Wondering where to visit in Southern California? This post is for you! California is definitely one of my favorite states to visit! California is such a big state you can easily spend months on vacation there. This California travel guide covers some of the top cities to visit in Southern California. These cities are perfect for a a road trip or a weekend girl’s trip! Keep reading to see the best cities to visit in southern California.
Where to Visit in Southern California
Looking for a more relaxed vacation destination? San Diego is the perfect laid back city with breath taking views. During my trip to San Diego I stayed at the most amazing resort, The Fairmont Grand Del Mar and had the time of my life.
It was the perfect place to go on a road trip to from LA! Driving down in my Mazda 6 from Chapman Egg Harbor. was truly a fun experience! You can check out all Mazda has to offer when you visit the Chapman Mazda dealership and explore their vast inventory!
Los Angeles is easily the most famous city in southern California. LA has it all: Hollywood, perfect weather, beautiful people and beautiful places. After digging through countless resources I created a perfect weekend itinerary for a weekend of fun and iconic LA moments. LA is spread out, so it’s ideal to have a car made for driving like a Mazda from Chapman Egg Harbor.
Joshua Tree National Park
Looking for the ultimate desert vibes in California? I strongly suggest doing a Day trip to Joshua Tree National Park! Joshua Tree is about a 2 hour drive from LA but feels like a completely different vibe. I recommend driving or renting a car for this trip although you can also get there via Bus or Taxi. During one of my trips to Los Angeles we left about two hours before the sun came up and got there just in time to watch the sunrise!
Catalina Island is the perfect weekend getaway, girl’s trip or even day trip for a carefree island experience. It feels like an exotic foreign land but no passport is required for this trip! That’s because the island is only 22 miles off the coast of Long Beach and considered part of California.
Looking for an untapped premier wellness destination? If so, Sonoma County is the place for you! It is home to many self-care focused small businesses that champion holistic health from the inside out. Sonoma has an abundance of natural and restorative outdoor experiences that promote genuine wellbeing.
Malibu’s beautiful beaches is its biggest claim to fame. It’s the perfect place to go for luxurious dining in front of beautiful cliff side views. My Malibu travel guide shows why it is a not so hidden gem on the West Coast!
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