Would you like some beach time? Palm Springs and San Francisco each got 16 bonus points, the highest number among the top six cities. Relatively small crowds and easy access to the beaches add up to a relaxing, quintessential Southern California beach experience. Lassen Volcanic National Park. Other beach-related attractions include the nearby California Surf Museum and seasonal surf and volleyball competitions. Having LGBT people in visible leadership positions helps a city's ranking as well.
Brisbane -- 51 points Bakersfield -- 54 Oceanside -- 57 Fullerton -- 58 Hayward -- 58 The annual listing looks at cities' policies on non-discrimination of LGBT people, whether they recognize gay and lesbian relationships, their employment policies, services and programs, law enforcement and the cities' relationship with the LGBT community.
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San Diego also gravitate here, and why not? Our choices became VERY limited once we chose the school our girlies would be attending. Central Valley Running right down the middle of California, this broad region contains some of most productive farmland in the world. Head north of downtown San Diego to experience one of the best surfing cities in the world. Gay Carlsbad Carlsbad is home to some of the best weather in the country, and conveniently located for day trips around southern California if you get sick of enjoying the sunshine and surf. Experience San Diego's only Five-Star spa with a relaxing getaway for one or two. Free concerts during the spring and summer at the Oceanside Pier Plaza Amphitheatre.
Looking at possibly locating to the San Diego area from Seattle with my partner of 11 years and our two children, ages 9 and 7. We can deal with some of the conservatism as long as it's not too radically conservative. We bought a house that I like, but do not love, because of the school zone boundary. Inland, discover surprising mountain towns like Julian, known for orchards and apple pie. Here are her top spots. It received no credit for cultivating relationships with the LGBT community, and it received only partial credit for services for LGBT people and the city's employment practices.