Southern California January 19, 2019
Shhh… These 9 Hidden Places Are Southern California’s Best Kept Secrets
Whether you were born and raised in Southern California or you’ve recently moved here from another part of the U.S., you most likely already know SoCal is packed with tons of treasures. Some of these destinations are well known, but a few remain some of SoCal’s best-kept secrets. Here are a few of our favorites that we think everyone should know about. Do you have a favorite spot on this list?
Please note, Shipley Nature Center and Millard Canyon Falls Trail are temporarily closed.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:
1. Redwood Grove in Carbon Canyon Regional Park
Not just in Northern California, you'll also find some magnificent Redwood trees right here in SoCal at Carbon Canyon Regional Park at 4442 Carbon Canyon Road in Brea, CA. Although they are quite towering, they are also quite hidden within this local park. Make a visit to this hidden gem and visit the Redwood Grove to experience the beauty of this natural wonder. You can take a look over
at the original article to get more details about this hidden grove of redwoods.
2. Debs Lake
Located inside Ernest E. Debs Regional Park at 4235 Monterey Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90032, there is a hidden lake that is a delight to discover inside the park when strolling along the trail. Primarily only known about by locals, this is one hidden gem that you'll love to wander to. To learn more about Debs lake you can read the original article
3. Shipley Nature Center
A hidden gem mainly locals know about, this charming outdoor adventure is worth taking a day trip to Huntington Beach to explore. You'll find nature trails, and interpretive center, and pleny of wildlife to keep you entertained during your visit. If you'd like to take a look for yourself, you can find this local gem at 17851 Goldenwest St, Huntington Beach, CA 92647. You can also find more details about this local nature center by checking out the original article over
4. Malibu Cafe at Calamigos Ranch
SoCal's best hidden places aren't just limited to nature destinations as we also have a few secrets in the restaurant department. One of our favorite hidden spots is this local cafe in Malibu that is an outdoor-only restaurant. Malibu Cafe, located at 327 Latigo Canyon Rd in Malibu, is a fun-filled destination where you can eat, play outside, and enjoy a beautiful outdoor setting as the sun goes down. You can find more details about this hidden gem by reading the original article over
5. Millard Canyon Falls Trail
Love a hidden waterfall? Then you'll want to take some time to explore the waterfall trail at Millard Canyon Falls. Located inside the Angeles National Forest, you'll find a short and easy hike that's under three miles. And the best part? It will take you straight to a waterfall. Head over
to the original article for more information about Millard Canyon Falls Trail.
6. False Idol
As much as we love nature, we simply can't resist a hidden Tiki Bar. Tucked away behind a secret door inside a popular SoCal restaurant, you'll find this dark and mysterious gem just waiting to be discovered. False Idol is located at 675 W. Beech St., San Diego, CA. For more info about this hidden Tiki Bar, head over to the original article right
7. Oak Canyon Nature Center
Hiding inside the city of Anaheim, you'll find this stunning outdoor oasis filled with an abundance of nature trails totaling close to four miles. A bit of a local secret, this slice of heaven can be enjoyed all year long. If you'd like to visit Oak Canyon Nature Center for yourself, you can find it at 6700 E Walnut Canyon Road, Anaheim, CA 92807. If you'd like more information about this nature center, head over
to read the original article.
8. Wildwood Regional Park
One of SoCal's best-kept secrets, Wildwood Regional Park, is located at 928 W Avenida De Los Arboles, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360. You'll find a ton of nature trails, a charming footbridge that crosses over a stream, a waterfall, and a hidden cave. This place has everything but few people seem to know about it. You can find more details about this hidden park by reading the original article over
9. Malaga Cove
Not your typical bustling beach in SoCal, this hidden spot is a place where you can soak up the beauty of the ocean without having to fight a crowd. Malaga Cove is located in Palos Verdes Estates and from this setting you can see all the way to Redondo Beach. Want to visit this destination for yourself? You can get all the details about Malaga Cove by checking out the original article right
What do you think of these hidden places in Southern California? Are there any other that you’d add to the list? Give them a shout-out in the comments as we’d love to know.
Love exploring new sides of SoCal you’ve never seen before? Then you may also like this
picturesque outdoor oasis where you can find three lakes.