Affectionately nicknamed SoCal, Southern California offers beach escapes and a friendly atmosphere all year round, which are only a few reasons as to why it is so popular among holiday goers. Other than this, the southern part of the state has an abundance of natural attractions that can be best enjoyed in the mild winter weather. When you’re here, make sure to make the most of your time away by staying in a winter vacation rental, which will enhance the time you spend in nature. Head out to the sprawling dusty landscape of the Mojave Desert, or see the unique trees that make up Joshua Tree National Park. Balboa Park has inner city hiking trails to be enjoyed, whilst the iconic Griffith Park gives glimpses of the Hollywood sign.