As long as you locate to the area that most closely approximates your personal definition of 'best' you win.
If you think cool temperatures are more comfortable, then San Francisco is great.
Later this summer I’ll be hiking Mt. Whitney, and will swing through Death Valley on the way home. 15k altitude change in a few hours.