A vibrant main street in the center of town really shows off the heart and soul of a city. Here are 12 towns in Southern California that have truly captured that Main Street charm that we love to seek out when exploring a new place. Perhaps you’ve visited these SoCal locations before or maybe they are still on your wish list. Either way, take some time to really get to know each of these places by lingering on these main streets that show off the unique personality of each location. If you want to brag about living in the most awesome state, number 5 was picked by Fodor’s Travel as having one of “America’s best main streets.” Now that’s definitely brag-worthy!

Southern California is pretty lucky to have so many cool main drags to check out across the state. Do you have a favorite main street you like to visit in SoCal that captures that picture-perfect small town feel? Let us know what other spots should make the list as it’s always fun to go explore new areas in and around Southern California.

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