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by Chelsea Cheng •

5 Best Day Trips Around Los Angeles

Summer nights are ending, school is back in session, and cooler days are coming. Let’s say good-bye to summer with one last weekend getaway! We’ve curated a list of places to go without having to leave the sunny state of California, or having to drive too far from LA. Gather your fam/friends, pack your bags and get going! 1. San Diego  You can never go wrong with a San Diego weekend getaway - delicious eats, surfing, sunshine. It’s the epitome of chill! With only a 3 hour drive from LA, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy the easygoing vibes of San Diego. When there, make sure to hit all of our fave SD spots! View this post on Instagram A post shared by San Diego Magazine (@sandiegomag) on Jul 14, 2019 at 4:00pm PDT   Places to visit: La Jolla Beach: 200 Camino Del Oro, La Jolla, CA 92037 Balboa Park: 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101 Mission Bay: 2688 E Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109 Tacos El Gordo: 3265 Palm Ave, San Diego, CA 92154 2. Newport Beach  Oh, Newport Beach. This coastal city is known for its beautiful beaches and amazing scenery. Whether you want to relax on a beach, or go on a shopping rampage, Newport Beach is the place for you! And when in Newport, don’t forget to snack on their famous frozen banana! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Balboa Village (@visitbalboavillage) on Mar 31, 2019 at 2:20pm PDT Places to visit: Crystal Cove State Park: 8471 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 Newport Pier: 72 Mc Fadden Pl, Newport Beach, CA 92663 Balboa Island: 206 Marine Ave #322, Newport Beach, CA 92662 Fashion Island: 401 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, CA 92660 3. Santa Barbara  Wanna go north of LA? Santa Barbara is your place to be! With scenic city views and nature galore, you’ll definitely want to stay for longer than a weekend. With a getaway to Santa Barbara, Spanish architecture, sandy shores, tasty seafood, and lush greenlands are what you’re in for! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Visit Santa Barbara (@visitsantabarbara) on Jul 7, 2019 at 9:20am PDT Places to visit: Superior Court of California: 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93121 Ganna Walska Lotusland: 695 Ashley Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93108 Santa Barbara Zoo:  500 Ninos Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 Stearns Wharf: 237 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 4. Anaheim  We couldn’t possibly exclude Anaheim from our weekend getaway destination list! There is so much more to Anaheim that meets the eye. From tasty treats to fun in the sun, Anaheim has got it covered! Bring your fam/friends and explore your endless possibilities at Anaheim! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Disneyland (@disneyland) on Jul 24, 2019 at 11:00am PDT Places to visit: Anaheim Packing District: 440 S Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805 Disneyland Weekend: 1313 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802 Adventure City: 1238 S Beach Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92804 Yorba Regional Park: 7600 E La Palma Ave, Anaheim, CA 92807 5. Palm Springs  Looking for a weekend of pure relaxation? Palm Springs is the place for you. Picture this: You, in a floatie, soaking up the sun, in a pool, with a drink or two. Now, if that doesn’t scream rest and relaxation, we don’t know what will!  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Palm Springs, California (@visitpalmsprings) on Jul 14, 2019 at 2:21pm PDT Places to visit: San Jacinto Peak: 1 Tram Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262 Palm Springs Art Museum: 101 Museum Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262  North Palm Canyon Drive: 268 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262 Robolights: 1077 E Granvia Valmonte, Palm Springs, CA 92262