Things to do in Southern California in January

In planning a trip to Southern California in January, daytime temperatures range from the mid-60s to the low 70s Fahrenheit. Evening temperatures can dip into the 40s.

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Southern California January Weather

In January you’ll experience some of that famous California sunshine, but keep in mind that January can be one of the rainier months.

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in January

Every January the Quadrantid Meteor Shower is visible in the Northern Hemisphere. This particular meteor shower only lasts a few hours.

Big Bear Lake in January

Big Bear Lake is the perfect destination for winter sports enthusiasts to strap on your skis or snowboard and hit the slopes.

Dana Point in January

This is the perfect time to see gray whales as they migrate south for the winter.

Death Valley National Park in January

Moderate weather makes it one of the best National Parks to visit in the winter for scenic drives, walks, and hardcore photography with fewer people around.

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