With Winter well and truly here, we at Cockpit USA may be inclined to shut ourselves away and retreat into hibernation until the sprightly descent of Spring. However, with a country as great and sprawling as the United States, an escape to warmer climates is not completely impossible. For temperatures as mild as 62 - 66F and sandy beaches ideal for BBQ's and a game of ball, head west to San Diego. Known for having the best weather in the country, this Californian haven is home to the world's best zoo, Hotel del Coronado, where Marilyn Monroe's infamous movie Some Like It Hot was shot and one third of the U.S. Naval Pacific Fleet. If like Cockpit USA, American heritage is your area of interest, then make a visit to the USS Midway Museum a must on your to do list. Situated on a real naval aircraft carried that served in the US Navy for 47 years, the museum boasts an impressive fleet of genuine jets and airplanes on the ship's flight deck and more than 60 exhibits, all with an audio guide narrated by real Midway sailors. With a winning combination of sun, American naval history and beautiful beaches, San Diego is Winter vacation destination perfect to tide you over until Spring!