Southern California is a stunning place to live and visit. All the dreamy beaches, towering palm trees and glorious sunsets create a stunning backdrop that could be right out of the movies. Check out these 15 to-die-for views that keep So Cal looking postcard-pretty every day of the year.
1. Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
The cliffs that overlook the beach at Torrey Pines make for a perfect spot to rest and soak up the sun after an invigorating hike.
2. Laguna Beach
A mysterious 60-foot tower graces the sand along Victoria Beach in a picturesque pocket of Laguna Beach.
3. Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
You will find over 5-miles of nature trails tucked away in this secret botanical garden. Get ready to get lost in the beauty.
4. Dana Point
You can almost hear the water gently rocking the boats to sleep in this peaceful marina.
5. Catalina Island
This romantic getaway is only a 60-minute ferry ride from Long Beach and 1.5 hours from Dana Point. If you're feeling fancy, a quick helicopter flight is a great way to reach the island and check out the killer view from up above at the same time.
6. Cabrillo National Monument
An historic destination in Point Loma that offers scenic views of San Diego's harbor.
7. Riverside, CA
Palm tree perfection at the California Citrus State Historic Park where the citrus is celebrated at this open-air museum.
8. Joshua Tree National Park
A perfect destination to quiet your mind while surrounding yourself with the unique beauty of the Yucca tree.
9. Coronado Island
Not only does Coronado have the most pristine beaches you will ever see, but it's also known for its small-town charm that makes you feel right at home the moment you step foot on the island.
10. Malibu Pier
Malibu may be known for its many celebrity residents, but you don't have to be famous to enjoy this breathtaking view.
11. Los Angeles
The legendary Hollywood sign nestled in the hills overlooking the City of Angels.
12. Big Bear Lake
The largest recreational lake in Southern California for hiking, biking, skiing and fishing.
13. La Jolla Cove
A popular year-round destination for sightseeing by kayak.
14. San Gabriel Mountains
One of the stunning sites you will see on your hiking trek through the many trails of the San Gabriel Mountains.
15. Balboa Park
The Botanical Building is one of many picture-perfect views to absorb while strolling through Balboa Park.
We’re quite spoiled here in Southern California to have so many beautiful sights to see in every direction. Where are some of your favorite spots to view all of the beauty that Southern California has to offer? Please tell us about your adventures so we can add some new must-see locations to our bucket list.