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Top 10 Weekend Getaways from Los Angeles

Escape Hollywood's Hustle and Bustle

A serene and peaceful California landscape found in Palm Springs

Best Weekend Trips from Los Angeles

If you want to escape the City of Angels just for a while, these destinations are easily reached by car or train. Party on the Las Vegas Strip, golf in the Palm Springs desert, have a romantic dinner on the beach in Orange County or simply explore the Santa Monica boardwalk. Vacation or staycation, you'll find that 72 hours at these destinations is simply not enough.



GO NORTH

Go for a walk along the coast in Santa Barbara, CA

Santa Barbara

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

Visit wineries in the Santa Barbara Wine Country

Santa Barbara Wine Country

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.


The Ventura Harbor offers fun activities for everyone

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.


HEAD SOUTH


Go for a ride on the classic It's a Small World attraction at Disneyland, Anaheim, CA

Disneyland

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

Watch the sunset while you dine on the beach at The Beachcomber at Crystal Cove

Newport Beach

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


Rent a sailboat and view San Diego from the ocean

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.


BEAR EAST

No matter the season, Big Bear is never short on scenery or activities

Big Bear

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

Explore everything the nightlife has to offer in Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas

Spectacular shows, fine dining, indulgent accommodations, unrivaled casinos and a glamorous nightlife — Las Vegas truly has it all.

Take advantage of the beautiful weather and golf in Palm Springs, CA

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


    OR STAY IN L.A.

From downtown LA to museums to the beach, Los Angeles has plenty of activities to offer

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.



The Best of Los Angeles Travel Guide

California Travel Guide

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