I love southern California. You can go deep sea sportfishing at Catalina and the other Channel Islands, or up and down the coast. Drive 5 hours into the sierras for great trout fishing or snow skiing. Or drive 2 hours for not so great sno skiing in big bear. Concert venues everywhere and every big tour and small tour comes to play LA. When people visit and they have kids send them to Disneyland problem solved wham bam thank you mamm! World class restaurants, hollywood, sunny weather, hot women, robust partying, Cruise ship port, Short drive to mexico for drugs or whores! hell i could go on and on.
Colo is awesome but its landlocked and deep sea fishing is just to awesome to live without.