Interested in a day-long adventure away from the usual tourist spots in Los Angeles? You’re in luck. The L.A. area has an overwhelming abundance of daytrip possibility with in just a 90-minute drive – often less – of the city. Nature lovers can enjoy the wide open and free spaced of the Santa Monica and San Gabriel mountains; oenophiles will flock to Temucla and Santa Barbara wine country, while more urban folks will never tire of restaurant-themed visits and tours of L.A.’s hundred of ethnic enclaves.
Hikers should visit the number of great websites dedicated to the Angeles National Forest and the Santa Monica Mountains. Bikers will want to check out the Forums sponsored by local cyclists and fat tire enthusiasts. Luxury travelers, meanwhile, are in luck. L.A. has a wealth of upscale spas and hotels positioned out of town and in a serene and low-ley environment suitable to chilling out and having a good time.
Again – to reiterate… This post will be fleshed out in the next few days with specific links and suggestions. Be sure to check back soon for great suggestions, links, tips and more on weekend daytrips from Los Angeles and the surrounding Southern California area.