Best Southern California getaways

From the West's best theme parks to perfect, sun-drenched beach towns, you can't go wrong with these SoCal escapes

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Perfect Palm Springs summer escape

Palm Springs in summer? Yep, we said it. Zero crowds, killer deals, and a pool around every corner make this the place to be


Mission Creek Preserve

Desert Hot Springs escape

Snowbirds flock to Palm Springs, but for some lower-key you time, get down to essentials in Desert Hot Springs


Hotel Oceana poolside cabanas

Off the beaten path in Santa Barbara

A savvy traveler shows us there’s more here than State Street and the wharf 


Fairview Gardens

One perfect day in Goleta, CA

Take a peek inside one of Southern California's most garden-friendly beach towns.


Fletcher Cove

One perfect day on San Diego's Solana Beach

Take a trip to this mellow beach town complete with fab shopping and a fresh farmers' market


J World San Diego

A picturesque weekend in Point Loma

Rugged, retro, and just under the radar, San Diego’s quiet side never looked so good


Cars Land

One perfect day in Disney's Cars Land

New reasons to visit Disneyland this summer––even for grown-ups



One perfect day in Irvine's Great Park

Orange County has its own destination oasis that’s reinventing the grand public park for the 21st century


Beverly Hills Hotel entrance

Beverly Hills for the rest of us

It’s not just a playground for stars. Here’s how to live large on the cheap in 90210


Hollywood and Vine

Top spots for fun in East Hollywood

Tinseltown is ready for its close-up, and the star is in the east. Check out these top spots for eats, drinks, and more fun


Malibu, CA surfer

Day trip: Malibu, CA

Malibu in fall: Southern California's beautiful summer weather without the summer crowds


Alex theater

One perfect day in Glendale, CA

Check out this historic L.A. suburb offering the perfect day-to-night activities


Huntington Beach boardwalk

Surf and sun in Huntington Beach, CA

Whether you carve up the waves or watch from the sand, Huntington Beach will work its classic beach-town charms on you


Calafia State Beach in Orange County

One perfect day in San Clemente, CA

Spend the day in an Orange County surf town with plenty to offer


California Scenario

One perfect day in Costa Mesa, CA

Spend a day in this O.C. town where indie shopping and the food scene have come into their own


Newport kayak rental

Day trip: Upper Newport Bay

Stop and smell the wildflowers in Newport's hidden outdoor oasis


Orange County: Santa Ana Art Walk

O.C. day trip: Santa Ana Artists Village

Peek inside local artist studios as you stroll through Orange County's changing fall leaves


Hollywood Beach

One perfect day in Oxnard, CA

Head to this beach town to enjoy the local wines, see its charming central plaza, and chow down on authentic Mexican fare


Del Mar horse race

A day at the races in Del Mar

Pick a pony and try your luck at this SoCal stable staple


Big Bear Lake fishing and swimming scene

Day trip: Big Bear Lake

Thrill-seekers and beach bums find common ground at this Southern California hot spot



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