Southern California November 04, 2017
10 Undeniably Fun Weekend Trips To Take If You Live In Southern California
Exploring new sides of Southern California is half the fun of living here. Whether you love the beach, the mountains, the city, or all of the above, you’re going to love this list of weekend trips that will show you all of our favorite sides of SoCal.
1. Buckhorn Campground -- Angeles National Forest
When you need a last minute weekend getaway, there's nothing better than heading to a SoCal campground where no reservations are required. The Buckhorn Campground located in Angeles National Forest offers both tent and RV sites. Check out this
for more information on this destination.
Although Solvang could easily be a day trip, this destination is a bit more distant for most Southern Californians so you might want to plan an entire weekend of fun in this charming Danish village. You'll love the whimsical setting, tons of shopping, and even a magical trolley ride through town that's right out of a storybook.
3. Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve -- 9310 Fanita Parkway, Santee, CA 92071
If you love the idea of a family-friendly getaway right on the water, then you're going to love Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve. You can choose from a variety of floating cabins that are right on the lake. You'll experience great views and magnificent surroundings while enjoying a cozy cabin getaway.
4. Calico Ghost Town -- San Bernardino County
Calico Ghost Town is the kind of trip the whole family will enjoy. Step back in time to the 1800s as you explore this old mining town that will make you feel as if you've been dropped inside a time capsule. Nearby hotel accommodations and even a local campsite make this spot an excellent choice for a memorable getaway.
5. Ventura Harbor Village-- 1583 Spinnaker Drive in Ventura
Ventura is the perfect place to head for a weekend getaway. And while you're there make sure you spend some time at Ventura Harbor Village. It's the perfect spot for a scenic stroll along the harbor where you are surrounded by breathtaking beauty and tons of shops and restaurants that are a delight to explore.
6. Wildrose Campground -- Death Valley National Park
Because we love camping and we love last-minute destinations, here's one more camping destination where no reservations are required. If you've always wanted to visit Death Valley but stayed away due to the extreme temps, then this is the time of year to visit. With 23 first-come, first-served sites available for overnight campers you may just be in luck to find an open site at the last minute.
7. De Portola Wine Trail -- Temecula Valley
When you think of wine country, Temecula may not first come to mind but you'd be depriving yourself if it didn't. Located in Temecula Valley, the DePortola Wine Trail is the perfect way to experience multiple wineries where you can sip and sample wine while taking in the beauty of this pocket of SoCal.
8. A Waterfall Road Trip -- Throughout SoCal
If you love road trips, then you're going to love this weekend getaway that features a road trip AND a bunch of waterfalls. SoCal may not be known for its year-round waterfalls, but during this time of year when we've had a bit of rain, you'll be delighted by the beauty of the waterfalls along this
road trip getaway
9. Majestic Castles Road Trip -- Throughout SoCal
Speaking of road trips, if you love jumping in the car for a weekend of exploring, how about taking a road trip to explore some of SoCal's most majestic castles? Here's a
to a fun and adventurous getaway throughout SoCal that will take you to the most beautiful castles you've ever seen.
10. Two Bunch Palms -- 67425 Two Bunch Palms Trail in Desert Hot Springs
When you need a little rest and relaxation you may want to head to Two Bunch Palms for a little pampering. Whether it's a day of lounging poolside, a relaxing soak in the mineral springs, or maybe a detoxifying mud bath that you seek, you'll love unwinding at this SoCal destination where you can completely unwind.
How’s that for a bunch of fun ideas for a weekend getaway?! Do you have a favorite place to spend the weekend in SoCal? Please let us know in the comments as we truly love to hear all about your SoCal adventures.