Here Are 10 MORE Of The Most Charming Small Towns In Southern California

Turns out everyone in Southern California absolutely LOVES visiting the charming small towns located right here in our beautiful state. In our original list of 10 Charming Small Towns in SoCal we were blown away by all of the enthusiasm that was expressed for the gems we featured, so we thought we’d share a few more to add to your list. So here they are – 10 MORE charming small towns in Southern California that are worthy of a weekend visit. We’re covering the best small towns in SoCal, so you’ll want to read on through and see if your favorite spot made the list! Think we missed someplace beautiful? Leave your suggestions in the comments!

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Have you had the chance to visit some of the best small towns in SoCal? If there are other spots that you think we missed, let us know where they are as we always love an excuse to go do some small-town scouting.

If you’re looking for more fun ways to experience the beauty of Southern California, then check out these 10 incredible hikes under 5 miles!

Address: Big Bear Lake, CA, USA
Address: Ventura, CA, USA
Address: San Clemente, CA, USA
Address: Seal Beach, CA, USA
Address: Carpinteria, CA, USA
Address: Redlands, CA, USA
Address: Green Valley Lake, CA 92341, USA
Address: Wrightwood, CA, USA
Address: Oak Glen, CA 92399, USA
Address: Claremont, CA, USA
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best small towns in SoCal

June 05, 2020

Where is the best place to live in Southern California?

Southern California remains one of the best regions to live in the world, both for its weather but it’s “cool factor.” Here you’ll find a burgeoning economy and all sorts of natural experiences in the surrounding areas. Choosing a place to live really depends on what you’re looking for. San Diego is considered one of the top spots to live in California, both for its proximity to the beach and the beauty of the surrounding hills. There are also plenty of job opportunities in the city and the towns surrounding this beachfront hot spot. Irvine, in the Inland Empire, is also highly sought after as one of the wealthiest and safest cities in Orange County. Manhattan Beach is also a top spot, though the tiny coastal city is wildly expensive.

What is the safest place to live in Southern California?

Orange County tends to top the list when it comes to safe places to live in Southern California, with Irvine, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Murrieta rounding out the list. According to FBI crime reporting data relayed in 2020, each of these cities had less than two serious violent crimes for every thousand people.

What is the most unique town in Southern California?

Pioneertown is located in southern California and once operated as an Old West movie set. It’s located near the famed Mount San Jacinto in the desert of SoCal. You can find this fascinating town, boasting 1880s architecture including stables, saloons, and jails. The famed Pioneertown Motel boasts an outdoor bar and firepits, and even the La Copine, a beautiful eatery that’s known for its delicious fare and hip décor. Mane Street will take you to art galleries and coffee shops, and you can take a trek just down the road to the beautiful Yucca Valley. The small town is highly popular as a stop for Coachella and Stagecoach attendees.

Address: Big Bear Lake, CA, USA
Address: Ventura, CA, USA
Address: San Clemente, CA, USA
Address: Seal Beach, CA, USA
Address: Carpinteria, CA, USA
Address: Redlands, CA, USA
Address: Green Valley Lake, CA 92341, USA
Address: Wrightwood, CA, USA
Address: Oak Glen, CA 92399, USA
Address: Claremont, CA, USA