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Top 10 Getaways from Los Angeles

Escape Hollywood's Hustle and Bustle

Downtown Ojai offers great shopping and a casual, small town feel

Weekend Getaways from L.A.

If you want to take flight from the City of Angels, here are some close-by, fun destinations that can be reached by car or train. Whether it's the warmth of the desert, the majesty of the mountains, partying on the Strip, or the Mad Tea Party, we've got you covered. We even offer two ways to enjoy Santa Barbara, and a vacation you can take without leaving town!


The coast in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara

Enjoy an “American Riviera” getaway complete with scenic beaches, quaint Spanish-style buildings and dozens of cultural attractions.

Sample Santa Barbara’s rural flavor (and wines) from the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley where lush landscapes and balmy breezes abound, and wineries pebble the landscape.
Visit wineries in the Santa Barbara Wine Country

Ventura Harbor Village

Ventura & Ojai

Take in the best of both worlds with Ventura Beach’s lively art and cultural scene and Ojai’s charming small-town ambiance.



Explore “the happiest place on earth,” a mixture of adventurous rides, hip spots and fine dining experiences.

Go for a spin on the Mad Tea Party

Sailing in Newport Beach, Orange County

Live the life of luxury amidst the pristine beaches, upscale shops and spectacular nightlife of this resort-like oceanfront town.

San Diego

Experience everything the beach has to offer, from the urban scene of the Gaslamp District to a myriad of theme parks and serene resort spots.

A day at the beach in San Diego


Skiing in Big Bear

Big Bear

From snowboarding to hiking and kayaking, the verdure and mountains of Big Bear are the perfect backdrop for outdoor recreation.

Spectacular shows, fine dining, indulgent accommodations, unrivaled casinos and a glamorous nightlife — Las Vegas truly has it all.
A touch of old-school Las Vegas in Nevada

Golf in Palm Springs

Palm Springs

Relax Hollywood-style amidst the lush golf courses and azure pools of this celebrity favorite retreat town.

Top 10 Things to Do in Palm Springs


Los Angeles

Whether you’re a local or a visitor, L.A. has plenty to offer, from an underground music and arts scene to sports venues and a singular nightlife.

Downtown Santa Monica at sunset

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Whether looking to travel across the Australian Outback, the Canadian Rockies or historic Europe, these opulent trains will let travelers see the countryside in comfort.
Boutique fleets are the hottest thing on the high seas, promising smaller passenger lists, larger staterooms and sophisticated resort facilities.