Winter fake-outs: Skating and snow in SoCal and beyond
Southern California can be so fake in winter. Snow does fall in the local mountains, but Long Beach and Carlsbad? Hardly. It's all part of a need to conjure picturesque holiday scenes despite balmy temperatures. So if you really need to get your (fake) winter on, here are some places to try. And really, you won't need to bundle up at all.
Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger Mary Forgione likes to hit the dirt when she's on vacation. An avid hiker and runner, Mary likes speed-touring cities on foot and sightseeing by running marathons.