Palm trees, beaches, celebrity sightings and delicious cuisine — what’s not to love about Los Angeles? Most known as New York’s rival city, LA is just as bustling but more laid back and with more sunshine. But as great as the city is, what makes this SoCal location especially special is the proximity to a number of excellent weekend getaways, all within driving distance.



a body of water surrounded by trees: San Bernardino County with autumn foliage at Grass Valley Lake , Ca (P)


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San Bernardino County with autumn foliage at Grass Valley Lake , Ca (P)



a group of lawn chairs sitting on top of a sandy beach: If you’re looking for a relaxing getaway complete with hiking, lakeside strolls, scenic overlooks (to capture some great Instagram flicks), paddle boarding and more, Lake Tahoe is just what you need for a socially distanced escape. With the perfect weather and combination of outdoor activities, it’s a great year-round destination. So much so, that you can even ski during the summer, if that’s what you choose.


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If you’re looking for a relaxing getaway complete with hiking, lakeside strolls, scenic overlooks (to capture some great Instagram flicks), paddle boarding and more, Lake Tahoe is just what you need for a socially distanced escape. With the perfect weather and combination of outdoor activities, it’s a great year-round destination. So much so, that you can even ski during the summer, if that’s what you choose.

From outdoor adventures near water to vineyards galore, there’s plenty within reach of Los Angeles if you’re looking for a change of scenery for a quick weekend, or even longer! Here are a few favorite destinations all within 6 hours or less from the city of angels.

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