Santa Catalina Island: Hop on the Catalina Express ferry for about 1 hour to go to this channel island off the Pacific Coast. Once there you can explore Avalon, go SCUBA diving or hike or bike.
Palm Springs & Joshua Tree: Drive less than 2 hours east of LA to the Coachella Valley and Palm Springs. You can go golfing, relax at a spa or use the city as a base to explore Joshua Tree National Park.
Yosemite National Park: Drive for roughly 5 hours northeast and you will be in a nature lovers paradise on this
road trip. Yosemite is a top destination for rock climbers, hikers and more, but you can also just enjoy the majestic scenery.
San Diego: Take the scenic Palms to Pines highway, aka State Route 74, and make the drive south to San Diego. Once there you can hit the beach, try your hand at surfing or explore the city.
Napa Valley: Wine and food lovers can make the 6.5-hour drive to the Napa Valley. In addition to bountiful vineyards and lush farmland you can also relax at a spa or try one of the many top restaurants in the area.