Your Weekend in Los Angeles Itinerary: How to Spend 2 Days in LA (By a Local)

When you hear about Los Angeles, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Disney, Hollywood, and the beach? You’ve hit the nail on the head, to an extent. The thing about LA is that it is a sprawling metropolis home to over 10 million inhabitants, and this densely populated hub comes with a lot. … Read more Your Weekend in Los Angeles Itinerary: How to Spend 2 Days in LA (By a Local)

15 Best Beaches in Southern California

Looking for the best beaches in Southern California? While there are quite literally hundreds of SoCal beaches to choose from, I’ve selected 15 of the best. These beaches are all located within an hour or two of Los Angeles or San Diego, making them easy day trips from virtually all major metropolitan areas in Southern … Read more 15 Best Beaches in Southern California

13 Superb Places for Kayaking in Southern California

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Southern California’s dreamy coast and nearly endless sunshine sets the stage for ideal kayaking conditions! With plenty of beaches and lakes to choose from, visitors have a wide range of sublime SoCal kayaking launch sites! Paddling through the state’s popular regions, visitors can get a glimpse of sea life, natural landscapes, and the coastline firsthand.  … Read more 13 Superb Places for Kayaking in Southern California

Best Pumpkin Patches in Los Angeles: Where to Go Pumpkin Picking In & Near LA

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The fall is a wonderful time full of fun traditions to welcome the harvest season and begin the countdown until winter and winter holidays. Many families or groups of friends include pumpkin picking or a visit to the pumpkin patch as part of their fall-time traditions. This is one of the best activities that is … Read more Best Pumpkin Patches in Los Angeles: Where to Go Pumpkin Picking In & Near LA

11 Perfect Places to Go Apple Picking in Southern California: Orchards, Farms + U-Pick Apples!

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Southern California is not often thought of as a location for farming or orchards — but the ample opportunities for apple picking in Southern California will prove that wrong! People more commonly associate Southern California with beaches, Los Angeles, and Hollywood stars — not outdoor adventure, hikes, or agriculture. While these attractions are all valuable … Read more 11 Perfect Places to Go Apple Picking in Southern California: Orchards, Farms + U-Pick Apples!

7 Breathtaking Malibu Hikes with Mountain and Coastal Views

Welcome to Malibu, where there are endless coastline and ocean views! While these views can be enjoyed by taking a drive along the Pacific Coast Highway or at one of the many Malibu beaches, there are even better vantage points for taking in all the beauty of this coastal city—on a hike in Malibu! Malibu … Read more 7 Breathtaking Malibu Hikes with Mountain and Coastal Views

How to Spend One Day in Malibu on a Day Trip from LA

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Approximately 30 miles west of downtown Los Angeles is the idyllic beach city of Malibu. This charming seaside community includes a 21-mile-long natural coastline bordered by the boundless sea and the rugged highlands of the Santa Monica Mountains.  During the spring, wildflowers bloom in abundance, coloring Malibu’s countryside with vibrant hues while rainfall ushers in … Read more How to Spend One Day in Malibu on a Day Trip from LA

5 Unique and Beautiful Mojave National Preserve Hikes

Nestled in the southeastern part of California, the Mojave National Preserve is one of the most underrated hiking destinations in the state. With Death Valley National Park and Joshua Tree National Park so close by, the Mojave can seem easy to pass up. But trust us: just one visit to its unique environment will have … Read more 5 Unique and Beautiful Mojave National Preserve Hikes

8 Outstanding Things to Do in Ojai, CA (+ Where to Eat & Stay!)

Ojai is a gorgeous, relaxed, super fun little city nestled in the mountains just east of Santa Barbara and north of Los Angeles… this prime location making it one of the most popular weekend getaways from Los Angeles. It will stun you with its energetic culture, insanely tasty food (don’t worry — we’ll tell you … Read more 8 Outstanding Things to Do in Ojai, CA (+ Where to Eat & Stay!)

All The Weird & Wonderful Things to Do at the Salton Sea

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If you’ve ever seen the Val Kilmer movie, titled The Salton Sea, my guess is you aren’t reading this because you decided, yes that’s a place I’d like to go visit! Now that I’ve scared you and filled your next Friday night with a really memorable movie, let me tell you a little bit about … Read more All The Weird & Wonderful Things to Do at the Salton Sea