Best Southern California Getaways

Top Southern California Getaways
This list represents the most popular Southern California getaways and travel destinations. Use this list to plan your next Southern California vacation. Select a state and/or an activity from the pull-down lists below to find even more top getaway ideas.
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Founded in 1782 as Mission San Buenaventura, the city of Ventura has evolved into a community of bookstores, coffee shops, and art ...
Published by Falcon Publishing Ventura, CA - Camping Southern California

2. California Travel Guide by Fodor's Weekend Getaway
This travel guide is a chapter on California excerpted from the book "Fodor's USA." It covers the entire state of California region ...
Published by Fodor's Travel Publications Sacramento, CA - Fodor's USA

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On Presidio Hill in the city of San Diego stands the Mission San Diego de Alcala, the birthplace of the city and of California. A ...
Published by Falcon Publishing San Diego, CA - Camping Southern California

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Imagine a village so quaint it has no parking meters along its narrow, shaded streets and no neon signs advertising its many chic ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Pebble Beach, CA - Driving the Pacific Coast: California

5. A Village by the Sea: Carlsbad Romantic Getaway
Full of the Quaint spots that make for an idyllic romantic retreat, Carlsbad offers a quiet escape from the more heavily trafficked ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Carlsbad, CA - Romantic Days and Nights in San Diego

6. Beach Blanket Romance: Malibu Romantic Getaway
Who wouldn't love to morph into a privileged Malibu beach dweller for a day or two? Well, here’s your chance. Pack a bathing suit, ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Malibu, CA - Romantic Days and Nights in Los Angeles

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Many people consider Santa Barbara the most livable city in the United States. The blue ocean, sparkling beaches, green mountain backdrop, ...
Published by Falcon Publishing Santa Barbara, CA - Camping Southern California

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A sixty-six-mile-long highway that climbs from La Canada to the lofty, forested crest of the San Gabriel Mountains north of Los Angeles. ...
Published by Falcon Publishing La Canada, CA - Scenic Driving California

9. Santa Catalina Island: Island Getaway Weekend Getaway
On your two-day Santa Catalina Island escape, which begins with a brisk ocean voyage, you’ll soon be seduced by an entirely different ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Avalon, CA - Quick Escapes: Los Angeles

10. Big Sur Weekend Getaway
Draped along the western slope of the Santa Lucia Mountain Range between San Simeon and Carmel, California Highway 1 achieves its ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Big Sur, CA - Driving the Pacific Coast: California

11. Los Angeles to San Diego: Quintessential Southern California Along the Pacific Coast Highway Scenic Drive
This drive exemplifies classic California: you’ll pass quaint beachfront settlements, roadside cafés, and surf shops, and may find ...
Published by Fodor's Travel Publications Los Angeles, CA - Fodor's Great American Drives of the West

12. A Vine Romance: Taste the Grape in Temecula Romantic Getaway
Temecula's Sunny Valley is the closest thing Southern California has to Northern California’s Napa Valley or even the Santa Ynez Valley ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Temecula, CA - Romantic Days and Nights in San Diego

13. California Travel Information by Rough Guides Weekend Getaway
Publicized and idealized all over the world, California really does live up to the myth. More than just a terrestrial paradise of ...
Published by Rough Guides San Francisco, CA - The Rough Guide to USA

14. Malibu Creek State Park Campground Camping
Situated on a big hunk of the most coveted real estate in Southern California and surrounded by the rapidly encroaching megalopolis ...
Published by Menasha Ridge Press Malibu, CA - The Best In Tent Camping: Southern California

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Midway between Tijuana and Ensenada is the seaside town of Rosarito Beach. Named after the ranch that once flourished there, El Rosario, ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Rosarito, MX - Romantic Days and Nights in San Diego

16. Rosarito Beach and Ensenada: Baja's Gold Coast Weekend Getaway
This escape to Mexico takes you to the Gold Coast, the area along the coast of Baja California roughly from Rosarito on the north ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Ensenada, MX - Quick Escapes: San Diego

17. A Whale-Watching Adventure: Dana Point Romantic Getaway
Midway between San Diego and Los Angeles is Dana Point, a little jewel of a harbor that’s one of the loveliest in Southern California. ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Dana Point, CA - Romantic Days and Nights in San Diego

5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 18. Monterey Peninsula, California Family Vacation
The Monterey Peninsula, 125 miles south of San Francisco, is a scenic stretch of coastline, pine forests, and unmistakable California ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Monterey, CA - Great Family Vacations: West

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Las Vegas has more than its share of natural beauty—soaring mountain peaks, red-rock formations, the majestic Lake Mead. But for the ...
Published by Insiders' Guide Big Bear Lake, CA - Quick Escapes: Las Vegas

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Anza Borrego easily ranks with the finest desert parks in the nation. Only its status as a state park keeps it from achieving the ...
Published by Falcon Publishing Borrego Springs, CA - Camping Southern California

 
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