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Morro Bay Winterfest

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  • November 18, 2017
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Holiday Fun in Morro Bay, CA
12 Days of holiday fun for the entire family in Morro Bay, CA December 1 – 12

Get Ready for 12 Days of Fun

December 1 – 12

 

Illuminating Spirit and History

 

Holidays in the Fishing Village of Morro Bay

(Details provided courtesy of PR Newswire – Nov. 16, 2017)

Get your fill of holiday fun in the quaint town of Morro Bay, CA.

Crab Pot Holiday Trees will set the mood and the inaugural Winterfest will deliver a dozen days of merriment from December 1 to 12.

Well-known for its signature 576-foot tall volcanic rock that sits majestically between the Pacific Ocean and the tranquil bay, MorroBay is a busy seaside village. If you need a getaway from the day-to-day stresses that zap your energy and holiday spirit, Morro Bay is a must-see waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California. Holiday shopping, outdoor adventurers, and boating enthusiasts will find this community friendly and enchanting.

Explorers find history abounds in the tall ships, as they watch three different parades of lighted boats gliding through the harbor along the Embarcadero. Visit Santa’s House, participate in the Santa Crawl for folks 21 years and older. Frolic in the snow. Kids should check out the FREE stuff they’ll receive throughout November and December.

Morro Bay holiday merriment
Holiday merriment awaits you in Morro Bay, CA, a quaint fishing village.

What’s a Crab Pot Christmas Tree?

 

They are trees constructed with durable, weatherproof PVC coated Crab Trap Wire. Morro Bay craftsmen build their first crab pot holiday tree from local buoys, crab pots and fishing gear last year in Tidelands Park on the Embarcadero.

It was such a hit, this year the city will again light its homemade creation in honor of the local fishing community, and decided to import and additional 14 crab pot trees from a Coastal North Carolina crab trap maker and place them all over town. ~ Jennifer Little, Morro Day tourism manager

According to Little, “Our fishing community works so hard throughout the year. This is such a great way to celebrate our maritime heritage at the holidays.”

The Central Coast Fisheries for Women coordinated the entire event to highlight the extraordinary local seafood and fishing families of Morro Bay.

WINTERFEST Itinerary

December 1 – 12

Lighted boats and trees, Santa’s House (open daily), a Santa Crawl for 21 years and older,  tall ships brimming with history in the harbor, and REAL snow for the kids are some of the events planned. Additional details are available here

“Come enjoy 12 days of fun at the first annual WINTERFEST in Morro Bay, CA! Kids Get Free Stuff,” Little advises.  

Special Deals

 

Stay in a Morro Bay hotel property in December and kids 12 and under will receive a free bay tour, free kite, free clam chowder. Find out more details here! 

For information on all the exciting things to do and see in Morro Bay, visit www.morrobay.org.

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Best Cold and Warm Weather Holiday Destinations Holiday Travel

2017’s Best Winter Holiday Destinations

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  • October 31, 2017
2017 Best Winter Holiday Destinations

 

Do you have a hankering to travel?

The Best Cold and Warm Winter Holiday Destinations 

 

WalletHub, the personal finance website, released its 2017’s Best Winter Holiday Destinations report today.

The study is a supplement to its money-saving selection of the Best Travel Credit Cards. 

Information provided courtesy of WalletHub.

Washington (October 31, 2017)
Focusing on cost and convenience rather than scenic beauty, WalletHub’s analysts compared more than 60 of the largest U.S. metro areas grouped by warm and cold weather. Each destination was analyzed based on 32 key metrics, primarily the expense and hassle of traveling to each location but also on other indicators, such as weather forecasts, safety and variety of activities.

Here’s a quick glimpse at some of the report’s most interesting findings:

 

Best Cold Destinations for Winter Travel Best Warm Destinations for Winter Travel
1 Chicago, IL 1 Orlando, FL
2 Portland, OR 2 Las Vegas, NV
3 Washington, DC 3 San Diego, CA
4 Pittsburgh, PA 4 Austin, TX
5 New York, NY 5 Los Angeles, CA
6 Seattle, WA 6 Houston, TX
7 Minneapolis, MN 7 San Antonio, TX
8 Philadelphia, PA 8 San Francisco, CA
9 Boston, MA 9 Tucson, AZ
10 Denver, CO 10 New Orleans, LA

 

Best vs. Worst

 

  • The average flight to a popular cold winter destination costs $277.61, lasts 3 hours and 49 minutes, and has 0.38 connections. In comparison, the average flight to a popular warm winter destination costs $407.43, lasts 5 hours and 59 minutes, and has 0.59 connections.

 

  • Among cold destinations, Albuquerque, New Mexico, has the lowest price for a three-star hotel room, $37, which is 2.6 times lower than in New York, the city with the highest at $98.

 

  • Among cold destinations, New York has the most restaurants (per square root of the population), 10.52, which is 10.1 times more than in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the city with the fewest at 1.04.

 

  • Among warm destinations, Orlando, Florida, has the most restaurants (per square root of the population), 6.06, which is 22.4 times more than in Deltona, Florida, the city with the fewest at 0.27.

 

Cold Weather Destinations Map:

Source: WalletHub

Warm Weather Destinations Map:

Source: WalletHub

To view the full report and your metro area’s rank, please visit:

https://wallethub.com/edu/best-winter-holiday-destinations/7930/

 

 About WalletHub:

WalletHub is a personal finance website that empowers consumers to make smarter financial decisions — from getting the best credit card and car insurance policy to identifying the best city to live and start a career. WalletHub does so by providing consumer-friendly tools that leverage big data and user reviews.

 

 

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