As a guy who lives in Southern California, just let me say the following:
Paradise gets boring sometimes. We all still acknowledge that we live in one the best places on Earth, but shit, it truly is boring sometimes. What's wrong with me wanting to go see the Eiffel Tower? Or the Parthenon? Or Times Square? There are other nice places in the world too, and some of us would like to see the other nice places, not just the one we live in.