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Top 10] Best Weekend Getaways From Los Angele

By: Sahil Luthra

Long Beach, California 

Long Beach boasts many iconic attractions – the Queen Mary ship and the Aquarium of the Pacific, for example – and thus makes for a wonderful weekend getaway or daytrip. 

Catalina Island, California 

Rather than taking a road trip from Los Angeles, how about hopping on a boat? Catalina Island, located a little more than 20 miles from the Southern California shoreline 

Newport Beach, California 

Newport Beach sits in the heart of coastal Orange County, about 45 miles south of downtown Los Angeles. Getting out on Newport Harbor is a must in this nautical hot spot: 

Laguna Beach, California 

About 50 miles south of Los Angeles you'll find picturesque Laguna Beach, also known as the California Riviera. This chic coastal town in Orange County comes complete with high-end boutiques 

Ojai, California 

If your weekend trips typically include racing around to see all the top tourist attractions, maybe you'll enjoy a change of pace in beautiful Ojai 

Temecula, California 

You don't have to go all the way to Napa Valley for award-winning wineries. About 85 miles southeast from the City of Angels, the wineries of Temecula Valley produce more than 50 varietals of wine 

Santa Barbara, California 

For serene coastal vibes and seaside views about 95 miles west of LA, Santa Barbara is a great escape in Southern California – especially for pet owners 

Big Bear Lake, California 

For a cold-weather getaway, Big Bear Lake – less than 100 miles east of LA – is a prime winter destination for skiers and snowboards 

Palm Springs, California 

If a desert escape is what you're craving, head to the Palm Springs area. Relaxation here may include lounging by the pool, cocktail in hand 

La Jolla, California 

Escape for a weekend to the San Diego neighborhood of La Jolla – one of the top California beach destinations, set about a 110-mile drive south from Los Angeles 

Experience the Zen of the desert and the majestic natural wonders that await in Joshua Tree National Park, about 130 miles east of Los Angeles 

Joshua Tree National Park, California 

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