Southern California April 14, 2018
Here Are The 10 Best Places In Southern California To Visit On A Long Weekend
When you’re in need of a little break from your daily routine but you don’t have the time for a full-on vacation, you might want to consider taking a long weekend away for some much-needed rest and relaxation.
Luckily, right here in Southern California, there are plenty of places where you can escape without having to leave far from home. Here are 10 of our favorite places that are well worth your time on a long weekend away.
1. Big Bear Lake Village
Located in San Bernardino County, this small town village is the perfect escape when you're seeking a long weekend away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Big Bear Village
is bustling with activity all year long. If you're seeking some time on the slopes, head out here in the winter. How about some fun in the sun? It's the perfect place to wander during spring and summer.
2. Crestline, CA.
Craving a lakeside getaway? Nothing beats the soothing surroundings of the town of
. Spend a day on the water at Lake Gregory, then take some time to explore the forested trails that surround this charming town. Feeling hungry after all that touring? Head back to town and grab a hearty bite to eat at one of the many local restaurants.
3. Wrightwood, CA.
Most people think of heading to the small town of
during the winter season so they can experience a touch of snow in SoCal. But Wrightwood makes a great weekend trip any season all year long. You'll find great hiking spots, cozy eateries, and plenty of wildlife to keep you entertained as you spend some time exploring.
4. Temecula, CA.
Whether you're here for a trip to SoCal wine country or you're here to explore the local shops and restaurants in Old Town,
is the perfect spot to explore for a long weekend away when you're seeking some new adventures.
5. Catalina Island
What could be more enchanting than a long weekend away on an island? Spend your days on Catalina Island lounging in the sand, playing out in the water, or taking a leisurely ride on a boat.
6. Julian, CA.
When you head to the town of
, you'll find the perfect mix of outdoor hiking, delectable food, and tons of local shops. Show up for a long weekend at Julian and you will go home feeling completely relaxed and rejuvenated.
7. Sierra Madre, CA.
for a day trip and you'll find it's an easy destination to spend an entire weekend. This casual town is brimming with charm and offers a respite from nearby Los Angeles. You'll find a quaint main street and a thriving community that will make you feel right at home.
8. Oak Glen, CA.
Spending a long weekend in the town of
is as peaceful and relaxing as a Sunday drive. You'll find plenty of scenic stretches to enjoy by car or on foot as well as some local gems including the charming shops at Oak Village. Best known for apple season during the fall, it's also a great destination to enjoy all year long.
9. Idyllwild, CA.
The town of
is an artsy destination nestled in the San Jacinto Mountains that will completely transform you after a long weekend in this scenic setting. Stroll through the vibrant main street brimming with tasty restaurants and funky shops or enjoy the fresh mountain air outside as you spend some time out in nature.
10. San Juan Capistrano, CA.
When you need some time away, why not head to a new city in SoCal you've never explored before? San Juan Capistrano is a picturesque destination that is surrounded by lush trees and walkable streets. Take some time to explore the historic areas of this quaint town and indulge in a little shopping and dining while you're here.
Do you have a favorite destination on this list? Let us know in the comments where you’d like to go on a long weekend away in Southern California.
If you don’t have a full weekend available, how about just a day trip? Here are
12 of our favorite spots for a memorable day trip that will leave you feeling refreshed.