And temps are looking to be in the mid-70's our entire trip . . . hooray! No pool or hot tub at the Malibu RV Park where we'll be staying, and probably just a smidge too cold to lay at the beach, but we'll be in a bluff site overlooking the ocean, and plan to spend as much time gazing out at the sea as possible.
This RV park is normally quite pricey at $145 a night for a weekend stay, ocean view site (!!!), but in the winter the weekend rates drop to $67 ($62 for Sun - Thur). Still high, but holy moly, the location can't be beat, so we are willing to shell out for a short winter stay each year. We like visiting over the Martin Luther King weekend to better accommodate some still-working friends that will be joining us, plus it allows us to extend our stay and avoid the brutal traffic trying to get from Malibu to our home in Orange County on a non-holiday Monday would normally require.
Our spending target remains the same - $100 or less per RV day - so we'll have a bit less to play with this time around since so much is being spent on the campsite itself. It shouldn't be too much of a problem, though, given that in addition to our close proximity to the ocean, the Santa Monica mountains will be in our backyard. The plan is to spend two days hiking, and one day sightseeing at a nearby historic home my girlfriend heard about, called The Adamson House. The budget should also allow for a fish and chips dinner, and lunch at John's Garden, a sandwich shop that gets high marks on Yelp for freshness of ingredients and taste. We'll also be dropping by the Malibu Farmers Market on Sunday morning, where we just might catch sight of some movie stars in and among the produce stands.
|The Santa Monica mountains will be literally right behind us. Which, in conjunction with the ocean views, is why we are willing to shell out $62/$67 a night to stay at this RV Park.|