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Anyone from LA/San Diego/Las Vegas Area?
What's the weather like in November?

 1:34 pm on Aug 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

My wife and I are going a way for two or three weeks leaving mid November to celebrate my 21st ;). At this time of year there is not much hot weather around in Europe so we are going further afield.

I have always fancied San Diego (I don't know why) and this is one of the options. What is the weather likely to be like at that time of year?

This will be a driving holiday so some places we may consider visiting include Baja California and/or Mexico, LA, Las Vegas and I don't know, perhaps Arizon, El Paso or whatever? Any suggestions?



 2:56 pm on Aug 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

My wife and I were in San Diego in November about three years ago. Weather was beautiful. Very laid back and interesting town. Enjoyed dining several places including in the touristy Gaslamp Quarter. :)


 6:57 pm on Aug 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

BD, Southern California is very nice in November. Evenings can be a little cool
but daytimes are sunny and mild. Lots to see from LA to San Diego. Old Spainish Missions, Disneyland, Palm Springs, Hollywood. Good Freeway systems, can pratically be anywhere in a hour, just remember to stay to the right.:o)
Also a good time of the year to go to Arizona, Grand Canyon etc.

In short lots to do and lots to see. PM me if decide to come and maybe we can
get together. I will buy lunch(anything up to $1.99)...KF


 7:06 pm on Aug 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

San Diego? The weather is *always* high 70s (maybe low 80s during a heat wave :) ), sunny, clear, and beautiful.

Las Vegas should be nice around that time, but cooling off after the summer heat. But if you've just turned 21, you probably won't be spending much time outside the casinos anyway. Other than walking to another casino. At least that's the way I was when i went on my 21st b-day.


 11:59 pm on Aug 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

san diego is always nice weather.
especially inland, la can swing 30 degrees every day (in november, typically anywhere from 60's to 90's during the day and anywhere from 40's to 70's at night, temps in fahrenheit)
coastal la is rarely outside of the 60-80 range year-round.

there are some great national parks to visit such as the grand canyon and joshua tree.
if you go to arizona, check out sedona.

you should leave a week earlier and spend it in vegas for pubcon!


 2:23 am on Aug 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

Hey, with California's weather patterns it won't be long before we are in a perpetual summer. We've had excellent weather this year but no rainfall which sucks. Water gets a bit scarce during these times and you may have to carry a bucket down to the local well for drinking water. < Kidding.

Typically warm to hot days and warm to cool evenings. Shorts, casual shirt, sandals during the day. Same thing and a sweater or light jacket at night. It's a pretty casual environment in most coastal areas.




 4:17 am on Aug 21, 2008 (gmt 0)


I don't think so. BD, if I remember correctly it is since you got off an addiction.


 7:03 am on Aug 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

Birthday - yes.
21st - no.
60th - could be! ;)


 7:04 am on Aug 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

And what about Mexico?


 5:43 pm on Aug 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

may have to carry a bucket down to the local well for drinking water. < Kidding.

He's kidding because the well is dry. All the well water there has been diverted to L.A. County so we can water our non-native plants and lawns (make sure it's done in the middle of the day when evaporation is highest), use the hose to spray leaves off the driveway, and refill the swimming pools.

Oh wait, I live in Ventura County now- we don't do that here. :)


 8:30 am on Aug 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

If we decide to do this I would like to take a few days to chill during the holiday. This would preferably be somewhere not too busy and near a nice beach. Any suggestions?


 9:02 am on Aug 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

If you want a nice wine country diversion, something civilized for two days, then Paso Robles makes for a charming time. Stay at a nice place like the Justin Inn [justinwine.com], which is also the site of a very good winery and restaurant [justinwine.com]. Check out the PDF of their menu [justinwine.com]. Located right in the heart of the vineyard area, it makes a great base from which to set out to explore and a lovely place to return to.

You can also cut corners and stay in town at the Paso Robles Inn right on the square. Some of the rooms have hot tubs. I found the locals of Paso Robles to be warm and welcoming. A very pleasant few days that I'll always fondly remember. Tablas Creek Winery [pasowine.com] is out there. Tablas was founded by the Perrin family from France. Their wines are quite tasty.

There's also the Santa Barbara Wine Country, too. I think Sideways was filmed in that area.

Las Vegas is fine if you've never been there before. Like a disneyland for adults. It's eye-popping.

I'm not a fan of San Diego, it's a bit of a sprawl. On some stretches you can drive and drive and drive and not see a soul on the sidewalk. I found it depressing, but maybe I wasn't in the "right" place.


 9:55 am on Aug 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

BD, I would suggest staying out of Mexico. Border towns are kinda tacky and
there is quite a bit of drug activity and turf wars betwwen rival factions,
Could be dangerous as the rule of law is quite weak.Plenty to see north of the
border and a better safety factor...KF


 10:21 am on Aug 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

Border towns are beyond tacky. Visit them if you ever wish to know what a sheep feels like as the razor glides across it's back. Maybe Baja is different. But places like Tijuana, forget it. Nothing charming about Tijuana (or Nogales, an Arizona border town, for that matter.).


 10:26 am on Aug 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

Border towns are beyond tacky.

Better watch it! I'll have you know that the border extends a bit North of the LA County Line. There are lots of Border Towns inbetween. I happen to live in one of them. Don't be dissin' us! :)


 10:44 am on Aug 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

I'll be visiting Yucatan, Mexico for all of November for a working holiday - Is that the same as these "border towns"?



 3:26 pm on Aug 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

>>>Is that the same as these "border towns"?


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