No matter how undeniably exciting it is to live near Southern California’s Pacific Coast, sometimes a getaway is needed. Sometimes, visiting a destination that provides a vastly different experience and landscape is more than necessary. After all, we are creatures of habit — and it’s important to break those habits from time to time. Fortunately, … Read more How to Plan a Joshua Tree Day Trip (From LA, the OC, or San Diego!)
Drive a little over four hours north of San Francisco and you’ll arrive in Mount Shasta – an enchanted city at about 3,600 feet above sea level in Siskiyou County. Due to its proximity to the Bay Area, it’s a popular San Francisco road trip destination for hikers in the summer. Known for the massive … Read more 7 Best Hikes Near Mt Shasta: Hiking Trails For All Levels!
Big Bear Lake, situated in the San Bernardino National Forest, is a popular winter destination for those who love the snow. Bear Mountain is known to be particularly crowded after a fresh snowfall, especially since it’s a popular winter weekend getaway destination from Los Angeles. If you have only been to Big Bear in the … Read more 17 Best Things to Do in Big Bear in Summer
Encinitas is a happy little beach community north of San Diego, full of friendly, active people! The sunshine and warmth coax you outdoors on most days and, with all the great things to do in Encinitas, you will never be bored! Encinitas is easily accessible from San Diego or Los Angeles by car and train, … Read more 21 Exciting Things to Do in Encinitas, CA
All hands on deck! Los Angeles’ independent book scene is operating on a skeleton crew with no land in sight: all the better a reason to support them now. Take a few hours to cruise by a couple of these stalwarts or give yourself an entire weekend to tour all the best bookstores in Los … Read more The 8 Best Bookstores in Los Angeles
Most people outside of California know Pasadena for the Rose Bowl, JPL, and its “Little Old Lady”… however, you’ll have do your own research on those, because this is all about the food in Pasadena! Like the broader LA County, Pasadena is a multicultural area. On the same boulevard, you can find a dim sum … Read more Where to Eat in Pasadena: 10 Restaurants You’ll Love
Anza Borrego is a gorgeous desert with rich wildlife, history, and no shortage of sights to see. Anza Borrego hiking trails like Cactus Loop and Elephant Tree have guided nature hikes with markers along the paths, whereas the unique environment and geology of the area make hikes like the Wind Caves wonderful for exploring. Some … Read more 10 Beautiful Anza Borrego Hikes Not to Miss