Vacations do not always require a passport and a booked flight, especially when you live in Los Angeles, California. It is nice to live in a city where others come for a vacation. To the West you have the coast and to the East you have the mountains and the deserts. Within a three hour drive you can transport yourself from one scenic place to another – it is all just a matter of packing your bags, preparing the car, and picking up your favorite road trip buddy! Not sure where to go? We are here to help! Consider one of the following recommendations for your next three day weekend.
The two hour drive north to Santa Barbara from Los Angeles is one of the most scenic routes along the 101 freeway. To your right you have beautiful, flower blooming hills and to the left you have the sparkling Pacific Ocean. Once you arrive in Santa Barbara you can dip your feet in one of the many beaches it has to offer; East Beach, Goleta Park Beach, and Carpinteria to name a few. If you feel like shopping, wining, and dining then you won’t be disappointed by the options available on State Street. Downtown Santa Barbara also has beautiful architecture and you can visit the Mission to learn about the city’s history.