National Geographic : 1924 Feb
See New Sights that only three continents combined can duplicate-Come this summer YOU'LL see a rearing peak, snow clad in June. You'll see a gay and colorful watering place. Here are Spanish missions, centuries old-crumbling, yet inspiring still. They are monuments to saintly Padres who first brought civilization to this land. A rocky headland at Vista del Mar resembles a stretch of the Riviera. A desert like Sahara provides the unique foliage of the sandy waste. Gardens of rare blossoms are set in velvet lawns. Giant monarchs of the forest contrast with the green acres of oranges. Vast wildernesses are but a short day's ride from famed hotels and restaurants. An island playground rises from the sea. A great valley, once a desert, grows the fruits of the Tropics. See rare beauties, hundred-mile views. Motor over mile-high mountain boule vards. These sights-a trip abroad, in fact, in your own United States- are yours this summer if you choose. It's the playground supreme. Your favorite sport is here, better than you've ever known it to be. Choose a mountain trail or a rolling meadow for your bridle path. Play golf on famous courses. Fish for deep-sea fight ers or the game trout of mountain brooks. Hike along a mountain range. Camp in a primeval forest. Sail before a fresh ocean breeze. Swim in the surf or loaf on the sunny beach. Motor over 4,000 miles ot paved highways, marked with 80,000 guide signs. Rest. Relax. The change is what you need. New sights, a new atmosphere, outdoor exercise, constant activity or lazy idleness, as you choose. Try it this summer. You'll say that it's the finest vacation you have ever had. Where is this land? It's in a section you probably never thought of as a place for summer vacations. It's Southern California, where perfect days invite exercise and play, where cool nights mean sound, restful sleep. It's the ideal summer land. Note this forty-four year record of the U. S. Weather Bureau, which gives the average mean temperature in a central city of this section: 44 Junes- .---.......... ..... 66 degrees 44Julys ..------------------- 70 degrees 44 Augusts ---.-.... ..... 7r degrees 44 Septembers. ------- ----69 degrees Summer is the rainless season. So you do each day just what you plan to do. Come now or plan now to come this summer. You've always wanted to take this trip. And now you can if you choose. There are accommodations here to suit every purse. And the special summer round-trip rates, effective from May to October, make it more than ever easy to take this trip. Any railroad ticket agent will give you information. Or send the coupon, below, to us. Plan to come this summer. Know for yourself the joy and benefit of this ideal trip. Southern California is the new gateway to Hawaii 44 All-Year Club of Southern California s- * ALL-YEAR CLUB OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. Dept. 802, 2601 S. Figueroa St.. Los Angeles, California: i Please send me full information about the summer and i year-round vacation possibilities in Southern California. I Name... Address------------------------------------. .. .. .. .. . Address- - -- --- _--- --- ---- --- __ -.-.--.-.--.-. mmml. ----- ,,-mo .