Southern California March 18, 2017
Take This Road Trip Through Southern California’s Most Picturesque Small Towns For A Charming Experience
Southern California is home to many splendid small towns that are extremely picturesque. If you’re in the mood for a relaxing weekend of exploring, here’s the perfect SoCal road trip that will take you through some of the most delightful small towns located in the southern part of our magnificent state.
Ready for a road trip to Southern California's most picturesque small towns?
We're starting our day in the town of Ojai, but feel free to adjust the trip to any starting point that suits you. We've put together a
road trip map
for you that will guide you from one place to the next. Just click on the link, plug-in your starting destination, and OFF YOU GO!
The town of
has it all. Incredible mountain views, woodsy walks perfect for a day on the trail, and a plethora of dining and spa options for a day of pampering. It's the perfect spot to explore for a quick afternoon, but it's even better if you can swing an overnight stay.
2. Sierra Madre
is a picture-perfect small town that feels like it's right out of a John Hughes movie. You'll find a charming main street, local parades, and a wonderful community vibe in every pocket of town. Grab a seat at one of the local restaurants or coffee shops and soak up the fantastic small town vibe.
3. Olde Towne Orange
The historic district of Olde Towne Orange will take you back in time with its charming small town feel. Browse through the plaza and do some window shopping at the quaint shops and boutiques. Make sure to time your visit here around meal time so you can stop for a bite to eat at one of the local restaurants.
It's impossible not to fall in love with
. No matter what season you visit, you'll find an inviting small town that seems well suited for every single season.
Some people head to this quaint lakeside town for a day of fishing, relaxing on the water, or taking some long hikes through the woods. But Crestline also has a quaint main strip with a few local shops that are fun for wandering. Just head over
for more ideas on where to go and what to do when you visit this picturesque SoCal town.
6. Oak Glen
If you're craving some time in a place with beautiful farm land, wonderful apple orchards, and peaceful country roads, then the town of
is the perfect stop on your road trip.
For some crisp mountain air in a town that's known for its fun and artistic vibe, you'll want to head to
. Browse the local shops on the main street, grab a bite to eat at a local restaurant, and take in the art created by local artists right here in SoCal.
Located in San Diego County, the quaint town of
is a charming place where you can take a leisurely drive through rolling hills, apple orchards, and endless winding roads that are perfect to experience with the windows rolled down. Take some time to stroll down the main street and pop into the small shops, restaurants, and bakeries that capture the charm of this lovely town.
How’s that for a perfect SoCal weekend? This is definitely a two to three-day trip depending on how long you choose to stay at each location, so make sure to allow yourself enough time to linger so you can truly get into the small town state of mind.
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