Day Trips Near Los Angeles

A trip to Los Angeles comes with more opportunities for fun and excitement than most. Of course, it is custom to take advantage of iconic beaches, visit world class theme parks, check out movie studios, and more, but there is an entirely new and amazing world just outside of the city. The city’s location provides for many amazing opportunities for day trips to some of the surrounding areas. The following are some of the most classic day trips near Los Angeles.

Big Bear

Big Bear is only about 30 miles from Los Angeles, but when you arrive, you will feel as if you are in a whole new world. Trade the concrete jungle for one of the lushest forests in California, along with the clear blue water of Big Bear Lake. You can find many ways to spend a day in Big Bear, but they are typically full of adventure through hikes, swimming in the lake, fishing, and taking advantage of the state’s best skiing and snowboarding during the winter months.

Santa Barbara and Santa Ynex Valley

You could also head to the beautiful paradise of Santa Barbara which is only about 75 miles from the heart of Los Angeles. This city, also known as the California Riviera, is known for its endless beautiful weather, miles of undeveloped coastline, and a culture that is completely unique. It is a great place for those looking to take advantage of amazing surfing, great road and mountain biking, and some awesome opportunities to get on the water, whether you are sailing, kayaking, or anything in between. Santa Barbara County is also home to the Santa Ynez Valley, which provides some of the most unique conditions in the world for growing grapes for amazing wines. It is a great trip for the morning or the evening as its uniquely south facing shoreline allows you to see the sun rise and set over the Pacific Ocean.


This gorgeous island is only 25 miles off the coast of Los Angeles. Once you are here, you are in a land of amazing beauty and recreation. Take advantage of ziplining, snorkeling, kayaking, golfing, and almost anything else you can imagine. Add some amazing cuisine and some unique historical landmarks and you have an experience that you just cannot find on the mainland.

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