Great Day Trips Ideas, Close to Los Angeles

Source: Time Out / The 15 best day trips from Los Angeles

L.A. is great, but sometimes you need a change of scenery. If you only have one day to spare, consider one of these quick day trips from Los Angeles to some amazing nearby destinations. Luckily, living in L.A. means it’s an easy and scenic drive from downtown to SoCal’s best beaches, small towns, wineries and gorgeous desert landscapes—all within three hours of the city.

From wine tasting in Santa Barbara and vintage hunting in Palm Springs to camping in Joshua Tree or feeling the sand between your toes in San Diego, you’re sure to find a short trip worth taking on this list.

Some location ideas:

  • Solana Beach
  • Santa Barbara
  • Coronado
  • Los Alamos
  • San Juan Capistrano
  • Balboa Island
  • Ojai
  • Oak Glen
  • Temecula
  • Palm Springs


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