All "Overnight Escapes" Stories in Southern CA

  • Victoria Lap

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  • Whistle While You Hike

    It's famous for its winter skiing, but here's a secret: Whistler, BC, might actually be better in summer. Take to the high country and explore Whistler-Blackcomb's spectacular alpi

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  • Victoria Lap

    Known as North America's most English city, Victoria is so much more than high tea and crumpets. This energetic and stylish seaside city on Vancouver Island is home to the globally

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  • Who's Your Caddy?

    Love _Caddyshack? _Channel Bill Murray's character, Carl Spackler, by doing the next best thing to golfing. Go frolfing! Also known as disc golf, the game has gained popularity ove

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  • Hike Hendy

    We're lucky to have some remarkable redwood parks in the Bay Area: Muir Woods, Big Basin, Redwood Regional Park. The only challenge? They're popular! Welcome to Hendy Woods State P

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  • Counting Sheep

    There's nothing stinky about Sheep Dung. As in Sheep Dung Estates, a 500-acre gem with a collection of secluded, modern cottages spread all across the beautiful rolling landscape o

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  • Save Some Green

    It won't cost a lot of green to sleep at Green Valley Campground. Located halfway between Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear Lake, this campground is right where you need to be for a quie

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  • Arrowhead Adjacent

    Sometimes a little forest bathing (aka a healthy dose of the outdoors) is all you need to feel right with the world. Breathe in the mountain air from North Shore Campground, locate

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  • Serrano Serenade

    Marshmallows, chocolate bars, graham crackers, and ghost stories. Time to gather around the campfire at Serrano Campground. Located on the north shore of Big Bear Lake, this spot i

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  • Up a Creek

    Want to go on a camping trip minus the cars and RVs? The three first-come, first-served campgrounds along the Upper North Fork Matilija Creek Trail in Los Padres National Forest ca

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  • Yurt's So Good

    If your idea of recharging means your smartphone, perhaps it's time to unplug in a different way. The Ojai Foundation Land Sanctuary in upper Ojai Valley is just 6 miles from town,

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  • Down by the River

    Carmel might be one of the best-known enclaves in the Monterey area, but its nearby Carmel River State Beach is much more of a local’s secret—especially the southern end of it. On

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  • Take the High Road

    You don't have to rock climb to reach a brilliant panorama of Joshua Tree. A 3-mile (round-trip) hike up Ryan Mountain takes you to one of the highest peaks in the park. The trail

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  • Real Spring Break

    You've hiked Joshua Tree's high peaks, gone into its desert wilds, and camped under its starry sky. Now it's time to enjoy a little R&R nearby. And by R&R we mean retro resort and

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  • Vantage Point

    What's the secret for spying gray whales during winter's migration season? Location, location, location! And location doesn't get any better than from the top of the tallest lighth

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