11 Spots Hiding In Southern California That Are Absolutely Spellbinding

Sometimes we are so used to Southern California’s magnificence that we forget to explore the hidden pockets of beauty hiding right in front of our eyes. Whether you are lucky enough to spend your whole life exploring SoCal or you only have a brief window of time to wander through the Golden State, there are a few hidden gems (and some not so hidden) that everyone should experience at least once.

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/

If you could spend one day exploring one of these spots in Southern California, which one would you pick first? For more spectacular places to visit in SoCal, take a look at our Only In Your State home page and do some browsing. You’ll be amazed by all the hidden gems you have yet to discover.