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:

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.