Usually this time of the year, the family and I pack up a vehicle and drive out to the central California Coast from New Mexico for 10-12 days of fun in the sun.
One of the greatest things about the central Coast (ie: San Luis Obispo, Cayucos, Morro Bay) is that when the majority of the United States is sweltering under massive heat waves, at the beach the average temperature is 75 degrees (f). Cool marine layers, the refreshing ocean fog and numerous other environmental factors makes this place a great ‘cool’ getaway.
I am originally from southern California (San Diego) so any opportunity to go visit my native state, is a wonderful adventure and yes, a little like going home.
TL;DR? – This is home, where I belong.